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☷ Sparks Nevada - Sparks City Council Highlights June 13 2022 14 June 2022

☷ Sparks Nevada - Sparks City Council Highlights June 13 2022 14 June 2022

Sparks , state Nevada
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   Contact:
   Julie Duewel
   Community Relations Manager
    ( 775 ) 353 - 7894
   jduewel@cityofsparks . us
   Sparks , NV – The following are highlights from the June 13 , 2022 , Sparks City Council Meeting .
   Announcements , Presentations , Recognition Items and Items of Special Interest:
   Council proclaimed:

   June 19 , 2022 , as “Juneteenth Day” as a reminder to honor and celebrate the achievements and contribution s African Americans have made , and continue to make , to the City of Sparks , the State of Nevada , and our Nation .
   June 2022 as “Pride Month” to increase awareness and provide support and advocacy for the LGBTQ community in the City of Sparks . It is an opportunity to take action and engage in dialogue to strengthen alliances , build acceptance , and advance equal rights .
   June 2022 as “Men’s Health Month” to focus on a broad range of men’s health issues , and to encourage increased awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle , regular exercise and medical check - ups .
   General Business:
   Council appointed:

   Lisa Bonie and Megan Mentzer to the Sparks Parks and Recreation Commission , each with terms ending June 30 , 2025 .
   Scott Benton to the Sparks Civil Service Commission for a three - year term ending June 30 , 2025 .
   John Stanley as a Sparks representative on the Truckee River Fund Advisory Committee for a partial term expiring November 30 , 2022 .
   Shelley Read to the Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Commission for a three - year term beginning July 1 , 2022 , and ending June 30 , 2025 .
   Council approved:

   A $2 , 970 , 353 . 00 Regional Road Impact Fee Offset Agreement with Denver Street Apartments , LLC to offset costs of eligible improvements related to the construction of the Pyramid Highway - Dolores Drive / Stonebrook Parkway Intersection Road and Traffic Signal Improvements located in Stonebrook West .
   A $1 , 147 , 233 . 00 , agreement between the City of Sparks , City of Reno , and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc . for the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility Dewatering Building Evaluation and Pre - Design Project , with the City of Sparks’s share being $359 , 887 . 00 .
   An $800 , 000 Forensic Services contract with Washoe County Sheriff ' s Office for FY 21/22 and for FY 22/23 .
   A $179 , 350 . 00 professional services contract with Brown and Caldwell for design , construction administration , testing , and inspection services for the Fiscal Year 2022 Sanitary Sewer Manhole Rehabilitation Project .
   A $260 , 935 . 00 professional services contract with Sierra Controls , LLC for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition upgrades .
   A $62 , 500 . 00 , grant program contract between the City of Sparks , City of Reno , and Silver State Fair Housing Council to provide fair housing outreach , community education , and increase public awareness of fair housing rights , with the City of Sparks’s share being $31 , 250 . 00 .
   Council rejected bids for the Glen Meadow Storm Drain Improvement Project as the low bid exceeded the City Engineer’s estimate by 58 percent .
   Council approved and authorized the City Manager to execute the following insurance policy purchases:

   Various commercial insurance policies for FY 23 to protect the financial interests of the City and the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility in the amounts of $1 , 084 , 838 . 00 and $550 , 153 . 00 , respectively .
   $554 , 709 . 00 of stop loss insurance from VOYA Financial for the City’s self - funded group health plan program for Fiscal Year 2022 .
   A worker ' s compensation excess insurance policy in the amount of an estimated $169 , 504 . 00 from Safety National for fiscal year 2023 .
   Public Hearing and Action Items Unrelated to Planning and Zoning:
   Council held a public meeting and approved an amendment to a grant agreement between the City of Sparks and the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development . The amendment allows the City to spend $309 , 367 . 00 of Community Development Block Grant COVID - 19 funds to purchase new modular restrooms at Shelly and Burgess Parks instead of putting it toward rental assistance and extends the term of the Grant Agreement to December 31 , 2022 .
   Council held a public meeting and approved a Substantial Amendment to the City of Sparks Program Year 2 , Fiscal Year 2021 - 2022 Community Development Block Grant ( CDBG ) and HOME Consortium Annual Action Plan . This includes decommission of CDBG funding for various activities to repay $380 , 748 . 81 to the City’s CDBG line of credit . This will be submitted to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development .
   

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