Supervisors favor Fuji Park ideas in two votes
September 6, 2013
An interlocal agreement and redevelopment money to upgrade Fuji Park Fairgrounds paved the way Thursday for increased activity at the park.
The Carson City Board of Supervisors voted to approve an the interlocal agreement between the city and the Carson City Convention & Visitors Bureau, a pact that has the city helping with some tasks for a small cut of lodging tax revenues and encourages cooperation regarding use of Fuji Park or other city facilities. That vote was unanimous.
Voting 4-1 with Supervisor John McKenna dissenting, the board in a separate action approved $122,851 in redevelopment funds for a Fuji Park Fairgrounds Plaza project to provide a shaded structure there.
The Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee had recommended that amount for the project, as well as $39,273 to help out the Brewery Arts Center with its campus plan's initial move to close Minnesota Street from King Street to 2nd Street.
A two-thirds majority vote was needed on each project, however, and it failed as Supervisor Jim Shirk joined McKenna in opposing the financing for the BAC project.
In other action, the board voted for a couple of low bidders on projects and awarded them contracts.
The board determined that Reno Tahoe Construction, Inc. was low bidder on an East Fifth Street sanitary sewer rehabilitation project. The bid was $121,330.
The board determined that RaPiD Construction, Inc. was low bidder on a Kit Sierra, Mayflower and Bel Aire Way waterline replacement project.
The bid was $339,933.