City of Reno
Nevada

Staff Report
8617

Staff Report (For Possible Action): Acceptance of Donation from the Northern Nevada Building and Construction Trades Council Development Corporation dba Carville Park Apartments to support the renovations at Traner Pool in the amount of $50,000.

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Department:Parks, Recreation and Community ServicesSponsors:
Category:Receipt of DonationWards:Ward 3

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Recommendation and Proposed Motion

Recommendation:  Staff recommends that City Council accept the donation of $50,000 from the Northern Nevada Building and Construction Trades Council Development Corporation dba Carville Park Apartments to support the renovations at Traner Pool.

 

Proposed Motion:  I move to approve staff recommendation.

Staff Report Formal Body

Summary: The Northern Nevada Building and Construction Trades Council Development Corporation dba Carville Park Apartments has donated $50,000 to support the City of Reno's effort to reopen Traner Pool due to vandalism that occurred in March 2017.  Staff recommends Council accept the donation from the Northern Nevada Building and Construction Trades Council Development Corporation dba Carville Park Apartments in the amount of $50,000.

 

Discussion: In March 2017, Traner Pool was vandalized and damaged resulting in the pool not being able to open for the summer 2017 season.  Although some of the damage will be covered by insurance claims and Council set aside funding to reopen the pool, the City is still short of the required funding to fully update the facility.  Local businesses and organizations have become our vital partners to acquire the remaining funding needed to complete the project.  In addition to this donation, City staff is completing an application to the Pennington Foundation for the remaining funding needed.  The application will be submitted in October.   

 

Financial Implications:  The funds will be restricted for the purpose in which they were donated. 

 

Legal Implications:  Legal review completed for compliance with City procedures and Nevada Law. NRS 268.008(6) provides that the city may "Receive bequests, devises, gifts and donations of all kinds of property wherever situated in fee simple, in trust or otherwise, for charitable or other purposes and do anything necessary to carry out the purposes of such bequests, devises, gifts and donations with full power to manage, sell, lease or otherwise dispose of such property in accordance with the terms of such bequest, devise, gift or donation."

 

 

 

 

Meeting History

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 PM Video Reno City Council Regular

THIS ITEM WAS PULLED FOR DISCUSSION.

Council Member McKenzie made the following disclosure:

"Fellow City Council Members and Madam Clerk, in the interests of full transparency, I am disclosing the fact I manage Carville Parks Apartments on behalf of the Building Trades Council Development Corporation (BTCDC). In addition, I am the Secretary Treasurer of the Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC), a council of 18 affiliated labor unions that advocates and lobbies for worker's rights. BTCDC is making a $50,000 donation to assist the City with renovations of Traner Pool. I have consulted with the City Attorney’s Office, and have concluded that the independence of judgment of a reasonable person in my situation would not be materially affected by my commitment in a private capacity to BTCDC/BCTC. Madam Clerk, please accept this disclosure and lodge it on the record for this meeting and subsequent meetings pertaining to this agenda item."

Council Members Brekhus and Delgado thanked the Northern Nevada Building and Construction Trades Council Development Corporation for their generous donation to the Traner Pool project.

The Council upheld the staff recommendation.

RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Jenny Brekhus, Councilmember
SECONDER:Naomi Duerr, Councilmember
AYES:Hillary Schieve, Jenny Brekhus, Naomi Duerr, Oscar Delgado, Paul McKenzie, Neoma Jardon, David Bobzien