Council takes on police salaries |

Council takes on police salaries

Town Council may authorize almost $2 million for salaries and benefits for the new Truckee Police Department, an expenditure that town staff said is well within the recommendations provided by consultants and within the town’s budget.

Town Council will hold their regular meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at Town Hall.

According to the report provided by the town, the maximum pay for a police officer could be as high as $3,924 per month.

The compensation package will be designated for the 2001/2002 fiscal year.

In designating the salaries for police personnel, town staff reported that it focused heavily on benefits currently offered by both Nevada and Placer County, but conducted research within the entire Tahoe-Truckee area.

The aim of the research was to maintain some degree of equity between what other governmental agencies offer their sworn police personnel and what the town should provide.

Staff also recommended that, if the compensation packages are approved, it should be directed to begin recruitment immediately.

The deadline for operation of the town’s new police department is scheduled for Sept. 1.

Town Council will also hear a report on the current status of the Truckee Police Department formation from Police Chief Dan Boon, as well as an introduction to the new Town Engineer/Public Works Director from Stephen L. Wright, the town’s manager.

New name for Highway 267

Town Council plans to vote to designate the stretch of road between the three-way stop at Commercial Row and what will be the turnoff for the new bypass on Highway 267 as Brockway Road.

Town staff recommended calling the road Brockway Road since staff has received a few letters recommending the name and because several properties along the existing Highway 267 corridor already use Brockway Road for their addresses.

Of the few letters received by the Town of Truckee, three requested the name be Brockway Road and one suggested Stagecoach Drive.

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