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Today’s Sparks City Council Highlights

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Adam Mayberry, 775-353-7894, amayberry@cityofsparks.us

Sparks, NV – The following are highlights from today’s Sparks City Council Meeting:

State of Emergency Resolution – Council formally ratified Resolution #3305 declaring a state of emergency in the City of Sparks due to a flood event that occurred on January 8-9. The declaration allows the City the ability to request additional resources and take further measures to protect residents, and allows for possible reimbursement of city emergency response expenses.

Forensic Support Services – Council approved an agreement between the Sparks Police Department and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $389,500 to support forensic support services for the current fiscal year.  The Sheriff’s Forensic Science Division provides investigative support with a full-service crime unit consisting of DNA, toxicology, controlled substances, firearms and limited trace evidence analysis. The Breath Alcohol Section provides support for the Breath Alcohol instruments across Northern Nevada.


Nell J. Redfield Foundation Grant – Council accepted a grant from the Nell J. Redfield Foundation in the amount of $33,000 to enable the Sparks Parks & Recreation Department to continue the Leisure Without Limits Program and the Playground ProgramLeisure Without Limits offers recreational programs for people with disabilities.  The Playground Program is designed for children who benefit from participation in an organized group setting.

Appointments – The City Council confirmed Mary Brock and James Gaba, Mayor Martini’s appointments to the Sparks Planning Commission.

Presentation – The Council heard a presentation from the Washoe County Health District on the progress of the Inter-Local Agreement for Emergency Medical Services (EMS).


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