• By Albert Depew

10-19-06 Agenda with Supporting Materials

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Day: Thursday

Date:  October 19, 2006

Time: Beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Location: Community Center, Sierra Room
                851 East William Street
                Carson City, Nevada


Call to Order

Roll Call

Invocation - Ken Haskins, First Christian Church

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comments and Discussion: The public is invited at this time to comment on and discuss any item not on the agenda that is relevant to, or within the authority of, the Carson City Board of Supervisors, the Carson City Liquor and Entertainment Board and the Carson City Redevelopment Authority. No action may be taken on a matter raised under this item of the agenda until the matter itself has been specifically included on an agenda as an item upon which action will be taken. Public comment during individual agenda items will be taken on the item at the time the item is called for hearing.

1. Action on Approval of Minutes

2. Changes to the Agenda

3. Consent Agenda

All matters listed under the consent agenda are considered routine and may be acted upon by the Board of Supervisors with one action and without an extensive hearing. Any member of the Board or any citizen may request that an item be taken from the consent agenda, discussed and acted upon separately during this meeting.

3-1. Parks and Recreation - Open Space

Action to accept the recommendation of the Open Space Advisory Committee to authorize the Open Space Manager to enter into a contract with Wood Rodgers, Inc., for Phase III of the Open Space Wetland Rehabilitation Project for a not-to-exceed sum of $92,620. The wetland is located north of Northridge Drive, south of College Parkway, west of Lompa Lane, and east of the Northridge/Mountain Park Subdivisions.

Staff Summary: The contract will allow for Tasks #2 through #5 to be completed by Wood Rodgers, Inc., to design for the use of effluent and/or charges into the hydrology to improve the existing wetlands, which is owned by Carson City, and the nature area which is to be deeded to Carson City by the Northridge Development. In addition, other tasks call for the design of trails and signage for the public enjoyment of the wetland areas.

3-2. Purchasing and Contracts

A) Action to approve the renewal of Contract No. 0405-060 with HydroTech, Inc. to provide cleaning of sewer mains on an as-needed basis through December 15, 2007 subject to the funds being budgeted in the Sewer Fund and with the option to renew for two (2) additional one (1) year periods subject to negotiations.

Staff Summary: Contract No. 0405-060 Rebid B Sewer Line Cleaning will expire on December 15, 2006.

B) Action to approve Contract No. 0607-043 a request to have the Board of Supervisors determine that the listed City property is no longer required for public use and deem its disposal desirable and in the best interest of Carson City.

Staff Summary: Information Technology has converted the City Hall and Public Safety AS/400's over to new iSeries midrange computers and needs to dispose of these two (2) AS/400's. The AS/400's were purchased over ten (10) years ago and are now obsolete. To insure that the confidential data stored on these computers was safeguarded, the disk drives were removed and destroyed. Although this equipment was expensive to purchase, without disk drives and operating systems, these AS/400's are of little or no value whatsoever and Information Technology has recommended that they be taken to the landfill for disposal.

3-3. Public Works - Engineering

Action to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign the Release and Cancellation of the Improvement Agreement between Silver Oak Development Company and Carson City for Silver Oak PUD, Phase 11.

Staff Summary: Staff is requesting that the Board of Supervisors rescind and cancel of the Improvement Agreement for Silver Oak PUD, Phase 11, all of the requirements set forth in the Improvement Agreement have been completed and have passed the warranty as acceptable.

3-4. City Manager

Action to reappoint Chris Freeman to the Nevada Tahoe Conservation District for a two year term ending December 31, 2008.

Staff Summary: The Nevada Tahoe Conservation District functions under the auspices of NRS 548 which states the governing bodies of any counties located within the boundaries of the district shall appoint a representative to represent them as a supervisor on the governing board of the district.

3-5. Airport Authority

A) Action to approve the Carson City Airport Lease Amendment and Restatement between Carson City Airport Authority and Cubix Corporation.

Staff Summary: This amendment was made to replace an aging lease document, increase the rent and extend the term of the lease between Carson City Airport Authority and Cubix Corporation.

B) Action to approve the Amendment to Carson City Airport Lease Agreement between the Airport Authority and Patrick Dang Enterprises, LLC.

Staff Summary: This amendment was made to add fourteen feet to the lease area previously leased to Patrick Dang Enterprises, LLC., to allow for better space alignment of the leasehold with the remaining airport area.

(End of Consent Agenda)

Approximate Time - 8:35 a.m.

Ordinances, Resolutions, and Other Items

4. District, Justice and Municipal Courts

Presentation of the First Judicial District Consolidation Plan and Update on Criminal Justice Agency Streamlining Initiative.

Staff Summary: Consolidation plan for District, Justice and Municipal Courts in Carson City with the purpose of attaining greater efficiencies in the First Judicial District by maximizing organizational resources, utilizing effective technologies, and implementing best practices and procedures. Also an overview of the efforts and accomplishments of the Criminal Justice Agency Streamlining Initiative.

5. Carson City School District

Presentation by Mary Pierczynski, Superintendent and Mike Mitchell, Director of Operations regarding the Carson City School District Bond Question.

Staff Summary: Mary Pierczynski, Superintendent and Mike Mitchell, Director of Operations will present information and answer any questions regarding the Carson City School District Bond Question that is being presented on the November ballot.

6. Public Works

Action to approve an agreement by and between Carson City and the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California whereby Carson City provides sewer operation, maintenance and related services.

