Downtown will see new news racks |

Downtown will see new news racks

First it was new trash cans, and now it’s the news racks up for replacement in Truckee’s downtown.

Truckee’s town council authorized Thursday the replacement of existing news racks in and around Commercial Row. Recycling Coordinator Nichole Dorr replaced downtown’s old trash cans with trash and recycling receptacles last year.

“It’s important for downtown aesthetics. Some of those plastic fronts are all scratched and damaged,”said David Griffith, redevelopment and housing coordinator for the town.

Griffith will be working on design ” likely similar in color and texture to the new trash cans ” for eight to 10 news racks, with eight slots each, he said.

This will increase the number of slots for newspapers and other publications from about 54 to between 64 and 100, Griffith said.

The new racks will be paid for by the Truckee Redevelopment Agency, but a small fee will likely be charged to publications that use the racks to help offset the cost, Griffith said.

A new ordinance on news racks, the design, and a fee proposal will all go back to town council for approval, Griffith said, potentially by the March 20 regular meeting.

” Greyson Howard, Sierra Sun

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