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Sparks City Council Highlights September 13, 2021

Sparks, NV – The following are highlights from the September 13, 2021, Sparks City Council Meeting.

Announcements, Presentations, Recognition Items and Items of Special Interest

·         City Manager Neil Krutz announced a vacancy on the Sparks Parks and Recreation Commission for a partial term ending June 30, 2022. Applicants must be Sparks residents or hold a valid Sparks business license. Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2021, at 5:00 pm. To submit an application, go to www.cityofsparks.us/getinvolved.

·         Council proclaimed September as Hunger Action Month and heard a presentation from the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

·         Council heard a Smoke-Free Truckee Meadows presentation from the Nevada Cancer Coalition.

General Business

·         Council accepted a $52,928.21 Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grant to provide the Emergency Medical Services program with equipment and paramedic school tuition with matching funds of $4,811.66.

·         Council accepted a $58,000.00 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) stipend grant from Nevada’s Child Care and Development Program and the Children’s Cabinet for reimbursement of Small Wonders Preschool staff payroll.

·         Council approved a $508,717.00 construction contract with Express Sewer and Drain for the Sanitary Sewer Cured In-Place Pipe project.

·         Council approved a $399,025.00 design services contract with Atkins for the North Truckee Drain alternatives analysis and engineering design.

·         Council approved a Fiscal Year 2022 expenditure of up to $841,400.00 for contract labor for parks, streets, drains, fleet maintenance, facility maintenance and public works administration, utilizing a joinder provision with a State of Nevada contract.

·         Council approved a payment of $430,565.00 to Renown Health Foundation representing the City of Sparks portion of regionally shared expenditures related to the expansion of hospital services capacity in response to the COVID-19 patient surge.