Lower Platte North NRD
October 01, 2015 8:00 AM
Projects Committee Meeting
1. SWCP
1.a. SWCP Application Approvals
Rationale

John Wiese Platte County W&S Basins w/Tile $   8,250.00

Mike Chvatal Saunders County Terraces/Tile/Basins $ 12,500.00

Recommended Motion

*To approve two SWCP Applications totaling $20,750 as shown in the Projects Committee Minutes

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To approve two SWCP Applications totaling $20,750 as shown in the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Lon Olson and a second by Dave Saalfeld.

1.b. SWCP Payments
Rationale

14-B-58 Randall Fendrich Butler Co. W&S Basins w/Tile $ 10,504.22

14-S-64 David/Cynthia Hartman Saunders Terraces/Tile $   7,536.40

14-B-65 Marland Novacek Butler Co. Crop ground to grass $   2,409.60

 

TOTAL: $ 20,450.22

Recommended Motion

*To approve three SWCP cost-share payments totaling $20,450.22 as shown in the Projects Committee Minutes

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To approve three SWCP cost-share payments totaling $20,450.22 as shown in the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Don Veskerna and a second by Bob Clausen.

1.c. SWCP Cancellations
Rationale

NONE

1.d. Cottonwood Creek Payments
Rationale

NONE

1.e. Sand/Duck Creek Approvals
Rationale

NONE

1.f. Sand/Duck Cost Share Payment
Rationale

Donald Kavan Terraces/Tile/Basins\Waterway $ 2,959.06

Jones Family Trust Terraces/Tile/Basins $ 2,376.06

Harvey Brabec W/S Basins/Tile $ 6,977.90

$ 12,313.02

Recommended Motion

*To approve three Sand/Duck Creek cost-share payments totaling $12,313.02 as shown in the Projects Committee Minutes

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To approve three Sand/Duck Creek cost-share payments totaling $12,313.02 as shown in the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Dave Saalfeld and a second by Don Veskerna.

1.g. Wahoo Creek Payments
Rationale

Berniel Jansa Basins/Tile 10% $ 1,135.80

Dennis Fujan Lands for Conservation 33 ac $ 7,260.00

Larry Mach Terraces/Basins/Tile 25% $ 2,504.39

Larry Mach Lands for Conservation 12 ac   $ 2,640.00

TOTAL: $13,540.19

Recommended Motion

*To approve four Wahoo Creek cost-share payments totaling $13,540.19 as shown in the Projects Committee Minutes

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To approve four Wahoo Creek cost-share payments totaling $13,540.19 as shown in the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Don Veskerna and a second by Larry Feala.

1.h. Wahoo Creek Cost Share Approvals
Rationale

None

2. WATERSHEDS
2.a. Shell Creek
2.a.1. Newman Grove School Science Club Assistance Payment
Rationale

The Newman Grove Public School has submitted a paid invoice for their purchase of a colorimeter for analyzing Shell Creek water samples.  The Board has previously approved this purchase that will be 100% reimbursed from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.  

Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To approve a $958.50 payment to Newman Grove Public School for their purchase of a colorimeter for analyzing Shell Creek water samples as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To approve a $958.50 payment to Newman Grove Public School for their purchase of a colorimeter for analyzing Shell Creek water samples as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Bob Clausen and a second by Lon Olson.

2.a.2. Shell Creek Plan - Project Design RFP's
Rationale

We have approximately $60,000 of Nebraska Environmental Trust Funds from a grant we assumed from the Shell Creek Watershed Improvement Group (SCWIG) that can be applied toward various activities including design of future grade stabilization projects in Shell Creek and its tributaries.  These funds need to be expended by the end of the year or could be lost.  As you may recall, we approved an interlocal agreement with Colfax County to design one such project and SCWIG has identified two or three other potential project sites that could hopefully be designed to use up some of these funds.  To proceed in a timely manner for expending these funds,  it is our suggestion to continue to work with the Colfax County Engineer, Mark Mainelli, to submit design proposals on two or three priority grade stabilization sites for approval consideration at the October 12th Board meeting.  It the case of these projects, Colfax County will not be involved financially, but will need to provide permission to build these projects on their right-of-way.  It is anticipated that grant funds will pay for 100% of these design services.  

