The proposed enhancements would be made in two phases, with the first to include electrical infrastructure and turf removal. The second phase includes the removal of existing pavements, tree wells and lights, and the construction of a canopy to house concerts and a seasonal ice rink.
The contract for Reno-based Hunter Creek Engineering does not include construction costs, which are estimated at more than $1.9 million.
Major design stages are expected to begin in August with an initial break-ground date for the project’s first phase set for Nov. 18.
In general business items, the council will consider approving a new interlocal agreement with Washoe County to continue funding the Sparks Senior Citizens Center.
Under the agreement, the city of Sparks would fund the center to the tune of $92,500.
If the agreement is not signed, the center could close.
Finally, the council will consider amendments to the municipal code that would write the police department’s authority into law. As it stands, the department exists at the will of the people rather than as a specific provision within the statutes.
The change is necessary in order for the police department to continue using the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System.
The City Council meets today at 2 p.m. in the legislative chambers located at 745 Fourth St.