Lower Platte North NRD
July 11, 2016 6:00 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
Recommended Motion

Motion to approve the agenda as presented

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
5. Approval of Minutes
Attachments
Recommended Motion

Motion to approve minutes as presented

6. Report of Standing Committees
6.A. Executive Committee - Action as Required
6.A.1. MEETINGS
6.A.1.a. Pending
6.A.2. MANAGEMENT ITEMS
6.A.2.a. Directors Absence
6.A.2.b. Bob Weaver
6.A.2.b.1. Monthly Conference Call and Update
Rationale

The Weaver Conference Call will be held the first week of July.  Weaver's relationship with the district formally ends on June 30.  The three NRD managers will work to put a package together with Water Strategies over the next month for consideration by our boards.

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

*To make payment to Bob Weaver in the amount of $3,400 for June services

6.A.2.c. Riparian Taskforce Representative
Rationale

LB 1038 recreated the Riparian Taskforce.  The new Taskforce will have statewide coverage rather than just for a limited area of the state.  We feel the Lower Platte Weed Management Authority is working exceptionally well and want to be sure we receive our share of any state funds that come forward.  With three NRD Taskforce position being allowed for we feel a representative from the Lower Platte is appropriate.  Rich Tesar has been the board member most involved in our local group.  The three NRD Managers agree that we should support Tesar's nomination for the Riparian Taskforce.  

If approved by the Executive Committee the letter for this nomination will be sent to both NARD and governor Ricketts prior to it's due date of July 8.

Recommended Motion

*To nominate and support Rich Tesar as a NRD representative for the Riparian Taskforce

6.A.2.d. Education Program
Rationale

Several board members have asked for an education program on the proposed Costco Poultry Plant near Fremont.  With the current location close to our proposed Fremont GI Levee it would be positive to see what their plans are.  We contacted the group who would have two representatives from Fremont give a program to our board.  The topics that were forwarded included:

     Overall plan
     Water Source
     Waste Water Plan
     Any other environmental discharges 
     Management of litter from CAFOs (confined animal feeding operation)
     Impact on planned Fremont Levee Project

It would work best to follow the routine as we did last month and have the education program from 5:30 until 5:55 with a short break prior to beginning our July Board Meeting.

6.A.2.e. Director Computer Allowance Changes
Rationale

As previously approved by the board the director computer allowance will change in June from $50 per month to $20 per month.  Any directors who wish to move to to a district provided iPad should let staff know so they can be ordered.

6.A.2.f. Sale of Lickteig Property
Rationale

National Land found a buyer for the Lickteig property and with agreement by Dave Lickteig and approval of the Executive Committee a purchase agreement was signed for $490,000.  The purchaser is 3801 Harney LLC signed by Mark Masek, Manager.  A copy of the purchase agreement is attached to the Executive Committee Minutes.

We will need to approve the "First Amendment to Settlement Agreement and Release" that extends the agreement to the end of August that is attached and will need to ratify the action of the Executive Committee to honor the terms of the Settlement Agreement and to approve the sale of the property.

Costs to LPNNRD

     Payment to Lickteig                      $50,000

     Payment to National Land (6%)     $29,400

     One-half of closing costs (est.)       $ 2,000

Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To approve the "First Amendment to Settlement Agreement and Release" with Dave Lickteig and authorize the Board Chair to sign, and to ratify action of the Executive Committee to honor the terms of the Settlement Agreement and approve the sale of the Lickteig property

6.A.2.g. Ourada Complaint
Rationale

No new information since last month.  Lausterer has not received information on what the Ourada's are asking for.

