Minutes

Regular Meeting

Reno City Council

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 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 – Bonnie Weber

Ward 2 – Naomi Duerr

 

Ward 5 – Neoma Jardon

Ward 3 – Oscar Delgado

 

At-LargeDavid Bobzien

 

A              Introductory Items   

A.1              Pledge of Allegiance   

A.2              Roll Call   

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Arrived

Hillary Schieve

Mayor

Present

10:07 AM

Jenny Brekhus

Councilmember

Present

10:07 AM

Naomi Duerr

Councilmember

Present

10:07 AM

Oscar Delgado

Councilmember

Present

10:07 AM

Paul McKenzie

Councilmember

Present

10:07 AM

Neoma Jardon

Councilmember

Present

10:07 AM

David Bobzien

Councilmember

Present

10:11 AM

Bonnie Weber

Councilmember

Present

10:07 AM

 

The meeting was called to order at 10:06 AM.

A.3              Public Comment   

April Wolfe and Shay Hampton spoke on the invictus games and expressed appreciation for the City’s support.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER BOBZIEN PRESENT AT 10:11 AM REMOTELY.

 

Wendy Damonte presented an update on Renown services and additional options in the area.

 

Angela Handler spoke in support of Item K.2 for a wheelchair accessible caboose for Engine 39.

 

Paul Ricciardi expressed appreciation for pickle ball courts at Reno facilities.

 

Kurt Richter spoke on the status of an indoor tennis facility project.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER MCKENZIE ABSENT AT 10:23 AM.

 

Tammy Holt-Still, representing Lemmon Valley / Swan Lake Recovery Community Committee, spoke about her concerns with the continued flooding on Lemmon Valley Drive and Swan Lake.  She also presented an inspection report from NDEP of the Lemmon Valley Sewer Facility.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER MCKENZIE PRESENT AT 10:24 AM.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER JARDON ABSENT AT 10:26 AM.

 

Grant Denton, Operations Manager of the Downtown Ambassador Program, discussed the deployment of the Downtown Ambassador Program.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER JARDON PRESENT AT 10:28 AM.

 

Hannah B., Urban Lotus Project, introduced the yoga project targeting underage youth with trauma.

 

Mark Markel discussed the dangers of drinking and driving.

 

Sam Dehne presented his views on various issues.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER BREKHUS ABSENT AT 10:41 AM.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER BREKHUS PRESENT AT 10:42 AM.

 

Dora Uchel spoke on assistance for visually impaired and the need for street and sidewalk corrections on 4th Street and Valley.  She thanked Council for resolving the issue of bike rack placement and having them placed in safe locations for the visually impaired.

 

Morey Khabaz followed up on previous issues.

 

MAYOR SCHIEVE ABSENT AT 10:46 AM.  VICE MAYOR JARDON PRESIDED IN THE MAYOR'S ABSENCE.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER DELGADO ABSENT AT 10:47 AM.

 

Online public comment was received from Michael Pitkin with various concerns.

A.4              City Manager Announcements (Item for general announcements and informational items only.  No action will be taken on this item.)   

City Manager Sabra Newby made several announcements.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER DELGADO PRESENT AT 10:51 PM.

 

MAYOR SCHIEVE PRESENT AT 10:51 PM.

A.5              Approval of the Agenda (For Possible Action) - November 14, 2018. 

Item N.3 will be heard immediately following Item F.  Items I.5 and I.6 will be heard after Item E so they can be heard before Item F.  Item P.1 will be continued.

 

The agenda was approved as amended.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Paul McKenzie, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

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

A.6              Approval of Minutes (For Possible Action) 

A.6.1              Reno City Council - Regular - Oct 10, 2018 10:00 AM (For Possible Action)  10:54 AM

RESULT:              ACCEPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Jenny Brekhus, Councilmember

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

B              Cash Disbursements   

B.1              Staff Report (For Possible Action): Acceptance of Cash Disbursement Reports for Oct 07 through Oct 27, 2018.  10:55 AM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends to accept the attached Cash Disbursements Reports.


Proposed Motion:  I move to approve staff recommendation.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Jenny Brekhus, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

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

C              Proclamations   

C.1              Proclamation recognizing the week of November 12-16, 2018 as National Apprenticeship Week - Randy Canale, President (Apprenticeship Coordinator UA Local 350), Northern Nevada Apprenticeship Coordinators Association.  10:55 AM

Council Member McKenzie presented the proclamation and award to the Northern Nevada Apprenticeship Coordinators Association.

D              Presentations   

D.1              Reno Police Department (RPD) Meritorious Service Medal Award to Officer Thomas White for extreme courage shown by placing himself in a dangerous situation in February 2017 to apprehend an armed man and protect innocent bystanders in the area - Jason Soto, Chief, RPD.  11:11 AM

Jason Soto, City of Reno Chief of Police, presented Officer Thomas White with the Reno Police Department (RPD) Meritorious Service Metal Award.

E              Ordinances - Adoption   

E.1              Staff Report (For Possible Action): Ordinance Adoption - Bill No. 7061 Case No. LDC18-00094 (North Virginia Industrial) Ordinance to amend Title 18, Chapter 18.08 of the Reno Municipal Code, entitled "Zoning," rezoning a ±8.32 acre site located on the south side of North Virginia Street, ±420 feet east of its intersection with Stead Boulevard from Mixed Use/North Virginia Street Transit Corridor (MU/NVTC) to Industrial Commercial (IC); together with other matters properly relating thereto. [Ward 4] 11:14 AM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends Council adoption of Ordinance No. _____.

Proposed Motion:  I move to adopt Ordinance No. ______.

Bill No. 7061, Ordinance No. 6488 was adopted.

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Paul McKenzie, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

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

E.2              Staff Report (For Possible Action): Ordinance Adoption - Bill No. 7062 Case No. LDC18-00079 (Coyote Crossing Master Plan and Zoning Map Amendments) Ordinance to amend Title 18, Chapter 18.08 of the Reno Municipal Code, entitled "Zoning," rezoning a ±8.76 acre site located on north side of Rockchuck Road at its western terminus from ±3.40 acres of Single-Family Residential - 15,000 square feet (SF15) and ±5.36 acres of Open Space (OS) to ±5.55 acres of Single-Family Residential - 6,000 square feet (SF6) and ±3.21 acres of Open Space (OS); together with other matters properly relating thereto. [Ward 4] 11:15 AM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends Council adoption of Ordinance No. _____.

