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Council looks at police, park services

DARIN OLDE, Sierra Sun

To mitigate the cost of population growth, Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District has asked for an adjustment in what is known as the Quimby fee, money used to maintain park services for Truckee residents.

Town Council will review the request at its meeting tonight at 6 p.m.

The park district has asked for an increase of approximately $2,300, bringing total Quimby fees to $3,318.74. The fee would be levied to developers on newly created parcels.

Town Council will review the fee and may provide direction to staff and/or set a public hearing for March 15 to consider formal action.

– The council may authorize architectural services to begin design work for a portion of the new Town Hall building to be used as the Truckee Police Department.

Staff feels the existing Nevada County substation will not have enough room considering Nevada County Sheriff’s Office’s continued need for jail services, dispatch and space for up to six deputies. Placer County Sheriff’s Office is also considering contract services with the existing station.

– Council may accept job classifications, descriptions and grade orders for Truckee Police Department’s police sergeant and police officer. Job classification and grade orders were unavailable as of press time.

– Staff has recommended the council authorize a letter to Placer County’s planning department concerning the scope of a draft environmental impact report for The Village at Northstar project. Staff identified four major issues that may affect the Town and its residents: traffic, air quality, water and affordable housing. Staff requests that those issues be analyzed in depth in the report.

– The restroom renovation project at the Truckee depot is complete. Staff approved four changes totaling $8,202.50 that will be paid out of credits for hand dryers and automatic flush valves and anticipated savings from leasehold improvements in the 2000/2001 budget. Council will consider sending a notice of completion to the Nevada County recorder’s office.

– Council will also consider appointing Dennis C. Cook to the position of honorary constable. The constable was the town’s law enforcement official until the position was abandoned in 1964. The historical position would serve in community events but would not retain peace officer powers.

The Town Council meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at 10183 Truckee Airport Rd. For more information call 582-7700.


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