6.A.2.h. Payment of FYRA Contract
Rationale

Last month we budgeted for engineering services with FYRA Engineering on the landowner request to lower Lake Wanahoo by three feet.  Attached is an invoice for Payment;

     Contract Total                $10,000.00

     Payment this month        $ 5,151.50

     Remaining Balance          $ 4,847.50

Attachments
6.A.2.i. Charitable Donations
Rationale

Lausterer recently made us aware that the NRD can receive charitable donations that are tax deductible.  We previously approved accepting donations to construct benches and trees along the trail at Lake Wanahoo.  These donations must be approved by board motion.  Attached find a copy of the receipt being sent to those that are making donations and a copy of the list of donators. 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To approve and accept donations for Trail Benches from: Robert McPeck, Joni Wimmer, St Wenceslaus Church, Tracey Johnson, Wahoo State Bank, Wahoo Dairy Queen, JEO Consulting Group Paul Johnson, Corner Market and Scott's Tree Service

6.A.3. EQUIPMENT
6.A.4. PERSONNEL
6.A.4.a. Report from Personnel Sub-Committee
Rationale

Attached find the Minutes from the June 6, 2016 Personnel Sub-Committee.  Each topic and recommendation will be listed below.

Also attached is the final report from Zelle HR.

Attachments
6.A.4.b. Revised Job Descriptions and Job Codes
Rationale

Zelle conducted interviews with all NRD employees to review their job duties.  From these interviews and previous job descriptions new job descriptions were drafted for all positions and presented to the Sub-Committee.  Zelle also reviewed job codes for each position and recommended changes to four codes.  Descriptions and codes have been emailed to all directors.  

Attachments
Recommended Motion

To approve the new Job Descriptions and Job Codes for LPNNRD employees as recommended by Zelle HR and attached to the Executive Committee Minutes

6.A.4.c. Performance Ratings
Rationale

The Committee reviewed performance reviews for employees that were prepared by their immediate supervisor and reviewed by management.  Lengthy discussion took place on one review with disagreement between several committee members and management.

The Executive Committee is suggesting to go into Closed Session to discuss this matter.

Recommended Motion

To lower one employees performance rating from 4.84 to 4.00 and approve the amended employee performance ratings as attached to the Executive Committee Minutes

6.A.4.d. Cost of Living Adjustment
Rationale

The overall cost of living adjustment for the past 12 months is 1.1% as shown on the attached Department of Labor table.  

Attachments
6.A.4.e. Removal of Jobs from the Salary Range List
Rationale

We have several positions listed on our Salary Range List that are not currently filled nor do we anticipate ever filling.  Rather than have Zelle produce a job description and match a job code it is recommended to remove these jobs from our Salary Range List.  

Recommended Motion

To remove the following positions from the LPNNRD Job List; Bookkeeper, Information & Educations Specialist II, Operations & Maintenance Manager II and GIS Assistant

6.A.4.f. FY17 Salary Ranges
Rationale

Attached find a list of LPNNRD Salary Ranges.  The ranges are based on the mid-points of the job codes recommended by Zelle.  

Attachments
Recommended Motion

To approve the FY 17 Salary Ranges with a 10% limit on changes from last year as attached to the Executive Committee Minutes

6.A.4.g. FY17 Step Changes
Rationale

The Personnel Sub-Committee discussed the district’s 9-Step system and eligibility of employees for a Step advance (see attachment).  We are currently on the final year of implementing and funding the 9-Step System.  

Recommended Motion

To approve the following step advances for FY17: Angle from Step 6 to Step 7, Heimann from Step 6 to Step 7 and Gottschalk from Step 3 to Step 4

6.A.4.h. Approval of FY17 & Salaries
Rationale

The discussion at Personnel Sub-Committee was to approve:

     1.1% across the board salary increase for all employees

     Allow for increases caused by Step levels

     No salary will increase greater than 7.5%

          The exception to the 7.5% increase is that all employees must be at or above the starting wage

Following these criteria our total salaries will increase by $22,222 which is a 1.95% increase from last years salaries.

Recommended Motion

To approve a 1.1% salary increase for all employees and fund the Step increases with a limit on any individual salary increase of 7.5% with the exception of the starting wage that must be at least 80% of midpoint as shown on the FY17 Salary Sheet

6.A.4.i. Hire Staff Engineer
Rationale

Hilger led discussion on hiring a staff engineer to design smaller projects for the district and be available to assist small towns with engineering projects.

