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Sparks City Council Highlights August 10, 2020

Sparks, NV – The following are highlights from the August 10, 2020 Sparks City Council Meeting.

Announcements, Presentations, Recognition Items and Items of Special Interest

  • City Manager Neil Krutz announced the following boards and commission vacancies:
    • One vacancy on the Civil Service Commission for a partial term ending June 30, 2023. Applicants must be Sparks residents. Applications will be taken through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 28, 2020. Applicants may apply at www.cityofsparks.us/getinvolved.
    • Two vacancies on the Building Code Board of Appeals for two-year terms ending September 30, 2022. Applicants must be registered professionals with structural, mechanical and/or civil engineering experience. Applications will be accepted through 5:00 pm on Friday, August 14, 2020. Applicants may apply at www.cityofsparks.us/getinvolved.
  • Council heard an update from city of Sparks Chief Financial Officer Jeff Cronk regarding the cumulative fiscal impact created by the COVID-19 emergency.

 General Business:

  • Council confirmed the Mayor’s appointment of Francine Burge to the Sierra Arts Foundation Board of Trustees for a one-year term expiring on August 13, 2021.

 Public Hearing and Action Items:

Council adopted a resolution authorizing the transfer of the City’s 2020 tax exempt bond volume capacity to the Nevada Housing Division (NHD) and the Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) to support the implementation of their respective affordable housing programs. Under the federal tax reform act enacted in 1986, the State of Nevada receives an annual allocation of tax-exempt private activity bond cap (PABC) authority.  PABC provides states and local governments authority to issue federally tax-exempt bonds on behalf of private infrastructure, utility and affordable housing projects and programs.  For 2020, the City of Sparks’ share of PABC is $5,326,819.52.