Sparks City Council Meeting Highlights October 8, 2018
Sparks, NV- The following are highlights from today’s Sparks City Council Meeting:
Presentations and Proclamations
Sparks City Manager Stephen Driscoll announced vacancies on the Sparks Senior Citizens Advisory Committee. Interested parties are encouraged to go to www.cityofsparks.us/volunteer and in the drop-down menu, choose Sparks Senior Citizen Advisory Committee.
The Sparks Heritage Museum and Cultural Center presented their 2017/2018 Annual Report to Council.
Mayor Geno Martini presented Cantina Los Tres Hombres with a commendation welcoming them to their newest location at the Outlets and Legends Mall.
Council approved Council Member Ed Lawson’s submittal of a supportive op-ed write-up concerning Senate Joint Resolution 14 to the Reno Gazette Journal for publication. The op-ed piece would clear up some misconceptions on what the bill would ultimately do to a property owners tax bill. Background: In the 2017 legislative session, Senator Julia Ratti proposed a constitutional amendment bill, SJR 14. This bill looks to add sections 11 and 12 to Section 1, Article 10 of the Nevada Constitution. SJR 14 would not change the depreciation or abatement rules, they will still exist, but they will reset to zero upon sale. The idea behind SJR 14 is to eliminate property tax inequities that can exist throughout Nevada when comparing homes of equal value.
Council approved an $283,899.00 Inter-local Cooperative Agreement for the operation of the Community Assistance Center and other homeless services among the the City of Reno, Washoe County and City of Sparks for Fiscal Year 2018/2019
Council heard a first reading of a bill to amend Sparks Municipal Code to define an aggrieved person for purposes of planning and zoning appeals and conform appeal timelines to Nevada law.
Council heard a first reading of a bill to amend Sparks Municipal Code regarding publication of certain notices and public hearings.
Council heard a first reading of a bill to amend Sparks Municipal Code relating to contempt of court.