Complaints follow North Shore concert


North Shore residents were not happy with the noise, fire concerns, curfew, parking and trash problems in neighborhoods because of concerts in July.

North Tahoe Public Utility District, and concert promoter PR Entertainment, are taking steps now to reduce the impact on the surrounding neighborhoods during the August concert. Rebelution, Iration, The Green, and Stick Man will be at North Tahoe Regional Park on Aug. 13.

“This was the first time that the current staff has put on an event of this magnitude and while we acknowledge there are adjustments that need to be made, all things considered, we are pleased with the way things went,” Tracey Towner,  with North Tahoe Public Utility District, said in a statement. “We are implementing changes to lessen the impacts on our neighbors, the residents that live in the surrounding neighborhoods.”

The stage will be relocated to change the direction of the sound, the speakers will be turned more inward, and the natural surrounding will be used to help damp down the sound in the neighborhoods.

The district will be posting notices at the entrance to the neighborhoods surrounding the park the weekend prior to the concert alerting residents of the time/date of the event and who they can call for additional information. Days prior to the event the neighborhoods will be signed with “No Park Access” signs and “No Parking Signs”.

VIP parking prices will be reduced and the shuttle service will run from Northstar.

There will be a designated smoking area during the concerts and signs around the park indicating “No Smoking in the Forest Due to High Fire Danger.”


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Comments (14)
  1. rock4tahoe says - Posted: August 9, 2014

    North Shore “complains” about concert noise? Shocking.

  2. Tahoebluewire says - Posted: August 9, 2014

    Complaints were primarily from 60 something aged rich old white dudes.

  3. KATHY says - Posted: August 9, 2014

    If its to loud , Your to old,Suck it up.

  4. Dogula says - Posted: August 9, 2014

    “If its to loud , Your to old,Suck it up.”

    If it’s too loud, you’re too old. Suck it up.

    Your English teacher would be ashamed of you. Unless you’re still in 1st grade.

    Bunch of ageists, racists, and sexists commenting here, huh?

  5. cosa pescado says - Posted: August 9, 2014

    And now Islamophobes.
    You really aren’t one to point any fingers.

  6. copper says - Posted: August 9, 2014

    Dog, I think you’ve finally found your niche. Acting as official grammarian and spelling expert seems a far better role than forum curmudgeon. However much fun being an on-line grouch can be.

  7. hmmm.... says - Posted: August 10, 2014

    Though I agree with Dog on this one(Kathy approaching a keyboard must be like eating a faceful of mushrooms and entering a funhouse at a carnival, I can’t stop chuckling at what Fish and outright laughing at Copper’s ‘s comment…

  8. Cautious and Skeptical says - Posted: August 10, 2014

    This wasn’t just about being loud- that can be tolerated. It disrupted businesses located in the neighborhood, the local residents were not adequately notified, times posted for the event were inaccurate and should have covered set-up and clean-up which goes way beyond the 11pm concert end, home break-ins, cigarette butts everywhere, GPS directions leading to wrong neighborhood, vendors knocking on doors at 5:45a for directions….

  9. Dogula says - Posted: August 10, 2014

    Cautious and Skeptical’s reference to what some of the issues were are the same issues that other posters here complain about regarding the vacation rental houses all the time. But they immediately jumped to the conclusion that it was rich, old, WHITE men complaining. Like they have no rights in their own neighborhoods? Are you guys making the assumption that this is Incline? It’s not. It is the California side of the north-west shore. A fairly mixed neighborhood, just like ours is.

  10. dumbfounded says - Posted: August 10, 2014

    The ever-present double-edged sword of government. They are not particularly motivated or qualified to plan events like this (or Snowglobe for that matter). They then tend to hand over control to contractors, who have entirely different motivations. Contracts need to reflect serious planning and appropriately distribute the costs actually involved in a big event. Extra security and traffic control, notifications to the public, clean-up and defined noise limits (with penalties and monitoring criteria) in the contract(s). With planning, everyone knows what to expect and how it is going to be mitigated. In the private sector, failure to plan has consequences.

  11. rock4tahoe says - Posted: August 10, 2014

    Hey Dumb. “In the private sector, failure to plan has consequences.” Really? Does that include BP, Exxon, GM, Massey Energy, West Fertilizer, Toyota etc?

  12. hmmm.... says - Posted: August 10, 2014

    @rock4-given the incestuous relationship between lobbyists, boards of directors, political ‘money-speech’ and congress, and the radical supreme court, I would suggest there is virtually no difference between corporate-private sector and government anymore. I’m not too happy about that either.

  13. dumbfounded says - Posted: August 11, 2014

    Not sure what the point of your comment is, rock. But, I think that there is entirely too little expected from the government employees who “plan” events. In no way did I attempt to excuse the poor examples of the private sector that you mentioned. My work experience taught me that I was expected to succeed, or there would be consequences. From my observations, I have seen very little consequence as a result of poor planning by local government employees. What I was referring to was the lack of planning by North Shore to mitigate the problems that followed the concert. BTW, the recommendations that I made, if they were applied to the examples that you gave, would have had much better results, IMHO.

  14. rock4tahoe says - Posted: August 16, 2014

    Dumb. My comments suggests there are really NO “consequences” at the higher levels of the Private sectors too, and they cannot be voted out. Since the collapse of Lehman Bros in 2008 only one (1) top banker has faced prosecution for the damage created by over speculation.