FAQs About Benefits
Following are questions and answers regarding resident benefits in the North Tahoe Public Utility District:
What is CFD 94-1?
I am a District Resident, how does the benefit program work?
How do I get my Stickers?
What benefits do I get?
I pay the CFD 94-1 Parcel tax, why do I have to pay at Kings Beach State Recreation Area and Coon Street Boat Launch?
Resident's Benefit Document Downloads
Community Facilities District (CFD) 94-1 is a Mello Roos assessment passed in 1992 by the residents of the North Tahoe Public Utility District to support the North Tahoe Regional Park and other recreational opportunities provided by the District. Since the Mello Roos was passed, more recreational amenities have been added to the Park, as well as the construction of Tahoe Vista Recreation Area.
Funds collected from this tax measure also provide an annual subsidy to local youth organizations that operate recreational programs for the youth in the community. These subsidies come in the form of cash donations as well as in kind donations such as free field usage (including the lining and required prep time) and field maintenance.
In 2012, CFD 94-1 provides approximately $525,000 for the upkeep, operation and maintenance of District facilities as well as to subsidize these youth programs. These are the only funds the District has to maintain and operate these facilities other than use and parking fees collected or rent paid by concessionaires. No property tax money or other funding sources go toward the operation of these facilities.
A continuing goal for the District is to improve the value provided to District taxpayers. The Resident's Benefit Program provides two (2) vehicle stickers to property owners within the North Tahoe Public Utility District boundaries that have paid the CFD 94-1 assessment. The stickers are to be adhered to the windshield of your vehicle, they are non-transferable.
Each parcel that pays the full assessment is eligible for two (2) vehicle stickers for use. A third or fourth sticker can be purchased for ½ the cost of the current assessment, $43 in 2010. No more than four stickers may be provided per parcel.
Come to the District office at 875 National Avenue in Tahoe Vista anytime during normal business hours. If you are not available during business hours, fill out the application and mail it in, and the District will mail you your packet. Please contact the District offices and the appropriate application can be sent to you or you may download the appliction.
Property owners may also pick up the sticker or request that it be provided to those living in the property. Download the transfer of Resident Benefits Form.
Those living in the District that do not own the property and whose landlord does not pass the Resident's Benefit card on to them, may bring a current utility bill in their name that shows an address located within the District and purchase the Resident's Benefit Card and Access Card for ½ the cost of the current assessment, $43 in 2012.
The program allows free parking at the North Tahoe Regional Park and discounted parking at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Tahoe Vista Recreation Area and Coon Street Parking Area as well as discounted launch rates for the Coon Street and Tahoe Vista Boat Launches. The Benefit Program offers discounted rates for use of Regional Park facilities such as the Ramada group picnic area, tennis courts and ball fields as well as at the North Tahoe Event Center and a 10% discount with all District concessionaires.
Although Tahoe Vista Recreation Area is owned by the District, it was constructed after CFD 94-1 was passed and its maintenance requirements were not included in the funding request, Residents are required to pay a reduced fee for use of this facility. This funding is used to provide for maintenance and operation as well as to set aside funding for long term maintenance such as parking lot sealing and resurfacing.
These benefits are not available to those living outside the District.
The District does not want to be in a position where it has to use its limited Recreation and Parks funds to cover operating costs or facility improvements on State owned property. The Board of Directors operating philosophy is that revenue generated from CFD 94-1 is used to operate and maintain District owned park facilities, specifically the North Tahoe Regional Park.
CFD 94-1 brings in approximately $525,000 a year. The District provides nearly $125,000 a year in funding for youth programming (to the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe and to fund field maintenance for youth sports leagues, Little League, AYSO, Babe Ruth, etc. and Tahoe Truckee Unified School District team use). This leaves about $375,000 for the maintenance and upkeep of District owned park facilities. The District has four (4) full-time recreation and parks staff.