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1996-05-02 Town of Truckee REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING May 2, 1996, 6:00 PM 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 6:08 P.M. ROLL CALL. Council Members Carpenter, Cross, Eagan, and Mayor McCormack being present. Town Manager Wright announced that Councilmember Drake was excused bom tonights meeting. Also present were Town Manager Stephen L. Wright, Acting Town Attorney Ken Rolsten, Community Development Director Tony Lashbrook, Town Engineer Jori Lander, Finance Director Jill Fox, Police Chief Jack Bayer, Town Planner Elizabeth Eddins, and Executive Secretary Barbara Johnson. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. Led by Steve Randall. PUBLIC COMMENT. None. PRESENTATIONS 5.1 Presentation by Jim Smith, Truckee Donner Historical Society, Inc., regarding the return of the MeGlashan Butterfly Collection to Truckee from Nevada County and request letter of support from Town Council. Jim Smith of the Truckee Donner Historical Society, Inc., presented the Town Council with history behind the McGlashan Butterfly Collection. He noted how the Butterfly Collection came to be displayed at the Nevada County Court House, the intent of the McGlashan family to see that the Butterfly Collection be displayed in Truckee when there was a suitable place for the Collection to be displayed. The Butterfly Collection was 111 years old and had not been moved since 1935 when it was transported to the Nevada County Court House. The Butterfly Collection will undergo some restoration work and then be displayed at the Immigrant Trail Museum. The Historical Society requested that the Town of Truckee provide the Historical Society with a letter of support for their efforts in returning the McGlashan Butterfly Collection to Truckee. It was consensus of Town Council to direct the Town Manager to write a letter of support to the Truckee Donner Historical Society, Inc., supporting the return of the McGlashan Butterfly Collection from the Nevada County Court House to Truckee at the Immigrant Trail Museum. CONSENT CALENDAR 6.1 Minutes of February 8, 1996 Special Meeting. Approved 6.2 Minutes of February 15, 1996 Special Meeting. Approved 6.3 Minutes of February 26, 1996 Special Meeting. Approved 6.4 Minutes of March 14, 1996 Special Meeting. Approved 6.5 Minutes of March 21, 1996 Regular Meeting. Approved 6.6 Minutes of March 27, 1996 Special Meeting. Approved 6.7 Minutes of March 27, 1996 Joint Meeting. Approved 6.8 National Preservation Week Proclamation, declaring May 12-18, 1996 as National Preservation Week. Adopted 6.9 Resolution for Denial of Appeal Application No. 95-115/CUP-AV (Brandos/Bartnik Mini-Storage & Office). Continued item to next regular meeting 6.10 Resolution, Ordinance, and Implementation Agreement Establishing a Recreational Facilities Impact Fee & Increasing Quimby Act Fee. Adopted Resolution, waived first reading of Ordinance and authorized Town Manager to sign agreement with Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District 6.11 CDF Wildland Fire Agreement. Adopted Resolution authorizing Truckee Fire Protection District Chief Jim Osbum to execute Agreement for protection of Wildlands within local agency for term of one year. 6.12 Abandonment of two Public Utility Easements existing along a common property line between lots 6 and 4 in Pannonia Ranchos subdivision, Unit #2. Approved Resolution of summary vacation/abandonment. 6.13 Road Striping Services Contract 1996/97. Authorized Town Manager to execute contract for lane line painting services with Traffic Limited of Lodi, California. 6.14 Southwest Gas Franchise Agreement. Pulled for discussion. 6.15 Adoption of Investment Policy for the 1996/97 Fiscal Year. Approved Resolution adopting Town of Truckee Investment Policy for 1996/97 fiscal year. 6.16 Everett C. Smith v. Town of Truckee. Denied Claim. 6.17 Martha Smith v. Town of Truckee. Denied Claim. Town Manager Wright requested that Council remove item 6.9 from their agenda to be continued to its next regular meeting due to lack of a quorum required to act on that item. Councilmember Cross stated that he would abstain from voting on item 6.10. Mayor McCormack stated that he wanted to pull item 6.14 for discussion. Councilmember Carpenter stated that he would abstain from voting on items 6.4, 6.5 and 6.12. It was moved by Councilmember Eagan and seconded by Councilmember Carpenter to approve the Consent Calendar as presented, omitting item 6.9 and pulling item 6.14 for discussion. Said motion passed unanimously noting the abstentions by Councilmembers Cross and Carpenter. Town Council Minutes Page 2 6.14 Southwest Gas Franchise Agreement. Mayor McCormack stated, for clarification, that the Franchise Fee for Southwest Gas may not reach 5% at the end of the 3rd year. Councilmember Carpenter stated that the proposed Ordinance reflected what was agreed to. At the third year anniversary the Town of Truckee will review the Franchise Agreement (Ordinance) for revenue/expenditure neutrality. Discussion took place regarding soil contamination. It was moved by Councilmember Carpenter and seconded by Councilmember Cross to approve Ordinance #96-03 as submitted. Motion passed unanimously. PUBLIC HEARINGS 7.1 Public Hearing to obtain public input on Nevada County Transportation Commissions 1996/97 Transit