The following are highlights from Monday’s Sparks City Council Meeting:
North Truckee Drain Realignment Update
Construction of the North Truckee Drain Phase 3 Realignment project has required substantial acquisition of easements and right-of-way for both construction access and permanent facilities. Council approved $334,201 for easements and temporary off-site parking with Estes Terminal, LLC. This is the last land purchase necessary for the third and final phase of the North Truckee Drain Realignment Project.
This project is a critical component of the overall Truckee River Flood Project and will realign the drain further downstream of the Truckee River (east of Vista Boulevard). Storm water as far north from the Spanish Springs Valley, flows into the North Truckee Drain during storm events. The realignment of the drain further downstream of the Truckee River will reduce or minimize flooding to the Sparks industrial area.
The project is being funded by City of Sparks’ flood fees paid by Sparks residents and businesses, and $4.75 million provided by Truckee River Flood Authority. Work on this final phase is expected to begin in early 2017. Initial construction began in 2014.
Mayor Martini issued the following proclamation:
International Walk to School Day (Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016) – Encourages the citizens of Sparks to walk or bicycle with their children to and from school, and celebrate the benefits of increased safety and reduced traffic congestion, helping improve air quality, using less fuel, and encouraging physical activity.
Martini issued the following commendation:
Sparks resident Nancy Satmary was commended for organizing thirty of her neighbors and members of the Coral Academy High School Chapter of the National Honor Society to beautify Wood-Trail Park.
Presentation – The Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living presented plans for this years’ 5th Annual Pumpkin Palooza held, a celebration of all things pumpkin held on Sunday, October 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Victorian Square.