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Town of Truckee <br /> REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING <br /> March 21, 1996 6:00 P.M. <br />Truckee Donner Public Utility District Board Room <br />11570 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />CALL TO ORDER. Mayor McCormack called the meeting to order at 6:02 P.M. <br /> <br />ROLL CALL. Town Manager Wright called the roll with Councilmembers Cross, Drake, <br />Eagan, and Mayor McCormack being present. Town Manager Wright announced that <br />Councilmember Carpenter is excused from tonights' meeting. Also present were Town <br />Manager Stephen L. Wright, Town Attorney Dennis Crabb, Community Development <br />Director Tony Lashbrook, Town Engineer Jun Lander, Public Works Director Tom Covey, <br />Finance Director Jill Fox, Town Planner Elizabeth Eddins, Building Official Bill Miller, <br />Assistant Planner Duane Hall and Executive Secretary Barbara Johnson. <br /> <br />PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was led by Steve Randall. <br /> <br />PUBLIC COMMENT. None <br /> <br />PRESENTATIONS <br /> <br />$.1 Presentation of Plaques to Truckee Planning Commission <br /> <br />Mayor McCormack and Community Development Director Lashbrook presented <br />plaques to Planning Commissioners Don Estabrook, Bill Palmer, Hank Schwarz and <br />former Planning Commissioner Eric Lamsson in recognition of work on Truckee's <br />First General Plan. Planning Commissioners not in attendance were former <br />Chairperson Brim Tryggvi and Commissioner Joel Williams. <br /> <br />5.2 Building Department Update <br /> <br />Town Manager Wright stated that one of the Councils' priorities was to receive <br />updates from various Town departments, therefore Bill Miller, Building Official was <br />introduced to present the Council with an update on Building Department activities. <br />Building Official Miller informed Council that the Building Department issued 346 <br />building permits in 1994 and 265 building permits in 1995. Commercial permit <br />activity has increased. Included in that category were the permits issued for the low <br />income housing project. It is anticipated that with the installation of natural gas by <br />Southwest Gas, there will be 8,000 new hookups to natural gas which will require <br />permits from the Building Department. The Building Department does plan to reduce <br />permit fees for these permits, a fee of $26.15 will be charged. In order to expedite <br />the process, the Building Department is considering a faxed permit system and a <br />mail-in program for Contractors performing the gas conversions. The Building <br />Department is in the process of hiring two additional Building Inspectors, interviews <br /> <br /> <br />