Lower Platte North NRD
January 11, 2016 1:30 PM
Regular Board of Directors Meeting
1. Call to Order
Rationale

NOTE: The agenda is on file at the LPNNRD office and may be changed up to 24 hours prior to the meeting as scheduled.

 

1.A. Meeting Notice
1.B. Inform Public on Location of Copy of “Open Meeting Act”
1.C. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Roll Call
2.A. Introductions
3. Approval of Agenda
4. Comments - Advisors/Guests
4.A. Guest Comments
4.B. NRCS Report
Attachments
4.C. NARD Report
4.D. NRC Report
4.E. Managers Report
Attachments
4.F. Education Program
Rationale

Dave Sands, Executive Director of the Nebraska Land Trust will give a program focusing on work accomplished in the Lower Platte.

5. Approval of Minutes
Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To approve the December Board Meeting Minutes

6. Report of Standing Committees
6.A. Executive Committee - Action as Required
6.A.1. MEETINGS
6.A.1.a. Pending
6.A.1.a.1. NARD Legislative Conference
Rationale

The NARD Legislative Conference is scheduled for January 27 and 28.  Attached find registration information. 

Attachments
6.A.2. MANAGEMENT ITEMS
6.A.2.a. Directors Absence
Rationale

Attached find Saalfeld's Excuse of Absence from the December Board Meeting. No action is necessary.

Attachments
6.A.2.b. Bob Weaver
6.A.2.b.1. Monthly Conference Call and Update
Rationale

The monthly Weaver Conference Call was held January 7th. Attached find Weaver's Monthly Report. 

Attachments
6.A.2.b.2. Monthly Bill
Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To approve payment of $3,400 to Bob Weaver for December work and bill Lower Platte South and Papio NRDs for their portion

6.A.2.c. Monthly Education Program
Rationale

Dave Sands, Executive Director of the Nebraska Land Trust will give a program focusing on work accomplished in the Lower Platte.

6.A.2.d. Election Certification
Rationale

Attached find a memo on Election Filing for 2016.  Directors who wish to seek re-election must file by February 16, 2016 with all others filing by March 1, 2016.

Attachments
6.A.2.e. Mileage Rate Change
Rationale

The IRS is adjusting the federal mileage rate from $.575 per mile to $.54 per mile effective January 1, 2016.  Following policy the LPNNRD rate will follow the IRS rate change.

6.A.2.f. Director's Retreat
Rationale

Last month we viewed potential topics for Director's Retreat that is scheduled for February 10.  Attached find a potential list of topics to help us set the final agenda.

Attachments
6.A.2.g. Election of 2016 LPNNRD Officers
Rationale

Election for our 2016 officers will take place at the January 11 Board Meeting.  The Nominating Committee (Chair Hilger) will nominate at least one candidate for each of our four elected positions with nominations also being accepted from the floor.  All current officers are eligible for an additional term.

6.A.2.h. Lickteig Property
Rationale

An update will be given on the Lickteig property.

6.A.2.i. Compensated Absences Payable
Rationale

Last month information was requested on the compensated absence liability the district is carrying.  This number is reported each year in our annual audit, a copy is attached. What this shows is that if all employees terminated employment on June 30, 2015 our payout would have been $218,056.

Attachments
6.A.3. EQUIPMENT
6.A.3.a. Director iPads
Rationale

We have been using the emeeting software and iPads for 16 board meetings.  We still have six directors who are using their own computers instead of the district owned iPads at a cost to the district of $50 per month per computer. The directors who continue to use their own computers goes back prior to us using iPads with the reimbursement to cover the initial cost of the computer. Discussion took palace if we should require all directors to use district provided iPads and stop the $50 reimbursement. 

Recommended Motion

To allow directors to continue to use their personal computer instead of a district provided iPad and beginning July 1, 2016 lower the monthly reimbursement to $20 per month

6.A.4. PERSONNEL
6.A.4.a. Mitch O'Reilly
Rationale

O & M Technician Mitch O'Reilly broke his femur on December 26 in an accident while at home.  The recovery time is three to four months. His leave balances are at 47 hours. Discussion can occur on several issues concerning his time away from the job.  If the board wishes to discuss any details it is suggested that we go into "Closed Session".

