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Also on the Town Council’s agenda tonight:

Truckee ramps contract

The Truckee Town Council will review a contract with URS Greiner Woodward Clyde for $86,668.40.

The contract will fund additional work on the Truckee ramps project. It is the second contract the council has signed with URS and Daniel Wilkins, the town engineer, says the previous work was completely satisfactory and within budget.

Caltrans is expected to reimburse the town for a substantial part of the contract, around $53,258. Another $8,100 would be reimbursed by Barsell project proponents, a development that would be directly affected by the Interstate ramp. The expense of preparing right-of-way acquisition documents would be left to the town at a cost of $25,310.

Waste committee

loses members

The Truckee Town Council is expected to approve the revision of the Citizens Waste Management Advisory Committee (CWMAC) member list. Several members of the current CWMAC are no longer actively participating. The Feb. 28 meeting of the CWMAC recommended a modification of the membership to address this issue.

New member Heather Svahn was added and several old members that had either moved away or had stated that they didn’t have time for the commitment include Dan Helm, Norm Anderson, Teri Bergstrom, Tony Carter and Harry Gordon.

Block grant application

The Town Council will also consider a proposal to submit an application for Community Development Block Grant funds to provide improved housing opportunities for target income group (TIG) families.

If approved, the grant would provide $500,000 for rehabilitation of 12 housing units at approximately $35,000 each. The household income (for a household of 4) could be as high as $39,050.

The money would be provided to qualifying households in the form of a 3 percent simple interest loan with payment deferred for 15 years or until the sale of the unit.

The cost to the town would consist of $12,500 for staff support, up to $12,000 for wood burning stove changeouts, and building permit fees of $3,000.


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