Sparks City Council Meeting 10/14/2019 2:00:00 PMMonday, October 14, 2019 2:00 PM
Council Chambers, Legislative Bldg, 745 4th Street, Sparks, NV
General Business: 9.3
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Staff is requesting authorization from Council to accept the grant funding from the Sparks Rotary in the amount of $80,000 to assist in the cost of design and construction of a new All Abilities Playground at the Sparks Marina.
The City of Sparks opened its first All Abilities Playground at Pah Rah Mountain Park in the fall of 2012. This amenity is popular throughout the region and the City of Sparks intends to construct a second all abilities playground at the Sparks Marina. The Sparks Marina was selected as the best site based on its central location and amenities to support this type of playground.
On May 28, 2019, Council approved a budget of $550,000 in the FY20 Capital Improvements Plan - Parks and Recreation Project Fund (1402) for the design and construction of an All Abilities Playground at the Sparks Marina. Based on recent project costs and a review of the All Abilities Playground at Pah Rah Mountain Park, the estimated cost of design and construction of this new playground is expected to exceed the $550,000 approved in the FY20 budget. Along with the Sparks Rotary, city staff has been working on securing grants from other philanthropy organizations to obtain additional funds to design and build the project. Currently, the estimated total cost of the project will be approximately $850,000.
The City of Sparks has had many successful partnerships with our local Sparks Rotary organizations. The Sparks Rotary contacted the City of Sparks when they heard of the project and suggested requesting grant funds for the proposed project. Staff is seeking authorization to accept grant funds from the Sparks Rotary in the amount of $80,000 to assist in the design and construction costs of the Sparks Marina All Abilities Playground project.
- City Council could approve the request to accept grant funds for the Sparks Rotary as outlined by staff.
- City Council could reject the proposed grant acceptance and provide direction to the City Manager.
I move to accept the grant funds from the Sparks Rotary to assist in the design and construction costs of the Sparks Marina All Abilities Playground, in the amount of $80,000.
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