Sparks City Council Meeting 11/13/2017 2:00:00 PM

    Monday, November 13, 2017 2:00 PM
    Council Chambers, Legislative Bldg, 745 4th St., Sparks, NV

General Business: 9.2

Title: Consideration, discussion and possible adoption of Resolution No. 3325 repealing Resolution No. 2690 and establishing the procedure for appointment of persons to represent the City of Sparks on various Boards, Commissions, or similar groups, and providing for matters relating thereto.
Petitioner/Presenter: Stephen W. Driscoll, City Manager/Teresa Gardner, City Clerk
Recommendation: Adopt Resolution No. 3325
Financial Impact: N/A
Business Impact (Per NRS 237):
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Agenda Item Brief:

Resolution 2690 was adopted October 23, 2000 and outlined the procedure for the appointment of citizens to boards, commissions or similar groups.  Over the years, the procedure has evolved and the proposed Resolution will incorporate, clarify and update procedure changes. 



Citizen involvement on City of Sparks' boards, commissions and similar groups is an integral part of local government.  The previous process was outdated and in need of revisions to bring the procedure current.


Changes in Resolution No. 3325 include an update of the current boards, commissions and similar groups; allows the Mayor to waive or temporarily change a procedure; allows adult citizens to apply at any time using the form available on the website or by obtaining one from the City Clerk's office; updates the recruitment procedure, including announcements at the Council meeting and on social media; eliminates interviews of applicants at public meetings; eliminates term limit requirements in the Resolution and defers to the bylaws of the individual boards, commissions or similar groups; allows the Mayor to approve a citizen to serve on multiple boards, commissions or similar groups; and outlines the nomination procedure when no applications have been submitted after a recruitment.


Council may choose to approve the resolution as submitted.

Council may not approve the resolution and provide direction to the City Manager.

Recommended Motion:

I move to approve Resolution No. 3325.

Attached Files:
     R-3325 Board appointment - final 2017.pdf
     R-3325 Board appointments - redline.pdf
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