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Town of Truckee <br /> TOWN COUNCIL <br />REGULAR MEETING MINUTES <br /> <br /> May 7, 1998, 6:00 P.M. <br />Truckee Donner Public Utility District Board Room <br />11570 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA <br /> <br />CALL TO ORDER - Mayor Florian called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br />PRESENT: <br /> <br />Councilmembers Drake, McCormack, Schneider, Susman, and Mayor <br />Florian <br /> <br />ALSO PRESENT: <br /> <br />Stephen L. Wright, Town Manager; J. Dennis Crabb, Town Attorney; and <br />Vicki Soderquist, Deputy Town Clerk <br /> <br />PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was led by Barbara Hunt. <br /> <br />PUBLIC COMMENT - None <br /> <br />PRESENTATIONS <br />5.1 Presentation and Receipt of Public Comments Regarding Measure B. The presentation <br />will be made by Kelley Carroll, representing the Friends of the Library. Recommendation: Council <br />consider adoption of Resolntion 98-16 in support of Measure B. <br /> <br />Kelley Carroll, representing the Friends of the Library, requested Council support of Measure <br />B which was a 1/8tl~ cent sales tax for Nevada County only and would sunset in five years. Funds <br />could only be used for improving library services and could not supplant current funds budgeted by <br />Nevada County. If passed, it was anticipated to triple the existing annual budget over the five-year <br />period. The proposed budget dedicated all funds received from Truckee to be returned to Truckee; <br />i.e. approximately 24% based on revenues generated in Truckee. The library was currently open 24 <br />hours/week and would go to 52 hours/week with increased staffing and there would be a focus on <br />children's programs and purchase of books. All books were currently being purchased by the <br />Friends of the Library. If the measure passed it would relieve the Town and Friends carrying <br />a County service. If the measure failed the Town and community could expect more of a crisis <br />atmosphere as the County had not indicated they would budget additional funds. <br /> <br />Councilmember Drake questioned if anything in the measure addressed funding being returned <br />specifically to Truckee. Mr. Carroll replied that the Board could not use the additional funds to <br />supplant existing funds and had to keep the current level of funding. The issue of money generated <br />in Truckee was not addressed but the County Librarian had made that commitment. Councilmember <br />Drake stated he supported the measure. <br /> <br />Councilmember McCormack stated because the level of funding to Truckee was not locked in the <br />Town/community would have to be alert. The library was a recognized as a community benefit and <br />any delay would have serious implications - there was no point in waiting any longer. The library <br />was essential in a community and, even though not a Town facility, the Council needed to take a <br />leadership role. <br /> <br /> <br />