Staff Summary: This agreement replaces the one between the above stated parties, dated August 20, 1987. By approving this agreement, Carson City will provide sewer system maintenance, operation, and replacement for the Carson Colony and accept nitrate ion exchange brine waste from the Colony's water treatment system. Additionally, Carson City will provide maintenance and operation of the sewer system for the Stewart Indian Community.

7. Parks and Recreation

Action to acknowledge Carson City's agency funding partners, including Nevada Department of Wildlife, Sierra Pacific Resources Foundation, and the Carson Valley Conservation District, and the City's community partners, Kevin "CK" Baily and Lumos and Associates, Inc., for all their contributions to the urban fishing pond at the Carson City Fairgrounds/Fuji Park.

Staff Summary: Over the past two years, Carson City's Parks and Recreation Department has been working with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Sierra Pacific Resources Foundation, and the Carson Valley Conservation District to fund the design and construction of an urban fishing pond for Carson City residents at the Carson City Fairgrounds/Fuji Park. In addition, a community fishing advocate, Kevin "CK" Baily, has assisted City staff with the project and presented the City's original grant funding request to the Nevada Department Wildlife, and Lumos and Associates, Inc. did not request additional fees from Carson City during the project's drawn-out design phase to keep this project within budget.

8. Public Works - Planning and Zoning

A) Action to approve a Tentative Subdivision Map application known as Combs Canyon, LLC from Lumos Engineering (property owner: Combs Canyon, LLC c/o Selinger, Steve with Barton Properties, Inc.) to subdivide approximately 57 acres into 23 residential lots, on property zoned Single Family 1 Acre (SF1A), located approximately 350 feet northwest of the intersection of Timberline Drive and Combs Canyon Road, APN 007-091-91. (File TSM-06-168)

Staff Summary: This Tentative Subdivision Map is a request to allow the proposed residential development known as Combs Canyon. The request would result in the subdivision of the subject property into 23 single-family residential lots. The proposed lot sizes for the Combs Canyon Subdivision request is from one acre to 16 acres, with an average lot size of 2.48 acres.

B) Action to introduce, on first reading an ordinance amending Carson City Municipal Code Title18 Zoning, Chapter 18.16 Development Standards, Division 1 Land Use and Site Design, Section 1.3 Light and Glare to clarify when upward lighting is allowed, and to remove numbering redundancy and other matters properly related thereto. (File ZCA 06-181)

Staff Summary: This code amendment is at the direction of the City Manager to the Planning Division to prepare an amendment to the lighting standards in Design Standards 1.3; which will provide clarification on lighting standards to include provisions for upwards lighting of buildings.

9. Health and Human Services

Action to approve a continuing grant award in the amount of $309,683.00 from the Nevada Department of Human Resources, Health Division, for Public Health Preparedness and Terrorism Response activities.

Staff Summary: This grant will be used to continue the development of our public health infrastructure by developing a disease surveillance program and enhancing our local, statewide, and regional response to incidents of bioterrorism, catastrophic infectious disease and other public health threats and emergencies.

10. City Manager

A) Action to seek legislation that will allow gas taxes collected pursuant to NRS 373 (RTC Fuel Taxes) to be used for maintenance as well as new construction in counties with populations less than 100,000.

Staff Summary: Currently, counties with populations less than 50,000 are allowed to use RTC fuel taxes for maintenance as well as new construction. As Carson City reaches build-out and as we assume responsibility for Carson Street with the construction of the new freeway, our need for road maintenance funds will increase. Staff is recommending that Carson City seek legislation that would move the population threshold from 50,000 to 100,000. Carson City is the only county in the state that would be affected by this change.

B) Action to seek a change to the Carson City Charter that increases the number of positions designated by the Carson City Sheriff as exempt from the merit personnel system from 5 to 6 and allows for non-sworn as well as the sworn positions to occupy those positions.

Staff Summary: The current Charter provides all elected officials with a certain number of positions within their organizations which they can designate as "exempt." Those designated by the Sheriff currently must be "supervisory deputy sheriffs." Many Sheriffs' Administrations also have key non-sworn positions that would most appropriately be deemed "exempt." Thus, staff is recommending that the wording in the charter be changed to allow any non-sworn or sworn positions appointed by the Sheriff. Staff is also recommending that the number of positions be increased by 1, to a total of 6.

C) Presentation by representatives of Carson Tahoe Behavioral Health Services on the use of the funds previously granted by the Board and on the future status of adolescent treatment services in Carson City.

Staff Summary: Dr. Pat Hardy will be present at the meeting to provide the Board with an update on adolescent treatment services provided by Carson Tahoe Behavioral Health Services.

D) Discussion of 2006 general election ballot questions and their possible effects on Carson City government.

Staff Summary: Staff will provide a brief overview of all of the ballot questions that will appear on the November 7, 2006 general election ballot and will report on the effects these questions, if passed, will have on City operations.

11. Board of Supervisors

Non-Action Items:
Internal communications and administrative matters
Correspondence to the Board of Supervisors
Status reports and comments from the members of the Board
Staff comments and status report

12. Action to Adjourn

Copies of information related to the above items can be viewed at the reference desk at the Carson City Public Library.

Titles of agenda items are intended to identify specific matters. If you desire detailed information concerning any subject matter itemized within this agenda, you are encouraged to call the responsible agency or the City Manager's Office. You are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate by commenting on any agendized item.

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This notice has been posted at the following locations:

Community Center  851 East William Street
Public Safety Complex  885 East Musser Street
City Hall  201 North Carson Street
Carson City Library  900 North Roop Street

Date:  October 12, 2006