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May 14, 2014 Reno City Council highlights

By ThisIsReno
Senior Citizen Outreach – H.1
Council unanimously approved to adopt a Resolution granting $10,443 to six nonprofit organizations that provide senior adult outreach programs and services to promote the health and wellness of seniors in the community.

Benefits/Salaries of Elected Officials – J.1

Council gave staff direction to keep intact the existing structure of salary and benefits of elected officials. Staff had been asked to research the existing resolutions establishing salaries and paid benefits for City of Reno elected officials, including the Reno City Council, City Attorney’s Office and Municipal Judges.

Fire Inspection Revenue – J.4

Council unanimously approved a motion to accept staff’s recommendation of a fire inspection revenue alignment between the Building Enterprise Fund and the General Fund. The proposal is to provide fire services (plan review and inspection) for a lump sum payment of $220,000.

As a result, two additional firefighter positions are proposed to be added to the General Fund. At the initial Budget Workshop that took place on April 23, a budget plan was presented that would provide the ongoing funding necessary to retain 15 of the 50 firefighter positions that won’t be funded after July 1, 2014 due to a federal SAFER grant not being awarded to the City of Reno. This would reduce the number of layoffs to a maximum of 33, an issue that will be decided at the May 20 budget adoption meeting set for 1:30 p.m.

Special Joint Meeting – Reno City Council & Redevelopment Agency Board

The following items will be continued on May 28, 2014 at 2 p.m:

E.1  Discussion, direction to staff and possible approval of Personal Property Sublease Agreement (Rink on the River) between the Redevelopment Agency and SK Baseball Ballpark Management LLC (Reno Aces Stadium).

E.2  Discussion, direction to staff and possible approval of Interlocal Lease Agreement (Rink on the River) between the City and the Redevelopment Agency (Reno Aces Stadium).

For more information about the May 14, 2014 meeting, click here. For general information regarding Reno City Council Meetings, click here.

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