PUD meeting canceled Oct. 6 | SierraSun.com

PUD meeting canceled Oct. 6

Last Wednesday’s Truckee Donner Public Utility District board meeting was canceled after presstime, and discussions of a negative declaration for the construction of a fiber-optic backbone in Truckee and the possible approval of a Nevada County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) application which will allow the district to enter into the telecommunications business will be on the agenda for the Oct. 20 meeting.

The next meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the TDPUD boardroom.

The negative declaration, which was circulated to the Town of Truckee, the State Clearinghouse, Nevada County LAFCo, and Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, declares the the installation of the 33-mile fiber-optic cable will not have a significant effect on the environment.

Resources of concern included: aesthetics, agricultural resources, air quality, biological resources, geology and soils, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use and planning, mineral resources, noise population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation and utilities and service systems.

According to district finding, there would be no impact on any of the resources.

The study was conducted in accordance with the district’s local environmental guidelines and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines. The board will also be asked to adopt the CEQA findings at the next meeting, PUD staff said.

The board will also be asked to approve the district’s LAFCo application for the latent power to deliver telecommunications services.

If the LAFCo application is approved by the board, the commission will most likely review the application by the end of the month.

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