Recommended Motion

To waive our normal policy and allow employees to donate annual or sick leave hours to Mitch O’Reilly due to his recent at home injury: Any leave hours donated is strictly voluntary and by free will from district employees. Each employee is limited to donating a maximum of 20 hours of leave time; Donated leave time is to be paid out to O’Reilly at 60% of his normal wage that is the same rate as our Long Term Disability Insurance (begins after 90 days); O’Reilly cannot accrue sick leave or annual leave time but will continue to receive the district’s portion of health and dental insurance as he has in the past, while using these donated hours

6.A.5. FINANCE
6.A.5.a. Approval of Financial Reports
Rationale

The October Financial Statements will be emailed to all directors.  A motion will be needed at Board Meeting to approve the October Financial Statement.

Attachments
6.A.5.b. Approval of Managers Time and Expense Sheets
Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To approve the Managers Time and Expense Sheets as attached to the Executive Committee Minutes

6.A.5.c. Accounts over 90 Days
Attachments
6.A.5.d. Quarterly NRDF Payment
Recommended Motion

*To authorize the Board Treasurer and General Manager to make payment to the Union Bank Note in the same amount as received from the Natural Resources Development Fund.

6.B. Education, Operations & Rural Water Systems Committee - Action as Required
6.B.1. WILD NE/CREP REPORT
B. Heimann
Rationale

Nothing to report

6.B.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. 

6.B.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.

6.B.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.

6.B.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.

6.B.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.

6.B.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.

6.B.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.

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

Attached find the radio ads for January.

Attachments
6.B.5.b. Education
6.B.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.  

6.B.5.c. Computer
6.B.6. RURAL WATER SYSTEMS
6.B.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.6.b. Bruno System
Rationale

- December samples were taken and delivered to State lab.

- Meters will be read today and bills sent out.

6.B.6.c. Other
6.C. Water Committee - Action as Required
6.C.1. REGULATORY
6.C.1.a. GROUND WATER MANAGEMENT AREA
6.C.1.a.1. Irrigated Acres for 2015 in the HCA and NHCA
Rationale

No new updates.

6.C.1.a.2. Variance Request in the Hydrologically Connected Area (Limited Development Area)
Rationale

No new applications have been received. The District is awaiting new well applications on 6 approved variances for new wells. The dead line for well applications is January 10th 2016.

6.C.1.a.3. Variance Requests in the Non-Hydrologically Connected Area (Normal Development Area)
Rationale

No new updates.

6.C.1.a.4. Variance Requests in the Restricted Development Areas
Rationale

No new updates.

6.C.1.a.5. Well Permit Program
6.C.1.a.5.A. Well Permits Approved
Rationale

Wells Permits Approved: 5

Landowner Number of Wells Number of New Irrigated Acres Type of Well County Subarea
Robert Meduna Jr. 70  Irrigation  Saunders  Todd Valley 
Ryan Tessendorf  135 Irrigation  Platte  Lower Shell Creek 
Mark Miller  130  Irrigation  Madison  Upper Newman Grove 
AM JJ Investments LLC 1 0 Irrigation/Supplemental Colfax Schuyler
Dean Novak 1 0 Irrigation/Supplemental Colfax Schuyler






 

 

 

 

The total number of approved permits for 2015 is 48
Location of Approved Well Permits for 2015:  

Correct as of 12/29/2015

County Irrigation - New Irrigation - Replacement Stock Commercial Municipal Other Total
Butler 2 2 1 0 0 0 5
Colfax 3 3 1 0 0 0 7
Dodge 3 3 0 0 0 0 6
Boone 1 2 0 0 0 0 3
Madison 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Platte 7 2 1 0 0 0 10
Saunders 7 3 0 1 0 4 15
Total 25 15 3 1 0 4 48








 

 

 

 

6.C.1.a.5.B. John Sanderson Supplemental Well Application
Rationale

John Sanderson has applied for a new well to supplement his irrigation in the SW 1/4 of Section 14-T16N-R7E in Saunders County, Todd Valley Subarea. Well G-035186 is currently running two pivots that irrigate 308 acres. The new well will irrigate 156 acres in the SW 1/4 of the section. Attached is a map of the section as well as a submitted test hole drilled by AWS.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To approve the supplemental irrigation well request for John Sanderson for 156 acres in SW 1/4 of Section 14, T16N, R7E in Saunders County, Todd Valley Subarea

