• By Albert Depew

05-05-14 Agenda with Supporting Materials

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Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee

DAY:              Monday

DATE:            May 5, 2014

TIME:             5:30 p.m.

LOCATION:  Community Center, Sierra Room 

                        851 East William Street

                        Carson City, Nevada


1.         Call to Order

2.         Roll Call


Public Comments**: 

The public is invited at this time to comment on and discuss any topic that is relevant to, or within the authority of, the Carson City Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee, including any matter that is not specifically included on the agenda as an action item. 


4.         For Possible Action: Approval of Minutes from April 7, 2014

5.                                             Agenda Items

5.1       For Possible Action: Presentation and discussion only regarding the Fiscal Year 2014-15 Redevelopment budget. (Nick Providenti, Finance Department Director)


5.2       For Possible Action: To make a recommendation to the Redevelopment Authority regarding the expenditure of $14,603 from the Redevelopment Fund to pay for the part-time employee position that covers the front desk at the BRIC (Business Resource and Innovation Center) for 25 hours per week. (Lee Plemel)


Staff Summary:  At the Board of Supervisors and Redevelopment Authority tentative budget meeting on April 24, 2014, the Board discussed the possibility of funding the BRIC front desk part-time position from the Redevelopment Fund rather than the General Fund and gave direction to staff to get a recommendation from RACC regarding this possible expenditure from the Redevelopment Fund.


5.3       For Possible Action: To make a recommendation to the Redevelopment Authority regarding the expenditure of $20,000 from the Redevelopment Revolving Fund to match a recently acquired Nevada Commission on Tourism grant to complete phase one of the Fairground/Fuji Park Complex Directional/Event Banner Sign. (Lee Plemel)


Staff Summary: At the April 7, 2014 Redevelopment Authority Citizen Committee meeting, Interim City Manager, Marena Works announced that Carson City had received a $20,000 grant from the Nevada Commission on Tourism for a directional/event banner sign at the Fairgrounds/Fuji Park Complex. Due to City funding limitations, the directional/event banner sign is design to be constructed in three phases.  Phase one will provide the sign’s base with the incorporation of directional information and an upper metal frame which will be designed to allow for changeable banners to be installed for event promotion at the complex.  The estimated cost for Phase 1 is $70,000.  The Nevada Commission of Tourism has provided a $20,000 toward this project.  City staff is requesting $20,000 from the Redevelopment Authority to match the NCOT grant.


5.4       For Possible Action: To prioritize and recommend to the Board of Supervisors the approval of the expenditure of $65,000 for Special Event funding from the Redevelopment Revolving Fund for Fiscal Year 2014-15. Part 1    Part 2   (Lee Plemel)


Staff Summary:  Redevelopment annually funds special events within the Redevelopment District from a portion of the Revolving Fund. The Redevelopment Agency has received more requests for funding ($125,750 total) than budgeted Redevelopment funds available to support the requests, leaving a funding shortfall of $60,750. The requests include: $2,500 for Pinkerton Ballet Theatre (Nutcracker Ballet), $2,500 for Sierra Nevada Ballet (Peanutcracker), $10,000 for Sierra Nevada Ballet (Duke’s Place), $8,000 for Mile High Jazz Band Association, Inc. (Jazz & Beyond Music Festival), $6,500 for Advocates To End Domestic Violence (Taste of Downtown), $7,000 for the Silver Dollar Car Classic, $6,100 for Joy Evens (Lone Mountain Cemetery Tour) , $10,000 for NV Rural Counties RSVP Program, Inc. (Spring Fun Fair), $10,000 for NV Rural Counties RSVP Program, Inc. (4th of July Celebration), $10,000 for NV Rural Counties RSVP Program, Inc. (Nevada Days Celebration), $10,000 for City of Carson City (Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair), $5,000 for Ventana Sierra (Great Carson City Book Festival 2015), $28,000 for Nvision Live Events (Nvision Live Events Series), $4,150 for the Carson City Senior Center (MOW Classic Car Show & Concert in the Park), and $6,000 for Capital City Arts Initiative.


6.             Non-Action Items:


  1. Staff reports and update on matters relating to the RACC. (Lee Plemel)


  1. RACC member reports and comments.


  1. Future agenda items for the next meeting on June 2, 2014


7.         Public Comments**: The public is invited at this time to comment on and discuss any topic that is relevant to, or within the authority of the RACC, including any matter that is not specifically included on the agenda as an action item.


8.         For Possible Action:  For adjournment

**  PUBLIC COMMENT:  The Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee will provide at least two public comment periods in compliance with the minimum requirements of the Open Meeting Law prior to adjournment.  In addition, it is Carson City’s aspirational goal to also provide for item-specific public comment as follows:  In order for members of the public to participate in the public body’s consideration of an agenda item, the public is strongly encouraged to comment on an agenda item when called for by the Chair during the item itself.  No action may be taken on a matter raised under public comment unless the item has been specifically included on the agenda as an item upon which action may be taken.  Comments may be limited to three minutes per person or topic at the discretion of the Chair in order to facilitate the meeting

For further information


If you would like more information about an agenda item listed above, please contact the staff member listed at the end of the particular item in which you are interested at 775-887-2101.  Contact Eva Chwalisz at 775-283-7080 or carson.org/agendas if you would like copies of supporting materials for an agenda item.  Supporting materials for the meeting are available in the Business Development office located at 108 E. Proctor Street, Carson City or at www.carson.org/agendas.  All written comments to the Business Development regarding an item must be submitted to the Business Development by 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the RACC meeting to ensure delivery to the Members before the meeting.


The Members is pleased to make reasonable accommodations for members of the public who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance.  If special arrangements for the meeting are necessary, please notify the Business Development in writing at 108 E. Proctor St., Carson City, Nevada  89701, or call 775-887-2101, as soon as possible.


The meeting can be viewed on Charter Cable channel 191 or at www.accesscarsoncity.org.

This agenda has been posted at the following locations before 5:00 PM on April 28, 2014.


This notice has been posted at the following locations:
Community Center,  851 East William Street
City Hall,  201 North Carson Street
Carson City Library,  900 North Roop Street
BRIC, 108 E. Proctor Street


Date: April 24, 2014