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Sparks City Council Highlights August 24, 2020

Sparks City Council Highlights August 24, 2020

Sparks, NV – The following are highlights from the August 24, 2020 Sparks City Council Meeting.

Announcements, Presentations, Recognition Items and Items of Special Interest

  • City Manager Neil Krutz announced a vacancy on the following commission:
    • 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. this Friday, August 28, 2020. Applicants may apply at www.cityofsparks.us/getinvolved.

 General Business:

  • Council accepted a donation of pedestrian safety equipment for school zones from the Renown Health Safe Kids Program. The City will receive two Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) systems for staff to install and maintain. The systems will be installed at the crosswalks on the corner of Prater Way and 13th Street, near Robert Mitchell Elementary School and at the crosswalk at the intersection of Lincoln Way and 4th Street, near Lincoln Park Elementary School.
  • Council approved a two federal grant program contracts between the city of Sparks and the Reno Housing Authority totaling $2,402,633.00 of Corona Virus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds, to provide residential rental assistance to tenants residing within the corporate limits of the City of Sparks.
  • Council approved $349,800 of CARES Act funding to purchase telework equipment from Summit Partners, LLC, CDW-G and other vendors as needed.
  • Council approved a $178,958.23 contract for the 2020 for the Regional Trail Retaining Wall Replacement and Upgrades, Federally Funded Project to Reno Tahoe Construction. The project involves removing and replacing a failing retaining wall and making drainage improvements to the wall located along the Spanish Springs Trail. Once the project is completed, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will reimburse the City 95% of the total actual construction cost from a federal grant received by the city of Sparks through the Federal Highway Administration’s (FWHA)Transportation Alternative Program (TAP), administered by NDOT. 
  • Council approved a $150,000 contract with West Coast Code Consultants, Inc., for building and fire permit plan review services in Fiscal Year 2021.