Sparks City Council Highlights October 11, 2021
Sparks, NV – The following are highlights from the October 11, 2021, Sparks City Council Meeting.
Announcements, Presentations, Recognition Items and Items of Special Interest
- Boards and Commissions Vacancy Announcements:
- Two vacancies on the Sparks Arts and Culture Advisory Committee, each for two-year terms ending November 30, 2023. One vacancy is for a representative of the visual arts, and one is for a representative of the performing arts. Applications for these vacancies will be accepted until October 28, 2021, at 5:00 pm. To submit an application, go to www.cityofsparks.us/getinvolved.
- Council proclaimed October as “Careers in Construction Month” to increase public awareness and appreciation of construction craft professionals and the entire construction workforce.
- Council heard a presentation from the co-founders of Soulful Seeds, an organization that provides fresh, healthy food to those in need.
- Council appointed Megan Mentzer to the Sparks Parks and Recreation Commission for a partial term ending June 30, 2022.
- Council approved a resolution establishing the City of Sparks Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board. This seven-member Board will provide recommendations to the City Council and staff regarding how to make City programs, services, and jobs more accessible and inclusive for the whole community.
- Council approved up to $364,000.00 for an agreement between Washoe County, through the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO), and City of Sparks, through Sparks Police Department, to pay WCSO for 48 hours of dispatching services each week.
- Council approved a new resolution concerning the Sparks Police Advisory Committee that revises the appointment qualifications for a high school or college student to also include an at large community member who may or may not be a resident or business owner in the City of Sparks.
- Council approved a three-year Microsoft Enterprise License Agreement for personal computer, client access, virtual desktop and server product licenses for a total of $724,532.94.
Public and Zoning Public Hearings and Action Items
- Council held a public hearing and adopted a resolution certifying a Compressive Plan amendment to change the land use designation from Open Space to Multi-Family Residential on 23 acres of a larger 118.6-acre parcel at 2351 Geno Martini Parkway in Sparks.
- Council held a public hearing and approved amendments to the final Planned Development Handbook for Kiley Ranch North, Phase 5. The amendments conform to changes to the Kiley Ranch North Tentative Planned Development Handbook approved in 2019 on 115 acres east of Pyramid Way and south of Lazy 5 Regional Park in Sparks in the New Urban District, Kiley Ranch North zoning district.
- Council adopted a resolution to certify a Comprehensive Plan amendment changing the land use designation from Mixed-Use District – Civic to Mixed-Use District-Mixed Residential on 2.19 acres at 1146 Prater Way in Sparks.
- Council also heard a second reading, held a public meeting, and adopted an ordinance to rezone 2.36 acres at 1146 Prater Way and 1115 G. Street from Public Facilities to Mixed-Use District and approved a tentative map for a 57-lot townhome subdivision at the same location.