Carson City supervisors may hike stormwater rates Thursday |

Carson City supervisors may hike stormwater rates Thursday

On Thursday the Board of Supervisors will vote whether to raise stormwater rates.

Staff is recommending a change in the rate structure which would base the calculation on impervious surfaces such as parking lots and charge by classes for commercial users.

All single-family residential users would be in one class and rates would go from $5.69 to $9.43, a 64 percent bump.

Commercial users would fall into four groups, from small to very large, with monthly charges of $30, $60, $120, and $240.

The rate increases would be phased in over four years and $10,000 would be allocated for a fund to assist low-income customers.

The board is also going to vote on a plan of expenditure for a portion of the $10.21 million the city is receiving from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act passed by the U.S. Congress.

So far, staff is recommending $1.55 million for the Carson City School District, $1.85 million for Carson Tahoe Hospital, and $200,000 for Eagle Valley Care Center. Staff will return to the board’s next meeting on Aug. 20 to recommend allocations for non-profits.

The city receives half the money up front and must file a plan of expenditure by Sept. 1 to receive the second half of funding. The money must be spent by all parties by Dec. 30.

The board will consider two Public Works contracts totaling $1.3 million, conduct interviews to appoint one person to the Library Board of Trustees, and discuss the city’s ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The board meets at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6 in the Sierra Room, Community Center, but the meetings are currently closed to the public due to the public health crisis.

To watch the meeting remotely, go to and click on “In progress” next to the meeting date or tune in to cable channel 191.

Public comment can be made by emailing the comment to by 3 p.m. Aug. 5 or during the meeting by calling (408) 418-9388 and using meeting number 146 876 4563. Use the phone number only to make comment.

The agenda is available online at