6.C.1.a.6. Ron Sladky Acre Transfer Request
Rationale

Ron Sladky is requesting a transfer of 80 certified irrigated acres from the Hydrologically Connected Area (HCA) to the Restricted Development Area (RDA).  The existing well that will be used is in the HCA.  This was discussed at the Board Meeting on December 14, 2015 and sent back to the Water Committee for further review.  Ron Sladky attended to discuss the transfer.

The certified irrigated acres to be transferred are located in the following sections*:

-24.7 Acres in the NW 1/4 SW 1/4; and NW 1/4 of Section 15-T14N-R7E Saunders County, Weston Subarea

-32.9 Acres in the NW 1/4 NE 1/4 of Section 15-T14N-R7E Saunders County, Todd Valley Subarea

-22.4 Acres in the NW 1/4 NW 1/4 of Section 14-T14N-R7E Saunders County, Todd Valley Subarea (surface water)

*-Rose Colored on map

 

The 80 acres will be transferred to two fields in the following legal description**:

-22.1 Acres in the SW 1/4 NE 1/4 of Section 15-T14N-R7E Saunders County, Swedeburg Subarea

-57.9 Acres in the W 1/2 SE 1/4 of Section 15-T14N-R7E Saunders County, Swedeburg Subarea

**-Green Colored in map

 

The well that will be used (G-051467) is in the SE 1/4 NW 1/4 of Section 15-T14N-R7E Saunders County, Weston Subarea. The attached map shows the location of the above listed legal descriptions.

All of these acres are LPNNRD Certified as irrigated, meaning they met our requirements when certified. 

Sladky was present at the committee meeting and stated that all of the acres in question had been irrigated and met our irrigation requirements.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

To approve the transfer of irrigated acres for Ron Sladky in S15-T14N-R7E as detailed in the Water Committee Minutes as all of the acres losing irrigated rights (being decertified) are currently certified as irrigated

6.C.1.a.7. Special Quantity Subareas
6.C.1.a.7.A. LPNNRD SQS Operator Certification Classes
Rationale

 
SQS#2 Platte-Colfax area

Three informational classes have been set.  Each of these classes will be held at Ag Park, Columbus:

  1. Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.  (prior to afternoon certification class)
  2. Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 1:30 p.m.
  3. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.  (prior to evening certification class)

6.C.1.a.7.B. LPNNRD Approved Flow Meters
Rationale

Staff have obtained information from McCrometer on their new Mag-meter.  Full pipe flow is required with a minimum of three pipe diameters upstream and one pipe diameter downstream.  Normal battery life is 3 to 5 years.

Still waiting on information from Lindsey Manufacturing.

 

6.C.1.a.8. Lower Platte River Basin Water Management Plan Coalition (LPRBC)
Rationale

The scheduled technical meeting for December has been delayed until January since this will be after the DNR has had time to finish their annual review of basin water appropriations.

 

6.C.1.a.9. Cost Share Programs
6.C.1.a.9.A. Irrigation Well Sample Kits
Rationale

332 kits have been mailed out (seven of these in December).  Eight water samples were collected in December; two of which were collected last week and taken to the lab.  All results have been received and mailed to producers.

 

6.C.1.a.9.B. Cost Share for Flow Meters in SQS#2
Rationale

Angle is working on a grant request to the Water Sustainability Fund (WSF) for a cost share program for irrigation well flow meters. This will be for wells in the Platte-Colfax SQS area.  The application was due and submitted on Wednesday December 30, 2015.  

 

6.C.1.a.10. Bellwood Phase 2 Area
Rationale

 2015 is the thirteenth year for this Phase 2 Area.  Earlier this year this area was reduced from 32 sections to 21 sections - to be in compliance with Section G Ground Water Quality Management Area - Phase Two Rule 1 Criteria.  Three water samples were collected in December.