Proposed Motion:  I move to adopt Ordinance No. ______.

This ordinance shall not be effective until a finding of conformance has been made by the Regional Planning Commission for the Master Plan amendment associated with this case.

Bill No. 7062, Ordinance No. 6489 was adopted.

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Paul McKenzie, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Naomi Duerr, Councilmember

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

F              Canvass of the Votes   

G              Oath of Office and Swearing In of Newly Elected Officials    

City Attorney Karl Hall sworn in by Judge Drakulich.

 

Ward 2 Council Member Naomi Duerr sworn in by Judge Drakulich.

 

Ward 4 Council Member Bonnie Weber sworn in by Judge Sferrazza.

 

Mayor Hillary Schieve sworn in by Judge Sferrazza.

H              Roll Call    

A RECESS WAS CALLED AT 11:48 AM AND UPON RECONVENING AT 12:03 PM COUNCIL MEMBER BOBZIEN IS PRESENT REMOTELY.

I              Consent Agenda   

I.1              Approval of Privileged Business Licenses

I.1.a              New - Alcohol

1.              D'licious Caffe, Benito Lopez Resendiz, 581 East Moana Lane - Dining Room Wine and Beer (For Possible Action) [Ward 2]

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

EXCUSED:              Paul McKenzie

2.              Silver State Eatery, Robert Pratte, 1771 Valley Road - Dining Room Wine and Beer (For Possible Action) [Ward 5]

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

EXCUSED:              Paul McKenzie

3.              Brothers Barbecue LLC, Joseph Orduna, 618 South Center Street - Dining Room Wine and Beer (For Possible Action) [Ward 3]

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

EXCUSED:              Paul McKenzie

4.              Ruth's Chris Steak House, Alice Grave Givens, 407 North Virginia Street - Bar and Alcohol Catering (For Possible Action) [Ward 5]

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

EXCUSED:              Paul McKenzie

5.              La Mint - Vietnamese Kitchen, Tommy Nguyen, 770 South Meadows Parkway, Suite 101 - Dining Wine and Beer (For Possible Action) [Ward 2]

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

EXCUSED:              Paul McKenzie

6.              Ciria's Cocina Fine Mexican Dining, Julia Mendoza, 6135 Lakeside Drive, Suite 138 - Dining Room Alcohol (For Possible Action) [Ward 2]

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

EXCUSED:              Paul McKenzie

7.              The Jesse, Piper Stremmel, 306 East Fourth Street - Bar (For Possible Action) [Ward 5]

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

EXCUSED:              Paul McKenzie

I.1.b              New - Privileged

1.              Herbal Care LLC, 1076 Telegraph Street - Marijuana Establishment Cultivation Facility (For Possible Action) [Ward 3]

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

EXCUSED:              Paul McKenzie

2.              ecoATM, LLC, David Maquera, 250 Vista Knoll Parkway - Secondhand Merchandise (For Possible Action) [Ward 4]

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

EXCUSED:              Paul McKenzie

3.              ecoATM, LLC, David Maquera, 5000 Meadowood Mall Circle, Suite 1 - Secondhand Merchandise (For Possible Action) [Ward 3]

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

EXCUSED:              Paul McKenzie

4.              Momentos Preciosos LLC, Nery L Perez Sanchez, 2295 South Virginia Street, Suite 11 - Packaged Beer and Wine (For Possible Action) [Ward 1]

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

EXCUSED:              Paul McKenzie

I.1.c              Supplemental - Alcohol

1.              Laurel Pine, Living Luxury, Laurel Pine, 5303 Louie Lane, Suites 1, 2, and 4 - Dining Room Alcohol and Packaged Liquor (For Possible Action) [Ward 2]

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

EXCUSED:              Paul McKenzie

2.              Calafuria, Benjamin Kennedy, 725 South Center Street - Dining Room Alcohol (For Possible Action) [Ward 3]

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

EXCUSED:              Paul McKenzie

I.2              Staff Report (For Possible Action): Acceptance of Grant Award from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance to the City of Reno Police Department for the FY 18 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site Based Program in the amount of $997,701.  12:04 PM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends Council acceptance of a Grant Award from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance to the City of Reno Police Department for the FY 18 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site Based Program (COAP) in the amount of $997,701, and authorize the Chief of Police to sign the award document(s).

Proposed Motion:  I move to approve staff recommendation.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

EXCUSED:              Paul McKenzie

I.3              Staff Report (For Possible Action): Acceptance of Grant Award from the U.S. Department of Justice (US DOJ), Bureau of Justice Assistance for the FY 2018 Formula Justice Assistance Grant to the City of Reno for use by the Reno Police Department pursuant to the Cooperative Agreement for law enforcement overtime, equipment and training in the amount of $144, 204.  12:04 PM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends Council acceptance of a Grant Award from the U.S. Department of Justice (US DOJ), Bureau of Justice Assistance for the FY 2018 Formula Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $144,204 to the City of Reno for use by the Reno Police Department pursuant to the Cooperative Agreement for law enforcement overtime, equipment and training and authorize the City Manager to sign the award document(s).


Proposed Motion:  I move to approve staff recommendation.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

EXCUSED:              Paul McKenzie

I.4              Staff Report (For Possible Action): Acceptance of the FY 2018 Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI) Grant Award from the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance to the City of Reno in the amount of $668,968.  12:04 PM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends acceptance of the FY 2018 Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI) Grant Award from the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance to the City of Reno in the amount of $668,968, and authorizing the Police Chief to sign the necessary grant documents.

Proposed Motion:  I move to approve staff recommendation.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

EXCUSED:              Paul McKenzie

I.5              Staff Report (For Possible Action): Case No. LDC17-00040 (Valley Road Master Plan Amendment) Request for certification of a Master Plan amendment within the Special Planning Area/University of Nevada Regional Center from Open Space to Residential on a ±4.93 acre portion of an overall ±5.34 acre site. The site consists of six parcels that are located on the east side of Valley Road, ±480 feet north of its intersection with Winston Drive. [Ward 4] 11:16 PM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends Council certify the Master Plan amendment for LDC17-00040 (Valley Road Master Plan Amendment).

Proposed Motion:  I move to certify the Master Plan amendment for LDC17-00040 (Valley Road Master Plan Amendment).

