Nevada County Supervisors expresses support for new Truckee Library

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Friends of the Truckee Library made another step towards building a new library in Truckee after the Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved support for a grant application during their Tuesday July 11 meeting. 

Friends of the Truckee Library is applying for a grant from the Tahoe Truckee Airport District, administered by the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, which requires a resolution from partner agencies outlining their past and future financial commitment to the project. 

Nevada County has promised more than $1.2 million for the library over a ten-year period starting in Fiscal Year 2018/19. 

The board approved the resolution outlining their contributions, as well as supporting the grant request and acknowledging the significant public benefit of a new Truckee Library. 

While work has been done on getting a new library for many years, in 2019 Friends of the Truckee Library began work with the County and the Town of Truckee on moving forward. Supervisor Hardy Bullock said he’s worked on the project before he got into office and is happy to see its progress. 

“It’s been a really comprehensive process… it’s not without a lot of complication and a lot of hard work and a lot of conversations. Some of them are tough but I do believe we’re doing the right thing by contributing to our library system,” said Bullock. 

During the meeting, the board also endorsed the submission of a grant application by Nevada County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue nonprofit organization to the 2023 Truckee Tahoe Airport District Agency Partnership Request Process for purposes of funding a Rapid Response Mobile Command vehicle in the amount of $60,000 for eastern Nevada County. 

They also approved a $60,000 contract with NV5 Inc., for professional engineering and geotechnical services for additional investigation of an unstable rock slope above Donner Pass Road, which experienced major rock slides in the month of June, for the period July 7, 2023 through June 30, 2024.

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