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Council considers paving schedule

John A. Bayless, Sierra Sun

Truckee Town Council was to consider a number of issues in its meeting Wednesday, including a draft five-year pavement management plan.

Town Engineer Dan Wilkins was to brief council on a draft of the plan, which outlines a schedule for the paving of Truckee’s roads for the next five years. Wilkins has been working on the plan since he was hired by the town last year.

The town also considered execution of a contract for a $134,000 grant from the State Water Board to study water quality in the Truckee River.

“In 1996, the town council authorized the submittal of a grant application to fund on-going water quality analysis in the Truckee River Watershed,” Community Development Director Tony Lashbrook wrote in his report to council. “The study will be primarily facilitated and conducted by the staff of the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board.”

The rules of the grant required that it be requested by a local government entity. The Town of Truckee applied for the grant and received word last year that it had received it.

Lashbrook said the town’s role would be primarily administrative, and that the grant was for a total of $134,000.

Town council was also to consider a proposal endorsing a federal Wild and Scenic designation for the South Yuba River.

“Action by the Town Council on this bill represents support for the county board of supervisors,” Town Manager Steve Wright wrote in his report. “Although the Yuba River designation does not directly affect Truckee citizens, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors has consistently been supportive of the Town and the Truckee River Basin Water Group to affect Truckee River Operating Agreement negotiations.”

In other business, council was to:

– Consider amendment to the downtown storm drain design contract.

– Consider an amendment to the Glenshire Bridge construction management contract.


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