Lower Platte North NRD
December 02, 2015 8:30 AM
Operations & Education Committee Meeting
1. WILD NE/CREP REPORT
B. Heimann
Rationale

There are no payments to make.

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

The O & M crew spent numerous days fencing Bellwood 3-B after the contractor finished the dam renovation. We have shut down the water hydrants at Czechland and Homestead Lakes. We broke up three old irrigation pads on the Wanahoo property and removed some old pipe sticking out of the ground. Also removed the Wanahoo docks and re-positioned the Homestead dock.

2.b. Arbor Day Foundation Trees
B. Heimann
Rationale

The District would like to purchase 1,000 trees from the Arbor Day Foundation for the Fremont Eco Fair (500), Conservation Sensation Day (300) and 200 for miscellaneous give away's. Last year the trees cost .92/tree. 

Recommended Motion

*To purchase 1,000 trees from the Arbor Day foundation

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To purchase 1,000 trees from the Arbor Day foundation passed with a motion by Ronald Sabatka and a second by Fred Hagerbaumer.

Motion Passed:  To purchase 1,000 trees from the Arbor Day foundation passed with a motion by Ronald Sabatka and a second by Fred Hagerbaumer.

2.c. Conservation Tree Program/Inter-local between NRD's and NARD
B. Heimann
Rationale

An updated Inter-local agreement between the NRD's and the NARD to purchase conservation trees through Bessey Nursery has been developed and extended to September 2018.  NARD will order and purchase trees from Bessey Nursery.  The Districts will then pay NARD for the trees they order.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To approve the new inter-local agreement between the Districts and NARD in purchasing conservation trees from Bessey Nursery

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approve the new inter-local agreement between the Districts and NARD in purchasing conservation trees from Bessey Nursery passed with a motion by Fred Hagerbaumer and a second by Ronald Sabatka.

2.d. 15' Rotary Flex-Wing Mower Purchase Options
B. Heimann
Rationale

We currently have our used 15' mower advertised on Craig's List for $5,000.  We have had one interested party look at it.

The Districts options in purchasing a new mower are attached.

Attachments
2.e. Tractor Rental
B. Heimann
Rationale

Heimann is working on options for renting a tractor next summer. The State had contracts through Dinkel Implement and John Deere. The Dinkel Contract will not be renewed.  John Deere's contract expires in March 2016 and will be renewed primarily for NDOR and NE Game & Parks.  If there are enough tractors with John Deere the District could rent one. Platte Valley has also made an offer to rent a JD 8245R for $4,000.

Dinkel's rate was $11.80/hr  minimum 300 hours in the past

John Deere's rate was $13.25/hr  unsure if there's a minimum

2.f. Wahoo Lions Club Fund Raiser
B. Heimann
Rationale

The Wahoo Lions Club would like to do a fund raiser in which the shell of a car is placed on the ice of Lake Wanahoo. The Lions Club would sell chances to the general public, and the selling of advertising on the vehicle, as to the time of day that the vehicle would fall through the melting ice.  After the contest, the vehicle would then be removed from the Lake.  The Wahoo Lions Club, as a member of the Lions Clubs International, does have a $1,000,000 liability insurance policy. 

Recommended Motion

To allow the Wahoo Lions Club to have their "car body fall through the ice fund raiser" this winter and agree to remove the car body when completed and comply with all federal, state and local permits and requirements

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To allow the Wahoo Lions Club to have their "car body fall through the ice fund raiser" this winter and agree to remove the car body when completed and comply with all federal, state and local permits and requirements passed with a motion by Jim McDermott and a second by Ronald Sabatka.

2.g. Wanahoo SRA Entrance Paving Contract
B. Heimann
Rationale

At the September 14th Board Meeting a motion was made to waive the normal bidding procedures and accept and approve ME Collins price for the Lake Wanahoo entry road paving project at an estimated cost of $169,333.70 with unit prices matching those as bid for the adjoining Saunders County Road 17 Project. Attached find an agreement with ME Collins.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To approve and authorize Chair Hannah to sign the attached agreement with ME Collins for the Wanahoo SRA Entrance Paving Project

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approve and authorize Chair Hannah to sign the attached agreement with ME Collins for the Wanahoo SRA Entrance Paving Project passed with a motion by Ronald Sabatka and a second by Mark Seier.

