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Town of Truckee <br /> TOWN COUNCIL <br />SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES <br /> January 22, 1998, 4:30 P.M. <br /> <br />(Immediately following the Special Joint Town Council/Redevelopment Agency Meeting) <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 5:38 p.m. <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br />PRESENT: <br /> <br />Councilmembers Drake, McCormack, Schneider, and Mayor Florian <br /> <br />ABSENT: <br /> <br />Councilmembers Susman <br /> <br />ALSO PRESENT: <br /> <br />Stephen L. Wright, Town Manager and Vicki Soderquist, Deputy Town <br />Clerk <br /> <br />PUBLIC COMMENT - None <br /> <br />WORKSHOP <br />4.1 Public Works Department Equipment <br />Recommendation: Council provide direction to staff. <br /> <br />Acquisition/Replacement Plan. <br /> <br />Mr. Wright stated the Equipment Acquisition/Replacement Plan was a piece of a larger project, the <br />Capital Improvement Program. The plan was a work in progress and staffwas not asking Council <br />to adopt it at the present time. There was a list of 20 options and he requested that Council review <br />the list and raise any issues or concerns. <br /> <br />Tom Covey, Director of Public Works, did not feel the plan would result in an increase in staffing, <br />but would allow the Department to become more efficient with the staff they already had. He did <br />note that if additional roadways were accepted into the Town it could result in the need for <br />additional staff. <br /> <br />Councilmember McCormack stated that many of the items had as part of the specifications a cost <br />savings and he felt if there was a cost savings that people would have to change. Mr. Covey replied <br />that it would be a cost shift and not a savings. Councilmember McCormack stated then the level of <br />service would have to go up and the Cotmcil had not committed to a higher level of service. He felt <br />it needed to be demonstrated. <br /> <br />Mr. Covey informed the Council that the plan only dealt with rolling stock and that other equipment <br />would be addressed in the future. The traditional summer/winter maintenance had been changed to <br />snow/road maintenance which clearly reflected their priorities. The plan included his best estimates <br />at the present time but could change. Almost all the new equipment acquisitions were for road <br />maintenance, which he felt, was the key. One blower had been scheduled to be used for in-fill. <br /> <br />Mayor Florian questioned if the plan included purchases from other agencies. Mr. Covey replied <br />that the plan assumed all new equipment even though they would continue to look for used <br />equipment whenever possible. Equipment in the plan would be prioritized, as money became <br />available with replacement of present equipment as first priority. The plan also did not assume the <br />buildout of PC-2 or Highway 267 maintenance. <br /> <br /> <br />