needs assessment. Town Manager Stephen Wright informed Council that Public Works Director Tom Covey was not in attendance because he was speaking at a local Service Club meeting. He further informed Council that Public Works Director Covey had been working with Dan Landon of the Nevada County Transportation Commission on the 1996/97 Transit needs assessment. Dan Landon, Nevada County Transportation Commission, stated that Nevada County receives approximately 1.5 million dollars allocated from the State for transportation needs. The purpose of the Public Hearing was to receive comments from the public regarding transportation needs in the Truckee area. The Transportation Commission will review the needs of the municipalities within Nevada County and determine if the needs are truly unmet and are reasonable to fund. Mr. Landon informed Council that the State of California Transportation Commission recently approved funding of the Highway 267 Bypass. The Bypass project was included in the State's budget for the 1998/1999 fiscal year. Mayor McCormack opened the public hearing. No public comment was received, therefore, Mayor McCormack closed the public hearing. Councilmember Cross explained that each City within Nevada'County has unmet transportation needs and once the unmet needs are met, the City or the County may then use the funds left over on other road projects. Nevada City, Grass Valley and the County had entered into a Joint Powers Agreement for their transportation needs. These entities utilize 771/2% of their allocated funds, leaving 22~ % which are used on their roadways. It was not feasible to enter into this type of agreement with Nevada County on the Eastern Nevada County side. Unfortunately all of the funds allocated to the Town Town Council Minutes Page 3 7.2 of Truckee are used for unmet transit needs, with no funds left over to assist the Town with their roadways. Mr. Landon stated that the Transportation Commission was aware of the unique situation in Truckee and of the services which Truckee provided with their Transportation funds. There was an unmet need to provide transit service from the western portion of the County to the eastern portion of the County. The Transportation Commission will be reviewing the need for transportation from the Nevada City/Grass Valley area to the Truckee area. Town Manager Wright clarified that the purpose of this agenda item was to receive input from the public regarding transportation needs. He further explained that no action was required from Council, Councilmember Cross thanked Mr. Landon for his continued support and for all his efforts to keep the Highway 267 Bypass in the State Transportation Commission's budget. Discussion ensued. Councilmember Eagan stated that the funding of the Highway 267 Bypass was a regional effort and thanked everyone who assisted in this effort. Public Hearing to consider an Appeal of the Zoning Administrator's action on Application No. 95-108/TPM (Marsh Tentative Parcel Map) Applicant: Brian & Cindy Marsh; Appellant: Pacific Property Acres, Inc. Community Development Director Lashbrook explained the process to be used in conducting this public hearing. Director Lashbrook further explained that the appeal application was an appeal of Zoning Administrator's action approving the Tentative Parcel Map of Brian and Cindy Marsh. The subject property was a 25 acre parcel located on what was known as the 89/80 property. The property is north of the freeway, west of Coachland Mobile Home Park and east of the Sha-Neva construction yard. The Marsh's were attempting to pumhase a 10 acre parcel out of a 25 acre parcel, with no development for this property being proposed at this time. The appeal has been filed by Pacific Property Acres, adjacent property owner. The Zoning Administrator considered the original Marsh Tentative Parcel Map application in two previous public hearings. The focus of the previous hearing and this appeal was the Sha-Neva road which was accessed off of Highway 89 (a controlled access expressway). Town Staff reviewed their position on this project and other relevant material. Mr. Bob Tamietti, representing Pacific Property Acres, Inc., stated that he wants to make it clear that he supports the Marsh project except for the proposed access to the property. He further stated that the proposed access will create a lot of noise due to the truck Town Council Minutes Page 4 traffic which would be mrouted next to Coachland Mobile Home Park. Mr. Tamietti further expressed his concern regarding safety. Mr. Tamietti stated that the adjoining property owner, Coachland, and the owner of the remainder parcel contributed more than one hundred thousand dollars to construct the second Highway access in order to segregate the traffic generated from existing and proposed residential uses and the contemplated commercial uses. Mr. Tamietti asked that Pacific Property Acres be reimbursed by Brian and Cindy Marsh for the cost of constructing said access. Mr. Jim Porter, representing Brian and Cindy Marsh, stated that the Council simply needed to answer basic questions regarding this application in order to determine if the decision of the Zoning Administrator should be overturned. Does the tentative parcel map comply with the General Plan, and does the map meet all other map requirements? If it did, then the Council must rule that the