Recommended Motion

*To have the Assistant Manager work with the Colfax County Engineer, Mark Mainelli, for submitting Shell Creek Watershed project design proposals for approval consideration at the October 12, 2015 Board Meeting

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To have the Assistant Manager work with the Colfax County Engineer, Mark Mainelli, for submitting Shell Creek Watershed project design proposals for approval consideration at the October 12, 2015 Board Meeting passed with a motion by Don Veskerna and a second by Larry Feala.

2.b. Wahoo Creek Watershed - Water Quality Plan (PIP) Phase I
Rationale

JEO has completed their detailed Phase I Watershed analysis and is moving toward establishing monitoring site in Dunlap Creek.

3. LOWER PLATTE RIVER CORRIDOR ALLIANCE
3.a. LPRCA Monthly Report
Rationale

Attached our the two most recent construction reports on the pier removal at Two Rivers State Park.  

Pier 1 removal was completed Monday, September 21st with a surveyor and OA staff verifying the elevation.  Pier 2 removal was completed Monday, September 28th.  Pier 3 is planned to be removed on Monday, October 5th.  LPRCA and OA staff plan to be on site for that completed removal.  Only 2 segments of temporary bridge are left to be installed to reach just past pier 5. They are currently well over 2 weeks ahead of schedule despite some wet weather and higher than normal flows. Hawkins has told the LPRCA that believe they now have time to remove up to four more of the “buried” concrete and rebar piers--that are believed to be located extending from pier 5 to almost the mid-point of the river—and/or wooden piers interspersed amongst the concrete piers.  The LPRCA has contacted NGPC about additional funds that could be potentially used for a removal of more piers.  Additionally the LPRCA is working with Hawkins and OA on locating the buried piers and developing a potential plan for removal.  

Meghan will submit her full LPRCA written report by the October Board Meeting.

Attachments
4. OTHER
4.a. Army COE 205 Projects
4.a.1. Fremont 205
Rationale

The COE has started the process & notified the City of Fremont that they will start soil sampling in the area of the old landfill south of Emerson Lake.

Staff will arrange a meeting with the partners. Discussion will be on possible financial situations for construction cost and who will take over ownership of the Farmland, Fremont and Railroad Drainage District.

4.a.2. Schuyler 205
Rationale

Staff shredded the levee for the Corps of Engineers pre-final inspection which is Friday, October 2nd.

4.b. Shell Creek Landowner Levee Project Update
4.c. LPNNRD Distict-wide All Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Rationale

As reported earlier, our District-wide HMP update has been approved by FEMA.  JEO is wrapping up our project to map breach routing on 20 of our non-high hazard flood control dams and has begun working with Woodcliff to provide detailed analysis for their proposed riverbank stabilization project for potential project assistance. We anticipate making an invoice payment by Board Meeting.

4.d. Review of Projects Financial Statement
4.e. Platte Center Project Payment Request
Rationale

Platte Center has completed their latest Elm Creek bank stabilization project totaling $27,873.34 and is requesting our cost share payment.   We earlier this year, the Board approved up to $11,315 assistance based on 50% approval of the total estimate ($22,630).  Half the $27,873.34 actual cost comes to $13,936.67 which is $2,621.67 more than the Board’s amount approved.  The committee is asked to give consideration for approving 50% cost share payment based on the actual project cost.   Attached is a few photos of the completed project.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

To approved a $13,936.67 (50%) cost share payment to Platte Center for Bank Stabilization work completed pending staff inspection as attached to the Project Committee Minutes

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approved a $13,936.67 (50%) cost share payment to Platte Center for Bank Stabilization work completed pending staff inspection as attached to the Project Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Lon Olson and a second by Don Veskerna.

5. WESTERN SARPY/CLEAR CREEK LEVEE REPORT
Rationale

Levee Segment 4B - is close to being 100% complete and will be closed out soon.

Levee Segment 5 - Most of this segment is complete as well with work being completed on a gate structure at Camp Ashland, placement of Right or Way markers and sine fencing. 

6. ADJOURNMENT
Rationale

The Projects Committee adjourned at 8:43 a.m.