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1996-06-06 6:00 PM Town of Truckee TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING June 6, 1996, 6:00 P.M. Truckee Donner Public Utility District Board Room 11570 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA MINUTES CALL TO ORDER. Mayor McCormack called the meeting to order at 6:02 PM. Mayor McCormack announced that there was no reportable action conducted during the Closed Session. ROLL CALL. Town Manager Wright called the roll with Council Members Carpenter, Cross, Eagan, and Mayor McCormack being present. Council Member Drake was excused. Also present were Town Manager Steve Wright, Town Attorney Dennis Crahb, Finance Director Jill Fox, Public Works Director Tom Covey, Town Engineer Jon Lander, Community Development Director Tony Lashbrook, and Executive Secretary Barbara Johnson. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was led by Steve Johnson. PUBLIC COMMENT. Steve Johnson made a brief presentation on the American Field Service and that he and his wife, Beverly, are hosting a Russian exchange student, Liza Levina. Galina Kuznetsova is the Director of Schools in Russia, commented on her experiences during her American visit. Mayor McCormack gave Galina a brief explanation of how the local Truckee government structure operates. Don Huber, driver for the High Sierra Senior Citizens, expressed concern that the transit contract expires at the end of the month, and that one driver quit and will need to be replaced. Carol Hester, Executive Director for the Truckee-North Tahoe Transportation Management Association, expressed TMA's concerns on transit contracts with various entities. CONSENT CALENDAR. Council Member Cross moved to adopt the consent calendar as presented; Council member Carpenter seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. 5.1 Minutes of April 18, 1996, regular meeting, approved. Council Member Cross abstained from this item as he was not in attendance. 5.2 Minutes of May 2, 1996 regular meeting, approved. 5.3 Acceptance of Railroad Merger Efforts Donations, accepted. 5.4 Clean Water Grant for Ongoing Truckee River 2050) Study, accepted. Town Manager Wright requested Council approval to add an urgency item as agenda item 6.2 regarding finalization of agreement with Union Pacific Railroad. The Town is continuing to incur legal costs due to the pending legal proceedings. Motion by Council Member Eagan to add agenda item 6.2 regarding finalization of an agreement between Union Pacific Railroad and the Town. Council Member Carpenter seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. COUNCIL IMMEDIATE (9-12 MONTH) PRIORITIES 6.1 Tolling A~eement between Town of Truckee and Co~tnty ofNcwda. Town Manager Wright reviewed the staff'report, reiterated background issues and the Town's efforts to resolve the situation, and the status of negotiations between the Town and the County. The issues involved are very complex , coupled with legal issues and technical analysis. This is a very significant issue for both the County and the Town. David Brennan, Nevada County Chief Administrative Officer, requested a 45-day time extension of the Tolling Agreement since legal representatives for both parties had been unable to meet. Mr. Brennan also suggested a mediation process. Town Manager Wright stated that the Town entered into the Tolling Agreement in good faith and the County's overall reaction was that there was no issue. Management's recommendation is to proceed with litigation but continue negotiations on the side. Mayor McCormack felt there was no movement on the County's part and didn't see much hope for settlement within an extended 45-day period. Mayor McCormack moved not to extend the Tolling Agreement, proceed with litigation, and continue settlement negotiations with Nevada County. Council Member Carpenter seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. Consensus of the Council was that this was a waste of taxpayer dollars to extend the tolling period, that the County knew of this situation for quite some time, yet there is still a desire on the Council's part to work this out. 6.2 Tentative A~eement between Union Pacific Railroad CUPI and the Town. Town Manager Wright briefed the Council on details of the agreement, but that there were no substantive changes since the last briefing. If the Council approves the agreement with the Railroad, then the Town would withdraw its opposition to the merger. One issue remains unresolved -- CalTrans right-of-way and an access road to private property coming offofthe new bypass road between Donner Pass Road and West River Street. Council Member Cross thanked staff for working double-time on this issue with UP but expressed concern about risk, engineering costs, and incurring other related project costs. Town Council Minutes Page 2 Council Member Cross moved to approve the agreement between UP and the Town, and authorize special counsel to withdraw the Town's opposition to the merger with STB. Council Member Eagan seconded, and the motion was approved unanimously by those in attendance. STAFF REPORTS 7.1 Nevada County Transit/Paratransit Consolidation Implementation Study. Administrative Services Officer Joanne Owens for the Nevada County Transportation Commission and Gordon Shaw of Leigh, Scott & Cleary, jointly reviewed the five-year transit plan for the Truckee area. Various transportation planning grants were reviewed along with service alternatives, transit problems, and operational joint powers agreements. Other areas of review included: Passenger transit costs for comparison between winter and summer service, TART bus service, Placer County partnership efforts, Northstar participation, subdivision needs, and possible implementation of a Town transit department. Council Member Eagan introduced a motion to accept the transit report as presented. The second was provided by Council Member Cross, and the motion passed unanimously. 7.2 Family and Youth Health & Human Services Advisory Council Representative. Town Manager Wright reviewed the staff report and that Nevada County was requesting public sector representatives be citizens of the community appointed by the Town Council rather than Councilmembers themselves. Mayor McCormack stated he conferred with Councilman Drake who expressed a preference for a community representative. Motion by Councilmember Carpenter to have the Town solicit applications through notices in the Sierra Sun to replace Counciimember Drake when a replacement is located, and that Councilmember Drake remain on the Committee until a replacement is located. Councilmember Cross seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. 7.3 PrQpQscd Contract for Providing Animal Control Services to the City of Portola. This item was pulled from consideration at this time. 7.4 Rescheduling July 4, 1996, Regular Town Council Meeting. After Councilmembers reviewed their calendars, consensus was to hold the meeting on.July 2, 1996. Budget workshop scheduled for June 7, 1996 was postponed to a special Council workshop on June 17, 1996. COUNCIL MEMBERS REPORTS. None at this time. Town Council Minutes Page 3 9. ADJOURNMENT. Mayor McCormack adjourned the meeting at 8:16 PM. Respectfully submitted, Town Manager/Clerk Approved this Ist day of August, 1996. Town Council Minutes Page 4