The following are highlights from the July 23 Sparks City Council Meeting:
• The council approved the Interlocal Cooperative Agreement with the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County for the FY 2019 program of projects. The RTC is in the eleventh year of the Regional Pavement Preservation Program. The program identifies the specific needs for regional road maintenance throughout the Truckee Meadows. Anticipated pavement preservation and corridor improvement and congestion relief projects in Sparks include:
– 4th & Prater Bus Rapid Transit Project – (Evans to Pyramid)
– Preventative Maintenance (slurry seals, etc., City wide)
– Street Rehabilitations (various roads, City wide)
– Clean Water Way (McCarran Blvd. to Treatment Plant)
– Oddie / Wells Corridor Multi-Modal Improvements (Kuenzli St to Pyramid Hwy)
– Victorian Ave Bike Lanes
– Pyramid Freeway/US-395 Link (TBD) US-395 to Pyramid Hwy (Preliminary Design Only)
– Traffic Engineering Spot Intersection 7 & 8 (City wide intersection capacity improvements)
– Traffic Management 2016, 2017, and 2018 (Design and Pilot Project, Fiber Optic and ITS Equipment)
• A $322,759.97 reimbursement to the City of Reno for Sparks’ share of a contract with Savage and Son, Inc. was approved for the construction of the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility (TMWRF) Water Piping Replacement Project.
• Council approved the Cooperative Local Public Agency Agreement with the Nevada Department of Transportation for a Regional Trail Retaining Wall Project grant with a potential cost of $245,430 in fiscal year 2020. NDOT’s reimbursement is not to exceed $233,159. The Cooperative Local Public Agency Agreement starts the design process for a project that will rehabilitate a failing retaining wall that is along the Regional Trail System near Knoll View Way, north of Sparks Blvd. The project, should it move to construction, will require the City to initially fund 100% of the construction cost with FY 2020 funding out of maintenance funds. Per the Terms of the Agreement (attached), 95% of the grant construction costs, which under this agreement amounts to a maximum of $233,159, will be reimbursed by NDOT to the City with the City providing 5% matching funding, estimated to by $12,271 and any other overages beyond NDOT’s maximum committed amount. Approving the agreement does not, in any way, obligate the City to fund the project.
• The city council approved a fiscal year 2019 expenditure not to exceed $465,935 for temporary parks, streets, drains and fleet maintenance contract laborers. This will be the sixth full season the Public Works division of the Community Services Department will utilize contract workers from temporary agencies to support the maintenance of the City’s parks, streets, storm drains, and vehicle fleet. Tasks including trash pick-up, restroom cleaning, mowing, weed control, crack sealing, street patching, filling pot holes, cleaning alleys, data entry and use of a Washoe County Sherriff’s Community Service crew.
• Council approved an Impact Fee Agreement with Lennar Reno, LLC. to allow for participation and use of credits in Impact Fee Service Area No. 1. This agreement is the City’s standard master form agreement and establishes the administrative rules for the use of impact fee credits within Impact Fee Service Area No. 1. Approval means that Lennar Reno, LLC will be eligible to receive impact fee credits for construction of Capital Improvements within Impact Fee Service Area No. 1.
• Sparks City Council approved city of Sparks’ sponsorship of an amendment to the 2012 Truckee Meadows Regional Plan to relocate a regional utility corridor crossing the Wildcreek Golf Course property.
• Council adopted the Resolution to amend the process for appointing members to the Sparks Arts and Culture Advisory Committee.
Planning and Zoning/Public Meetings
• Council held a public hearing and approved abandonment of a portion of L Street public right-of-way adjacent to 1408 Pyramid Way per request from AB Living Trust to the city of Sparks.
• The council heard a second reading, held a public hearing and adopted an ordinance to annex 1.9 acres located at 2101 Sullivan Lane in Sparks. The annexation will convert the parcel from Washoe County zoning designation of Estate Residential to city of Sparks zoning designation of Residential Single Family.
The Sparks City Council meeting adjourned and reconvened at 6 p.m. for a second reading, public hearing and discussion concerning the development and rezoning of a 7.72-acre parcel located at 2255 Los Altos Parkway in Sparks. Council voted to approve a development agreement between the city of Sparks and Landstar Companies, LLC. and adopted a bill to rezone the property from Planned Development – The Vistas to Multi-family residential.