Measure H committee meets tonight |

Measure H committee meets tonight

The committee that will oversee how Sierra College spends its bond money in the Truckee area will meet for the first time tonight.

The Measure H citizens’ oversight committee will gather at 6 p.m. on Monday in the Truckee Donner Public Utility District board room, 11570 Donner Pass Road in Truckee.

The committee, which currently consists of six members, will be in charge of making sure the proceeds of the $35 million bond are spent as described in the measure’s language. The first gathering will be an organizational meeting, at which the roles and responsibilities of the members will be discussed, said Sierra College Trustee Dave Ferrari.

Two spots ” one for a member of a taxpayer organization and the other for a Sierra College student ” are still open on the citizens’ oversight committee, Ferrari said.

Community meetings to discuss the design and programs that will be offered on the campus will be held at a later date, probably in June, Ferrari said.

Measure H, $35 million school facilities improvement district passed by voters in November 2004, will cover the cost of building a 40,000-square-foot Sierra College campus on McIver Hill in Truckee. The funds will also pay for the land and cover soft costs association with design and construction of the campus.

The bond also ensures that the Truckee Donner Land Trust will buy roughly 50 percent of the 72-acre McIver Hill parcel and protect it as open space.

On the agenda

– Introductions of committee members

– Roles and responsibilities of the committee

– Bond issuance timeline

– Facilities and site update

– Schedule of future meetings

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