McCormack sworn in as mayor for second time
At its Dec. 7 meeting, Town Council elected Don McCormack mayor of Truckee for 2001, the first town council official to serve as mayor twice.
“The change of mayor does not lead to any change in direction for this town,” Mayor McCormack said, “and in this case the change is seamless.”
McCormack was elected in a 4-1 vote, with outgoing mayor Maia Schneider voting against his selection.
Mayor McCormack congratulated Schneider, saying she served the community well, calling her one of Truckee’s best. The new mayor then presented Schneider with a plaque as a token of appreciation.
Councilman Bob Drake was appointed vice mayor.
The assignment of mayor is prescribed in town policy and alternates every year.
Following, council voted to continue investigating roundabouts as alternatives to signal lights at the intersection of Interstate 80 and Highway 89 south.
“If we as a town want to consider roundabouts as an alternative (to signal lights) this is the time,” Town Engineer Dan Wilkins said.
In other news, the master plan for the Bikeways and Trails project moved forward with council voting to obtain the services of Alta Consulting for $61,860.
The project has been in the planning department for two years, Associate Planner Gavin Ball said.
The consultants have been hired to complete the two remaining portions of the master plan. Ball said the funds and the plans were already inserted in the budget; council simply had to choose which consulting agency they wished to obtain for the service.
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