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Sparks City Council Highlights October 28, 2019

Sparks, NV – The following are highlights from the October 28, 2019 Sparks City Council meeting.

Announcements:

Sparks City Manager Neil Krutz announced the following board/committee/commission vacancies:

  • One vacancy on the Sparks Senior Citizens Advisory Committee. Sparks residents over the age of 55 are encouraged to apply by Friday, November 1, 2019.
  • One vacancy on the Airport Noise Advisory Panel; and two vacancies on the Enterprise Fund Advisory Committee. Applications will be accepted until Friday, December 6, 2019.   
  • Three vacancies on the Sparks Charter Committee, representing the Mayor, Ward 2 and Ward 4. Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 15, 2019.
  • Two vacancies on the Sparks Planning Commission. Applications will be accepted through Monday, December 16, 2019.
  • Two vacancies on the Sparks Citizens Advisory Committee. Applications will be accepted through Monday, December 16, 2019.

Applications for any of these volunteer positions can be found online at:  https://cityofsparks.us/resources/resource/become-city-volunteer/.

General Business:

The Sparks City Council approved the appointments of Cynthia Esparza and Alan Munson to serve as alternates in Wards 3 and 4 of the Sparks Citizens Advisory Committee.

Council approved a customer services agreement with Sierra Pacific Power Company (dba NV Energy) to provide the City with $125,000 annually for three years subject to the City remaining a fully bundled customer of NV Energy for the next five years.

Sparks City Council approved an agreement with Refuse, Inc., (dba Lockwood Regional Landfill), for the disposal of biosolids from the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility (TMWRF.) 

Council approved a $256,940 contract with engineering consulting firm NCE to prepare and analyze a conceptual master plan for a proposed industrial area east of Sparks and the Pah Rah mountain range on land currently owned by the federal government and managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). 

Council held a public hearing and adopted a bill to rezone 17,043 square feet located at 1620 Pyramid Way in Sparks from C1 (Neighborhood Commercial) to C2 (General Commercial).