Recommended Motion

To pursue hiring a staff engineer and have them in place within six months

6.A.5. FINANCE
6.A.5.a. Approval of Financial Reports
Recommended Motion

*To approve the April and May Financial Reports as distributed to all board members

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

*To approve 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. Budget
Rationale

Committees are reviewing the budget this week.  There will be one more committee review prior to the Budget Workshop.

We need to set the Budget Hearing and Levee Hearing.  The suggested dates are:

     Budget Hearing     Monday, August 8, 2016             5:00 p.m.

     Levee Hearing       Monday, September 12, 2016     5:00 p.m.

Recommended Motion

*To hold the FY17 Budget Hearing for 5:00 p.m. on August 8, 2016 and the FY17 Levee Hearing for 5:00 p.m. on September 12, 2016 both conducted at the Lower Platte North Office in Wahoo

6.A.5.e. Budget Workshop
Rationale

We will hold our Budget Workshop on Wednesday, August 3rd beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Lower Plartte North NRD Office. 

6.A.5.f. Tax Refund to Butler County
Rationale

Attached find a letter from Butler County asking for us to refund $1,092.68 to them due to a software glitch.  They ask that this payment be remitted to them by June 29 (prior to end of the fiscal year).  If we approve this payment Bob Hilger will deliver the check to Butler County yet today.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To declare special circumstances and refund Butler County $1,092.68 for over payment of tax receipts and that this payment be made the same day as approved by the Executive Committee

6.A.5.g. AEM Flight Payment
Rationale

The Water Committee is forwarding a recommendation to make payment of $125,000 to AGF for the AEM flights.  They ask that this payment be made in the current fiscal year, thus will need approval by the Executive Committee.  This would be the first payment for the $416,666 contract with flights that are scheduled for mid to late July.

Recommended Motion

*To honor the Water Committee recommendation and declare special circumstances and make payment of $125,000 to AGF for the AEM flights, making the payment the same day as approved by the Executive Committee

6.A.5.h. Annual Schuyler Levee Payment
Rationale

Last month it was approved to make our annual payment to Schuyler for the 205 levee project.  The annual amount was reduced by $25,000 because our records indicated we were out of balance for contributions to the original study.  Upon further examination Mary Peshold was able to find where we were in balance for the study.  These payments go through Projects Committee, however we would like to make the payment this fiscal year (prior to June 30) and the only committee that has the authority to make payments prior to board approval is the Executive Committee.

Recommended Motion

*To honor the Projects Committee recommendation and declare special circumstances and make payment to Schuyler in the amount of $25,000 for toward our annual payment to Schuyler for the Schuyler 205 Project (total payments for FY16 would now be $125,000)

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

There are no payments due.

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

The O & M Crew continues to inspect our watershed dams and are just about complete.  Assisting in forming park bench sites. Maintenance on vehicles. The interns are in full swing with Chemigation inspections led by Tyler Benal.

6.B.2.b. Ice Jam Agreement Invoice
B. Heimann
Rationale

The Papio-Missouri NRD has sent an invoice for $1,723.60 for our District's portion in keeping the Ice Jam Inter-local agreement fund blaance at $150,000.  The expenses took place in 2015 and 2016. See attached letter.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To pay Papio-Missouri NRD $1,723.60 for expenses accrued during 2015 and 2016 as per the Ice Jam Inter-local agreement in which a budget is kept at $150,000

6.B.2.c. Lake Wanahoo Water Level
J. Miyoshi
Rationale

Lake Level Discussion

 

Testimony was received during the May 9 board meeting concerning the flooding in Wahoo Creek and unhappiness on flood damage reduction from Lake Wanahoo.  Most of those testifying asked that the lake level be dropped to provide additional flood damage reduction.