The Council upheld the staff recommendation.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Paul McKenzie, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

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

EXCUSED:              Bonnie Weber

I.6              Staff Report (For Possible Action): Case No. LDC18-00026 (United Federal Credit Union Master Plan Amendment) Request for certification of a Master Plan amendment within the Special Planning Area/Reno Stead Corridor Joint Plan (RSCJP) to re-designate ±2.57 acres of Low Density Suburban/Rural Residential (1 – 2.5 acre lots) and ±1.02 acres of Open Space to ±2.73 acres of General Commercial and ±0.86 acres of Open Space.  The ±3.6 acre site (APNs 086-380-20 and 21) is located on the west side of Lemmon Drive, ±403 feet north of its intersection with Sky Vista Parkway. [Ward 4] 11:17 PM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends Council certify the Master Plan amendment for LDC18-00026 (United Federal Credit Union Master Plan Amendment).

Proposed Motion:  I move to certify the Master Plan amendment for LDC18-00026 (United Federal Credit Union Master Plan Amendment).

The Council upheld the staff recommendation.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Paul McKenzie, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

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

EXCUSED:              Bonnie Weber

I.7              Staff Report (For Possible Action): Acceptance of Grant from the Community Foundation of Western Nevada to purchase a water treatment system to aid persons with disabilities for Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center Pool for an additional amount of $11,092.25, bringing the total grant amount to $52,800.  12:04 PM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends acceptance of the additional grant funding from the Community Foundation of Western Nevada in the amount of $11,092.25, bringing the total grant amount to $52,800.

Proposed Motion:  I move to approve staff recommendation.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

EXCUSED:              Paul McKenzie

I.8              Staff Report (For Possible Action): Acceptance of Grant from the Department of Veterans Services to continue to provide the Fit but not Forgotten (FBNF) and Military to the Mountains (M2M) Veteran Fitness Classes at the Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center in the amount of $15,000.  12:04 PM

Recommendation: Staff recommends Council accept the grant from the Department of Veteran Services to continue to provide the Fit but not Forgotten (FBNF) and Military to the Mountains (M2M) Veteran Fitness Classes at the Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center in the amount of $15,000.

Proposed Motion: I move to approve the staff recommendations.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

EXCUSED:              Paul McKenzie

I.9              Staff Report (For Possible Action): Acceptance of Donation from the Nevada Paralyzed Veterans of America to support the City of Reno's Annual Military Sports Camp held on September 10-14, 2018 in the amount of $5,000.  12:04 PM

Recommendation: Staff recommends that Council accept the donation of $5,000 from Nevada Paralyzed Veterans of America to support the City of Reno's Annual Military Sports Camp held on September 10-14, 2018.

Proposed Motion: I move to approve the staff recommendation.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

EXCUSED:              Paul McKenzie

I.10              Staff Report (For Possible Action): Approval of Agreements with Pace Payment Systems to provide payment processing services related to sewer customer remittances.  12:04 PM

Recommendation:  The Finance Department recommends the Council, by motion, approve the Agreements with Pace Payment Systems to provide payment processing services related to sewer customer remittances and authorize the Finance Director to execute the Agreements.

Proposed Motion:  I move to approve staff recommendation.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

EXCUSED:              Paul McKenzie

J              Public Hearings - 1:00 PM (Items scheduled to be heard at a specific time will be heard no earlier than the stated time, but may be heard later.)   

J.1              Staff Report (For Possible Action): ABN19-00002 (Pan American Way Abandonment) Request for the abandonment of ±1,774 square feet of public right-of-way located on the east side of Pan American Way, north and south of its intersection with Limber Pine Drive to accommodate future residential development associated with LDC16-00073 (North Valley Estates). The site is located within the Single Family Residential – 6,000 Square feet (SF6) zoning district and has a Master Plan land use designation of Single-Family Neighborhood (SF). [Ward 4] 2:05 PM

Recommendation: Staff recommends City Council determine that the public will not be materially injured by the proposed vacation and approve the abandonment, subject to the conditions in the staff report.

Proposed Motion: I move to approve the staff recommendation.

A RECESS WAS CALLED AT 1:24 PM AND UPON RECONVENING AT 2:05 PM COUNCIL MEMBER BOBZIEN WAS PRESENT REMOTELY.

 

Mayor Schieve asked if proper notice was given.

 

City Clerk Turney stated that proper notice was given and no correspondence was received.

 

Heather Manzo, Community Development Associate Planner, presented the staff report.

 

Public comment:

 

Denise Ross requested no further changes to accommodate developers until current issues are resolved.

 

Rick Snow expressed concern with impacts of additional development.

 

Ms. Manzo responded to public comments and confirmed that once development occurs road improvements will be made to bring them up to City of Reno standards.  She also answered questions from Council regarding the process.

 

Council Member Brekhus stated that she will not be supporting anything that comes to us from the North Valleys until we have a unit reservation count at that plant and until we have some drainage strategies for the area.

 

Janelle Thomas, Community Development Senior Civil Engineer, responded to questions regarding road maintenance.

 

Ms. Manzo explained for Council Member Duerr the impact of the requested change.

 

Karl Matzoll, Matzoll Development Consultants (Applicant), clarified and answered questions from Council regarding their request.

 

It was moved by Council Member Weber, seconded by Council Member Duerr, to continue this item to November 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

RESULT:              CONTINUED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Bonnie Weber, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Naomi Duerr, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

J.2              Staff Report (For Possible Action): ABN19-00001 (Silver Dollar and Trading Post Abandonment) Request for the abandonment of ±11,775 square feet of public right-of-way located at the intersection of Silver Dollar Lane and Trading Post Road to accommodate a future roundabout.  The site is located within Community Commercial (CC) zoning district and has Master Plan land use designations of Mixed Neighborhood (MX) and Single-Family Neighborhood (SF). [Ward 4] 2:26 PM

Recommendation: Staff recommends City Council make a determination that the public will not be materially injured by the proposed vacation and approve the abandonment, subject to the conditions in the staff report.

Proposed Motion: I move to approve the staff recommendation.

Mayor Schieve asked if proper notice was given.

 

City Clerk Turney stated that proper notice was given and no correspondence was received.

 

Heather Manzo, Community Development Associate Planner, presented the staff report.

 

Public Comment:  None.

 

Council Member Brekhus stated that the code says multiple applications submitted for a single development project may be processed concurrently to expedite total review.  The applicant could have come in with a tentative and an abandonment at the same time.  Planning is about cumulative effects and City Council should not be looking at an abandonment in a vacuum without looking at a tentative.

