Service District won’t supply water to Conglomerate Mesa. Who will?
The Keeler Community Service District (KCSD) will no longer sell Silver Standard Resources Inc. (SSR) water for exploration on a proposed gold mine in Conglomerate Mesa.
As of June 2, the parties were digging in opposite directions.
Sherry Cosgrove, KCSD Board Member, said KCSD doesn’t have a contract with SSR.
Angela Johnson, SSR geologist for the project, was sure SSR had a “fully executed signed agreement” with KCSD.
In a phone call, Johnson said the contract stipulated that SSR would buy one truckload of water per day, which is about 1000 gallons.
When The Sheet informed Cosgrove of Johnson’s statement, Cosgrove demanded, “Whose signature is on the contract that they think they have? And when was it signed?”
In fact, KCSD had sent SSR a signed copy of the contract.
So Johnson was right … but not quite.
The agreement was dated February 21, 2017, and signed by both parties.
Alas, Cosgrove had forgotten, because SSR had never returned a signed copy of the contract, which is necessary for the execution of the contract.