Two Water Agreements Amendments Approved
The Cottonwood Hollows developer has worked with Town staff on the Native Water Dedication Agreement approved by the Board on November 10, 2021. Since the Agreement was executed, the Developer has paid the Town the Native Water Dedication Fee of $200,000.00, triggering the investigation period. During the investigation period, the Town determined the native water could be used to satisfy in part, the dedication requirements for the Developer’s lands. Upon execution of the Agreement, the Developer and the Town will schedule the Credit Closing within 14 days. Since the native water credit has been determined, the Developer will pay the Town $1,575,000.00 for the Storage and Infrastructure Fee at the Credit Closing.
In addition to the native water credits that were determined through the investigation period, the developer will need additional water to fully satisfy the Town’s water dedication requirements for the land being developed in Cottonwood Hollows.
The Town staff worked with the Developer on the Native Water Credit Purchase Agreement, and the Board approved that agreement on November 11, 2021. The Native Credit Purchase Agreement offered the purchase of 155 Native Credits from water rights the Town currently owns. Since the investigation period was completed for the Native Water Dedication Agreement, the Town staff has determined the Developer will need to purchase fewer Native Credits. The First Amendment to the Native Water Credit Purchase Agreement reduces the total number of Native Credits being purchased from 155 to 125, which changes the purchase price from $5,812,500.00 to $4,687,500.00. It amends the Effective Date from January 5, 2022, to May 25, 2022. The Developer will make a payment to the Town prior to the Effective Date.