Smoke shops and 18-wheelers will both come into the Hesperia City Council's crosshairs at their Wednesday meeting, and the council will also discuss a new method of crossing the railroad tracks that bisect the city.


"All three of them are just being considered," city spokeswoman Kelly Malloy said Tuesday afternoon. "There's not actually any decision being made. ... The council will look at these staff reports and give direction."


The council will first consider amending the city's existing commercial truck parking provisions. A variety of options are being considered, including eliminating the ability of truck drivers to park anywhere for two hours at a time, prohibiting trucks and trailers from being parked in front or side yards and limiting trucks to one per lot.


"We've had residents bring some concerns" to the council at previous meetings, Malloy said. "A lot of the concerns are the wear and tear on the roads and where they should be allowed to park the trucks, because we have so many subdivisions coming in."


The city council will also discuss the possibility of regulating smoke shops -- businesses that sell tobacco products as their primary business.


"We're looking at the effect of smoke shops on the city and if there's any necessary responses," Malloy said.


Although the long-awaited Ranchero Road underpass is still has not yet broken ground, officials are looking to the future, and a third way for residents to cross the BNSF rail line that splits the city into east and west portions.


"There's two different possible locations," Malloy said. "That would be at Eucalyptus and at Lemon, Mauna Loa or Mojave, all in the same area."


Eucalyptus Street has also been discussed as a future interchange with Interstate 15, following a Ranchero Road interchange to be built after the Ranchero Road underpass is completed, giving Hesperia three east-west roads that would both connect to the freeway and allow travel across the railroad tracks.


Wednesday night's Hesperia City Council meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Hesperia City Hall at 9700 Seventh Avenue.


Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com.