2.h. Wanahoo SRA Entrance Paving Project Invoice
B. Heimann
Rationale

ME Collins has submitted a bill for work accomplished on the the Wanahoo SRA Entrance Road Project and is requesting payment of $136,919.14 of the total $169,275.70 project cost. Items needed to be finished are shouldering, grade and shaping ditches.  Attached find a detailed bill requesting payment.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

To approve a $136,919.14 payment to ME Collins for work completed to date on the Wanahoo SRA Entrance Road project

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approve a $136,919.14 payment to ME Collins for work completed to date on the Wanahoo SRA Entrance Road project passed with a motion by Ronald Sabatka and a second by Fred Hagerbaumer.

2.i. Wanahoo Hay Cooperator
B. Heimann
Rationale

A letter was sent to Daren Sutton requesting payment for the hay taken from the Wanahoo property.  The request for payment was by November 23rd. No payment has been received.  Legal council will proceed as necessary to contact Mr. Sutton for collection of the hay.

It's estimated that Mr. Sutton harvested approximately 333 tons of hay, 555 bales.  His bid was $64.00/ton. He would owe the District approximately $21,312.

2.j. Wanahoo SRA Revenue
B. Heimann
Rationale

Attached is a spreadsheet showing Lake Wanahoo SRA revenue through October 31, 2015 for your information.

Attachments
2.k. Commercial Lease Agreement with City of Wahoo
B. Heimann
Rationale

At the September Board Meeting staff was instructed to prepare an agreement with the City of Wahoo that would allow them to place a "Wahoo" sign on NRD property near the intersection of highways 77/92 and County Road 17.  Attached find a Commercial Lease Agreement.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

*Authorize Chairman Hannah to sign the Commercial Lease Agreement with City of Wahoo for placing an entrance sign to the City on LPNNRD property

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Authorize Chairman Hannah to sign the Commercial Lease Agreement with City of Wahoo for placing an entrance sign to the City on LPNNRD property passed with a motion by Fred Hagerbaumer and a second by Ronald Sabatka.

3. ROCK AND JETTY
4. EROSION & SEDIMENT RULES & REGULATIONS
B. Heimann
Rationale

The Erosion & Sediment Regulations are currently being updated.  We will approve the update in the near future.

5. INFORMATION AND EDUCATION
Rationale

Desirae TePoel started work with the District on November 30th.

5.a. Information
5.a.1. Radio & eAds
5.b. Education
5.b.1. Nebraska Science Bowl
Rationale

We received a sponsorship request from the Nebraska Science Bowls, scheduled for February 2016. (see attachment). We have donated $250 to this event in past years. 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To contribute $250 to support the 2016 Nebraska Middle School and High School Science Bowls

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To contribute $250 to support the 2016 Nebraska Middle School and High School Science Bowls passed with a motion by Jim McDermott and a second by Fred Hagerbaumer.

5.c. Computer
6. RURAL WATER SYSTEMS
6.a. Colon System
Rationale

- System water samples were taken, submitted to State and passed for November.

- All meters were read and bills sent out.

- Worked with Nelson Contracting to locate village water lines for new sewer lines.

- Met with Village board at their November meeting.

- Replaced 2 radio readers.

- Worked with M.E. Collins to install 15" casing below Wanahoo entrance and have marked both ends.

6.b. Bruno System
Rationale

- System water samples were taken, submitted to State and passed for November.

- All meters were read and bills sent out.

- Worked with Bob Byrket to complete Bruno system Sanitary survey (every 3 years)

- Replaced 1 radio reader

 

6.c. Other
Rationale

- Contracting with USTI "asyst" for our new billing software.  Will transfer our data this month and hope to be up and running by January.

- Duke has the CASE 860 trencher ready for sale.  Recent sales of similar machines in the Midwest have been between $ 12,500 - $ 20,000.

- Once trencher has been sold, we will be ready to purchase Bobcat 5' trencher attachment for approx. $ 6,500.

- Met with Brainard Village board regarding potential connection to Bruno line.  This is one of two project options available to Brainard.  

 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To approve sale of CASE 860 Turbo trencher. Once sold, to approve purchase of 5' Bobcat trencher attachment as shown in the O & E Committee minutes

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approve sale of CASE 860 Turbo trencher. Once sold, to approve purchase of 5' Bobcat trencher attachment as shown in the O & E Committee minutes passed with a motion by Jim McDermott and a second by Fred Hagerbaumer.

7. Adjournment