Lower Platte North NRD
December 29, 2015 8:30 AM
Operations & Education Committee Meeting
1. WILD NE/CREP REPORT
B. Heimann
Rationale

Nothing to report

2. OPERATION & MAINTENANCE & OTHER ITEMS
B. Heimann
Rationale

The O & M crew cut more volunteer tree areas that were not in the contract for tree removal at Homestead Lake.  Had to repair a bearing problem on the dump trailer. 

2.a. Grass Drill Platte County
B. Heimann
Rationale

Mueller Sod Farm sent a grass drill revenue check for $302.50.

Gary Mueller is requesting to opt out of renting the District grass drill.  He will help locate a new provider in the Platte County area.  John Hannah suggested contacting Rosendahl Seed & Feed. Heimann has contacted Stan Rosendahl, he is reviewing the grass drill agreement.

2.b. 15' Bat Wing Mower
B. Heimann
Rationale

Staff sold the District's 15' Great Plains mower for $3,750.

The John Deere mower was purchased from Platte Valley as approved by the board last month.

2.c. Fremont 205 Study
B. Heimann
Rationale

The City of Fremont has been in discussion with NDOR about the differences in the hydraulic modeling between the COE and NDOR.  The Corps has had discussion with NDOR about their preliminary road design.  A meeting is being organized by the City and the Corps in which NDOR will be invited along with all partners.

Heimann is also working on In-kind services the District has tallied the past 3 years.

2.d. Wanahoo Hay Payment
B. Heimann
Rationale

To date the District has not received payment or heard from Daren Sutton for the hay harvested from the Wanahoo property.  The District's legal counsel has not heard from Mr. Sutton either.

2.e. Wanahoo SRA Improvements
B. Heimann
Rationale

Heimann with the help of Mountford is applying for grant funds from the Kiewit Foundation.  The due date is January 15 and the amount we are asking is $40,000.

The District is also obtaining information from JEO for a study assessment for locating and pricing a RV dump station and a fish cleaning station.  Information was just received via email.

3. ROCK AND JETTY
B. Heimann
Rationale

A request for payment from the City of North Bend has been received for dirt work ($3,080) and tree removal ($2,920) from their levee for a total of $6,000.  They are requesting $2,000 from Dodge County.  The District can assist on the remaining $4,000 at 50%.

We also received an invoice for payment from the Rerucha Brothers on day of Committee meeting. They lined the bank in a location where the first jetty in the series has washed out, they are located in Butler County. The invoice is $2,100, 50% from the District would be $1,050.  Staff would recommend paying this amount pending staff inspection.

Recommended Motion

*To assist North Bend financially with $2,000 for work accomplished on their levee, pending NRD staff inspection.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To assist North Bend financially with $2,000 for work accomplished on their levee, pending NRD staff inspection. passed with a motion by Ronald Sabatka and a second by Gene Ruzicka.

4. EROSION & SEDIMENT RULES & REGULATIONS
5. INFORMATION AND EDUCATION
5.a. Information
5.a.1. Radio & eAds
Rationale

Attached find the radio ads for January.

Attachments
5.b. Education
5.b.1. Land Judging
Rationale

TePoel attended a State Land Judging Meeting on December 23rd in Grand Island where they set the date for East Central Land Judging Contest which will be October 12th.  

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

- December samples were taken and delivered to State lab.

- Meters will be read today and bills sent out.

- Two new hook-up inquiries for new homes.  Grand View Estates and Browning Drive

6.b. Bruno System
Rationale

- December samples were taken and delivered to State lab.

- Meters will be read today and bills sent out.

6.c. Other
7. Adjournment