Year

Nitrate-nitrogen Range

Percent

Nitrate-nitrogen

0 to 8.0 ppm

Percent

Nitrate-nitrogen

8.01 to 10.00 ppm

Percent

Nitrate-nitrogen

greater than 10 ppm

2004

0 to 25 ppm

46.3% (44 of 95)

8.4% (8 of 95)

45.3% (43 of 95)

2005

0 to 25 ppm

47% (44 of 94)

15% (14 of 94)

38% (36 of 94)

2006

0 to 24 ppm

41% (29 of 71)

14% (10 of 71)

45% (32 of 71)

2007

0 to 31 ppm

48% (48 of 100)

9% (9 of 100)

43% (43 of 100)

2008

0 to 28 ppm

53.75% (43 of 80)

7.5% (6 of 80)

38.75% (31 of 80)

2009

0 to 22 ppm

45.5% (41 of 90)

15.5% (14 of 90)

39% (35 of 90)

2010

0 to 35.7 ppm

48.65% (54 of 111)

11.71% (13 of 111)

39.64% (44 of 111)

2011

0 to 26.6 ppm

51% (56 of 110)

6% (7 of 110)

43% (47 of 110)

2012

0 to 28.9 ppm

57% (61 of 107)

9% (10 of 107)

34% (36 of 107)

2013

0 to 25.8 ppm

50% (53 of 107)

9% (10 of 107)

41% (44 of 107)

2014

0 to 22.3 ppm

51% (55 of 108)

13% (14 of 108)

36% (39 of 108)

2015

0 to 32.3 ppm

43% (31 of 72)

8% (6 of 72)

49% (35 of 72)

33 Fertilizer Reports for the 2015 crop year have been received.  For the 2014 crop year 211 Fertilizer Reports were received.

6.C.1.a.11. Richland - Schuyler Phase 2 Area
Rationale

2015 is the twelfth year of this Phase 2 Area.  The 55 sections of this area went into a Phase 3 Area to be in compliance with Section H Ground Water Quality Management Area - Phase Three Rule 1 Phase Three Criteria, effective September 1, 2015.  Five water samples were collected in December.

 

Year

Nitrate-nitrogen Range

Percent

Nitrate-nitrogen

0 to 8.0 ppm

Percent

Nitrate-nitrogen

8.01 to 10.00 ppm

Percent

Nitrate-nitrogen

greater than 10 ppm

2004

0 to 47 ppm

30% (42 of 139)

10% (14 of 139)

60% (83 of 139)

2005

0 to 120 ppm

31.3% (74 of 236)

10.2% (24 of 236)

58.5% (138 of 236)

2006

0 to 53 ppm

28% (50 of 181)

14% (26 of 181)

58% (105 of 181)

2007

0 to 99 ppm

32% (75 of 231)

10% (22 of 231)

58% (134 of 227)

2008

0 to 46 ppm

28% (53 of 190)

12% (23 of 190)

60% (114 of 190)

2009

0 to 57 ppm

33% (72 of 216)

6% (13 of 216)

61% (131 of 216)

2010

0 to 57.5 ppm

31% (70 of 229)

7% (15 of 229)

62% (142 of 229)

2011

0 to 65.8 ppm

28% (67 of 241)

9% (21 of 241)

63% (153 of 241)

2012

0 to 52.6 ppm

29% (70 of 241)

9% (21 of 241)

62% (150 of 241)

2013

0 to 94.0 ppm

25% (63 of 252)

9% (23 of 252)

66% (166 of 252)

2014

0 to 101.0 ppm

27% (68 of 251)

9% (22 of 251)

64% (161 of 251)

2015

0 to 53.3 ppm

23% (55 of 238)

12% (29 of 238)

65% (154 of 238)

392 Fertilizer Reports for the 2015 crop year have been received.  For the 2014 crop year 406 Fertilizer Reports were received.

