Town of Truckee consolidates staff |

Town of Truckee consolidates staff

Town of Truckee manager Stephen L. Wright announced that Daniel P. Wilkins will now take on the new department head position of town engineer/public works director during the Town Council meeting on Thursday, April 19.

Town Council approved consolidation of the two positions and created a new position, assistant to the town manager, in its meeting April 5.

Wilkins, formerly the town engineer, will receive a pay increase of 5 percent.

Dan Boon, the town’s police chief, gave a presentation on the development of the new Truckee Police Department.

In addition, he mentioned that in a meeting last week at the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office substation, Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal said he was not able to guarantee jobs to each of the police staffers, but that he would do his best to accommodate those who were interested in staying with the county.

Chief Boon said he urged law enforcement officials to apply with the town if interested in joining the new force.

In other news, the road extending south from the railroad crossing, formerly considered Highway 267, will be renamed Brockway Road. The road extending south from the new bypass to Kings Beach will remain Hwy. 267.

Tom Grossman, the owner and applicant of two abandoned structures in the area known as Brickelltown, received an extension from Town Council that will allow him to continue discussions with the Planning Commission over redevelopment permits. Grossman originally received council approval of economic hardship with conditions, authorization that would allow demolition of the old structures in 1999. Grossman was not able to attain the necessary permits despite several design changes.

The planning commission must authorize the permits before Grossman can demolish the old buildings and begin building new structures.

For a more complete review of the Town of Truckee Police Department plans, see next week’s Sierra Sun for details.

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