Parking meter purchase up for approval |

Parking meter purchase up for approval

Staff reportsThe Truckee Town Council will consider buying 35 parking meters for downtown that are projected to be in use by this fall, at their Thursday night meeting.The 35 “pay and display” meters would cost $273,420. Each meter, which prints a ticket that motorists place in their window to show that they have paid for their space, can service between 10 and 15 parking spaces.The meters are proposed to be painted “historic” brown, and be positioned along High Street, Donner Pass Road, Jibboom Street, Bridge Street, Church Street and West River Street. Truckee officials expect the meters to be in use by Oct. 3.Caltrans salt and sand shedThe Truckee Town Council will also decide whether to ask Caltrans to delay their decision on a salt and sand shed proposed to be built at the mouth of Negro Canyon off of Interstate 80.Caltrans officials have said the facility would block parking in the area that has become an important recreation area for hikers, skiers and snowmobilers.The area provides access to the Donner Lake Rim Trail, which is being completed by the Truckee Donner Land Trust.The salt and sand location, which would be a hub for snowplows and salt and sand trucks, would total 4,000 square feet.Caltrans officials met with Truckee officials, the Mountain Area Preservation Foundation and the Truckee Donner Land Trust at the site on June 23, but no compromise was reached on the project.CHECK IT OUTTruckee Town Council meeting• July 7, 6 p.m.• Truckee Town Hall

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