 

Stacie Huggins, Wood Rogers, answered questions from Council.

 

It was moved by Council Member Weber, seconded by Council Member Jardon, to approve staff recommendation.  Motion passed with Council Member Brekhus voting nay.

RESULT:              APPROVED [6 TO 1]

MOVER:              Bonnie Weber, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

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

NAYS:              Jenny Brekhus

J.3              Staff Report (For Possible Action): Case No. ABN18-00011 (Ninth Street and Evans Avenue Abandonment) Request for the abandonment of a public right-of-way that consists of a ±6,285 square foot portion of Evans Avenue that includes a northbound right turn lane and associated island near the intersection of Evans Avenue and East Ninth Street. The site is located within the Mixed Use/University of Nevada Regional Center (MU/UNRC) zone and has a Master Plan Land Use designation of Urban Mixed Use (UMU). [Ward 5] 2:34 PM

Recommendation: Staff recommends the Council make a determination that the public will not be materially injured by the proposed vacation and approve the abandonment, subject to the conditions in the staff report.

Proposed Motion: I move to approve the staff recommendation.

Mayor Schieve asked if proper notice was given.

 

City Clerk Turney stated that proper notice was given and no correspondence was received.

 

Andy Durling, Wood Rogers representing the applicant, gave a presentation on the requested abandonment.

 

Heather Manzo, Community Development Associate Planner, presented the staff report, discussed the recommended removal of Condition No. 8 and modification of Condition No. 9, and answered questions from Council.

 

It was moved by Council Member Jardon, seconded by Council Member Bobzien, to approve staff recommendations including removing Condition No. 8 and modification of Condition No. 9.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              David Bobzien, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

J.4              Daybreak Master Plan and Zoning Map Amendments   

J.4.1              Staff Report (For Possible Action): LDC18-00025 and LDC18-00037 (Daybreak Master Plan and PUD Zoning Map Amendments) Request to establish a Planned Unit Development (PUD) on a ±979.4 acre site to include 4,700 residential units, associated public facilities, open space and commercial development.  The request includes: 1) a Master Plan amendment to change the existing land use designation on 11 parcels totaling ±979.4 acres from ±89.4 acres of Mixed Neighborhood, ±70.2 acres of Single Family Neighborhood, ±25.3 acres of Large Lot Neighborhood, ±734 acres of Unincorporated Transition, and ±60.5 acres of Parks, Greenways and Open Space to ±307.3 acres of Single Family Neighborhood, ±175.5 acres of Suburban Mixed Use, ±20.7 acres of Multifamily Neighborhood, ±219.9 acres of Mixed Neighborhood, and ±256 acres of Parks Greenways and Open Space; 2) a zoning map amendment to amend the existing zoning designations from ±217.5 acres of Planned Unit Development-Butler Ranch, ±13.7 acres of Specific Planned District-Alexander Specific Plan (SPD), ±23.6 acres of Large Lot Residential-1 acre (LLR1), ±147.3 acres of Large Lot Residential-2.5 acres (LLR2.5), and ±577.3 acres of Unincorporated Transition-40 acres (UT40) to ±979.31 acres of Planned Unit Development-Daybreak and ±0.09 acres to Single Family-6,000 square feet (SF6); and 3) tentative approval of the associated Planned Unit Development Handbook.  The project site is generally located north of South Meadows Parkway, south of Mira Loma Drive, west of the eastern Reno City boundary, and east of Washoe County Huffaker Hills Open Space, Reggie Road, and Hombre Way.  This project is of Regional Significance for: Housing not less than 625 units, Sewage not less than 187,500 gal/day, Water usage not less than 625 acre feet per year, Traffic not less than 6,250 trips daily, Student population (K-12) not less than 325 students and a transmission line that carries more than 60 kilovolts. [Ward 3] 2:59 PM

Recommendation:  The Planning Commission recommends City Council adopt the requested Master Plan amendment by resolution, zoning map amendment by ordinance and approve the tentative Planned Unit Development (PUD) Handbook by Minute Order, subject to a Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Commission determination that the request is in conformance with the Truckee Meadows Regional Plan.

Below are possible motions for consideration when deciding this request:

Master Plan Amendment

a) Possible motion regarding the requested Master Plan Amendment

Motion to Approve
In Case No. LDC18-00025 (Daybreak Master Plan Amendment) based on compliance with all the required considerations, I move to approve Resolution ________ adopting the proposed Master Plan Amendment, subject to Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Commission determination that the request is in conformance with the Truckee Meadows Regional Plan. 

Motion to Deny
In Case No. LDC18-00025 (Daybreak Master Plan Amendment), based on all the evidence and information received in written materials and at the public hearings on this matter, I move to DENY adoption of the proposed Master Plan Amendment because upon reasonable and practical means: 

Master Plan Consideration a. 1. -  I cannot determine that the proposed master plan amendment will serve as a pattern and guide for that kind of orderly physical growth and development of the City which will cause the least amount of natural resource impairment [NRS 278.230 (1) (a)]
                            Because of the following stated reasons:

Master Plan Amendment Consideration a. 2. -  I cannot determine that the proposed master plan amendment conforms to the adopted population plan and ensures an adequate supply of housing, including affordable housing; [NRS 278.320 (1)(a)]
                            Because of the following stated reasons:

Master Plan Amendment Consideration a. 3. -  I cannot determine that the proposed master plan amendment forms the basis for the efficient expenditure of funds relating to the subjects of the City of Reno Master Plan [NRS 278.320 (1)(b)]
                            Because of the following stated reasons:

Zoning Map Amendment and Tentative Planned Unit Development Handbook Approval

Motion to Approve
In the case of LDC18-00037 (Daybreak PUD Zoning Map Amendment), upon consideration of all the information received in written materials and at the public hearings, I move to INTRODUCE AND REFER Ordinance _______ for a second reading and (subject to adoption) to TENTATIVELY APPROVE the Planned Unit Development Handbook, subject to conditions, by Minute Order based on favorable determination of all the required considerations under Nevada State Law and the Reno Municipal Code as discussed in the staff report, subject to review by the Regional Planning Commission for conformance with the Regional Plan and as a project of regional significance.

Motion to Deny
In the case of LDC18-00037 (Daybreak PUD Zoning Map Amendment), based on information received in written materials and at the public hearings on this matter, I move to DENY the zoning map amendment and the tentative approval of the Planned Unit Development Handbook because I am unable to make the following required zoning map amendment and/or Planned Unit Development findings:

For the zoning map amendment:  I am unable to make the finding(s)_____________________ as it relates to _________________________________.  Therefore, I also cannot approve the PUD Handbook.

