Community meeting

A community meeting will be held regarding access to the Truckee River

A meeting scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tahoe Forest Church, 10315 Hirschdale Road, Truckee, will address the concerns of landowners and people recreating in the Hirschdale Bridge area.

Nevada County Supervisor Hardy Bullock has been receiving complaints since January, when he took office, of “…people driving down the road leaving trash, sleeping in their cars, partying, starting fires, shooting guns…so the landowners in the area brought those concerns to my attention, and then I worked closely with the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office to see how to dispatch patrols additional there.

The place is popular for fishing, rafting and kayaking in the summer.

Bullock said there were also complaints about the lack of trespassing signs on the county road, which is when he became involved in reviewing the restrictions of access and use of the property adjacent to the river.

“The problem is the county owns part of the road in Hirschdale,” Bullock said.

‘Keep Clear’ signs posted next to the Truckee River in Hirschdale.
Elizabeth White

The primary purpose of the meeting will be to provide information to the public regarding access rights and hear their concerns, and then possibly, at a later meeting, find a community solution to the issue. This meeting will be open to the public and will also be broadcast live on the Supervisors Facebook page

Elizabeth White is a staff writer for the Sierra Sun. She can be contacted at [email protected]