DYER MOUNTAIN RESORT
Lassen County pays legal fees
to Mountain Meadows Conservancy
Mountain Meadows Conservancy v Lassen County
Trial Starts December 15, 2010
DYER MOUNTAIN RESORT DEVELOPMENT
Sierra Club, Mountain Meadows Conservancy & Sierra Watch File Lawsuit against Lassen County Supervisors
Dyer Mtn. Owner Cannot Pay His Taxes
February 10, 2010
DYER MTN. OWNER & his cousin
FINANCIALLY OVER EXTENDED??
This man owes money to TOO MANY PEOPLE (millions and millions and millions)
Tax Liens up the kazoo?
Is this man just a player? Michael Choo and his cousin David buy property to use as leverage on money owed on other property to leverage money owed on "other" property....and our laws allow him to do this.
Dyer Mountain Resort...highly unlikely now or in the future
December 22, 2009
July 15, 2008
March 30, 2008
BANKRUPTCY FOR DYER MTN. ASSOCIATES
February 4, 2008
Dyer Mountain Associates claim that a deal was made with Creditors
No Sale Today at 2:00 PM
Foreclosure sale set for April 8
February 1, 2008
Dyer Mountain Associates attempt to delay the Foreclosure Sale on February 4, 2008
As of February 1, 2008, no Notice of Amendment to the Foreclosure Notice had been recorded with the Lassen County Recorder's office.
December 17, 2007
Public Auction for Dyer Mountain property on February 4, 2008
Dyer Mountain Associates website
DYER MOUNTAIN RESORT/LMUD
November 17, 2007
Do The Dyer Mountain Associates Face Foreclosure?
October 30, 2007
Sierra Watch Asks Court to Overturn County Decision on Dyer Mtn. Resort
September 25, 2007
Lassen County Board of Supervisors approve the Dyer Mountain EIR
There will be no smooth sailing, however. The lawsuits against the DMA partners continue and environmentalists vow to continue their fight to stop the development
September 22, 2007
More troubles for Dyer Mountain Associates as Lassen Board of Supervisors considers approval of EIR
Board of Supervisors approval of the long awaited EIR may be a moot point
September 20, 2007
More Dyer Mountain Associates lawsuits
Duryea v Waters
Waters v Duryea
September 11, 2007
Briar Tazuk sues Dyer Mountain Associates
This reads like a novel......
August 7, 2007
Lassen County Board of Supervisors delays approval of Dyer EIR for 30 more days
STICK A FORK IN IT.....DMA.
June 26, 2007
June 19, 2007
STICK A FORK IN IT.....DMA.
June 7, 2007
In 2000, 62% of Lassen County "Voters"
(NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH 62% OF THE POPULATION OF LASSEN COUNTY)
approved the Dyer Mountain Four Season Resort in Westwood, CA
Now.........given that seven years have past and absolutely nothing has been done on this resort except intentional delays with the EIR....what can the public really expect the project to be?
It's not going to be what you expected it to be......that's for absolute certainty !!!!!!
May 2, 2007
Lassen County announces that the Dyer Mountain Resort EIR is done.....
The Dyer Mountain Associates lack of appropriate funding to move this project faster apparently has been the projects biggest failure. Will the project be allowed to just slip away in November/2007?
April 20, 2007
SEVEN YEARS LATER........
March 7, 2007
Sacramento Bee, 3/7/07
February 21, 2007
January 23, 2007
California Department of Forestry may deny DMA Timber Harvest Plan
Bill Schultz, CDF Deputy Chief for Forest Practice, will take the full 15 days to review public comments before making a decision on the DMA timber harvest. The THP does not allow for clearing timber for a ski resort.
The DMA must file a TLCP (Timber-land Conversion Plan) to clear timber for their ski runs but the DMA, as yet, has never applied for a TLCP
The Honey Lake Maidu of Susanville, Mountain Meadows Conservancy, the Maidu Cultural and Development Group and Sierra Watch have objected to the timber harvesting.
The proposed timber harvesting does not appear to be for ski runs but just for profit.
January 10, 2007
New York based, "Dearheart Investments" Creates Foundation for the Betterment of Westwood
Dyer Mountain Associate Members sit on Foundation Board
December 5, 2006
More troubles for the Dyer Mountain developer
November 23, 2006
Lassen County to Hire Special Counsel for Dyer Mountain "Development"
At the November 28, 2006 meeting the Lassen County Board of Supervisors proposes to hire environmental attorney Richard L. Crabtree from Chico. Dyer Mountain Resort is referred to as a "development". It is no longer referred as a "four season resort". Dyer Mountain Associates has hired an environmental law firm, AK Land Law, out of Sacramento.
The DMA requested and received permission to divide its land on and around Dyer Mountain in Westwood, into parcels to hopefully sell to developers.
It appears that the Dyer Mountain Associates has never produced enough capital to proceed with the resort on their own.
November 1, 2006
Are these "rumors"?
The Dyer Mountain Associates are now throwing up their own roadblocks for this project. Why would there need to be EIR's for each phase when they have stated that there will be NO PHASES?
