Joint Special Meeting – Reno City Council & Redevelopment Agency Board
Council unanimously approved the three-year Personal Property Sublease Agreement (Rink on the River) between the Redevelopment Agency and SK Baseball Ballpark Management LLC (“SKBBM”). Due to the pending re-construction of the Virginia Street Bridge, the City of Reno will not be able to operate the rink at its current location at City Plaza during the 12 to 18 months of bridge construction. SKBBM will operate and manage the ice-skating rink, and will use the City’s equipment and machinery to do so.
Weather permitting, the rink generally operates between November 25 through at least February 24. View the Agenda Packet here.
Virginia Street Bridge Replacement Project – E.2
Council unanimously approved an amendment to Highway Agreement No. PR125-13-063 for the Virginia Street Bridge Replacement Project. The amendment adds language to facilitate early property acquisition process, increase the funding for the property acquisition and extend the termination of the funding agreement to December 31, 2017. Funding agreements have been approved with the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), Flood Management Authority (FMA) and Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) for a total of $19.25 million.
Arts & Culture Grants – H.1 & H.2
Council adopted a Resolution to allocate $64,000 General Fund dollars to the following 18 nonprofit Arts & Culture organizations:
- Bruka Theatre of the Sierra, Inc. – $3,650
- Controlled Burn, Inc. – $3,650
- David J. Drakulich Art Foundation: Freedom of Expression – $4,150
- Inner Rhythms, Inc./Inner Rhythms Dance Theater – $4,150
- Lake Tahoe Classical Guitar dba Sierra Nevada Guitar Society – $2,750
- Nevada Opera Association – $3,000
- Note-Able Music Therapy Services – $4,150
- Reno Jazz Orchestra – $3,650
- Reno Little Theater – $4,150
- Sierra Nevada Ballet – $3,050
- TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada, Inc. – $3,650
- Holland Project – $3,750
- Nevada Museum of Art – $3,500
- Reno Irish Dance Company – $3,250
- Sierra Arts Foundation – $3,500
- University of Nevada – Sheppard Contemporary and University Galleries – $3,250
- University of Nevada Latino Research Center – $3,250
- VSA Arts of Nevada – $3,500
Council also adopted a Resolution to allocate $130,000 Room Tax dollars to the following 22 nonprofit Arts & Culture organizations:
- A.V.A. Ballet Theatre – $6,500
- Bruka Theatre of the Sierra, Inc. – $6,000
- Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company – $3,000
- Holland Project – $8,000
- Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Company – $4,668
- Nevada Museum of Art – $8,500
- Nevada Opera Association – $6,032
- Note-Ables Music Therapy Services – $6,000
- Pioneer Center for Performing Arts – $8,000
- Reno Chamber Orchestra – $6,500
- Reno Jazz Orchestra – $3,600
- Reno Little Theater – $6,000
- Reno Philharmonic Association – $6,000
- Reno Pops Orchestra – $3,000
- Renown Health Foundation – $7,200
- Sierra Arts Foundation – $6,000
- Sierra Nevada MasterWorks Chorale – $3,000
- Sierra Nevada Ballet – $6,000
- University of Nevada Music Department – $6,000
- University of Nevada Extended Studies – $6,000
- University of Nevada Sheppard Contemporary and University Galleries – $6,000
- VSA Arts of Nevada – $8,000
The allocations were reviewed by the Reno Arts and Culture Commission (RACC).
Parks, Recreation & Community Services (PRCS) Staff Reassignments – J.1
Council adopted a Resolution finding it necessary to reduce staff of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department by four positions. Staff will work to minimize the impact of the resulting reduction in force related to The First Tee of Northern Nevada recently assuming full management and operations of the Rosewood Lakes Golf Course on behalf of the City of Reno. With the City no longer responsible for management and operation of the course, the City plans to reassign the affected employees, where possible.
Virginia Lake – J.2
Council unanimously approved a donation agreement between the City and SWD-NVL, LLC to provide financial assistance to the City and facilitate construction of public improvements designed to improve the water quality and circulation of Virginia Lake.
Reno Accelerator Funds – J.4
Council unanimously approved amendments to the existing agreement between the City of Reno and Newbean Capital (NLRK, LLC) related to the administration of the Reno Accelerator Fund (RAF). The provisions address extending the program’s performance period beyond June 30, 2014, setting performance measures, making the indemnification reciprocal and the handling of program income.
The $200,000 program is supported by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and designed to provide early-stage financing to promising startups. More information here.
Santa Crawl Economic Impact – J.5
Council accepted a report by the University of Nevada, Reno on the economic impact to the City of Reno by the 2013 Santa Crawl special event. The University of Nevada found that the Santa Crawl generates sufficient tax revenue (of taxable sales) to the City of Reno to cover the City’s costs associated with the event of an estimated $46,553. The total economic impact from non-local visitation is estimated at $5,591,067.
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