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Looking ahead to ’99

SHERRY MAYS, Sierra Sun

The Town of Truckee, as well as the many agencies, non-profits and service organizations are looking to make 1999 a successful year.The groups’ representatives have publicly stated there wishes and resolutions for the new year. They are:Town of Truckee – Mayor Josh Susman – “Our wishes are to complete the development code, get a determination on the off ramps of the (267) bypass, come to a satisfactory conclusion with Southwest Gas, to pursue and enhance the public participation process, find solutions to industrial property needs, complete the pedestrian trails and air quality master plans, complete the Glenshire Bridge, find solutions to the pedestrian concerns at the mousehole (train crossing on Highway 89 South), initiate downtown improvements, administer the housing rehabilitation grant, pursue additional grants, complete the animal kennel facility and find solutions to the dog-at-large issue and complete the enhanced recycling plant. The town sends best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous new year to the people of the community.”Truckee Fire Protection District – Chief Mike Terwilliger – “Our wish is that our fire engines never have to move again. Fire prevention is our priority. We’re in one of those odd industries where we are constantly trying to put ourselves out of business.”Truckee Sanitary District – Oz Butterfield, general manager – “I wish we would be the ‘Best of the Best’ again in 1999. We will try hard to do so.” (Editors Note: Butterfield’s initial wish was that the paper would never call him again. When he asked his assistant Rebecca to come up with a wish, her wish was that the general manager would never bother his secretaries again.)Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency – Craig Woods, general manager – “Our resolution is to make progress on the expansion of our treatment plant.”Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District – Superintendent Pat Gemma – “Our wish is that the new year be marked by significant improvements in the trusting relationship between employee and employer groups within the district.”California Highway Patrol – Capt. Don Bossingham – “I wish our department doesn’t have a fatal accident caused by a drunk driver. Every year we wish for the same thing, but it doesn’t seem to work.”Truckee Noon Rotary Club – President David Kahn – “We wish the needs of the community will diminish and that the most needy can be comfortable and cared for. We also wish the town can enjoy access to the Truckee River by the end of the year.”Nevada County Sheriff’s Office – Capt. Ken Duncan – “We wish we can get up to full staffing and that we can increase the salary differential from 8 percent to 25 percent for our employees that live in Truckee. The cost of living up here is higher than on the western side of the county. An 8 percent differential is not enough to retain good people.”Truckee-Donner Public Utility District – Scott Terrell, planning services – “Our resolution is to cut down on the number of power outages by working with Sierra Pacific Power Co. and Pacific Gas & Electric regarding their transmission services into Truckee. By helping them find solutions to their transmission constraints, there will be better power reliability, a step up from the already reliable service we have now (considering our location).”Sierra Nevada Children’s Services – Ruth, Jan, Page and Susan – “Our wish is that all families would tell their children that they love them everyday.”Project MANA – Ethan Timm – “Our wish is to meet the hunger and malnutrition needs in Truckee and beyond.Donner Summit Fire Department – Chief Steve Lieberman – “Our resolution is Donner Summit firefighters resolve to team together and provide our highest level of service to our community, with compassion and humor.”Mountain Area Preservation Foundation – Stefanie Olivieri, president – “We resolve to continue to work toward public awareness of the need to protect our community’s unique character and bountiful natural resources.”Truckee-Donner Historical Society – Chelsea Walterscheid, president – “Our wish is to acquire more volunteer help at the Old Jail Museum during the summer months to help keep the doors open.”Truckee-Donner Chamber of Commerce – Rachelle Pellissier, president and chief executive officer – “We resolve to provide the best possible tourism promotion and services out of our new location at the depot in order to improve the economy for our members and all businesses in Truckee.”Tahoe Forest Hospital District – President Howard Boon – “Our wish is to provide a comprehensive, affordable and locally managed insurance plan for everyone in the Tahoe Basin and Truckee so that everyone could live happily and healthfully forever and ever.Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District – Steve Randall, general manager – “We wish we can meet all of our community’s recreational needs in 1999.”Tahoe Women’s Services – Jennifer Cannell and Suzy LaGrandeur – “We wish everyone has a place where they feel safe in 1999.”Truckee-Tahoe Airport District – Peter Soderquist, general manager – “Having been recognized as one of the best general aviation airports in northern California this year, it is our resolution in 1999 to be recognized as the best general aviation airport in northern California.”Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club – President Dave Brown – “We wish everyone a healthy and happy new year and encourage all of us to do what we can to make this wish come true for others.”Truckee Downtown Merchants Association – Ed Candler, president – “We hope the Snowfest Jeep raffle is a success and resolve to make the downtown cleaner, prettier and more shopper-friendly for our local residents. We are working diligently on our second Railroad Days.”Optimist Club – President Steve Maitland – “Our wish is to get more members so we can help more children this year. We are also wishing for another successful Cannibal Cruise.”Back to Front Page


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