City council plans special meeting to discuss Main Street

The Susanville City Council will not discuss the Caltrans Main Street project at its Wednesday, July 17 meeting as reported in last week’s issue of the Lassen County Times.

According to a statement from Gwenna MacDonald, city clerk, the item will not be on the agenda for the July 17 meeting due to the Lassen County Fair.

“The opening night of the (Lassen County) Fair is always a popular day for the citizens of our community, and we were hoping that you could perhaps print something on the front page of the July 16 issue, noting that the date listed in the July 9 issue was incorrect,” the statement read. “The council would like to provide an opportunity for as many people as possible to speak to the proposed restriping plan, and we are still discussing scheduling a special meeting to consider that item of business.  I do not have a tentative date / time for that yet, but will notify you as soon as I do. We appreciate your assistance with keeping our community informed.”

Public works department comments
The city’s public works department referred the newspaper to a new posting on its Facebook page regarding the Main Street project.

“The city has received information from Caltrans that the Draft Main Street striping plan … is not something they will move forward with unless it has the support of the community and city council,” the statement read. “According to Caltrans, the draft plan is in response to a request by transportation commission staff to address the existing lane merger for westbound traffic between Lassen Street and Roop Street. Several members of the public have expressed concern regarding their ability to attend the city council meeting on July 17, due to it being the opening night of the Lassen County Fair. As a result of these concerns, the city council will not be taking action to provide feedback to Caltrans on this item on July 17. Please stay posted for more information regarding the time and date that the item will be before the city council … ”