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Lake, code compliance focus of sessions

By SCOTT PESZNECKER

Calaveras County supervisors will hold two study sessions Monday afternoon to discuss growth at Tulloch Reservoir and changes to the Code Compliance Unit.

Supervisors cannot vote during study sessions.

In the second study session, set for 3 p.m., supervisors could discuss joining with Tuolumne County and Tri-Dam Project to set dock, development and boating restrictions at Tulloch Reservoir in Copperopolis.

Tri-Dam Project is the utilities district that manages the reservoir.

Tri-Dam officials said last week that they will not lift a year-long ban on new docks at the reservoir until Calaveras and Tuolumne planners sit down with Tri-Dam officials to form a plan for growth at Tulloch.

One of Tri-Dam's concerns is overcrowding at the reservoir. Agency officials want Calaveras and Tuolumne counties' planners to consider restrictions to the number of boats and personal watercraft allowed on the reservoir.

The last time the three government entities sat down together was in April 2002.

Tri-Dam has already created a draft version of a master plan, which has not been approved by the agency's governing board or Tuolumne or Calaveras counties.

The draft calls for new docks to be a minimum of 70 feet apart. It also calls for routine studies of the reservoir to monitor boat traffic and public access to marinas and other facilities, as well as more funding for law enforcement at the reservoir.

District 5 Supervisor Victoria Erickson pushed for this study session. Several of her Copperopolis constituents, she said, are fed up with the dock moratorium. They worry that the dock ban is causing their property values to drop.

However, other Tulloch-area residents said the dock ban is needed until Calaveras County officials address growth and development around the reservoir's shoreline.

Calaveras County officials recently sent letters to Tri-Dam Project asking that new docks be allowed on existing properties.


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