Sparks City Council Meeting 5/9/2016 2:00:00 PMMonday, May 9, 2016 2:00 PM
Council Chambers, Legislative Building 745 Fourth Street, Sparks, NV
General Business: 9.3
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Staff would like to complete the Larry D. Johnson Community Center construction plan. Currently, only one phase of three is complete and the William N. Pennington Foundation has shown interest and support in funding this endeavor.
Phase One of the Larry D. Johnson Community Center was completed in 2007 with its grand opening on May 1, 2007. This initial phase was a $4.5 million dollar project featuring 11,000 square feet, including two multi-purpose rooms, a fitness center, a dance/aerobic room, administrative offices and a public art component located in the lobby. The facility also houses a teen drop-in center called The Club operated through a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.
Two additional phases were planned pending funding. Phase Two was to include a new lobby, classroom/meeting room space for a total of 6,000 square feet estimated to cost $4,000,000 today. The third and final phase includes an additional 17,000 square feet to include an aerobics room, gymnasium and locker rooms for an estimated cost of $11,000,000 in today's economy.
The focus of the William N. Pennington Foundation "is limited to grantmaking in the fields of education, community services, health care, and medical research. The Foundation has a strong interest in supporting community and health services of children and the elderly...". As a result of conversations between Foundation staff, Councilman Smith and City Manager Driscoll, staff arranged an on site visit with Mr. Richard Stoltz with the William N. Pennington Foundation.
As a result of this visit, the completion of the Larry D. Johnson Community Center is something the Foundation is interested in funding. Staff will continue to build the relationship with the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows to further demonstrate our strong public/private partnership. Staff has also begun the creation of a business plan, review of the oringal plans dated 2004 and is preparing a survey of the community to best meet their needs with the expanded faciity. The grant application will provide a breakout of the phases and their associated expenses to provide the Foundation with the option of funding one phase at a time. If appoved to move forward, staff will submit the application as soon as possible with the goal of construction to begin in late CY17.
City Council may approve staff to submit a grant application to the William N. Pennington Foundation as outlined by staff.
City Council may not approve staff to submit a grant application to the William N. Pennington Foundation as outlined by staff.
City Council may choose to provide other direction to staff.
I move to approve staff to submit a grant application to the William N. Pennington Foundation as outlined by staff.