Sparks City Council Meeting 1/27/2014 2:00:00 PM

    Monday, January 27, 2014 2:00 PM
    Council Chambers, Legislative Bldg, 745 4th St., Sparks, NV

General Business: 6.1

Title: Winners of the Christmas Parade
Petitioner/Presenter: Francine Burge/Mayor Martini
Recommendation: none
Financial Impact: none
Business Impact (Per NRS 237):
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Agenda Item Brief: 2013 Hometowne Christmas Parade Winners

Background: The 27th annual Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade was held with outside temperatures between 13 and 29 degrees after a snow fall of 3 to 5 inches. In the final days before the event, city phone lines were active with calls inquiring on whether it was going to be cancelled or postponed. The 2012 parade was postponed one week to allow for city personnel (fire, roads, and police) to be available for a flood that was forecasted for the same weekend. In 26 years, the parade has gone on in snow, rain, wind, extreme cold and beautiful sunny skies! The morning of the parade, the Public Works Department began clearing snow on the streets and sidewalks at 3:00 AM. They had snow clearing equipment ready if needed during the parade. For this reason, all participants should be commended for their perseverance in the extreme weather.


Mayor Martini will recognize winners of the 2013 Christmas Parade:

Vehicles: Thompson Garage Doors Community:

Reno Rodeo Marching Band: The Mayors' Own Marching Band

Business: KOLO 8

Animals: Palomino Valley Pet Rescue

Floats: Sparks Heritage Museum

Costume group: Young Pioneers

Sparks Heritage Museum won overall with the most points. They will have the opportunity to lead the parade in 2014 and be invited to the VIP area. Awards will be coming from the Parks and Rec Department.


Recommended Motion: None

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