 

Mike Sotak from FYRA Engineering presented information on the Hydrology and Hydraulics for Lake Wanahoo (copy attached).  The information provided shows that the annual flood damage savings from Lake Wanahoo is $335,199.  He also explained that the height of the dam is set by Todd Valley to the east and more specifically the elevation of the Wahoo Airport runway.  Tabular and graphic data showed the inflow and outflow for Lake Wanahoo at various storm events that reduce flow in Sand Creek between 36% and 60% depending on the event.

 

Sotak went on to show the rainfall for the May 10-11, 2016 event and how the highest rainfall occurred over Wahoo Creek.  By 7:00 a.m. on May 11 the entire Wahoo Creek flood plain south, east and west of Wahoo was covered by floodwater.  Sand Creek flooded over old highway 77-92 for close to two hours beginning at 4:00 p.m. on May 11.

 

Sotak explained and graphically showed the difference that operating Lake Wanahoo at a lower conservation pool would make on a five year storm event.  Lowering the Lake one foot would reduce outflows 130 cfs (5%) and lowering the Lake two feet would reduce outflows 305 cfs (13%).

 

Those present were invited to attend the O, E & RW Committee Meeting on June 29 if they wish to have a dialogue concerning operation of Lake Wanahoo.  Those that wish to discuss additional dams in the Wahoo Creek Watershed were invited to attend the Projects Committee on June 30.

 

Mike Sotak has been asked to attend the June 29 committee meeting to be part of the discussion as well as Kent Zimmerman from the Department of Natural Resources Representing the Natural Resources Commission ($12.3 million funding sponsor).

 

Zimmerman has forwarded the resolution passed by the NRC in September of 2011 that allowed us to lower the lake elevation by one foot for the year 2012.

 

Attachments:

            Sotak Presentation

            NRC Resolution – 9-27-11

            NRC Minutes 9-27-11

Attachments
Recommended Motion

To make a formal request to the Natural Resources Commission to allow LPNNRD to operate the Lake Wanahoo pool elevation at 1207 that is three feet below normal conservation pool and that other funding partners be notified of this action and asked for their opinion

6.B.2.d. Erosion Downstream from Lake Wanahoo
Rationale

Several landowners along Sand and Wahoo Creeks southwest of Wahoo complained of excess stream bank erosion. 

Recommended Motion

*To study erosion along Sand and Wahoo Creek downstream of Wahoo

6.B.2.e. Eagle Scout Project Expenses
B. Heimann
Rationale

Max Hohn completed his Eagle Scout Park Bench installation at Lake Wanahoo.  He and his Troop constructed four park benches.  He found four sponsors to help pay for the benches, 3 at $300 and 1 at $350.  The District will cover construction expense incurred by him and his family which is $169.84.  See attache spreadsheet by Max Hohn.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To pay Max Hohn $169.84 for construction cost to install four park benches at Lake Wanahoo for his Eagle Scout Project

6.B.2.f. Robert Schmit Bellwood Dam Repair Request
B. Heimann
Rationale

Bob Schmit is asking for assistance in repairing a dam in the Bellwood watershed built in 1974.  His dam is located between two NRD PL-566 structures 6-G and 6-E, see attached aerial photo.  Mr. Schmit's estimate is from Krivanek Construction at $10,130.00. This structure is due south of Bellwood, if it breaches and is not repaired the silt load damages downstream landowners.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

To assist Robert Schmit in repairing his dam located in the Bellwood Watershed at $4,000, this work will prevent potential dam failure and any future damage to Bellwood, County roads and landowners downstream

6.B.2.g. Trouble Creek Dam & Rawhide Ditch Kremlacek Request
B. Heimann
Rationale

Early morning Saturday June 18th portions of Dodge County had large rainfall amounts ranging from 5-7 inches. Trouble Creek dam was at a record level, see photo.  All creeks, ditches, storage cells and fields were covered with water.  On Monday Heimann and Miyoshi inspected the area and opened two of four gates of one storage cell that had 4 feet of water, two gates are froze shut and need to be worked on to open.  There are areas of bank erosion on Ditch 8 that may need repaired.

