Decision time: Land use, pool measures on Nov. 4 ballot |

Decision time: Land use, pool measures on Nov. 4 ballot

Measure M, which would amend Truckee’s General Plan, tops the Nov. 4 ballot for Truckee voters.

Voters will have from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. to cast their ballots on measures K (community pool) and M on Tuesday.

Polling places for the Nevada County consolidated special elections are listed on the back of sample ballots and voter-information pamphlets mailed to registered voters. Only the two measures are on the special election ballot.

Measure M

Town of Truckee voters will decide the highly debated Measure M which, according to the sample ballot, would enact amendments to the Truckee General Plan to modify the allowed land uses and development standards for Planned Community 2, and the Open Space Recreation, Resource Conservation and Open Space Land use designations.

If Measure M is approved by a majority of voters, it would change the Truckee General Plan in four primary ways, according to Town Attorney Dennis Crabb, who, as town counsel, is required to write an “impartial analysis” of pending town measures.

Measure M would modify the development potential within PC-2, a nearly 700-acre area on both sides of Highway 89, north of Interstate 80, by eliminating the potential for a resort hotel, golf course and recreation facilities, Crabb’s analysis said.

Commercial development

The measure would also reduce the maximum allowable commercial development on the site from 175,000 square feet to 25,000 square feet, and would prohibit the location of commercial development in any area east of Highway 89, north and south of Prosser Dam Road.

A minimum 300-foot building set back from all existing state highways and the future Highway 267 Bypass would be required if Measure M passes, instituting an ordinance changing the General Plan.

The measure also requires the screening of all structures.

According to Crabb’s analysis, under Measure M, other minor changes would be made regarding the location of allowed residential development and the various open space designations in the existing General


If adopted by the voters, these provisions would remain in effect through Dec. 31, 2020.

Measure K

When casting ballots on Measure K, voters living in the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District will decide the fate of a district ordinance, which imposes a parcel charge to fund the district’s year-round swimming pool.

The fee has been approved by the district’s voters since 1981, according to Candace Haag, aquatics coordinator for the rec district. Measure K will determine if a tax of $8 per parcel, maximum, may continue to be assessed to provide revenue for the Truckee-Donner Community Swimming Pool.

The money generated by the assessment would be used for the operation, maintenance, repair and replacement of the pool, according to the sample ballot distributed by the Nevada County Clerk.

The tax would be levied upon parcels in the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District, including multi-family residential parcels and mobile home parcels.

Measure K requires approval of two-thirds of the voters.

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