"Each phase of the development will require a new EIR" ??? STICK A FORK IN IT, IT'S DONE
Lassen County Times, October 31, 2006
October 19, 2006
The Dyer Mountain Associates actually proposed that Lassen County finance the infrastructure (roads, sewer, water, schools, fire and police protection, libraries, ambulance services, parks, museums, etc.) through the Mello-Roos Community Facilities District Act of 1982. This Act allows any county, city, special district or joint powers authority to establish a Mello-Roos Community Facilities District(a "CFD"). If formed, would allow the County (or the public) to finance Dyer Mountain Resorts infrastructure and services.
If a CFD was approved, a Special Tax Lien is placed against each property in the CFD. In other words, each person that bought property from Dyer Mountain Associates would automatically have a Special Tax Lien on their property. This tax would be due on an annual basis until the money is paid off. The CFD for the Dyer Mountain project would require the County to sell Municipal Bonds to fund the improvements.
A CFD, by law, would be entitled to recover expenses needed to form such a district, but the County CAO has recommended that the Lassen County Board of Supervisors not take this action.
September 13, 2006
Four of the Lassen County Supervisors agree that no communication with Plumas County is necessary on the Dyer Mtn. Resort EIR
Supervisor Chapman has been advocating a meeting between the two counties on the Dyer Mtn. Resort. This resort will have a huge impact on both counties. With Jim Chapman absent, at the 9/12/06 meeting, the remaining Lassen County Supervisors decide that they will not meet with the Plumas County Supervisors prior to their vote on the Dyer Mtn. Resort EIR.
Supervisor Pyle led the opposition, to not having this meeting, and took advantage of the fact that Supervisor Chapman was not in attendance.
Dyer Mountain Associates have had six years to move forward on the concept of a four season mountain resort in Westwood. The project remains just a concept with the EIR's approval still pending.
September 12, 2006
Plumas County and Lassen County plan to Meet on Dyer Mtn. Resort
A joint meeting, between the Plumas County Board of Supervisors and the Lassen County Board of Supervisors, has been planned for September 19, 2006 (at 6:00 PM) at Memorial Hall, 500 Stone Avenue, in Chester.
This map shows the East entrance to Chester from Susanville on Hwy 36. Approximately 36 miles from Susanville
September 9, 2006
WERE THE LASSEN COUNTY VOTERS *"Dooooped" ABOUT THE DYER MOUNTAIN RESORT in 2000?
*note: "dooooped" is not a real word, so don't look it up in your dictionary. It is spelled this way for phonetic effect only.
September 7, 2006
Lassen County Planning Commission Meets to Vote on Dyer Mountain Resort "Parcel Map" Recommendation 9/6/06
Now Dyer Mountain Associates "Plan", is to sell the thirteen parcels, (of their property in Westwood) to individual developers and seeks approval from Lassen County.
Aaron Albaugh chaired the public hearing (left), also present Commissioner Mark Totten (center), Commissioner Bob Beckett (right), (Commissioners Toni Poulsen and Fred Mallory were absent).
The public that attended the 9/6/06 meeting was not happy with the non-responsiveness of the Commissioners. Joe Bertotti attempted to answer a few questions after being prodded by the audience.
Joe Bertotti, (center) member of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
On 9/5/06, the Lassen County Times gives wrong information on meeting
DMA Requests Approval of Parcel Map, in order to sell-off property
Dyer Mountain four season resort remains only a CONCEPT after six years
Link to 9/6/06 Community Development Memorandum (Option 1 & 2)
DMA Parcel Map
THE VOTERS MAY HAVE BEEN "Dooooooped" BY REAL ESTATE SPECULATORS
When the Dyer Mountain Resort was approved by voters in 2000, it was a much different concept
The voters approved the 4,000 Acre property to be rezoned as a "Mountain Resort" and 3,000 Acres to remain a (TPZ) Timber producing zone.
The DMA told the voters that they had grand plans to build this four season resort themselves
The Dyer Mountain four season resort remains only a CONCEPT after six years. It appears that the new investors are just real estate speculators. They paid approximately $5,000 an acre and will triple or quadruple that when or if the land is parceled out to developers.
The original project was to be done in Phases. These "Phases" included the development of three golf courses, a hotel, ski lift, restaurant and lots for private homes. The "Phases" were eliminated when the project ran into funding problems.
Now it appears that the DMA (Dyer Mtn. Associates) will ask the Board of Supervisors to approve a "Parcel Map" that includes thirteen (13) parcels (Parcel 1 is zoned TPZ, 2995 Acres of Timber).
The DMA does not provide the plans for any infrastructure because that will be the responsibility of the Developers who purchase each of the parcels.
Doug Kline, Dyer Mtn. Associates representative, shows the Commission the "Parcel Map"
What will Westwood end up with?
Answer: Falsely inflated property values and an unknown development in their backyard.
September 4, 2006
Lassen County Planning Commission will hold public hearing on Dyer Mountain Resort EIR on 9/6/06
What part will "Plumas County" play in the Four Season Resort plans?
The Lassen County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on September 6, 2006 at 2:30 PM in the Board of Supervisors Chambers (707 Nevada, Susanville) in order to give the Lassen County Board of Supervisors a recommendation on the Dyer Mountain Resort in Westwood, California.