The following are some highlights of today’s Sparks City Council meeting:
Pah Rah All-Abilities Playground – The Sparks City Council approved a contract with Reno-Tahoe Construction in the amount of $136,829 to construct an “all-abilities” playground at Pah Rah Park. Funding comes from the City’s Park District Two which is funded by development fees and has no impact on the City’s general fund. The playground is the first of its kind in northern Nevada.
Victim Advocate– The Sparks City Council approved a grant from the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services in the amount of $74,904.00. The three year grant will help support the Police Department's Victim Advocate who provides services to individuals and families in need after becoming a victim(s) of a crime.
Sewer Replacement Project – The Sparks City Council approved a contract with Stampede Construction Inc. in the amount of $115,356 to rehabilitate the existing I-Street sewer main, between Rock Boulevard and 18thStreet. The line was constructed in the 1930s, is in poor condition, and in dire need of repair.
Appointments - The City Council approved Sparks Mayor Geno Martini to serve on the Regional Planning Governing Board for a three year term.
Proclamation- Mayor Martini issued the following proclamation:
Recreation & Parks Month (July 2012), recognizes the importance of our nation’s parks and recreation facilities and encourages residents to learn more about how to support the places that bring our City a higher quality of life, safe places to play, and healthy alternatives through recreation programming for everyone.