It is recommended that if the City Council is unable to make the required PUD findings to approve the PUD Handbook, that the zoning map amendment also not be approved. 

Mayor Schieve asked if proper notice was given.

 

City Clerk Turney stated that proper notice was given and correspondence was received as outlined:

Support (1): John Tolbert;

Opposed (10) : Carole Billau, Kimberly Rhodemyre, Marcy Skiles, Marge Frandsen, Janet Peterson, Virginia Williamson, Cheryl Olson, Addie Argyris, Carly Borchardt, Laura White;

Concerned (4): Charles Press, Tom Clark, Ron Percivalle, Brian Befford

Online public comment was submitted as outlined:

Unsure: Roxana Ford;

Opposed: Shauna Adams, Karen Ross, Tom Judy

 

Council Member Delgado discussed miscommunication issues regarding the applicant's desire for a continuance.  He also stated that he is supportive of hearing this item today.

 

Andy Durling, Wood Rogers representing the applicant, explained for Council Member Duerr the reasoning for their request for continuance and stated they are working with stakeholders on natural resource management issues.

 

Council Member Brekhus pointed out that the applicant is here on a Planning Commission recommendation and discussed the possibility of sending this back to the Planning Commission if the project is changing materially.  She does not believe that between a Planning Commission approval and a City Council approval that the applicant has the liberty to modify the Handbook.  She stated that she will not support a continuance and suggested that if Council does continue it that it be continued to a workshop to give it the time it deserves.

 

It was moved by Mayor Schieve, seconded by Council Member Weber, to continue this item to November 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM.  Motion passed with Council Members Brekhus, Delgado, and Bobzien voting nay.

 

Public comment:

 

COUNCIL MEMBER BREKHUS ABSENT AT 3:16 PM.

 

Darren Swinney, Reno Firefighters Association, discussed the importance of ensuring adequate public safety infrastructure in all new development.  The City cannot afford to continue playing catch up by asking for yesterday's needs from today's developments and asking tomorrow's developments for the needs of today.  The plan does not provide for firefighter services in Daybreak and that needs to be considered.

 

Wayne Sievers, speaking on behalf of Hidden Meadows Homeowners Association, discussed concerns about Steamboat Creek and Butler Ranch water mitigation being impacted by Daybreak PUD.

 

Kimberly Rhodemyre spoke in opposition of the project and a continuation.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER JARDON ABSENT AT 3:23 PM.

 

Terri Thomas spoke in opposition of the project due to flooding and wastewater concerns.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER JARDON PRESENT AT 3:25 PM.

 

Franco Crivelli spoke in opposition to piecemeal projects and encouraged Council to review the correspondence he submitted.

RESULT:              CONTINUED [4 TO 3]

MOVER:              Hillary Schieve, Mayor

SECONDER:              Bonnie Weber, Councilmember

AYES:              Hillary Schieve, Naomi Duerr, Neoma Jardon, Bonnie Weber

NAYS:              Jenny Brekhus, Oscar Delgado, David Bobzien

J.4.2              Resolution No. : Staff Report (For Possible Action): Resolution No. ________ Case No. LDC18-00025 (Daybreak Master Plan Amendment) Resolution to adopt an amendment to the Land Use Plan of the City of Reno Master Plan (Resolution 8475) in Case No. LDC18-00025 by changing the land use designation on property generally located north of South Meadows Parkway, south of Mira Loma Drive, west of the eastern Reno City boundary, and east of Washoe County Huffaker Hills Open Space, Reggie Road, and Hombre Way from ±89.4 acres of Mixed Neighborhood, ±70.2 acres of Single Family Neighborhood, ±25.3 acres of Large Lot Neighborhood, ±734 acres of Unincorporated Transition, and ±60.5 acres of parks, greenways and open space to ±307.3 acres of single family neighborhood, ±175.5 acres of Suburban Mixed Use, ±20.7 acres of Multifamily Neighborhood, ±219.9 acres of Mixed Neighborhood, and ±256 acres of Parks Greenways and Open Space.  This item was continued from the September 12, 2018 City Council meeting. [Ward 3]  

It was moved by Mayor Schieve, seconded by Council Member Weber, to continue this item to November 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM.  Motion passed with Council Members Brekhus, Delgado, and Bobzien voting nay.

RESULT:              CONTINUED

J.4.3              Staff Report (For Possible Action): Ordinance Introduction - Bill No. ________ Case No. LDC18-00037 (Daybreak PUD Zoning Map Amendment) Ordinance to amend Title 18, Chapter 18.08 of the Reno Municipal Code, entitled "Zoning," (1) rezoning a ±979.4 acre site located north of South Meadows Parkway, south of Mira Loma Drive, west of the eastern Reno City boundary, and east of Washoe County Huffaker Hills Open Space, Reggie Road, and Hombre Way from ±217.5 acres of Planned Unit Development-Butler Ranch, ±13.7 acres of Specific Planned District-Alexander Specific Plan (SPD), ±23.6 acres of Large Lot Residential-1 acre (LLR1), ±147.3 acres of Large Lot Residential-2.5 acres (LLR2.5), and ±577.3 acres of Unincorporated Transition-40 acres (UT40) to ±979.31 acres of Planned Unit Development-Daybreak and ±0.09 acres to Single Family-6,000 square feet (SF6); and (2) tentative approval of the associated Planned Unit Development Handbook; together with other matters properly relating thereto.  This item was continued from the September 12, 2018 City Council meeting. [Ward 3]  

It was moved by Mayor Schieve, seconded by Council Member Weber, to continue this item to November 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM.  Motion passed with Council Members Brekhus, Delgado, and Bobzien voting nay.

RESULT:              CONTINUED

J.4.4              Staff Report: (For Possible Action): Review and possible comments on four agreements being negotiated in connection with the Daybreak Planned Unit Development regarding (1) charitable donations for affordable housing; (2) contributions for a new ambulance and ladder truck, and for additional bay and living quarters for City Fire Station 12 that will serve the development; (3) construction of an 11 acre park in the development and the amount of reimbursement from Residential Construction Taxes; and (4) setting aside of an eight acre elementary school site for sale to the Washoe County School District. This item was continued from the September 12, 2018 City Council meeting. [Ward 3]  

Recommendation:  Staff recommends that Council review the enclosed discussion drafts of agreements and provide any comments to staff for consideration as the agreements are finalized.

