Minutes

Special Meeting

Reno City Council

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 10:00 AM

Reno City Council Chamber, One East First Street, Reno, NV 89501

Hillary Schieve, Mayor

 

Council Members:

Ward 1 – Jenny Brekhus

 

Ward 4 – Paul McKenzie

Ward 2 – Naomi Duerr

 

Ward 5 – Neoma Jardon

Ward 3 – Oscar Delgado

 

At-LargeDavid Bobzien

 

              Agenda Items   

1              Pledge of Allegiance   

2              Roll Call   

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Arrived

Hillary Schieve

Mayor

Absent

10:55 AM

Jenny Brekhus

Councilmember

Absent

10:05 AM

Naomi Duerr

Councilmember

Present

 

Oscar Delgado

Councilmember

Present

 

Paul McKenzie

Councilmember

Present

 

Neoma Jardon

Councilmember

Present

 

David Bobzien

Councilmember

Present

 

Sabra Newby

City Manager

Present

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 10:03 AM.

3              Public Comment   

COUNCIL MEMBER BREKHUS PRESENT AT 10:05 A.M.

 

Darlene Hesse, 3035 Malapi Way, Sparks, JR5299@att.net, discussed her opposition to the proposed demise of the Wildcreek Golf Course.

 

Amy Jones, Executive Director of the Reno Housing Authority, requested higher density to allow for more senior support housing units to be built on the parcels in the Sutro Street area.

 

Eric Novak, 890 La Rue Avenue, supported the request for higher density to allow for more affordable units in the Sutro neighborhood.

 

Sam Dehne, Reno resident, presented his views on several subjects.

 

Tom Polikalas, 1555 Ridgeview #223, stated his support of the Master Plan components, including green energy solutions.

 

Tammy Holt-Still, 11493 Tupelo, discussed flooding in Lemmon Valley.

4              Approval of the Agenda (For Possible Action) - November 8, 2017. 

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              David Bobzien, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Naomi Duerr, Councilmember

AYES:              Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, McKenzie, Jardon, Bobzien

ABSENT:              Hillary Schieve

5              Public Hearings - 10 AM (Items scheduled to be heard at a specific time will be heard no earlier than the stated time, but may be heard later.)   

5.1              Resolution No. : Staff Report (For Possible Action): Resolution No. ________ Case No. LDC18-00023 (Adoption of City of Reno Master Plan and Repeal of Existing Master Plan) Adoption of comprehensive City of Reno Master Plan consistent with Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 278.150 to 278.240 and repeal of existing City of Reno Master Plan. The Master Plan contains guiding principles, goals, policies, implementation strategies, and various supporting maps, including a land use plan map.  These components of the Master Plan will guide future decisions related to development and land use, natural resources, mobility, infrastructure, public services, and other issues of interest to the City and its citizens as the City grows and evolves.  10:20 PM

Recommendation:  The Planning Commission recommends Council adopt the new City of Reno Master Plan and repeal the existing Master Plan by resolution.

Proposed Motion:  I move to uphold the recommendation of the Planning Commission.

Master Plan Amendment

I move to adopt Resolution No. ____________.

Bill Thomas, Assistant City Manager, requested that the Council use today's discussions to identify items that have not yet been resolved so that staff can work on those issues and present the Master Plan for final adoption at the December 13, 2017, meeting.

 

Discussion ensued regarding timing issues related to proposed new major projects and the adoption of the Master Plan.

 

Vice Mayor Jardon opened the public hearing and asked if proper notice was given.

 

City Clerk Turney stated that proper notice was given and two letters of concern were received, one from Craig Smyres, 17 South Virginia Street #507, and one from Kimberly Rhodemyre, representing the Upper South East Communities Coalition.  A letter of support was received from Amy Jones, Executive Director of the Reno Housing Authority.

 

The Vice Mayor called for public comment.

 

Alice Tulloch, P.O. Box 7372, discussed renewable energy and land use issues.

 

Craig Smyres, 17 South Virginia Street #507, discussed concerns about traffic and pollution associated with development.

 

Sam Dehne, Reno resident, presented his views on the Master Plan.

 

Tammy Holt-Still, 11493 Tupelo, said that the Master Plan should include flooding and development concerns.

 

Darlene Hesse, 3035 Malapi Way, Sparks, said that the Master Plan should include keeping the Wildcreek Golf Course.

 

The Vice Mayor closed the public comment portion of the hearing.

 

City Attorney Hall read the resolution into the record.

 

Council Member Brekhus noted that she submitted comments for the record, which were uploaded and distributed to the Council.

 

Aric Jensen, Director of Community Development, thanked staff for their contributions to the Master Plan project.

 

Darcy White, Director of Clarion Associates, provided a brief overview of the planning process, community engagement efforts, factors influencing the plan, area-specific policies and priority initatives.

 

MAYOR SCHIEVE PRESENT AT 10:55 A.M.

 

Sienna Reid, Community Development Senior Planner, provided a detailed overview of the policy directions staff has been working on since the meeting in July 2017.

 

The Council Members provided direction to staff.

 

Staff was directed to bring back changes as outlined at today's meeting at 1:00 p.m. on December 13, 2017.

 

THIS ITEM WAS CONTINUED TO 1:00 P.M. ON DECEMBER 13, 2017.

RESULT:              CONTINUED

6              Public Comment   

COUNCIL MEMBER BREKHUS ABSENT AT 12:20 P.M.

 

Darlene Hesse, 3035 Malapi Way, Sparks, discussed Wildcreek Golf Course issues.

 

Sam Dehne, Reno resident, presented his views on several issues.

 

Tammy Holt-Still, 11493 Tupelo, discussed flooding issues.

 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN ON THIS ITEM.

7              Adjournment (For Possible Action)

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 12:29 P.M.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Paul McKenzie, Councilmember

SECONDER:              David Bobzien, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Duerr, Delgado, McKenzie, Jardon, Bobzien

ABSENT:              Jenny Brekhus