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Town of Truckee <br />TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES <br /> <br /> May 1, 1997, 6:00 P.M. <br />Truckee Sanitary District Board Room <br />12304 JOERGER DRIVE, TRUCKEE, CA <br /> <br />CALL TO ORDER -Mayor Drake called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br />PRESENT: <br /> <br />Council Members Carpenter, Florian, McCormack, Susman, and Mayor <br />Drake <br /> <br />ALSO PRESENT: <br /> <br />Stephen L. Wright, Town Manager; Dennis Crabb, Town Attorney; and <br />Vicki Soderquist, Deputy Town Clerk <br /> <br />PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was led by Charlie White. <br /> <br />PUBLIC COMMENT - None <br /> <br />PRESENTATIONS <br />5.1 Southwest Gas Update - Mr. Wright informed the Council that at a recent meeting, <br />Southwest Gas representatives indicated they had found two viable alternatives to construct their <br />transmission lines to Prosser without utilizing Caltrans land along the highway. They also felt they <br />would be able to do the Downtown core buildings. Eight of nine tests done in the Donner Lake area <br />had been positive and no significant issues had been found. However, there were significant issues <br />regarding access to Donner Lake and, they would have to do additional analysis before making any <br />commitment to the Donner Lake area. They were willing to look at alternatives for the area if <br />necessary, i.e. cost sharing with property owners, etc. It was their intent to submit their request for <br />modification to the PUC by mid-May. They hoped to complete the southside of Tahoe Donner and <br />the Downtown area during the present construction season along with approximately 800 service <br />connections. Southwest Gas would be seeking support from the Town regarding their request to the <br />PUC. <br /> <br />Councilmember Carpenter questioned how long the surcharge would be extended. Councilmember <br />McCormack replied that it depended on the rate of consumption. Councilmember Carpanter stated <br />that the first $11 million had a return on investment and the second half would not have that factor. <br /> <br />Councilmember Florian questioned if the issue of hauling dirt was in their contract. Mr. Wright <br />replied that the hauling of spoils was an internal management decision by Southwest Gas. <br /> <br />5.2 Library Committee Update, Kelly Carroll - Mr. Carroll briefly reviewed the proposed <br />MOU and noted that it funded six additional hours on Saturday and two additional hours on <br />Thursday. He felt the approval of the MOU would help to increase community support and promote <br />a public/private partnership. The school district was not included in the MOU because they were a <br />bi-county district. The numbers in the MOU were estimates, but he felt they could be used as a cap. <br /> <br />Francisco Pinelli, Librarian, Nevada County, felt the model in the MOU was appropriate as all <br />County employees received the same pay. He noted that some employees received a differential for <br />working in the Truckee area. <br /> <br /> <br />