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1997-06-18 Town of Truckee TOWN COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES June 18, 1997, 3:00 P.M. Truckee Donner Public Utility District Front Conference Room 11570 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA CALL TO ORDER - Mayor Drake called the meeting to order at 3:10 p.m. ROLL CALL PRESENT: Council Members Carpenter, Florian, McCormack, Susman, and Mayor Drake ALSO PRESENT: Stephen L. Wright, Town Manager; Tony Lashbrook, Community Development Director; Elizabeth Eddins, Town Planner; Jill Olsen, Administrative Services Director; Tom Covey, Public Works Director; Jon Lander, Town Engineer; Bert Mortier, Crew Leader; Chuck Reed, Supervising Equipment Mechanic; Dave Jacobsen, Act'mg Road Superintendent; Tamara Blanton, Office Assistant; and Vicki Soderquist, Deputy Town Clerk PUBLIC COMMENT - None COUNCIL IMMEDIATE PRIORITIES 4.1 1997/98 Fiscal Year Budget Workshop Mr. Wright informed the Council that FY 1997/98 was the last year of the registered voter rule utilized to determine revenues. After the upcoming fiscal year, the Department of Finance population estimates would be used. It was anticipated that the population figure would drop from 16,005 to 12,000. The drop in revenues would be offset by the Town no longer having to repay Nevada County for original costs and that the reserve fund was totally funded and would not require a set aside. A general review was held of the Operating Budget: Reserves Summary, Revenues, Town Council, Town Manager, Town Attorney, Town Clerk, Finance, General Governmental Services, Visitors Center, Public Works Street Maintenance, Street Maintenance CIP, Snow Removal, Planning and Building and Safety. Discussion was held on the following topics: · Construction/location of kennel. Decrease in impact fees from 1996/97. · Request for snow removal services in Presser Woods PRD. Policy of dedicating 20% of TOT for promotional activities. Employee incentive program on a trial basis with a progress report to Council in six months. Request by Councilmember Carpenter to be updated regarding the computer network. Request for an additional $1,000 in the Clerk's supply budget. Need for additional office space. Proposal for five full-time maintenance workers to replace temporary snow removal crew. Request by Councilmembers to have the Street Maintenance and Snow Removal budget summaries combined for comparison purposes. Review of equipment requested by the Public Works Department. Request by Councilmember McCormack to bring new equipment to Council (consent agenda) for approval. Request from the Town Planner to cut position to half-time to focus on implementation of projects with addition of new full-time position in Planning - staff return to Council with proposal. Funding for potential implementation of redevelopment agency. Question regarding monthly car allowance and pool cars - staff return to Council with recommendation. Code enforcement issues. Future issues of business license fees and MSI study - policy decision as to whether Town services should be subsidized by the General Fund. Mr. Wright recommended that Law Enforcement, Animal Control, Engineering, and Transit be heard at the July 3, 1997 meeting when the budget would be agendized for final review and adoption. CLOSED SESSION regarding labor negotiations between the Labor Negotiator (Town Manager) and the Town of Truckee Employees Association pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6. Closed Session was not held. Councilmember Carpenter left the meeting at 6:03 p.m. Motion by Mayor Drake, Seconded by Councilmember Susman, approved 4-0-1 with Councilmember Carpenter absent, to continue the Closed Session to the Special Council meeting on Thursday, June 19, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT - Mayor Drake adjourned the meeting 6:05 p.m. by: Respectfully submitted, STEPHEN L. WRIGHT, Town Manager Vicki C. Soderquist, CI~?Oeputy Town Clerk Town Council Minutes June 18, 1997Regular Page 2