 

6.C.1.a.12. LPNNRD Certification
6.C.1.a.12.A. LPNNRD Operator Certification Classes
Rationale

Three on-line test requests have been received in December.  Four tests were completed and a certification card was mailed to: 

Cert #

Cert date

Name

Re-cert

Comments

6528

12/3/2015

Steve Callahan

Yes

 

6529

12/7/2015

Beau Klug

Yes

 

6530

12/11/2015

Carl Grotelueschen

Yes

 

6531

12/29/2015

Bryan Kaspar

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff met with UNL County Extension Educators on November 23rd to work out the class schedule for 2016.  Michael Rethwisch, UNL Extension Educator for Butler County, has had health issues.  Since the last committee meeting Oaklund and Rethwisch have arranged for an additional meeting in March.     

[the modified class schedule is attachment]

Attachments
6.C.1.b. CHEMIGATION
Rationale

No new updates.

 

6.C.1.c. LIVESTOCK WASTE PERMITS
Rationale

The LPNNRD has received one livestock permit modification from DEQ since the last Water Committee meeting. The modification is four additional fields that will receive manure applications from the Janssen Nursery swine operation in Platte County.

6.C.2. GROUND WATER PROGRAMS
6.C.2.a. DECOMMISSIONED WELL PROGRAM
6.C.2.a.1. Well Estimates
Rationale

No new wells have been reviewed or approved by Gottschalk for decommissioning since the last Committee meeting.

 

6.C.2.a.2. Plugged Wells
Rationale

Three wells have been plugged, reviewed, and ready for cost share payment approval this month.

 Well Owner Type of Well  Cost Share Estimate  County 
 Tom Christopherson 5" Domestic  $643.88  Saunders 
 Maynard Flamme Irrigation  $543.93  Dodge 
 Tom Kasik Domestic  $319.83  Colfax 







Recommended Motion

*To approve cost share funds to decommission the domestic well for Tom Christopherson for $643.88, to decommission an irrigation well for Maynard Flamme for $543.93, and to decommission the domestic well for Tom Kasik for $319.83

6.C.2.b. LOWER PLATTE NORTH NRD GROUND WATER STUDIES
6.C.2.b.1. Eastern Nebraska Water Resources Assessment (ENWRA)
Rationale

Two grant requests are being submitted to the Water Sustainability Fund (WSF) from ENWRA.  One deals with water quality sampling of the bedrock aquifers in eastern Nebraska and the other one will look at additional AEM flights.  LPNNRD is looking to do additional flights in the Platte-Colfax SQS (top priority) and the Bulter-Saunders SQS area (secondary priority).  

6.C.2.c. FORMER ORDNANCE PLANT NEAR MEAD
Rationale

Received an invoice from Olsson Associates for their review of the ground water model that was submitted by the COE as part of their class 4 well permit request for a new containment well.  This was for the ground water cleanup at the Former Ordnance Plant near Mead (invoice is attached).  Need motion to approve.

 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To approve payment of $1,000 to Olsson Associates for review of the Class 4 well permit submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers for a new containment well as part of their clean up efforts

6.C.3. OTHER
Rationale

Ron Sladky attended the Water Committee to discuss his transfer requests of acres.

6.C.3.a. GMDA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Rationale

GMDA annual conference is next week in Sacramento CA.  Newspaper article in today's Omaha World Herald about subsidence in the San Joaquin Valley due to heavy ground water pumping.

 

 

6.C.3.b. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC
6.D. Projects Committee - Action as Required
6.D.1. SWCP
6.D.1.a. SWCP Application Approvals
Rationale

None

6.D.1.b. SWCP Payments
Rationale

14-TR-2 Dayle Alswager Terrace Repair $      416.25

14-P-40 Jim Fehringer W/S Basin & Tile $ 12,500.00

$ 12,916.25

Recommended Motion

*To approve two SWCP payments totaling $12,916.25 as shown in the Projects Committee Minutes

6.D.1.c. SWCP Cancellations
Rationale

NONE

6.D.1.d. Cottonwood Creek Payments
Rationale

NONE

6.D.1.e. Sand/Duck Creek Approvals
Rationale

NONE

6.D.1.f. Sand/Duck Cost Share Payment
Rationale

NONE

6.D.1.g. Wahoo Creek Cost Share Payments
Rationale

Richard Cherovsky Terraces/Tile 10% $   1,285.46

C&L Erickson LLC Lands for Cons. $   6,402.00

C&L Erickson LLC #2 Lands for Cons. $   7,867.20

  $ 15,554.66

Recommended Motion

*To approve the three Wahoo Creek Cost Share Payments totaling $15,554.66 as shown in the Projects Committee Minutes

