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Matthew Brown, Communications Program Manager
Matthew oversees the City's press communications and public relations activities.
Deanna Gescheider, Director of Communications and Community Engagement
Deanna directs the Department of Communications and Community Engagement, this includes overseeing and managing strategic direction for the City's: media relations, print and new communications, television production and web services.
City Council Prelights for May 14, 2014
What's hot on the agenda for the May 14, 2014 Reno City Council Meeting.
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C Proclamations (definition: a public or official announcement)
C.1 Declaring the month of May 2014 as National Bike and Bicycle Safety Month and the week of May 10-16, 2014 as Bike to Work, School and Fun Week. Received by Officer MJ Cloud, Safe Routes to School Coordinator.
C.2 Declaring the week of May 18-24, 2014 as National Public Works Week. Received by John Flansberg, Director, Public Works.
C.3 Declaring the week of May 18-24, 2014 as Emergency Medical Services Week. Received by Jim Gubbels, President/CEO REMSA.
C.4 Declaring the month of May 2014 as Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month. Received by Michael Hernandez, Chief, Reno Fire Department.
D.1 Noah Silverman, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Reno Bike Project, will present an Economic Development Update.
E Consent Agenda (all items may be approved together with a single motion, be taken out of order and/or be heard and discussed individually)
E.4 Council will consider approval of an award of contract for the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility (TMWRF) Septage Receiving Facility Project Rebid to Geney/Gassiot, Inc. (GGI) in an amount not to exceed $2,091,200. TMWRF is jointly owned by the Cities of Reno and Sparks. The City of Reno oversees the Capital Improvement Program for TMWRF, while the City of Sparks manages operations. TMWRF serves as the primary facility to receive and treat septage within the region.
E.5 Council will consider approval of an agreement for construction management services with Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $298,600 (the City of Reno’s share being $204,929.18 from the Sewer Enterprise Fund). The agreement would provide construction management, administration, testing and inspection services required for the the TMWRF Septage Receiving Facility Project Rebid project.
*E.6 Council will consider approval of the award of contract to Custom Painting and Decorating, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $154,000 to paint the exterior of the National Bowling Stadium.
*E.7 Council will consider approval of a payment to the Reno Sparks Visitors and Convention Authority (RSCVA) in an amount not to exceed $125,000 for painting at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center.
*E.8 Council will consider approval of a payment to the RSCVA in an amount not to exceed $374,266 for seat repairs and the replacement of seats at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center.
*Funding for these projects comes from the Capital Projects $2 Room Tax Surcharge; the use of the proceeds of the surcharge must be approved by a two-thirds majority vote of the Council.
H Resolutions (definition: a formal form of a motion normally utilized to set forth policy of the City)
H.1 Staff will recommend that Council adopt a Resolution granting $10,443 to six nonprofit organizations that provide senior adult outreach programs and services to promote the health and wellness of seniors in the community. The Reno Senior Citizen Advisory Committee (RSCAC) will be making the recommendation.
J Standard Department Items
J.1 City of Reno staff has segregated various salary and benefits into sections and possible options and is seeking direction from Council on any action for salary and benefits of elected officials. Staff had been asked to research the existing resolutions establishing salaries and paid benefits for City of Reno elected officials, including the Reno City Council, City Attorney's Office and Municipal Judges.J.4 There will be an update, discussion and potential direction to staff regarding direction from the Building Enterprise Fund Advisory Committee relating to a fire inspection revenue alignment between the Building Enterprise Fund and the General Fund.