decision of the Zoning Administrator stands. He, his clients and the Town had worked very hard on this project in order to come up with the best road alignment for this property. Mr. Bob Gales, majority owner of Coachland Mobile Home Park, s. tated that the Brian and Cindy Marsh had approached him with their proposed plan. At that time, the proposed plan showed use of the Sha-Neva Road in order to access the 10 acre parcel. That concept was well received by the residents of Coachland Mobile Home Park. Mr. Gales explained that several residents would be here, however, he had asked them to have faith that he will take care of this situation. Planning Staff, Tony and Duane, had been out to the site and know that the residential area of the road was a I0 mph road, with children who play in the street. Mr. Frank Deleo, representative of the Coachland Homeowners, stated that the commercial road proposed by the appellants was within 30 feet of the comer where children wait to catch the school bus. In order to construct the new access road it would mean cutting down trees that serve as a barrier between the commercial uses on property adjacent to Coachland and the residential use of Coachland. He asked that Council deny the appeal of the Zoning Administrator's decision regarding the Marsh Tentative Map. Mr. Porter stated that the northerly road alignment was not their proposal. The proposed alignment was a result of public hearings with the Zoning Administrator and was determined to be the best alignment possible. Mr. Tamietti stated that there are no sound barriers proposed for this project. He further informed Council that he has been a truck driver and has had personal experience with the mixing of residential traffic and commercial/truck traffic. It was not a good combination and can be very dangerous. Town Council Minutes Page 5 Mayor McCormack closed the public hearing. Community Development Director Tony Lashbrook stated that no roads are being constructed as a result of the proposed parcel map. There was nothing contained in the Tentative Parcel Map which would abandon the easement providing the southern Highway access to the property. In correspondence dated June 15, 1996, CalTrans had indicated that they would like to see the eventual closure of the southern access. There were other possible access options to the property, however, a majority of the surrounding property was owned by Sha-Neva. Director Lashbrook further explained that the General Plan did recognize the need for the creation of buffers between residential and commercial zoned property. Council discussed the amount of traffic created as a result of build out of the property surrounding this project. Council discussed when construction of a roadway would be required to serve these properties and the eventual closure of the southern access. It was moved by Mayor McCormack and seconded by Councilmember Cross to deny the appeal, uphold the Zoning Administrator's action and direct Town staff to prepare a resolution of action with findings. Councilmember Carpenter stated that the issues surrounding this matter were access to the property and General Plan consistency. Councilmember Cross agreed on the issues as explained by Councilmember Carpenter. Councilmember Cross further stated that routing 7,500 trips per day on a residential road was not consistent with the General Plan. The motion, being put to a vote, passed unanimously. ge COUNCIL IMMEDIATE PRIORITIES 8.1 Approval of Scope of Work and Contract with Crawford, Multari and Starr for the preparation of the Truckee Development Code. Community Development Director Tony Lashbrook stated that qualification statements were widely solicited for the preparation of a new Development Code consistent with the recently adopted General Plan. The Town received nine statements, Town staff reviewed these statements of qualifications and unanimously selected Crawford, Multari and Starr as their first choice. The references of Crawford, Multari and Starr were reviewed and high praise was received as a result of the refere.nce check. Director Lashbrook stated that the creation and ultimate adoption ora Development Code should take approximately one year. Staffplanned to have the Planning Commission review the proposed Development Code as the Steering Committee and hold joint meetings with Town Council as sufficient stages of the Development Code are drafted. Director Lashbrook showed example of illustrations contained in Development Codes which Town Council Minutes Page 6 were created by Crawford, Multari and Start. He stated that the financial impact to the Town was not to exceed $78,000. $70,000 of which was budgeted for the 1995/96 fiscal year and Staff will ask that Council carry over this amount to the 1996/97 fiscal year. RECESS: 7:56 P.M. - 8:04 P.M. 8.2 Discussion took place regarding the need to publicize the proposed'Development Code and to get as much public input as possible. Community Development Director Lashbrook stated that Town staff was currently creating a list of those individuals and groups which may be interested in the Development Code. The establishment of an Ad- Hoc Committee for the creation of the Development Code was also discussed. Council stated that it would be a good idea to notify those property owners who's property use (zoning) may change and further notice neighboring