Truckee property owners OK Brickelltown tax district |

Truckee property owners OK Brickelltown tax district

Margaret Moran

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Property owners this week overwhelmingly approved a special tax to fund maintenance for the Brickelltown streetscape project.

At Tuesday’s Truckee Town Council meeting, returned mailed ballots (30 out of 34) were tallied, and the Brickelltown maintenance district was adopted with 86 percent approval.

Based on land use, property owners will pay $0.435 per square foot of building area and/or $1.046 per square foot of sidewalk frontage.

It’s estimated the district will collect about $65,000 annually through the tax, to be used for snow removal/disposal, sweeping, landscaping maintenance, street lighting and other uses.

Since the Brickelltown project will have two phases, the tax will be phased with construction, according to the town. The properties and amounts to be levied will be decided by town council each May, based on improvements planned that summer.

The first phase of construction — which includes streetscape improvements on the corner of Jibboom Street, both sides of Spring Street, and the north and south sides of Donner Pass Road east of High Camp Home and Marg’s Taco Bistro — is planned for this summer.

Phase two — burying utilities, streetscape improvements from McIver Roundabout to High Camp Home and Marg’s Taco Bistro, and creating parking on the south of Donner Pass Road — is planned for summer 2015.