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June 7, 2017 Reno City Council Highlights

Post Date:06/07/2017 5:34 PM

In our ongoing commitment to keep citizens and media informed, we’ve summarized the outcomes of a few key agenda items from today’s Regular Meeting of the Reno City Council. The agenda numbers provide convenient links to corresponding City of Reno Staff Reports.

Council identifies three possible sites to build a permanent overflow shelter (J.2)

There was a presentation and discussion to pursue evaluation of the construction of a permanent overflow shelter for homeless persons at one, or all, of the following sites:

  • 250 Sage Street (APN 008-381-33)

  • 1035 East Commercial Row (APN 008-370- 34/008-370-20)

  • Northeast corner of the intersection of Sage/Commercial Row (APN 008-381-36)

  • Terminus of East Commercial Row (APN 011- 450-24)

Council unanimously directed staff to consider three of the above sites, with the understanding that other opportunities may arise in the future. Ultimately, only one site will be used for construction of a permanent overflow shelter. The property located at the terminus of Commercial Row (APN 011- 450-24) will not be considered. The motion included direction to staff to work with Washoe County and other regional partners on the issue, and for staff to come back to Council with an update in August.

Council continues to fight blight through Neighborhood Renewal Program agreement with Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity (H.3)

Council unanimously approved to adopt a Resolution donating one-time Blight Mitigation Funds to Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity for the City's Neighborhood Renewal Program and approval of a Donation Agreement in the amount of $225,000. Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization, will complete service projects and provide on-the-job training along with other local nonprofits such as Sierra Nevada Job Corps and the Children’s Cabinet. The Neighborhood Renewal Program was approved by Council on February 22, 2017.

Council approves lease agreements with Sky Tavern (J.3)

Council unanimously approved agreements with Sky Tavern, a Nevada nonprofit corporation, for the five-year lease term and services by independent contractor of the Sky Tavern property, located at 10000 Mount Rose Highway. The agreements will include operation of the Junior Ski Program.

Recreation Projects

B.6 - Council unanimously approved acceptance of a donation from the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation for tennis court repairs at the Reno Tennis Center, located at 2601 Plumas Street, in the amount of $40,000.

B.7 - Council unanimously approved acceptance of a donation from the High Fives Foundation for flooring replacement and a Smith Machine at the Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center in the amount of $8,000.

K.1 - Citizen Appointments to Boards and Commissions

K.1.1 - Council unanimously approved appointment of Daniel Farahi and Richard Jay to the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. Also at the meeting, Proclamations were read to recognize outgoing Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees members Rick Murdock (chairman) and Jerry Hall.

K.1.2 - In a 4-to-3 vote, Council approved appointment of John Marshall to the Reno City Planning Commission.

Council Donation Funds

Council unanimously approved the following donations:

L.2 - $500 reallocation to the City of Reno Office of Communications and Community Engagement budget to provide refreshments for participants of the Truckee River Source to Sea Paddling and Environmental Learning Project [Brekhus]

L.3 - $13,000 reallocation to the City of Reno Public Works Department Capital Projects budget to offset costs associated with improvements to City facilities [Brekhus]

L.4 - $5,000 to the Trauma Intervention Programs of Northern Nevada [Delgado]

L.5 - $445 to the Education Alliance to support the Hug High School's Hero program [Delgado]

L.6 - $500 to Access for Community and Cultural Education Programs and Training (ACCEPT) [Delgado]

L.7 - $2,500 reallocation to the City of Reno Arts, Culture and Special Events Department to support the new localized art construction activities of building the Man in the City of Reno [Duerr]

L.8 - $2,800 to Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada, to offset costs associated with the Reno Works Program [Jardon] 

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