Alpine water district looks at river study |

Alpine water district looks at river study

by Regina Purcell, Staff Writer

A request by the Carson Water Subconservancy District on Alpine County’s role in a proposed river corridor study will be discussed Tuesday.

The Alpine County Board of Supervisors meeting starts at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, at board chambers, 99 Water Street in Markleeville.

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has proposed a hyperspectral analysis and light detection and ranging assessment project of the Carson River from the California/Nevada state line to Lahontan Reservoir.

Supervisors will discuss the request from the district seeking Alpine’s participation.

In other business Tuesday, supervisors will consider:

n An annual step increase for Beth Nunes, administrative assistant III, to Range 42A/Step 4 effective May 1, 2004.

n Permanent status and probationary step increase for Christopher Boyle, part time planning technician in the Planning Department to Range 42/Step 2 effective April 16.

n A resolution approving the application for the Land and Water Conservation Grant-in-Aid Funds for the Turtle Rock Park Campground Project.

n A resolution approving the application for the Land and Water Conservation Grant-in-Aid Funds for the Markleeville Community Park Project.

n A resolution proclaiming May 6 as National Day of Prayer.

n A resolution acknowledging May 7 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day in California and May 15 as National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day; and directing that all flags of the United States be flown at half staff on these days.

n Approval of letters to the California Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees supporting the Department of Finance’s proposed legislation regarding transfer of Vehicle License Fees (VLF) realignment revenues to California counties.

n Approval of letter to Sierra Cellular regarding Hawkins Peak cell site failure.

n Approval of letter to California Department of Forestry, Tuolumne/Amador Unit, requesting follow-up home fire inspections in Bear Valley.

n A request for board declaration of county surplus items and approval for Alpine Children’s Center to accept and sell the surplus at auction with the proceeds used to help fund the center.

n A budget modification for FY 2003-2004 Anti Drug Abuse Grant Program and approval to purchase new ADA vehicle under State of California vehicle purchase program contingent upon state approval and submission of approved modification to the Auditor.

n Payment to Copies Plus for $9,267.23 for final printing of the Alpine County Emergency Operating Plan and the Alpine County Field Operations Guide.

n Continued discussion regarding the legislation proposed by Senator Barbara Boxer and the Wilderness Coalition.

n An Alpine County Chamber of Commerce request for road closure of Montgomery Street to School Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, for the Austin Healey Rendezvous 2004; and request to waive the encroachment and special event permit fees for this group.

n A presentation by Local Child Care & Development Planning Council.

n A request for $5,000 transfer from Contingency to Budget 101 for the California State Fair Exhibit.