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TTUSD considers proposal to erect lights at ballfield

Tonight’s Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District regular board meeting will include a public hearing on the project to install field lighting at the Tahoe-Truckee High School baseball field.

The proposed project involves the installation of outdoor lighting for the existing baseball field to provide joint-use facilities with the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District for recreational programs. According to the public notice provided by the school district, the lights would typically be used during the summer season from mid-May to mid-October between the hours of sunset and 10 p.m.

The light system includes 36 1,500-watt metal halide lamps that are installed on eight poles around the field.

The light fixtures direct the light downward on the field and are equipped with external visors or shields designed to reduce the amount of light spill to other areas.

Installation of the system will involve some minor excavation to construct footings for the light fixtures and for trenching to supply electrical power.

The project site, located on eastern side of the TTHS campus, is part of the existing outdoor facilities of a larger school campus area that includes the high school, Sierra Mountain Middle School, Truckee Elementary School, district administration and transportation facilities.

The hearing begins at 7 p.m. at the district office, located at 11839 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. The public review period closes on March 13.

Written comments may be submitted before the public review period ends or at the public hearing.

A final decision to adopt a negative declaration by the TTUSD Board of Trustees will be made at its regular meeting on April 6 to be held at Kings Beach Elementary School.

Action items on the agenda include:

— Prosser Creek’s selection to be an independent employer for the purpose of the Education Employment Relations Act (EERA)

— 1999-2000 mentors

— TDRPD’s plan to resurface the TTHS running track

— School calendars for 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03

— Resolution to oppose Proposition 20

— Resolution to support Proposition 14

— Resolution to proclaim March 2000 as Arts Education Month

— Criteria for allocation of bond funds

The regular school board meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

Discussion items include:

— Measure C and R Oversight Committee Reports

— Truckee middle school education specifications

— Budget 2000-2001 development

— Planning activities related to the proposed Joerger Road site for the transportation facility

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

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