Tulloch task force makes recommendations

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By MIKE MORRIS

The moratorium on new docks at Tulloch Reservoir could be lifted this month now that a task force has drafted development guidelines for the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors to approve.

Appointed by supervisors, the task force was established with the goal of shaping the Copperopolis-area reservoir's future development and recreation use.

The group met five times during the summer and has issued proposed rules, including one that would restrict docks to properties with more than 200 feet of shoreline.

The task force is also considering permit fees for all boats on the reservoir, but that yet-to-be-adopted proposal is not part of the development guidelines.

Tri-Dam Project, the utilities district that manages the reservoir, issued a dock moratorium more than a year ago and said it would not be lifted until the county adopted rules to curb reservoir overcrowding.

"If the moratorium got lifted that would be a great milestone," said Bob Miller, a task force member who represents 594 lots in Copperopolis's Poker Flat subdivision.

Before the moratorium, said Miller, there were only "loosely defined" rules.

"In the past, Tri-Dam decided how many docks there were and what they look like," Supervisor Victoria Erickson said. "If these regulations go through, Calaveras County will have a large say in how many docks there are and what they look like."

Erickson, whose district includes Tulloch and who helped guide the task force meetings, said the committee's proposed rules could be adopted by county supervisors and then delivered to the Tri-Dam board in about three weeks.

"I'm hoping they'll lift (the dock ban) that day," she said.

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