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Sparks City Council Highlights, May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018
For Immediate Release
Sparks, NV- The following are highlights from today’s Sparks City Council Meeting:

General Business:

Sparks City Council confirmed the Mayor’s appointments of David Shocket to the Airport Noise Advisory Panel and Ted Erkan to the Enterprise Fund Advisory Committee. The Airport Noise Advisory Panel assesses information on airport noise problems, assists in coordination between land use activities and the activities of the airport, and promotes greater communication regarding airport noise among the various public bodies. The Enterprise Fund Advisory Committee reviews the operations, policies, procedures and financial status of the Development Services Enterprise Fund and can provide certain recommendations to the Sparks City Council.

Council approved a $10,000 donation to Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB). KTMB partners with the City of Sparks on programs including Adopt-a-Spot, Adopt-a-Park, River Cleanup, Educational Programs, Illegal Dumping, Litter Campaigns and Christmas Tree Recycling.

Council approved a $639,639.00 contract for the City’s 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Street Improvements to Granite Construction Company. This project will rehabilitate H Street from Rock Blvd to 15th Street and 16th Street from G Street to I Street. 

Council rejected a settlement offer regarding a civil rights case claim against the City and directed the City Attorney to initiate three civil forfeiture cases on behalf of the City relating to Sparks Police Department.

Council adopted a resolution authorizing placement of an advisory question on the November 2018 Sparks General Election Ballot. The question asks Sparks’ voters if the office of the Sparks City Attorney should continue to be an elected, non-partisan office.

Council adopted a resolution to augment the FY 18 budget by $7,121,043.00. Certain capital projects were approved in prior year Capital Improvement Plans (CIP), but were not completed in FY17, and the budget authority lapsed.  The FY18 budget will be augmented to re-appropriate those funds.  


Public Meeting:

Council held a public meeting on the tentative 2018-2019 budget and then voted to adopt the final fiscal year 2018-2019 budget.

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