C.A.T.T. Community Project is not a PR campaign – it is a separate sponsored organization to CATT. Composed of CATT members, Community Project reviews public requests for construction assistance in our region and then assigns project managers and teams to provide that assistance. It is your way to give back to the community.
• Paul Zarubin, Project Manager, reports that the Kids Truckee Railroad Snow Shed is complete! In 2015, plans were developed, the foundation was poured, and footings put in place. Material and time were donated by Linchpin Structural Engineering, Caseywood, Finishing Touch Carpentry, Fraserwood, M & M Concete Pumping, DHC Supplies, Mountain Hardware, Northern Nevada Rebar, Ruppert, Inc., Sierra Paint & Chemical, Summit Roofing, Truckee Tahoe Lumber Company, Simpson Strong-Tie, Truckee North Tahoe Materials, and Mt. Lincoln Construction. This project was funded 100% though donations. The Kids Truckee Railroad Snow Shed provides opportunity for history interpretation, onsite storage of the train in the winter, and for increased enjoyment of riding the train. Additional benefits of the shed include educating all community visitors and citizens on the history of how the railroads keep the trains running over Donner Summit during heavy snow. The project also offers opportunities to teach safety concerns that exist in current modern snow shed structures with the lack of clearances inside and the dangers resulting in walking in existing snow sheds on active railroad tracks.
• C.A.T.T. Community Project coordinated the installation of a new stove at Choices, a nonprofit day program supporting adults with developmental disabilities. In May, Choices received the much needed cooktop and oven at their facility on Pioneer Trail, thanks to the Truckee Noon Rotary Club. John Walterscheid (Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc.) stepped right up to donate all materials and supplies and Tyler Wright (TW Electric) donated his time and expertise in the installation.
• The Sierra Senior Services Community Room needed some TLC and Project Manager John Manocchio (Waddell and Reed) jumped right in. John reviewed multiple bids for the project and selected Kelly Brothers Painting as the team for the job. John also coordinated with CATTCP volunteers to move furniture and do other prep work before the painting was done.
• The Truckee Bike Park has entered into Phase 3. Project Manager Mike Brown (Stoel Rives, LLP) is coordinating the new fencing. 100% of the materials for Phase 3 were donated by Caseywood.
C.A.T.T. Community Project’s latest endeavor is to find a site and build a Truckee Community Building that will serve as a shared non-profit office space. This effort will contribute to the wellbeing of many non-profits that support our community.