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Feb 13, 2020

Las Vegas City Council met on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Below are some agenda items that may be of interest. Get the agenda. 

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Agenda Items 16 & 32 – Hay Barn at Floyd Lamb Park: City Council approved the donation of $49,000 towards the restoration of the hay barn at Floyd Lamb Park, 9200 Tule Springs Road, and awarded the contract to repurpose the building to Bunnyfish Studio. The Department of Public Works is leading a multi-disciplinary team of preservationists, engineers, and architects to ensure all structural and fire safety improvements meet current building code requirements for a public assembly space. With the assistance of a $150,000 grant from the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial, staff has worked closely with the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office and the City of Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission to ensure the historic integrity of the hay barn and surrounding ranch structures remain intact.

Agenda Items 22 to 25 – MORE Team Contracts: On June 21, 2017, City Council approved contracts for services in the downtown area as part of the Multi-agency Outreach Resource Engagement Project (MORE), an outreach team supporting the City’s goal to reduce or eliminate homelessness, primarily in the downtown area. They approved modifications to increase the contract amounts to fund another company position for the formation of a fourth citywide MORE team, and provides for credit back to the city in the event the company is less than fully staffed. This item is exempt from the competitive bidding process pursuant to NRS 332.115.1(5), Professional Services. Help of Southern Nevada, Salvation Army, United States Veterans Initiative and WestCare Nevada are all located in Las Vegas.

Agenda Item 26 – “Ticket to Home” Program: City Council approved a request for funds needed to cover additional bus ticket purchases for the “Ticket to Home” program due to increased demand for services at the Courtyard Homeless Resource Center. On May 2, 2019, the City Purchasing Manager approved Contract Purchase Order 384871 for the not-to-exceed annual amount of $200,000. On January 13, 2020, the Purchasing Manager approved a purchase order revision adding $50,000 to allow for current pending purchases. The additional not-to-exceed annual amount of $150,000 is being requested based on current trends which project a total not-to-exceed annual amount of $400,000. This item is exempt from the competitive bidding process pursuant NRS 332.115 1. (a), items which may only be contracted from a sole source. Greyhound Lines is located in Dallas, Texas.

THIS ITEM WAS STRICKEN. Agenda Item 54 – Zappos’ The Gate Project 747: City Council will discuss whether to approve a ground lease agreement between the city and Zappos for property bounded by East Mesquite Avenue, North 7th Street, Stewart Avenue and the alley for The Gate Project 747 which consists of a one of a kind tavern and special events facility to drive new patrons to downtown who are seeking a unique immersive experience. The lease term will run through January 1, 2024 and is a new lease with tenant paying $10 per year and a security deposit as well as all costs associated with the project.

Agenda Item 89  – Open Air Vending/ Transient Sales Lot at 1031 Fremont St.: City Council approved a request from the owners of Fergusons Downtown for an open air plaza concept at 1031 Fremont St. where they will offer food truck events and other special programing. Council asked for the same consistent conditions they are asking of all new downtown business: consistent hours of operation, clean up after events, possibly security requirements and communication with residents. 

Agenda Item 94 – City Council Priorities and City Council Workshop: City Manager Scott D. Adams gave City Council an updated report regarding the City Council priorities from 2013 to present, and overview of the upcoming City Council workshop. The City Council previously accepted the Citywide Comprehensive Strategic Plan on August 21, 2019, which identifies the highest priority areas of the city. The City Council convenes a special strategic planning session every several years to identify the highest priority areas and to refocus city resources, plans and activities toward those priority areas. Council has expressed interest in developing new priorities for the city, as well as revising current priorities; as a result, a public special City Council workshop has been scheduled for February 26, 2020, to identify new priority areas. In preparation for this workshop, past priority accomplishments and workshop expectations will be presented.

Agenda Item 95 – 2050 Master Plan: City staff and consultant team provided a report and update on the 2050 Master Plan, a comprehensive, long-term general plan for the city’s physical development. Findings from public outreach, draft actions on planning concepts and preliminary results will be presented for City Council’s consideration and discussion. This report will allow council an opportunity to provide direction to staff.