October 2, 2019 Reno City Council Highlights
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:
H.1 - 1,000 Homes in 120 Days Program
Council approved Mayor Schieve and the City Manager’s Office initiative for the deferral of fees for construction. The pilot proposal would defer sewer and traffic impact fees if a developer constructs in-fill townhome, condo, or apartment units. No fees will be waived, but will be paid at the end of project construction instead of at the beginning of the process. More details and requirements can be found here.
H.2 - Tenant Issues and Concerns Citizens Advisory Board
Council unanimously approved the creation of the Board in order to research and guide housing issues across the city.
B.10 - Lemmon Valley Water ReuseCouncil unanimously approved an agreement with The Lakes at Sky Vista Apartments for the reuse of effluent from the Reno Stead Water Reclamation Facility. The agreement provides for up to 30 acre-feet per of effluent water to be used in water features and landscape irrigation.
B.21 - Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Council unanimously approved the establishment of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. It will be recognized as the second Monday in October every year. Council took the recommendation from the Human Rights Committee to create the day’s creation as a way to recognize, respect, and honor the importance of the First Nations and Indigenous People.
C.9 - Rink on the River Equipment Lease
Council unanimously approved an agreement with The ROW resort company to lease city-owned ice rink equipment for one year. The company plans to have the rink open in late November at Sixth Street and Sierra Street. The rink had previously been operated at Greater Nevada Field and City Plaza.