Infrastructure Rehabilitation Contract
Council awarded a contract to Spanish Springs Construction in the amount of $637,444 to rehabilitate city curbs, gutters, and sidewalks. The project involves the complete replacement and rehabilitation on K Street, L Street, and M Street from Stanford Way to Probasco Way. The existing curb and gutter infrastructure has deteriorated over time and is restricting storm water runoff.
Council approved a contract with Sierra Nevada Construction in the amount of $157,800 for the repair and patching of various areas of failing roadway throughout the City. The wet winter this year has left several areas of city streets with cracks and potholes.
Medical Marijuana Establishment Relocations
The City Council approved the relocation of Greenleaf Enterprises, Inc., a medical marijuana dispensary from an approved but not yet established location at 1825 Freeport Boulevard to a location at 1730 Glendale Avenue. The Council also approved NV Green, Inc. to move a medical marijuana cultivation facility from an approved but not yet established location at 1492 Linda Way to a location at 1475 Hymer Avenue.
Pursuant to NRS 453A.350, a medical marijuana establishment may apply to change location within the same local jurisdiction as its original approval. A local government may only approve such an application following a public hearing.
D’Andrea Golf Course Clubhouse
Council directed staff to petition the appropriate court for injunctive relief to abate the nuisance at the D’Andrea Golf Course Clubhouse at 2900 South D’Andrea Parkway.
The D’Andrea Clubhouse burned on Oct. 28, 2015. The clubhouse was partially demolished as part of the fire suppression efforts. Because the fire was caused by arson, the site was considered a crime scene until October of 2016. The arsonist pleaded guilty in November of 2016 and was sentenced in February of 2017.
Numerous requests for enforcement of the applicable Sparks Municipal Code provisions came directly from residents of the D’Andrea community as well as through elected officials after the building was burned. Due to the crime scene designation, the city was unable to proceed with enforcement of applicable municipal codes. After the site was no longer deemed a crime scene, staff initiated contact with the listed property owner identifying the nuisance issues and requiring the violations be corrected. An injunction may allow the Court to address the ongoing violations with the owner of the property before the City pursues further actions.
Grant for body armor
Council accepted a Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $9,600 to contribute to the purchase of body armor for sworn Sparks law enforcement officers.
Cooperative Agreement with State of Nevada
Council approved a contract with the State of Nevada for wildland expenses and emergency incidents for the period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019 in the amount of $20,000. The Sparks Fire Department maintains cooperative agreements with local, state, and federal fire agencies to provide resources to assist each other with emergencies that exceed the capabilities of a single agency.