The following are highlights from Monday’s Sparks City Council Meeting:
• Council proclaimed May 12-18 as National Police Officers Week in observance of law enforcement officers, past and present, for their dedication in preserving the rights and securities of all citizens. Mayor Smith further called upon the citizens of Sparks to observe May 15 as Police Officers’ Memorial Day in honor of those law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community or have become disabled in the performance of duty, and to respect and recognize the survivors of our fallen heroes.
• The City Council proclaimed May 19-25 as National Public Works Week in recognition of the engineers, managers and employees who focus on improving and protecting our nation’s transportation, water supply and water quality, public buildings, structures and facilities that protect our health and quality of life.
• May 11-17 was proclaimed as Washoe County Bike Week and encouraged citizens to enjoy the benefits of bicycling and to recognize the importance of bicycle safety and awareness of cyclists on our streets.
• Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Executive Director Christi Cakirogulu presented a report on the 2018 Two Season Waste Characterization Study Results, a program coordinated by the Washoe County Health District.
• City Manager Neil Krutz announced vacancies on the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee, Civil Service Commission, Reno Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees, Parks and Recreation Commission and the Technical Review Committee/Washoe County Home Consortium. Those interested in the volunteer position may apply online at https://cityofsparks.us/resources/resource/volunteer-bandc/
• Council approved a $185,600 contract to Titan Electrical Contracting for the 2019 Baring Blvd Safety Project.
• Councilmembers approved the Interlocal Cooperative Agreement with the Regional transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County for projects included in the RTC’s FY 2020 Program of Projects (POP).
• The council approved the Interlocal Cooperative Agreement for reimbursement with the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County in the amount of $230,000.00 for construction of sewer and storm drain improvements to be included in the RTC’s Sparks Consolidated 2019 project.
• A reimbursement to the city of Reno was approved in the amount of $1,348,439.45 for Sparks’ share of a construction contract with KG Walters Construction Co. Inc. for the Nitrification Tower 2 – 2019 Rehabilitation Project at the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility.
• The council approved the tentative map request for a 161-lot single-family subdivision on an 80.83-acre site generally located at the northeast corner of Scheidbar Drive and Rolling Meadows Drive in the Pioneer Meadows planned development zoning district.
• Sparks City Council approved a Roadway Improvement Cooperation Agreement between the city of Sparks and Sparks Legends Outlet Shops, LLC for completing the construction of Windsurfer Drive in the City’s portion of the project totaling $112,690.
• Council approved an Employment Agreement for John A. Martini for the position of Assistant City Manager, effective May 13, 2019.
• The council approved an Employment Agreement for James A. Reid for the position of Fire Chief, effective June 7, 2019.
• Councilmembers heard the first reading of an ordinance to approve a development agreement with the Washoe County School District for the construction of a public high school on a portion of Wildcreek Golf Course located north of McCarran Boulevard and east of Sullivan Lane. The development agreement provides the City Council a mechanism to review the project in its entirety as well as review proposed mitigation measures for identified impacts of operating a high school at this site. The second reading and decision will be made at the next Sparks City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
• The council declined to revoke the marijuana cultivation and production business licenses currently held by NNV Operations I Inc. dba Silver State Trading. Silver State Trading was placed on probationary status for one year pending all future licensing fees and payments be made in full and on time.
• Council approved Program Year 5, Fiscal Year 2019-2020, of the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Consortium Annual Action Plan for submittal to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
• Councilmembers heard the second reading and adopted an ordinance amending Chapter 5.77 of the Sparks Municipal Code concerning permits for sidewalk cafes in the public right-of-way, including standards for the placement of sidewalk cafes and the service of alcoholic beverages within sidewalk café areas.
• Sparks City Council heard the second reading, held a public meeting and adopted an ordinance amending Title 12 of the Sparks Municipal Code, allowing the city of Sparks to address the construction, installation and operation of small wireless facilities located within the City right-of-way, allowing the City to address recent federal requirements ordered by the Federal Communications Commission.
• Council heard the second reading, held a public meeting and adopted an ordinance amending Sparks Municipal Code establishing regulations for small wireless communication facilities located on private property.