Town Council meeting tonight
Truckee Town Council will consider a draft of the town’s response to the environmental impact report being prepared by the Placer County Planning Department for future development in the Martis Valley at tonight’s meeting.
The environmental impact report process is initiated by the circulation of a “notice of preparation,” which includes a brief description of the project and probable impacts to the environment by the project.
A preliminary draft of the town’s response lists seven “issues that should be analyzed in further detail in the environmental impact report.” The areas include traffic, air quality water, affordable housing, and sewage disposal.
According to the report accompanying the draft response, prepared for the Council by Community Development Director Tony Lashbrook, the version of the Martis Valley Community Plan favored by Placer County “staff/committee” provides for “5,300 additional housing units” in the Placer County portion of the Martis Valley.
The report also notes the Town of Truckee General Plan provides for “7,800 more (housing units) than exist today” within the town limits.
The adoption of additional resolutions necessary for completion of the Truckee Ramps Project Cooperative Agreement are also included on tonight’s agenda.
A woodstove ordinance is also expected to adopted by the Council.
The ordinance will require woodstoves and fire place inserts that don’t comply with Environmental Protection Agency and Town of Truckee standards to be replaced by a homeowner prior to sale or transfer of the property.
In other town business, numerous contracts will be awarded for equipment ranging from loaders to sand box spreaders.
The meeting is at Town Hall on Airport Road at 6 p.m. For more information, call 582-7700.
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