Lower Platte North NRD
October 28, 2015 8:30 AM
Operations & Education Committee Meeting
1. WILD NE/CREP REPORT
B. Heimann
Rationale

There are no CREP payments this month.

The tree removal contractor has not started at Homestead Lake.

2. OPERATION & MAINTENANCE & OTHER ITEMS
2.a. O & M Crew
B. Heimann
Rationale

The O & M Crew took down fence and removed debris from the face of Bellwood 3-B, removed all the trees along Hwy 109 on the Wanahoo SRA, finished a cut off road in the Wanahoo SRA RV camp grounds, sprayed problem areas of weeds and trees, painted the Board room. The crew at Lake Wanahoo have moved approximately 30 trees with the tree spade and watered many more.

2.b. Bellwood 2-C Erosion Repair
B. Heimann
Rationale

Staff repaired some minor erosion issues on the abutment of Bellwood 2-C, but hired a local contractor, Ray Moore to repair a drain tile erosion issue above the west side of dam/lake.  See attached photo's.

The invoice to repair this drain tile was $470.

Attachments
2.c. Lower Platte Weed Management
B. Heimann
Rationale

Our District is in an inter-local agreement with Papio-Missouri and Lower Platte South NRD in helping control invasive plant species in the Platte River and its tributaries, organized through through the Lower Platte Weed Management Group. Our obligation is $20,000 in which Papio-Missouri NRD has sent an invoice (attached).

Attachments
Recommended Motion

To pay Papio-Missouri NRD $20,000 (as budgeted) in accordance with the Lower Platte Weed Management inter-local agreement to help control invasive plant species on the Platte River and tributaries

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To pay Papio-Missouri NRD $20,000 (as budgeted) in accordance with the Lower Platte Weed Management inter-local agreement to help control invasive plant species on the Platte River and tributaries passed with a motion by Fred Hagerbaumer and a second by Ronald Sabatka.

2.d. Equipment
B. Heimann
Rationale

Staff would like to advertise for sale the Districts Great Plains 15' flex wing mower.  As we have budgeted a new shredder for next spring.  Any advertising ideas or prices?

Recommended Motion

*To advertise for sale the Great Plains 15' flex wing mower

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To advertise for sale the Great Plains 15' flex wing mower passed with a motion by Mark Seier and a second by Fred Hagerbaumer.

2.e. Bellwood 3-B Renovation
B. Heimann
Rationale

Cuba Construction has started on repairing Bellwood 3-B.  They have hauled the rock and have started shaping the face of the dam. See attached photo's.

Attachments
2.f. Fremont GI Study
B. Heimann
Rationale

A meeting was held Monday, October 8th between NDOR, COE and LPN NRD.  Discussion was to coordinate efforts in regard to Hwy 30 Expressway alignment, elevation and hydraulic modeling in coordination with the design and alignment with the Fremont Levee.

A meeting also took place on Tuesday, October 27th between the COE and the Partners to discuss alignment. This was very beneficial not only to the Corps but also helped Dodge County and the City. The meeting detailed land use, other obstacles and new ideas. This information also assist the City and County when planning with NDOR. 

2.g. Czechland Camping Revenue
B. Heimann
Rationale

As of October 21st, camping revenue at Czechland Lake is at $6,509.49.

2.h. Wanahoo Hay - Darin Sutton
B. Heimann
Rationale

We have contacted Mr. Sutton numerous times.  He last said he would inform the District of tonnage on Monday, October 19.  We have not heard back from him since Friday, October 16.

General Manager Miyoshi will send Mr. Sutton a letter giving him a due date to make payment for the hay. If the date is not made a letter will come from legal counsel and legal action may occur.

2.i. Conservation Tree Program
B. Heimann
Rationale

Bessey Nursery tree prices will be the same as the previous year .58 for 1-0 Hardwoods and .63 for 2-0 Conifers and Hardwoods.  Other nurseries have raised their prices to generally .65 to .75.  We may purchase as much as 8 - 10% of our inventory from out of state nurseries.

The District currently charges .75 for hand plants and $1.35 to machine plant.

3. ROCK AND JETTY
B. Heimann
Rationale

Doug Ritthaler has submitted an invoice of $4,200. He did maintenance on jetties and bank armoring on the Platte River in Saunders County. The site was inspected on October 26.

Recommended Motion

*To pay Doug Ritthaler $2,000 for Rock and Jetty work completed on the Platte River

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To pay Doug Ritthaler $2,000 for Rock and Jetty work completed on the Platte River passed with a motion by Ronald Sabatka and a second by Fred Hagerbaumer.

4. EROSION & SEDIMENT RULES & REGULATIONS
5. INFORMATION AND EDUCATION
Rationale

We are planning on interviewing 4 candidates for the Information and Education position on Monday, November 2nd. 

5.a. Information
5.b. Education
5.c. Computer
6. RURAL WATER SYSTEMS
6.a. Colon:
Rationale

- Samples are being taken and meters are being read today.

- All Fire hydrants have been exercised and will continue to be on an annual basis.

- Working with Nelson Contracting locating and marking water lines for new sewer line

- Have been in touch with Jerry K (M.E. Collins) to place water line casing under Wanahoo entrance.

- Conducting Back-Flow inspections for system later this week.

 

6.b. Bruno:
Rationale

- Samples are being taken and meters are being read today.

- Met with Bob Byrkit for System Sanitary survey

- Inspected air relief sites on line

- updating Bruno System Emergency plan

6.c. Brainard:
Rationale

- Meeting with Brainard Village Board and JEO 10-28-15 to discuss village options for their water supply.

7. Adjournment