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Carson City utility rate hike plan clears board hurdle

Rate hikes of 15 percent on sewer service and 6.5 percent for water cleared a hurdle intact Thursday, setting the stage for adoption in two weeks. The Carson City Board of Supervisors voted 4-1, with Jim Shirk dissenting, for first-reading ordinances now set for approval at the Sept. 19 meeting. The rate hikes, expected to begin Oct. 1, will have widespread impact because they continue increasing each year for five years. The increase estimates were averages across all rate classes, supervisors were told during an afternoon spent taking testimony that was respectful and basically supportive despite distaste for the need. …

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