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Two residents elected to Town Council

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Truckee Town Council appointed two residents to serve on the town planning commission during the regular council meeting on Thursday, March 4.

Ted Owens, a contractor affiliated with Sierra Valley Homebuilders and Lindahl Cedar Homes, was nominated by councilmember Bob Drake to serve on the commission.

Arne Werchick, an attorney in the Bay Area who is now a full-time Truckee resident, was nominated by councilmember Don McCormack.

Both nominees were approved 5-0 by council.

Town council also met Monday, March 8, and Tuesday, March 9 to consider revisions proposed to the Truckee Draft Development Code.

The planning commission conducted 28 workshops to receive input on the draft document over the past few months and forwarded more than 100 proposed revisions to council.

Community Development Director Tony Lashbrook said council approved the revisions largely as proposed by the commission, with a few changes.

“They also dealt with some issues which did not come up in the planning commission workshops,” Lashbrook said.

He said the revisions will now be incorporated into an official public hearing draft of the development code, which should be available for distribution in three months.

Once the public hearing draft of the code is completed, it will also go through workshops.

Council meeting canceled

The regular council meeting planned for March 18 has been canceled due to lack of a quorum. A special meeting is planned at 6 p.m. March 24 in the council chambers on Donner Pass Road.


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