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Carson City Board of Supervisors to re-evaluate water agreement with Minden

by Anne Knowles
aknowles@nevadaappeal.com

A water rate agreement between Minden and Carson City could come up for a vote before Carson City supervisors this week.

The new agreement resets rates for delivery of water from Minden to Carson City.

In 2010, Carson City bought water rights in Douglas County and contracted with Minden to deliver the water.

Last year, the board rejected an amendment to that original agreement which raised rates based, in part, on costs the city said it wasn't responsible for.

Since then, the city has been paying the higher rates "under protest" while the Carson City District Attorney and other parties to the agreement — Douglas County, Minden and Indian Hills General Improvement District — have been negotiating to adjust the rates to everyone's satisfaction.

Jason Woodbury, Carson City district attorney, said the negotiated rates are lower than the upcoming 2018 rates originally proposed.

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The item could get bumped to the next board meeting on June 16, he said, if some last minute details of the negotiated interlocal agreement aren't finalized in time.