People thinking of buying property in Incline Village often ask what is IVGID, and what will it do for me?
The Incline Village General Improvement District has been serving the residents of Incline Village since 1961. It was organized to build water, sewer and road improvements for the developing community, although as soon as the roads were completed, IVGID dedicated them to Washoe County for maintenance.
Four years after IVGID was formed, building and maintaining community recreation facilities were added to its responsibilities. The District purchased Burnt Cedar Beach and Incline Beach in 1968, then acquired both golf courses and the ski area in 1976. The Recreation Center was completed and opened to the residents in 1992, and a skateboard park constructed in 2001.
Since then, the IVGID Board of Trustees has not been resting on its laurels. There has been building, renovation and upgrading of facilities throughout the District. The Championship Golf Course has been renovated, Diamond Peak has a high-speed quad chair lift, Snowflake Lodge was remodeled, a Skier Services Building has been added, a new building for the Chateau was built, the tennis facility has four new tennis courts, and Preston Field has been renovated.
Additionally, IVGID has the responsibility of meeting state and federal regulations for drinking water and effluent management. Treated effluent must be exported out of the Tahoe Basin, so maintaining the Effluent Export Pipeline that runs down into the IVGID wetlands in Douglas County is a part of IVGID’s job.
The Incline Village General Improvement District has also regularly upgraded the Burnt Cedar drinking water plant, most recently by adding ultraviolet disinfection, meeting the federally mandated compliance requirements. That job came in well under budget, and its completion was earlier than scheduled.
What can and does IVGID do for Incline Village residents? Plenty!