Proposed Motion:  I move to make the following comments to staff.

It was moved by Mayor Schieve, seconded by Council Member Weber, to continue this item to November 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM.  Motion passed with Council Members Brekhus, Delgado, and Bobzien voting nay.

RESULT:              CONTINUED [4 TO 3]

MOVER:              Hillary Schieve, Mayor

SECONDER:              Bonnie Weber, Councilmember

AYES:              Hillary Schieve, Naomi Duerr, Neoma Jardon, Bonnie Weber

NAYS:              Jenny Brekhus, Oscar Delgado, David Bobzien

K              Resolutions   

K.1              Resolution No. 8587: Staff Report (For Possible Action): Resolution No. ________ Resolution of the City of Reno appointing the Director of Public Works as the authorized representative of the City Council pursuant to NRS 338.1693 to appoint the interview panel(s), to enter into negotiations with the most qualified applicant for preconstruction services and to make available the information required to the applicant and public for Construction Manager at Risk for the Reno Stead Water Reclamation Facility.  12:05 PM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends Council adopt Resolution No. _____.

Proposed Motion: I move to adopt Resolution No. _____.

John Flansberg, City of Reno Director of Public Works, presented the staff report and answered questions from Council.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER JARDON ABSENT AT 12:07 PM.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER JARDON PRESENT AT 12:08 PM.

 

Resolution No.8587 was adopted.

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

K.2              Resolution No. 8588: Staff Report (For Possible Action): Resolution No. ________ Resolution donating Reno Access Advisory Committee funds to 39 North Downtown to support the purchase of a wheelchair accessible caboose for the Engine 39 electric train in the amount of $2,500. (General Fund)  12:13 PM

Recommendation: Staff recommends Council adopt Resolution No. ________ donating Reno Access Advisory Committee funds to 39 North Downtown to support the purchase of a wheelchair accessible caboose for the Engine 39 electric train in the amount of $2,500 (General Fund).

Proposed Motion: I move to approve the staff recommendation.

Kim Ciesynski, Lisa Jansen, and Robert Hunter (online public comment and did not wish to speak) submitted a statement in favor of this item.

 

April Wolfe, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, explained that the funds being requested would not fund the entire purchase of a caboose.  There are matching funds from Renown Health.  She also noted that even though this caboose is for a City of Sparks train, it will be used for activities where disabled citizens from the City of Reno will have access to it as well.

 

Resolution No. 8588 was adopted.

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Jenny Brekhus, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

L              Ordinances - Introduction   

L.1              Staff Report (For Possible Action): Ordinance Introduction - Bill No. ________ Ordinance to amend Reno Municipal Code, Title 14, “Buildings and Construction,” Chapter 14.04.010 “International Existing Building Code,” Chapter 14.04.007 Interpretation, Chapter 14.04.050 “International Building Code, ” Chapter 14.04.100 “International Residential Code,” Chapter 14.04.105 “International Mechanical Code,” Chapter 14.04.110 “International Fuel Gas Code,” Chapter 14.04.115 “Uniform Mechanical Code,” Chapter 14.04.120 “Uniform Plumbing Code,” Chapter 14.04.120.007 subsection (c) “Certifications required under the Uniform Plumbing Code” Chapter 14.04.125 “National Electric Code” Chapter 14.04.130 “International Energy Conservation Code” and to adopt the amended versions of the following: 2018 International Existing Building Code, 2018 International Building Code, 2018 International Residential Code, 2018 International Mechanical Code, 2018 International Fuel Gas Code, 2018 Uniform Mechanical Code, 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code, the 2017 National Electric Code, Chapter 14.04.125.005 subsection (c) “Certifications required under the National Electric Code,” and the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code, together with the Northern Nevada Amendments associated with each Code, to add and delete certain wording related thereto; together with matters properly relating thereto.  12:22 PM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends approval and adoption of the Codes, and of the 2018 Northern Nevada Amendments to Title 14, “Buildings and Construction” for a second reading and adoption.

Proposed Motion: I move to approve the proposed text amendments and the 2018 Northern Nevada Amendments to the Reno Municipal Code, Title 14, “Buildings and Construction” for a second reading and adoption.

Public Comment:

 

Tom Polikalas, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, spoke in favor of this item.

 

Chris Pingree, Community Development Assistant Building and Safety Manager, answered questions from Council Member Brekhus regarding rockery walls.

 

Bill No. 7063 was introduced and referred for a second reading.

RESULT:              FIRST READ [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Jenny Brekhus, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

L.2              Wastewater Discharge Regulations   

L.2.1              Staff Report (For Possible Action): Acceptance of Business Impact Statement and finding that the adoption of the Ordinance does not impose a direct and significant economic burden upon a business nor directly restrict the formation or expansion of a business.  12:34 PM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends Council accept the Business Impact Statement and finding that in compliance with NRS 237.080, a Business Impact Statement was prepared and in accordance thereto, the Reno City Council hereby finds that this Ordinance does not impose a direct and significant economic burden upon a business nor directly restrict the formation or expansion of a business.

Proposed Motion:  I move to accept the Business Impact Statement.

COUNCIL MEMBER DELGADO ABSENT AT 12:34 PM.

 

Phil Tousignant, Public Works Acting Environmental Control Supervisor, presented the staff report.

 

The Council upheld the staff recommendation to accept the Business Impact Statement.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Jenny Brekhus, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Bonnie Weber, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

ABSENT:              Oscar Delgado

L.2.2              Staff Report (For Possible Action):  Ordinance Introduction - Bill No.  ________ Ordinance amending the Reno Municipal Code Title 12, “Public Works and Utilities,” Chapter 12.16 “Sewer Service,” Article III, Section 12.16.565, Title “Regulations of Wastewater Discharge," to revise the limitations on wastewater strength applied to Significant Industrial Users (Local Limits); together with other matters properly relating thereto.  12:37 PM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends Council refer Bill No. ________ for a second reading and adoption.

Proposed Motion: I move to refer Bill No. ________  for a second reading and adoption.

COUNCIL MEMBER DELGADO PRESENT AT 12:37 PM.

 

Bill no. 7064 was introduced and referred for a second reading.