property owners regarding possible zone changes. Councilmember Eagan stated that the Development Code should be user friendly and the illustrations shown by staff indicate that the consultant was capable of developing a user friendly Development Code. It was moved by Councilmember Eagan and seconded by Councilmember Cross to approve the scope of work for preparation of the Development Code and authorize Town Manager to execute a contract with Crawford, Multari and Start. Motion carried unanimously. Mayor McCormack called recess at 7:56 p.m. Mayor McCormack reconvened the meeting at 8:04 p.m. UP/SP Railroad Merger Update. Town Manager Stephen L. Wright stated that there has been significant effort put forth by the Town Council, staff and the Railroad Committee regarding the UP/SP Railroad Merger application and the Town's position. The negotiations with Union Pacific were ongoing and Union Pacific was taking an active, positive position in the negotiations process. There are five key points contained in the draft agreement: 1) construction of a western undercrossing, the Railroad agrees to build the underorossing and the Town agrees to construct the roadway under the undercrossing; 2) eastern undercrossing near the Mill Site will be a collective project by the Town, the Railroad and developer of the site. Construction of the eastern undercrossing would include the elimination of the current at grade Railroad crossing; 3) the elimination of scissor moves and parking of trains further down the tracks to eliminate unnecessary gate down time; 4) $300,000 mitigation fee for the additional PM-10 emissions produced by the Railroad traffic; and 5) in response to the Town's request for no net increase in hazardous materials being transported through Truckee, Union Pacific has indicated that they are unable to agree Town council Minutes Page 7 to a no net increase due to constraints by Federal law, however, UP was willing to work with local Emergency Response crews to develop Emergency Response plans. The figures presented by Union Pacific have been shown to be realistic figures and Town staff believed that the Town portion of the agreement (construction of the roadway under the western undererossing) can be done with the funds available for this project. Town Manager Wright further explained that the right-of-way needed to construct the roadway under the undererossing has shown to only be partially owned by the Railroad. The other portion of right-of-way needed was privately owned. Town Engineer Jon Lander explained that estimates for construction of the right-of-way have been double checked by staff and the figures provided by the Railroad were actually high. Dan Wilkins of Leigh, Scott and Cleary, was working on access to the proposed roadway. In addition, the Town needs to provide roadway access to private property abutting the proposed right-of-way. Discussion ensued regarding the slope needed for the roadway and possible need for signalization on Donner Pass Road and West River Street. The concept of a right turn lane on West River to the proposed roadway was also discussed. The concept of right mm lane would require more right-of- way, which the Railroad has indicated was possible to obtain. Town Engineer Lander presented the Town Council with the concept of utilizing a roundabout on Donner Pass Road in order to more easily access the proposed new roadway to be located under the undercrossing. This would require a slow speed by automobiles in the neighborhood of about 15 to 20 miles per hour. The cost to construct a roundabout would be about the same as installing signalization at the intersection, however, the Town would not have the monthly cost of the signalization, which was estimated to be approximately $160.00 per month. The roundabout concept would reserve access to the downtown area for those who wanted to go there. Councilmember Eagan asked if Union Pacific has seen the roundabout concept? Town Engineer Lander stated that Union Pacific had not seen the roundabout proposal, however, it had been discussed with UP representatives. Further discussion ensued regarding access to the McGyver property (property adjoining the proposed right-of-way to facilitate access from Donner Pass Road to West River Street, under the undercrossing). Town Manager Wright informed Council that the Agreement contained in their packets was only a dral~ Agreement. Union Pacific had not completed their review of the Agreement therefore it was subject to change. Councilmember Eagan stated that the negotiations with Union Pacific had been one of the most positive negotiation experiences she had ever had. The discussions with Union Pacific were honest, frank and straightforward. Both parties listened to each other and Town Council Minutes Page 8 talked issues through. Councilmember Cross stated that he concurs with Councilmember Eagan's sentiment regarding negotiations with Union Pacific. Councilmember Cross stated that Town Manager Wright did leave out one point contained in the draf~ Agreement: no switching during peak hours and that Union Pacific had agreed to have their trains travel through Truckee at a minimum rate of 25 miles per hour. Discussion took place. Town Manager Wright stated that estimated completion of the western undemrossing was 1997 (next year). Charlie White, resident of Donner Lake, asked Town Council about