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Minden water agreement back in front of Carson City Board of Supervisors

The Carson City Board of Supervisors is set for a long day of deliberations on Thursday.

After its own full day meeting, the board is holding a joint meeting with the Carson City School District Board of Trustees in the evening.

The two boards will hear updates on the recent legislative session, city growth projections, the Carson City Library’s Mobile Makerspace, the CCSD’s partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada for full-day kindergarten, and this year’s Jump Start program at Western Nevada College.

At the supervisors meeting, a negotiated agreement with the Town of Minden is back on the agenda.

The item was pulled from the last meeting because it didn’t include a dollar value on the contract. The Nevada Attorney General’s office recently said the Reno City Council violated the state’s open meeting law when it voted on plans for the former Park Lane Mall site without detailing a subsidy to be paid to the developer.

The Minden agreement is for delivery of water from Douglas County to Carson City. The board last year voted down an amendment to the original agreement that set new rates, saying costs the city is not responsible for were calculated into the revised rates.

Since then, the two entities, along with Douglas County and the Indian Hills General Improvement District, have been meeting to negotiate new rates.

The new interlocal agreement includes not only updated rates but also the addition of 187.5 acre feet of water to the 2,690 acre feet of water rights the city already owns.

The agreement requires Carson City to pay $1.5 million in annual installments of $75,000 over 20 years starting July 1, 2018, for the additional rights.

The supervisors will also vote whether to approve changes to three collective bargaining agreements between the city and unions on behalf of alternative sentencing officers, sheriff’s deputies, and firefighters.

The fiscal impact to the city for those agreements is $25,419, $1,346,613 and $904,348, respectively.

The board will vote whether to extend the existing moratorium on applications for new marijuana establishments to Sept. 19 and on a second moratorium once the first one expires, possibly extending the ban to January. The purpose is to wait for state regulations on recreational marijuana to be finalized, expected at the start of 2018.

The Board of Supervisors meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Sierra Room, Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

The joint meeting of the board and the CCSD Board of Trustees, also in the Sierra Room, starts at 6 p.m.