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Town of Truckee <br /> SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING <br /> March 14, 1996 7:00 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 convened the workshop at 7:11 P.M. <br /> <br />ROLL CALL. Town Manager Wright called the roll w/th Council Members Cross, Drake, <br />Eagan, and Mayor McCormack being present. It was noted that Councilmember Carpenter <br />was excused from the meeting. Also present were Town Manager Stephen L. Wright, <br />Community Development Director Tony Lashbrook, Public Works Director Tom Covey, and <br />Executive Secretary Barbara Johnson. <br /> <br />PUBLIC COMMENT. None <br /> <br />WORKSHOP <br /> <br />4.1 <br /> <br />Southern Pacific/Union Pacific Railroad merger workshop with Railroad <br />Committee <br /> <br />Councilmember Eagan explained to those in attendance that the plan for this meeting <br />was to review the impacts, alternatives, conclusions and strategy regarding the Town <br />of Truckee position related to the proposed Southern Pacific/Union Pacific Railroad <br />merger. She further informed those attending that potential costs involved and the <br />likelihood of success would also be discussed. <br /> <br />Mr. Gordon Shaw of Leigh, Scott and Cleary stated that Iris firm had conducted P.M. <br />peak hour traffic studies in the downtown area, however these figures do not reflect <br />traffic during the peak summer hours. Those attending the meeting examined the <br />traffic studies. Mr. Shaw reflected that the 267 Bypass would not solve the traffic <br />problem in downtown Truckee. <br /> <br />The Railroad Committee discussed alternative solutions to the impacts which will be <br />created by the proposed merger. Those included a possible West Side Underpass, an <br />East Side Underpass and the extension/expansion of West River Street to include <br />four lanes with turning lanes approaching West River Street being extended. The <br />possibility of closing the railroad crossing once the second East Side Undererossing <br />is completed was also discussed. <br /> <br />Town Council Minutes <br /> Page I <br /> <br /> <br />