The City Council has long mulled the possibility of a water utility management agreement with Kitsap Public Utility District. Now we know what that agreement would look like.
The city posted a draft interlocal agreement with Kitsap PUD on its website advance of the Wednesday council meeting. The five-year agreement lays out the details of a management contract, except the most important detail: the price. We’ll presumably learn more about the proposed costs Wednesday, when a 30-minute discussion of the agreement is scheduled.
The City Council instructed City Manager Doug Schulze to negotiate an agreement with Kitsap PUD in April. The council wanted to determine how much a management transfer would cost and what services the district would cover. You can read the draft agreement below: