The following are highlights from the November 8, 2021, Sparks City Council Meeting.
Boards and Commissions Vacancy Announcements. To submit an application, go to www.cityofsparks.us/getinvolved.Two vacancies on the Sparks Arts and Culture Advisory Committee, each for two-year terms ending November 30, 2023. One vacancy is for a representative of the visual arts, and one is for a representative of the performing arts. Applications for these vacancies will be accepted until November 12, 2021, at 5:00 pm.
Seven vacancies on the newly created Sparks Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board. Board members must reside in the City of Sparks. Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 26, 2021, at 5:00 PM.
One vacancy on the Sparks Planning Commission for a four-year term ending December 31, 2025. Applicants must be registered to vote and reside in the City of Sparks. Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 26, 2021, at 5:00 pm.
Council proclaimed November 15 through 21, 2021 as “National Apprenticeship Week” to raise awareness concerning the vital roles Registered Apprenticeships provide in creating opportunities for apprentices to earn while they learn and prepare a pathway to well-paying jobs, in the City of Sparks and nationwide.
Sparks City Council heard a first reading of an ordinance to amend the five Sparks City Council ward boundaries. The second reading will be held during the November 22, 2021, Sparks City Council meeting for possible adoption by the City Council.
The Council ratified a $1,512,799.00 agreement between the City of Sparks and the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education on behalf of the University of Nevada Reno to fund research related to the presence of the COVID-19 virus in wastewater and community prevalence monitoring.
Council approved a $125,925.45 reimbursement to the City of Reno for Sparks’ share of a construction contraction with Nelson Electric, Inc. for the Motor Control Center (MCC) 16 and 17 Replacement Project at the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility. The total cost of the project is $401,420.00.
The Council approved adding a Human Resources Analyst I/II position to City of Sparks Management Services complement.
Council approved a $180,017.59 payment to the City of Reno for the City of Sparks’ portion of regionally shared expenses related to the opening and operating of the Nevada Cares Campus through August 31, 2021.
Council held public hearings and approved agreements between: The City of Sparks and the Association of Sparks Fire Department Classified Chief Officers for the period of July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024.
The City of Sparks and the Sparks Police Protective Association for the period of July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2023.