RESULT:              FIRST READ [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Jenny Brekhus, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Naomi Duerr, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

M              Standard Department Items   

              Public Works

M.1              Staff Report (For Possible Action): Presentation, discussion and potential direction to staff regarding policy and options for determining the Sewer Fund Connection Fee Rates.  12:38 PM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends Council direction to proceed with establishing sewer connection fee rate(s) and bring back the appropriate ordinance amendments.

Proposed Motion:  I move to approve staff recommendation.

John Flansberg, Director of Public Works, presented the staff report and answered questions from Council regarding rates and connection fees.

 

Staff is looking for feedback and direction on whether or not to use the same rate for single-family and multi-family, and whether to use area specific rates or a blended City of Reno rate.  Once those two policy questions are set it removes some variables which will make the rest of the process more straightforward.

 

Mr. Flansberg confirmed for Council Member Jardon that he did make a presentation to the Builders Association earlier this year and he did not receive any feedback on proposed rates, based on the information available at that time.

 

Council Member Jardon expressed concern regarding possible unintended consequences.

 

Council Member Delgado expressed concern that people with lower incomes living in multi-family housing will carry the financial burden.

 

Mayor Schieve suggested continuing this item in order to get more feedback from some of the stakeholders that should be part of this conversation.

 

Council Member Brekhus stated she is okay continuing this for two meetings but what is most important to our development industry is some certainty.  She also stated that at some point she would like to have a conversation more on the utility fees than on these one-time costs when you talk about burden on households.

 

Council Member Duerr suggested looking into what other financing sources might be available to help subsidize these costs for new apartments.

 

Public Comment:

 

Tammy Holt-Still, representing Lemmon Valley / Swan Lake Recovery Community Committee, discussed the need to include commercial development in this discussion of fees and not just residential property.

 

Mr. Flansberg explained the process of calculating a base rate for equivalent residential units when looking at commercial and industrial projects.

 

It was moved by Council Member Jardon, seconded by Council Member Brekhus, to continue this item to a future meeting date so the stakeholders (determined by staff) can submit comments to assist Council in making a decision.

RESULT:              CONTINUED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Jenny Brekhus, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

N              City Clerk   

N.1              Citizen Appointments to Boards and Commissions   

N.1.1              Staff Report (For Possible Action): Discussion and potential reappointment/appointment of up to two individuals to the Financial Advisory Board from the following pool of applicants, listed in alphabetical order: Sam Baugh, Bryce Alan Bell, Andrew Caudill, Edgard Hitti, Jesse Hurley, Teela McCullar (reappointment), and/or Azzi Shirazi.  3:30 PM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends that the Mayor and Council make the necessary appointment/re appointments as noted in the staff report.

Proposed Motion:  I move to reappoint/appoint _____ and/or appoint _____ to the Financial Advisory Board.

COUNCIL MEMBER BREKHUS PRESENT AT 3:30 PM.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER DELGADO ABSENT AT 3:30 PM.

 

It was moved by Council Member Brekhus, seconded by Council Member Bobzien, to reappoint Teela McCullar to the Financial Advisory Board (FAB).

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Jenny Brekhus, Councilmember

SECONDER:              David Bobzien, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

ABSENT:              Oscar Delgado

N.2              Staff Report (For Possible Action): City Council annual election of Vice Mayor from the following list of Council Members, listed in alphabetical order:  David Bobzien, Jenny Brekhus, Oscar Delgado, Naomi Duerr, Neoma Jardon, or Bonnie Weber.  3:32 PM

Recommendation:  Pursuant to the Reno City Charter, staff recommends that the Council elect a Vice Mayor to serve for a one-year period from the following list of Council Members:  David Bobzien, Jenny Brekhus, Oscar Delgado, Naomi Duerr, Neoma Jardon, or Bonnie Weber.

Proposed Motion:  I move to elect _______ as Vice Mayor.

It was moved by Mayor Schieve, seconded by Council Member Weber, to appoint Council Member Duerr as Vice Mayor.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Hillary Schieve, Mayor

SECONDER:              Bonnie Weber, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

ABSENT:              Oscar Delgado

N.3              Staff Report (For Possible Action): City Council and City Manager canvass of returns and declaration of results from the November 6, 2018 City of Reno General Election.  11:17 AM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends that Council certify the results of the November 6, 2018, City of Reno General Election.

Proposed Motion:  I move to certify the results of the November 6, 2018, City of Reno General Election.

Public Comment:

 

Sam Dehne discussed the canvass process.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER DUERR ABSENT AT 11:17 AM.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER DUERR PRESENT AT 11:19 AM.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER JARDON ABSENT AT 11:19 AM.

 

Ashley Turney, City of Reno City Clerk, gave a presentation to Council on the Canvassing of the votes and answered questions regarding the process.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER JARDON PRESENT AT 11:21 AM.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Jenny Brekhus, Councilmember

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

O              Mayor and Council   

O.1              City Council Comments, including announcements regarding City boards and commissions, activities of local charitable organizations and upcoming local community events. (Non-Action Item)  3:32 PM

Council Member Brekhus reported on TMWA actions stating that the due diligence for the acquisition of the wastewater system in Verdi has been extended.

O.2              Resolution No. 8589: Staff Report (For Possible Action): Resolution No. _________ Resolution donating Council Donation Funds to the Education Alliance to offset costs associated with their Run for Education held on October 21, 2018 in the amount of $1,625. (General Fund) [Bobzien]  3:34 PM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends Council adopt Resolution No._______ and approve the request to allocate a Council Donation to the Education Alliance in the amount of $1,625.

Proposed Motion: I move to adopt Resolution No. ________.

MAYOR SCHIEVE ABSENT AT 3:35 PM.  VICE MAYOR DUERR PRESIDED IN THE MAYOR'S ABSENCE.

 

Resolution No. 8589 was adopted.

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              David Bobzien, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

AYES:              Brekhus, Duerr, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber

ABSENT:              Hillary Schieve, Oscar Delgado

O.3              Resolution No. 8590: Staff Report (For Possible Action): Resolution No. ________ Resolution donating Council Donation Funds to Communities in Schools of Nevada, Inc. to offset the costs associated with their mission to empower K-12 students to stay in school and pursue lives full of achievement in the amount of $1,000. (General Fund) [Delgado]  3:35 PM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends Council adopt Resolution No. ________ and approve the request to allocate a Council Donation to Communities In Schools in the amount of $1,000.

Proposed Motion: I move to adopt Resolution No. ________.

COUNCIL MEMBER DELGADO PRESENT AT 3:35 PM.

