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Tahoe-Truckee news briefs: Barsell development comments sought

Staff report

The Triumph Development Hotel and Residential project has been continued to a future meeting of the Truckee Planning Commission, according to a statement last week from the town of Truckee.

As of Nov. 15 — the day the project was originally expected to be heard by the Planning Commission — staff anticipates the project will be heard at "a December Planning Commission meeting, which will be noticed once date and time are confirmed."

At that hearing, the Commission will likely vote on a recommendation to be forwarded to Town Council.

Further, the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration on the project "has been amended and recirculated," according to the town. The 30-day public review period started Nov. 15 and extends through December 15. 

Triumph Development, based in Bethesda, Md., submitted plans to the town for a hotel and market-rate housing project called Coburn Crossing at 10470 East Jibboom St. (the old Barsell property), which would put 127 hotel rooms and 138 apartments on the 10-acre property. Visit http://bit.ly/2eGYx0k for full project information.

West Shore forest committee to meet next week

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The Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership (Lake Tahoe West) will hold its inaugural Stakeholder Group meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 89 Bar Conference Room in the North Lodge at Homewood Mountain Resort.

According to a news release, the goal of Lake Tahoe West — a new interagency initiative of the California Tahoe Conservancy, U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, California State Parks, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team, and National Forest Foundation — is to restore the resiliency of forests and watersheds on the west shore of the Lake Tahoe Basin. 

This first meeting will focus on learning about each other's backgrounds and interests, reviewing the initial findings from a stakeholder assessment, reviewing a draft charter and proposed project boundary, and reviewing the initiative's overall timeline. Stakeholder Group meetings are open to the public throughout this multi-year effort.

RSVP by Nov. 24, is requested (not required) to help ensure sufficient seating and copies of materials are available.

Lunch is not provided. For information, visit http://www.nationalforests.org/laketahoewest.

TDPUD providing free LED holiday lights this season

With snow falling and temperatures dropping, the Truckee Donner Public Utility District will again swap out old, incandescent holiday lights for free energy efficient LED (light emitting diode) holiday lights for TDPUD customers.

The LED holiday light exchange began Monday, Nov. 21, at 8 a.m. and will continue while supplies last during regular business hours at the TDPUD office located at 11570 Donner Pass Road.

According to a news release, customers are asked to bring in a copy of their current TDPUD electric bill along with up to three strands of old incandescent holiday lights.

The TDPUD will replace them with your choice of up to 60 feet of warm white or multicolor LED lights.

These energy-efficient holiday lights can save between 80-98 percent on energy costs versus the old-style incandescent lights.

Part of the TDPUD's mandate is to reduce energy consumption, and the LED holiday lights help to reach that goal.

While in the office, eligible customers can also receive other free light bulbs (CFLs, seven types) and information on the district's energy and water savings programs.

This program is only available while supplies last.

For more information on the TDPUD LED Holiday Light Exchange Program, call 530-587-3896 or visit http://www.tdpud.org.

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