The following are highlights from Monday’s Sparks City Council Meeting:
Golden Eagle Regional Park — At today’s Sparks City Council meeting,the City Council heard a presentation from the City’s Parks and Recreation staff on the Golden Eagle Regional Park & Sports Complex milestones in fiscal year 2015/2016.
Golden Eagle Regional Park located in northeast Sparks, opened in 2008. The park attracts more than one million participants and spectators for league and tournament games. In 2015, 50 tournament and related events were held at the park. The complex has brought 1,172 sport teams to the City equating to more than 45,000 room nights. The 50 events alone produce $22.3 million in economic impact from visitors to Sparks.
This year, the facility hosted the Triple Crown Sports 18U/Gold National Championship with 80 teams and 5 hours of nationally televised live coverage on CBS Sports Network. Park amenities include six softball fields, two baseball fields, four youth baseball / softball fields, stadium-size football/soccer field, two multi-purpose fields, and two bocce ball courts. Batting cage and Basketball Courts are coming soon. Amenities also include a restaurant and bar along with concession stands.
Preventive Maintenance Contracts — Council approved a contract with Sierra Nevada Construction in the amount of $334,007 to provide preventative maintenance on more than 1.8 million square feet of roadway surface throughout the City of Sparks with a rapid setting slurry seal. Slurry seal increases the life of a roadway in some cases by 15 to 20 years.
Additionally the council approved expenditures in the amount of $427,700 for contract labor to support park maintenance and street maintenance for fiscal year 2017. Tasks include trash pick-up, restroom cleaning, mowing, weed control, Community Service crew, crack sealing, street patching, fill pot holes and cleaning alleys. FY17 will also be the third year Public Works utilizes an inmate crew from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Department to help with weed control and shrub maintenance six months of the year.
Fire Trucks — Council approve the purchase of two fire trucks for the Sparks Fire Department from Graham Fire Apparatus/Rosenbauer in the amount of $1,165,482. The vehicles will replace two fire trucks that have exceeded their operational life.