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Wolfe bond back before town council

ANNE GROGAN, Sierra Sun

Truckee Town Council will tonight once again consider accepting the $276,588 performance bond posted six years ago by Wolfe Development to insure Wolfe Estates Phase IV road and utility improvements which as yet have not been completed by the developer.

“Up until now town council has been displeased with the manner in which this developer has conducted himself, but we have respected the wishes of the property owners,” Councilmember Don McCormack said. “However, at the last meeting, the property owners said they were out of patience. If that doesn’t change before Thursday’s meeting, I expect we will pull the bond.”

At the April 6 town council meeting, Phase IV property owner Tino Serrano expressed his loss of patience with the developer, not only due to the developer’s apparent stall tactics, but also because Jean Solberg, Wolfe Development’s representative, had placed a $50,000 lien against his property for work she performed under a 1994 contract between herself and Wolfe Development.

Shortly after that meeting, Serrano discovered that he and his wife Mary, the Wolfe Estates Property Owners Association and 10 other property owners had been collectively named in a $148,754.66 lien placed by Hammonds Construction for work completed in Wolfe Estates Phases III and IV under a contract with Wolfe Development dated September 30, 1995. Serrano purchased his property in 1997.

In other business:

– Council will consider a resolution supporting five local projects for early funding through the Park and Water Bond passed in March.

The town’s two projects are the Truckee River Access and Trail Project sponsored in partnership with Our Truckee River Legacy Foundation, and the Acquisition of Public Lands along the Truckee River in the downtown area, sponsored with the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District.

The other three projects are sponsored by the Truckee River Habitat Restoration Group and include watershed planning related to the Truckee River Coordinated Resource Management Plan, water quality monitiring stations within the Truckee River and Upper Prosser Creek watershed assessment.

– Council will consider authorization to advertise the 2000 slurry seal contract for construction bids.

– Councilmembers will be asked to authorize the Nevada County Board of Supervisors to continue a parcel charge for waste disposal services within the town limits for single-family units.

– A resolution declaring acceptance of Pine Cone Road into the town maintained road system will receive consideration.

– Council will be asked to authorize Town Manager Steve Wright to execute a contract with LSC Transportation Consultants to provide on-call engineering services associated with various planning applications. Actual costs are paid by project applicants.


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