Truckee’s Brickelltown tax district going to a vote |

Truckee’s Brickelltown tax district going to a vote

Margaret Moran

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Property owners within the proposed Brickelltown maintenance district can expect to get their ballots by the end of this week.

On Tuesday, Truckee Town Council OK'd the formation of the Brickelltown Community Facilities District and a special election for its approval by those who would be taxed.

The 29 property owners within district boundaries — from McIver Roundabout to the intersection of Spring and Jibboom streets — will have until 6 p.m. March 11 to turn in ballots.

That night, ballots will be counted at a town council meeting. In order for the district to be adopted, a two-thirds majority is needed.

Based on land use, property owners would pay $0.435 per square foot of building area and/or $1.046 per square foot of sidewalk frontage for a base special tax.

It's estimated the district would collect $64,338.94 annually through the tax, to be used to for snow removal/disposal, sweeping, landscaping maintenance, street lighting and other uses.

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"(If) the district passes this year, we may not actually implement the assessments this year because we haven't built the sidewalk yet," explained Dan Wilkins, public works director and engineer for the town.

Sidewalk and landscape improvements — all part of a multimillion-dollar upgrade to the downtown district — could take two to three years to complete, according to previous reports.

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