The following are highlights from Monday’s Sparks City Council meeting:
• Council commended Tyler Green for dedication, integrity and hard work in the community and earning 3A Nevada State Championship in wrestling 160-Weight class.
• The council proclaimed March 18-22 as Nevada Moves Week encouraging citizens across the city of Sparks to walk, bike or participate in an athletic event with their children while celebrating the benefits of increased safety and health, this week and throughout the year.
• Sparks City Council heard a city of Sparks Strategic Plan update from the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada.
• Council approved a $217,570.09 reimbursement to the city of Reno for the city of Sparks share of a contract with KG Walters Construction Co., for the Spent Backwash and Primary Clarifier 1B Rehabilitation Project at the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility.
• Council approved the $1,733,007.00 2019 Street Rehabilitation contract to Sierra Nevada Construction. The project scope identifies the removal and replacement of certain deteriorating curb/gutter, driveway approaches, sidewalk ramps and reconstruction of roadways as part of the City’s pavement management program.
• Sparks City Council approved the allocation of $230,300 for fiscal year 2019/2020 as recommended by the Tourism and Marketing Committee for 2019 special events.
• Councilmembers directed the city manager to initiate changes to Title 20 of the Sparks Municipal Code to permit recreation vehicles sales event to exceed 72 hours. Operators of RV shows typically request an event duration in excess of the 72 hours allowed by a Temporary Use permit.
• The council approved an amendment to Condition #14 of the Miramonte Tentative Map that required the widening of Los Altos Parkway from Belmar Drive to Vista Boulevard from two to four lanes when final maps were recorded for 600 units in the Miramonte Tentative Map area. The amendment to Condition #14 would instead require extending the westbound left turn lane pocket at the intersection of Los Altos Parkway and Vista Boulevard to 400 feet. The mitigation is based on a 2017 traffic analysis.
• Sparks City Council approved a resolution supporting the Nevada Department of Transportation’s (NDOT) Spaghetti Bowl Project. NDOT, in preparation for continued population growth, is improving portions along Interstate 80, Interstate 580, and U.S. 395, with particular attention to the I-80/I-580 Interchange, also known as the Spaghetti Bowl. The city of Sparks is considered a participating agency. This gives the city opportunities to provide input at key decisions points in the NEPA process, identify any issues of concern regarding potential environmental or socioeconomic impacts, and participate in the scoping process. This resolution helps document the collaborative process and each participating agency’s endorsement will be included in the Final EIS and Record-of-Decision.
• Council approved the Phase 9 Final Development Handbook for Kiley Ranch North, located at the northeast corner of Wingfield Hills Road and Kiley Parkway in Sparks. The final development handbook designates 4.26 acres as open space and 25.27 acres for multi-family development at a density between 18.0 and 23.9 dwelling units per acre.