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Martis Vally Quarry 5-year Review Information Sheet

Post Date:03/14/2017


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March 14, 2017

For additional information, contact:
Kirk Skierski, Assistant Planner
(530) 582-2927 



The Town of Truckee has received a few inquiries regarding the Martis Valley Quarry 5-Year Review application that is in the process of being reviewed by the Planning Commission. This press release serves to provide information and clarification about the Martis Valley Quarry and the 5-Year Review application. 


The Martis Valley Quarry was originally approved by Nevada County in 1983, with CEQA review. Nevada County originally approved:

  • Mining operations with materials to be sold from the site
  • An asphalt batch plant
  • Reclamation Plan, which outlines a plan to restore the site once mining ends

As part of the conditions of approval, Nevada County required that the mine operators return every five years to review the conditions of approval. These “5-Year Reviews” were intended to review the conditions and allows the Planning Commission to add, delete, or modify the conditions of approval for the continued use of the mine.

Martis Valley Quarry’s Current 5-Year Review Application 

The mine operator, Teichert Aggregates, has a 5-Year Review application in the process of being reviewed by the Planning Commission. The application was initially reviewed at the February 21, 2017 Planning Commission hearing, but was continued so that additional information could be provided. Originally, the application was continued to the March 21, 2017 hearing, but due to the amount of information requested, the application will not be reviewed at the March 21st hearing and is tentatively scheduled for the April 18, 2017 hearing. Please note that it is possible the application is moved to a later hearing date. 

The 5-Year Review application is only for the purposes of reviewing the conditions of approval. There are no proposals to expand the mine, mining operations, recycling/asphalt plant or other operations. 

 Meeting Date/Time:  

 Tuesday, April 18, 2016   (6:00 pm) – Subject to change 

 Meeting Location:

Truckee Town Hall, Council Chambers
10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, California.


 Teichert Land Company (Property Owner); Michael Smith, Teichert Aggregates (Agent)

 Application #:

 2016-00000130/AMD (5-Year Review and Project Amendment)

 Project Name:

 Martis Valley Quarry 5-Year Review and Project Amendment
 Project Location:  13879 Joerger Drive (APN 49-330-06)


ON FILE: Project information is available for review at the Community Development Department, 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, California, 96161, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm; however, scheduling an appointment is recommended. If you have any questions regarding this notice or any element of the project proposal, please contact Kirk Skierski, Assistant Planner, at (530) 582-2927 or

Email comments may be accepted as public comments provided the name, physical address, mailing address, and telephone number of the person making the comment is included in the e-mail. The email must be sent to and must be received by the Town prior to the public hearing.


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