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Fire services agreement on City Council’s agenda today
by Joshua H. Silavent
Aug 22, 2011 | 1752 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SPARKS — The City Council will consider approving a new cooperative agreement between the Sparks Fire Department and the Storey County Fire Department when it meets today.

The current cooperative agreement was put in place in March 2003.

The new agreement provides the Sparks FD with access to staffed emergency response resources at no cost for up to 12 hours after an incident begins.

The agreement also provides reimbursement rates for costs incurred after 12 hours.

The agreement is in keeping with other partnerships the Sparks FD has with neighboring fire agencies.

In general business items, the council is expected to approve its portion of a cooperative agreement with nonprofit Volunteers of America (VOA) to run the Community Assistance Center and homeless shelter on Record Street in Reno.

The Washoe Board of County Commissioners and Reno City Council are expected to do the same when they meet on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.

In the meantime, a new request-for-proposal process will take place and a long-term operations contract will be awarded to either VOA or Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada sometime in December based on new performance measures handed down from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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

The City Council also will hold a workshop on Tuesday to review the city’s strategic goals, draft new objectives, develop an economic development initiative and receive an update on the regional emergency medical services study.

The workshop begins at 9 a.m. in the downstairs training room at City Hall, 431 Prater Way.
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