Carson City Board of Supervisors could pick new treasurer Thursday

The city’s next treasurer is expected to be selected by Carson City’s Board of Supervisors Thursday.

The board will do interviews in the morning with the three people seeking the post. In the afternoon, the board also has on its agenda, after a lunch break ending at 2 p.m., a couple of high profile water-related items. The first is whether to charge connection fees for water and sewer hookups, which is marked for possible action, and the other is a report only item on the important topic of drought and the city’s drinking water supply.

The morning interviews with the trio of candidates for city treasurer also is an item marked for possible action after the board’s anticipated interchange with John McKenna, Nick Providenti and Gayle Robertson.

McKenna was a one-term supervisor until being unseated by current Supervisor Lori Bagwell, who took office in January. Providenti is the city’s current finance director. Robertson is currently in management with Pro Group Captive Management. All three candidates are certified public accountants.

The vacancy came when city Treasurer Al Kramer resigned to take a position in the office of Nevada’s state treasurer. Kramer had held the elective post about two decades. The city’s governing board will appoint the replacement, but if that person wants to retain the post he or she must run in 2016, win and then run again in 2018 to earn a four-year term.

Regarding the drought, the detailed report from the Public Works Department will come two weeks after city officials said generally the city is in better shape, for both drinking and non-potable uses such as lawn watering, than are other jurisdictions. Those statements, however, were accompanied by statements of concern residents still need to conserve in this fourth year of a drought.

The connection fees matter could generate controversy or move past it, as could both a Schulz Ranch Landscape Maintenance District petition and development agreement also on the day’s agenda. The latter pair has been delayed a couple of times for honing the language on the landscape plan for the housing subdivision, which envisions a first phase of 100 lots and eventually 424 single-family lots in south Carson City.


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