6.D.1.h. Wahoo Creek Cost Share Approvals
6.D.2. WATERSHEDS
6.D.2.a. Shell Creek Watershed
6.D.2.a.1. Shell Creek Grant Payments
Rationale

Attached is a cover crop payment request to Ryan Siefken for $788.  Committee recommendation to make this payment is requested.  It will be reimbursed 100% from NET grant funds.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To approve the $788 cover crop payment (78,8 acres) to Ryan Siefken as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes

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

No new information to report as this time. 

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

No new information to report.  Meghan will have a written report by Board Meeting.

Attachments
6.D.4. OTHER
6.D.4.a. Army COE 205 Projects
6.D.4.a.1. Fremont 205
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.

6.D.4.a.2. Schuyler 205
Rationale

TCW the contractor continues to work on Jedlicka culverts and ramps near QC Supply. 

6.D.4.b. Shell Creek Landowner Levee Project Update
Rationale

No new information at this time.

6.D.4.c. All Hazard Mitigation Plan Update- JEO Progress Report and Invoice
Rationale

No new information to report.

6.D.4.d. Review of Projects Financial Statement
6.D.4.e. Dennis Waak Dam Repair Assistance Request
Rationale

Dennis and Karen Waak were present to discuss concerns about his private dam.   Director Bailey presented some pictures to show the dam issues as attached,  The vertical overflow tube is rusted through, causing the erosion. The concern is that the erosion will continue and ruin the horizontal drain tube as well.  Their structure is close to the start of the Neiman ditch that goes along the north side of Schuyler and drains into it directly via county road ditches.  

The Waak's have hired an engineer to evaluate the structure damage and repair and has contacted  some contractors for the possible repair.  After more details are available, the Waak's will return to the Projects Committee to discuss possible assistance for their project.

 

Attachments
6.D.4.f. Off Site Water Table Problems near Sand Creek Wetland
Rationale

As earlier reported, for three years we have received comments on impacts to neighbors next to the Sand Creek Wetland.  The Board voted to move forward with obtaining proposals from professionals to make an independent assessment of damages and we have received two for committee review and potential recommendation to hire one.  The committee reviewed the proposals and discussed obtaining more detailed information pertaining to the landowner acres and tiling costs that might be involved to remedy the situation.

After reviewing the two proposals the committee felt that we should return to our first approach to this problem and that is to meet with the individual landowners and ask what they felt it would take to make them whole, including the number of acres effected and the best solution.  It appears that the cost to hire a consultant may approach 50% of the cost for a solution.  

Attachments
Recommended Motion

To table a decision on the off site Water table Problems near the Sand Creek Wetland until more specific details are obtained to include total acres affected and costs to correct the situation

6.D.5. WESTERN SARPY/CLEAR CREEK LEVEE REPORT
Rationale

Segment 4B 

A final inspection was held 

Gates are fixed

Continue to monitor seeding establishment next spring

Segment 5

Gates still needed to be installed

All other work is conmplete

7. Additional Action Items
7.A. Shell Creek Grant Payment
Rationale

Attached is a bill from Applied Connective Technologies for Shell Creek Domain Name and Web Hosting Service for $72.95.  It will be reimbursed 100% from DEQ grant funds.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

To make payment to Applied Connective Technologies for Shell Creek Domain Name and Web Hosting Service for $72.95

7.B. Bellwood 3-B Payment
Rationale

Attached find a bill in the amount of $52,350 from Cuba Construction for work completed on Bellwood 3B Dam. 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

To make payment of $52,350 to Cuba Construction for work completed on Bellwood 3-B Dam.

8. Approval of Bills Pending
Attachments
Recommended Motion

Motion to approve bills pending as presented

9. Consent Agenda Adoption
Attachments
Recommended Motion

Motion to approve Consent Agenda as presented

10. Comments from Directors/Guests
11. Meeting Establishment/Adjournment
Rationale

NOTE: The agenda is on file at the LPNNRD office and may be changed up to 24 hours prior to the meeting as scheduled.