Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/99404947145
Meeting Dial-in #: 1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 994 0494 7145
General Business: 9.3
Title: Consideration, discussion, and possible acceptance of a $10,000.00 grant from the Ozmen Foundation to assist with the design and construction costs associated with the Sparks Marina All-Abilities Playground.
Petitioner/Presenter: John A. Martini, P.E., Assistant City Manager/Jon R. Ericson, P.E., PTOE, City Engineer
Recommendation: Staff recommends City Council accept the grant from the Ozmen Foundation to assist with the design and construction costs of the Sparks Marina All-Abilities Playground.
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: Background:
The Ozmen Foundation has awarded the City a grant to assist with the costs of design and construction of a new All-Abilities Playground at the Sparks Marina. Staff recommends that City Council accept the $10,000.00 grant.
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, City 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. On October 14, 2019, City Council accepted the Sparks Rotary grant in the amount of $80,000 towards the project. The Reno Rodeo Foundation grant in the amount of $120,000 was accepted by City Council on November 25, 2019. 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 and the Reno Rodeo Foundation, City staff has been working on securing grants from other philanthropic organizations to obtain additional funds to design and build the project. Currently, the estimated total cost of the project is approximately $850,000.
The Ozmen Foundation is a charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to helping humanity make the world a better place, caring for people, and paying it forward to future generations. Areas of focus include Pay It Forward, Education and Entrepreneurship, and Community. Through the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, the Ozmen Foundation provided a grant in the in the amount of $10,000 to assist in the design and construction costs of the Sparks Marina All-Abilities Playground project.
- Council may accept the grant from the Ozmen Foundation as outlined by staff.
- Council may reject the grant and provide direction to the City Manager.
I move to accept the $10,000.00 grant from the Ozmen Foundation to assist with the design and construction costs associated with the Sparks Marina All-Abilities Playground.
01 - Project Site Map.pdf
02 - Site Exhibit.pdf