the "mouse hole" in relation to the draf~ Agreement with Union Pacific Railroad. Town Manager Wright explained that the traffic consultants, hired to review the railroad merger, reviewed possible solutions and found that widening of the "mouse hole" and the widening of West River Street would not significantly improve the queuing in Truckee. Councilmember Cross further informed Mr. White that representatives from Union Pacific did agree that the "mouse hole" created a dangerous situation. However, that situation was currently in existence and not created by the Railroad merger. Charlie White asked Council about the slag which was thrown on the side of Donner Pass, visible from Donner Lake, was there an agreement to clean that up? Town Manager Wright explained that the location of the slag was not within the Town limits and further that the slag/debris was not placed there as a result of the Railroad merger. Discussion ensued regarding the money received by Union Pacific to offset the additional PM-10 emissions. Town Manager Wright explained that the Air Quality Committee was working on the program plan. Charlie White further stated that a warning signal alerting people of trains approaching the at grade crossing did not seem unreasonable. He further stated that a roundabout may not work too well in the snow. Discussion ensued regarding what would happen if the Railroad did not complete items contained in the agreement. At this time discussion took place regarding funding for the proposed roadway under the undercrossing. Town Manager Wright pointed out that one of the reasons Truckee incorporated was to have local control over issues effecting Truckee. This was a great example, the Town Council had the ability to jump into this potential problem and see that mitigating measures be put in place. It was moved by Councilmember Cross and seconded by Councilmember Eagan to conceptually approve the points of Agreement as outlined in the staff report and to authorize the Town Manager to advise the Railroad and the Surface Transportation Town Council Minutes Page 9 o Board of this tentative Agreement. Said motion passed unanimously. STAFF REPORTS 9.1 Nevada County Zoning Code Changes. Community Development Director Tony Lashbrook stated that Nevada County was proposing updates to their General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. The Nevada County Planning Commission had set their first public hearing for May 9, 1996. There are three properties within what the Town anticipated would be within it's Sphere of Influence. The first proposed change is in the Negro Canyon area west of Tahoe Donner. The proposed change would allow a Nevada County General Plan designation of Planned Development allowing residential 5 acre density and open space. Proposed zoning for the property is Interim Development Reserve which requires preparation of a specific plan. The same designations are proposed for the Wadell property. Community Development Director Lashbrook further informed Council on other changes to the Hobart Mills property, property located north of Hollinger/Alderson properties, the Raley Ranch located east of Glenshire, property located in the Martis Valley and 400 acres east of Alder Creek Road in Tahoe Donner. Council discussed the 400 acres east of Alder Creek Road in Tahoe Donner. Director Lashbrook stated that the new zoning would allow development without a specific plan on the property. This property would definitely be in the Town's Sphere of Influence however proceedings to approve the Sphere of Influence have yet to begin and there may be some conflict with what the Town wanted in the way of a Sphere of Infiuence and what LAFCO may approve. Councilmember Eagan asked if Town staffhad expressed their concems regarding these matters to Supervisor Sam Dardick. Community Development Director Lashbrook stated that he had discussed these matters with Supervisor Dardick who advised him to go through the Nevada County process. Director Lashbrook further explained that both the Town General Plan and County General Plan had policies regarding the desire to "infill" development prior to allowing other development. It was consensus of Council to direct staff to draft a letter to Nevada County for the Mayor's signature providing comments to the Nevada County Planning Commission on the proposed rezoning and to further keep abreast of the actions and/or intentions of the Nevada County Planning Commission. 9.2 Road Closure, Glenshire Drive. Town Manager Wright stated that there are portions of Glenshire Drive which are very narrow and would be difficult to proceed with the installation of gas pipe lines with Town Council Minutes Page 10 through traffic. Pipe hangers and pipe have to be installed on the Glenshire Bridge which would require road closure for extended periods of time. Town staff and Southwest Gas are requesting the closure of Glenshire Drive for a period of one week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to allow for the these installations. This would allow for the safety of the workers and traffic. Arrangements to allow school buses and emergency vehicles access as needed, will be made. Councilmember Cross stated that Town Council was in receipt of correspondence from both the Public Utility District and the Sanitary District indicating that they would be interested in participating