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Council expected to OK lease for use of school buses by Parks and Recreation Dept.
by Joshua H. Silavent
Jan 09, 2011 | 1169 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SPARKS — The City Council is expected to adopt an annual interlocal lease agreement during its meeting today with the Washoe County School District to use school buses to transport Parks and Recreation program participants during summer, year-round and holiday day camps.

The lease will cost the city about $25,000 — a $6,000 reduction from 2010 costs due to fewer trips — and are paid from program revenues. The 2011 lease price factors out to $1.95 per mile, according to staff reports.

The buses have a capacity ranging from 65 to 84 passengers and will be used to transport participants in the Summer Outburst, Teen Discovery, Small Wonders Summer Adventures, Spring Vacation Fun, Christmas Capers and Playground programs.

In other business items, the council will consider approval of the mayor’s appointment recommendations for the Airport Noise Advisory Panel, Sparks Planning Commission and Washoe County District Board of Health.

Joshua Mahnke and Kenneth Pender have submitted applications to serve on the Airport Noise Advisory Panel.

Doug Voelz has been recommended for another four-year term on the Sparks Planning Commission and Arthur Sperber has been recommended to fill a vacated seat.

Dr. Denis Humphreys is seeking a third term on the District Board of Health and is recommended for appointment as no other applications were received for the position.

In consent items, possible approval might be given to a Reversion to Acreage Map for two properties in Sparks, located at 650 Lillard Drive and 425 13th St., in order to eliminate interior lot line crossings within existing and between adjacent parcels.

Finally, John Oceguera, Speaker of the Nevada Assembly, is scheduled to give a presentation on the upcoming legislative session to the council.

The City Council will meet at 2 p.m. today in the legislative building at 745 Fourth St.

The Redevelopment Agency meeting to follow has been canceled.
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