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Local company awarded maintenance contract by City Council
by Garrett E. Valenzuela
Jul 22, 2013 | 1715 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The second round of the 2013 Preventative Maintenance Program was approved Monday afternoon by the Sparks City Council. The contract, worth more than $391,000, gave Sierra Nevada Construction project control to improve City of Sparks streets.

The preventative program is a yearly slurry seal applied to Sparks roads in need of care as part of the City’s five-year transportation plan. The entire program covers more than 2 million square feet of pavement, according to City of Sparks Transportation Manager Jon Ericson.

The approved program will cover Unit 1 and is broken into three parts, the first of which targets Vista Heights Drive beginning at S. Los Altos Parkway and moving northeast as far as Specklestone Court. The second segment relocates to central Sparks curing more than 15 roads between Oddie Boulevard and N. McCarran Boulevard in the perimeter between Sullivan Lane and Pyramid Way. Part two will also aid Fairway and Wildcreek drives and the area near Garfield Road toward Delaware and Burrows courts.

The third and final portion of Unit 1 will cover Glen Meadow Drive and Goldy Way in east Sparks near Baring Boulevard and it will also give maintenance to Stanford Way between Greenbrae Drive and E. Prater Way.

Assistant Community Services Director John Martini said Monday the project will also include micro surfacing, traffic control, public outreach and permanent striping. It will take about 45 days and will add 15 construction jobs for its duration.

The Sparks City Council also approved a second gaming license for the incoming Bourbon Street Casino, this one for the William Hill Race and Sports Book operating as Leroy’s Horse and Sports Place. The new Victorian Avenue casino received its gaming license, covering its machine games in June.

License applicant Jeffery Lawrence Siri has been the Chief Operating Officer of Las Vegas-based American Wagering Inc. for one year and has held the President’s position for Club Cal Neva Casino in Reno since 1981.

Sparks Police Chief Brian Allen said the gaming license approved by the City Council is contingent upon Bourbon Street Casino being inspected and approved by every city, county, district, and state agency having jurisdiction, upon fingerprints being returned from the FBI/CJIS that do not reflect any disqualifying arrests/convictions and upon issuance of a gaming license by the Gaming Control Board.

Bourbon Street Casino is set to open August 1 in downtown Sparks.
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