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August 26, 2015 Reno City Council Highlights

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Reno, Nevada — In our ongoing commitment to keep citizens and media informed, we’ve summarized the outcomes of a few key agenda items from today’s Reno City Council meeting. For in-depth review of all of today’s agenda items, visit Reno.gov/Meetings. The agenda numbers, at left, provide convenient links to corresponding City of Reno Staff Reports.

Homeless Services

E.2 – Council unanimously approved a contract with the Volunteers of America to operate the overflow shelter from August 27, 2015 through October 27, 2015 for an amount not to exceed $50,000 (CAC Fund).

E.3 – Council unanimously approved a contract between the City of Reno and Volunteers of America Northern California Northern Nevada to administer the RenoWorks Program in an amount not to exceed $110,000 (CAC Fund).

E.4 – Council unanimously approved a contract between the City and Catholic Charities Northern Nevada to administer the “Motels to Homes” Program in an amount not to exceed $100,000 (CAC Fund).

E.6 – Victim Advocate Position

Council unanimously accepted the 2015-2016 Violence Against Women STOP Grant Award in the amount of $70,000 to fund an additional victim advocate position in the City Attorney’s Office for one year.

E.10 – Traffic Calming

Council unanimously approved to award a contract to Anchor Concrete for the 2015 Traffic Calming Project in an amount not to exceed $56,685 (Street Fund).

E.11 – Park Improvements

Council unanimously awarded a contract to D&D Plumbing, Inc. for the base bid and force account for the Idlewild Pool Roof and Solar Replacement Project in an amount not to exceed $176,104 (Capital Improvement Plan).

E.17 – Reno Police Department

Council unanimously approved an agreement with JBJ Enterprises for software development specific to Reno Police Department technology projects for a period of one year in an amount not to exceed $119,000 (Forfeiture Fund).

H.1 – Neighborhood Advisory Boards

Council unanimously approved a Resolution establishing a process to appoint up to two alternate members on all of the five Neighborhood Advisory Boards (NABs).

J.1 – City Funding

Council moved to allow the Finance Director to deposit any amount from the Revenue Fund to the Reserve Funds (Cabela’s STAR Bonds) to cover a deficiency in Reserve Funds for the City of Reno.

J.2 – Vibrant Downtown

Council recommended that staff work with The Siegel Group to bring a detailed proposal to the Redevelopment Agency Board for consideration of agreement on a piece of land abutting the Truckee Lane Building, located at 248 First Street to the west and brick wall on east.

J.4 – Transportation Improvements

Council approved staff’s recommendation with follow-ups to the Draft 2016 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.

K – Citizen Appointments to Boards and Commissions

K.1 – Council appointed Karen Vibe and Richard Jay to the Financial Advisory Board.

K.2 – Council appointed Joe Bickett, Jason Cypher and Jes Stewart to the Downtown Police Special Assessment District Committee.