 

Resolution No. 8590 was adopted.

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

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

ABSENT:              Hillary Schieve

O.4              Resolution No. 8591: Staff Report (For Possible Action): Resolution No. ________ Resolution donating Council Donation Funds to the Holland Project to support its educational workshops and community projects for youth and young adults in the amount of $500. (General Fund) [Delgado]  3:35 PM

Recommendations: Staff recommends Council adopt Resolution No._______ and approve the request to allocate a Council Donation to the Holland Project in the amount of $500.

Proposed Motion: I move to adopt Resolution No. ________.

Resolution No. 8591 was adopted.

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Bonnie Weber, Councilmember

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

ABSENT:              Hillary Schieve

O.5              Resolution No. 8592: Staff Report (For Possible Action): Resolution No. ________ Resolution donating Council Donation Funds to the Northern Nevada Literacy Council to support their mission to provide classes and programs to improve educational and occupational skills for residents in the region in the amount of $500. (General Fund) [Delgado]  3:36 PM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends Council adopt Resolution No._______ and approve the request to allocate a Council Donation to the Northern Nevada Literacy Council in the amount of $500.

Proposed Motion: I move to adopt Resolution No. ________.

Resolution No. 8592 was adopted.

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Bonnie Weber, Councilmember

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

ABSENT:              Hillary Schieve

O.6              Resolution No. 8593: Staff Report (For Possible Action): Resolution No. ________ Resolution donating Council Donation Funds to the Women and Children's Center of the Sierra to offset costs for services to provide anti-poverty education to women working to create a better future for their families in the amount of $500. (General Fund) [Delgado]  3:36 PM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends Council adopt Resolution No._______  and approve the request to allocate a Council Donation to the Women and Children's Center of the Sierra in the amount of $500.

Proposed Motion: I move to adopt Resolution No. ________.

Resolution No. 8593 was adopted.

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Bonnie Weber, Councilmember

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

ABSENT:              Hillary Schieve

O.7              Resolution No. 8594: Staff Report (For Possible Action): Resolution No. ________ Resolution donating Council Donation Funds to Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful to offset costs associated with their cleanup programs, including neighborhood, river and open space cleanups in the amount of $500. (General Fund) [Delgado]  3:37 PM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends Council adopt Resolution No. ________ and approve the request to allocate a Council Donation to Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful in the total amount of $500.

Proposed Motion: I move to adopt Resolution No. ________.

Resolution No. 8594 was adopted.

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Bonnie Weber, Councilmember

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

ABSENT:              Hillary Schieve

O.8              Resolution No. 8595: Staff Report (For Possible Action): Resolution No. ________ Resolution donating Council Donation Funds to the University Foundation for the Dean's Future Scholars Program in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno to continue creating a college ready culture for first-generation, low-income youth in Northern Nevada through mentorships and various programs in the amount of $500. (General Fund) [Delgado]  3:37 PM

Recommendation:  Staff recommends Council adopt Resolution No. ________ and approve the request to allocate a Council Donation to the University Foundation for the Dean’s Future Scholars Program in the amount of $500.

Proposed Motion: I move to adopt Resolution No. ________.

Resolution No. 8595 was adopted.

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Oscar Delgado, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Bonnie Weber, Councilmember

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

ABSENT:              Hillary Schieve

P              Public Hearings - 6:00 PM (Items scheduled to be heard at a specific time will be heard no earlier than the stated time, but may be heard later.)   

P.1              Staff Report (For Possible Action): Case No. LDC19-00007 (Las Cascada Event Center) Appeal of the Planning Commission’s denial of a special use permit for the establishment of an event venue that consists of a nightclub on a site consisting of two parcels totaling ±2.7 acres located on the northeast corner of North Virginia Street and Parr Boulevard in the Mixed Use/North Virginia Street Transit Corridor (MU/NVTC) zone. The site has a Master Plan land use designation of Suburban Mixed-Use (SMU). The appeal was brought by Michael Railey with Rubicon Design Group, LLC, and possible action by the Council could be to either affirm, modify, or reverse the denial and if denial is reverse the Council may directly approve the special use permit or remand back to the Planning Commission. [Ward 4]  

Recommendation: Staff recommends that Council review the letter of appeal and Planning Commission action and affirm, modify, or reverse the Planning Commission’s decision. If the denial is reversed, Council may directly approve the special use permit for a nightclub or remand back to the Planning Commission.

Proposed Motion: Below are proposed motions with the findings for affirmation, modification, or reversal of the Planning Commission decision.

Motion to Affirm Planning Commission Decision
(denying the appeal and deny the special use permit for a nightclub)

In regards to appeal of LDC19-00007 (Las Cascadas Event Center), based on this Council’s review of the staff report, the record on appeal, and information presented at the public hearing for this appeal, based on the inability to make the required findings as listed in the staff report I move to AFFIRM the denial of the special use permit by the Planning Commission.  The City Clerk is instructed to prepare and file an order.   

Motion to Modify Planning Commission Decision
(partially upholding the appeal and amending the special use permit for a nightclub)

In regards to appeal of LDC19-00007 (Las Cascadas Event Center), based on this Council’s review of the staff report, the record on appeal, and information presented at the public hearing, I move to MODIFY the decision of the Planning Commission as follows and as modified I move to make all of the required findings as listed in the staff report and APPROVE the special use permit for a nightclub subject to conditions stated in the Staff Report.  The City Clerk is instructed to prepare and file an order.

Modifications to the decision by the Planning Commission are:  [List modifications]

Motion to Reverse Planning Commission Decision
(upholding the appeal and approve the special use permit for a nightclub)

In regards to appeal of LDC19-00007 (Las Cascadas Event Center), based on this Council’s review of the staff report, the record on appeal, and information presented at the public hearing, I move to REVERSE the denial of the special use permit for a nightclub by the Planning Commission and to directly APPROVE the special use permit, based on the ability to make findings ________ as listed in the Staff Report, subject to the conditions stated in the staff report.  The City Clerk is instructed to prepare and file an order. 

The appellant submitted a withdrawal to the City Clerk's Office, this item was not opened or heard.

RESULT:              WITHDRAWN

Q              Public Comment   

R              Adjournment (For Possible Action)

MAYOR SCHIEVE PRESENT AT 3:39 PM.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Neoma Jardon, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Bonnie Weber, Councilmember

AYES:              Schieve, Brekhus, Duerr, Delgado, Jardon, Bobzien, Weber