in this closure to allow them to do work on Glenshire Drive at the same time. Town Manager Wright stated that the correspondence received were a result of the Underground Coordinating Committee. Chris Hershberger, representative of Southwest Gas, explained the safety benefits of closing the road. The proposal would be a major inconvenience, however, he anticipated being able to accomplish quite a bit in this short time. Councilmember Carpenter stated that he was in support of the utilities working together. He further commented that there should be a sign placed at Herschdale indicating "Glenshire Residents Only". Charlie White asked why the pipe companies don't work at night. Chris Hershberger explained that there are a lot more safety problems involved and that the process was more costly to do at night. Mr. George Robertson, Glenshire resident, stated that in his opinion, this was a good plan. Councilmember Eagan asked Police Chief Bayer what he thought about this proposal. Police Chief Jack Bayer stated that Southwest Gas had been very cooperative with the Police Department and as long as there was access for emergency vehicles he did not have a problem with the proposal. It was moved by Councilmember Carpenter and seconded by Councilmember Eagan to approve the request to allow the closure of Glenshire Drive for a period of one (1) week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Mr. Hershberger asked that Council leave the date of the proposed closure open. The hanger for the bridge had yet to be approved by the Town of Truck~e. Town Engineer Jon Lander stated that the plans for the bridge hangers were sent to Dokken Engineering who was still reviewing the plans. The motion passed unanimously. Town Council Minutes Page 11 10. 9.3 Clean Water Grant for water quality testing on Donner Lake. Community Development Director Tony Lashbrook explained that he was approached by Bill McGlashan regarding the Town of Truckee submitting a grant application for the continued monitoring of Donner Lake. Mr. Gary Vinyard, Limnologist, had been hired by the late Robert C. McGlashan and the Donner Lake Property Owners Association. Bill McGlashan became aware ora grant opportunity through the Clean Water Act to continue and expand the work begun by the Donner Lake Property Owners Association. Director Lashbrook further explained that the grant is a total of $70,000 with a 25% local match ($18,000). Director Lashbrook told Council that he explained to Mr. William McGlashan that the Town would be willing to support these efforts however, was unable to spend a lot of money on the project or a lot of staff time. Mr. McGlashan had indicated that the anticipated burden of the Town would be the submittal of the grant application. The Donner Lake Property Owners Association were willing to give a cash contribution and volunteered labor to make up the $18,000 in local matching funds; Discussion ensued regarding the possible attainment of the grant. It was not yet known if the Town of Truckee could be reimbursed Administrative Costs for overseeing the grant, if approved, or exactly how much time will be needed of Town staff. The person preparing the grant application was Mr. Gary Vinyard, Limnologist. Councilmember Carpenter stated that this could be an educational opportunity for the Truckee Unified School District. The School should be contacted regarding this study and science classes should be given the opportunity to take advantage of the study. Discussion ensued. It was moved by Councilmember Carpenter and seconded by Councilmember Eagan to authorize staff to submit the grant application on behalf of the Town. The motion passed unanimously. COUNCILMEMBER REPORTS: 10.1 Library Committee Update. Councilmember Eagan reported on Long Term needs of Nevada C~unty Libraries and efforts which were being taken by the Library Committee. Town Manager Wright stated that the Nevada County Board of Supervisors had indicated that as a result of the passage of Measure F, the Library budget will be cut by approximately 50%. The proposed cut back was a very significant one. Discussions with Nevada County and the cities within the County had included the creation of a Joint Town Council Minutes Page 12 Powers Agreement to provide Library Services. The County and the cities were reviewing options and alternatives regarding Library Services. It was anticipated that the County and cities will continue to meet regarding this matter over the next several weeks. Discussion took place regarding the possibility of entering into a Joint Powers Agreement with Placer County for Library Services. Town Council discussed the Library Services problem. Councilmember Eagan informed those in attendance that Town Council had not officially appointed a Town Library Committee. At this time Coancilmember Cross polled the Council to see if they were able to attend a Legislative Workshop regarding public initiatives. The date reviewed was over the Memorial Day weekend. Several Councilmembers were unable to attend such a meeting on the date offered. Therefore a special meeting was not set for this purpose. Councilmember Cross will continue to attempt to set a special meeting for this purpose. 11. ADJOURNMENT. Mayor McCormack adjourned the meeting at 10:20 p.m. Respectfully Submitted, Town Clerk Approved this 6th day of June. Town Council Minutes Page 13