Below Trouble Creek dam the water washed out a low water crossing at Ditch 8 and caused severe erosion on Ditch 8 below the sheet pile wall we put in 3-4 years ago, see picture. We will need add to the Rawhide budget line.

Water from the dam may have also caused damage to Gary Kremlacek's 48" concrete culvert water crossing by plugging with trees and over topping, this is his only access to a field. See aerial photo. We are not sure what Mr. Kremlacek wants as far as repair.  He is also asking for assistance to fill sink holes in his field along Ditch 8 in which he claims trees were buried when the Ditch was constructed.  Work on these problems can occur after harvest.  Staff will ask Mr. Kremlacek for an estimate to be presented at a later date. 

Attachments
6.B.2.h. Wanahoo SRA Electrical Panel Bollards
B. Heimann
Rationale

It was requested at the last Board Meeting to get an estimate in placing bollards around the five electrical panels and transformers at the Lake Wanahoo SRA.  Mike Murren has put together an estimate of approximately $4,825 for materials and labor, see attachment.  The Committee discussed the situation and felt it unnecessary to place bollards around each electrical panel and transformer because the distance from the roads to these structure is substantial and they are insured.

It was brought to attention that the insurance cost of $2,700 for insuring 75 electrical camper pedestals was out of line and that the District self insure these pedestals. A motion was made to self insure the 75 electrical pedestals, however it was discovered that the cost for the insurance is actually $393 per year.  Director Gibney that made the motion asked that it be withdrawn.

Attachments
6.B.2.i. Equipment
M. O'Reilly
Rationale

Staff would like to replace our current 2008 ATV and trailer with a Side by Side Utility vehicle.  The current ATV is narrow 44" and becomes top heavy with a 20 gallon sprayer tank on board when spraying dams and ditch berms.  Mitch O'Reilly has researched the side by side utility vehicles and trailers and reviewed his findings. (See attachment). Staff would recommend selling the ATV and trailer and replace it with wider utility vehicle and trailer therefore budgeting $15,000.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

To budget $15,000 for a new side by side utility vehicle and trailer, and too purchase a John Deere XUV 825i at the quoted price of $12,650 and a trailer at approximately $1,400 and to sell the current ATV and trailer

6.B.2.j. Wanahoo Wildlife Area Parking
M. Murren
Rationale

North and South of County Road O in the wetlands of Lake Wanahoo many people bird watch.  There is not an adequate area to park and we would like to keep parked vehicles off of the County Roads. Staff suggest developing a five vehicle parking area at the old farmstead north of County Road O on Co. Rd 17.  This parking lot could also be used by the hunters who use the Ducks Unlimited Blind.  Limestone will be used as the base.

Recommended Motion

*To develop a five vehicle parking lot with limestone surface at the old farmstead site on Co. Rd 17 north of Co. Rd O (third mile of project, west side)

6.B.3. ROCK AND JETTY
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

The KTIC Radio ad this month focused on Chemigation.  The recording is attached.  The Wahoo Newspaper eAd continued this month with promotion for Czechland Lake Recreation Area.

Attachments
6.B.5.a.2. Viaduct/Annual Report
Rationale

The summer issue of the Viaduct and 2015 Annual Report has been sent to Suburban Newspapers for printing and distribution.  Distribution is planned for the following area newspapers: Fremont Tribune, David City Banner Press, Schuyler Sun, Columbus Telegram, Albion News, Newman Grove Reporter, Humphrey Democrat, Wahoo Newspaper, North Bend Eagle and the Ashland Gazette.

6.B.5.b. Education
6.B.5.b.1. Husker Harvest Days
Rationale

NARD is looking for volunteers during Husker Harvest Days on September 13th-15th.  The deadline to sign up is Friday, July 29th.  The shifts are 3 hours and the roles are tree give-a-ways, greeters, floaters (answer questions and retrieve trees from cooler), and Native Prairie Outreach Display.  The current sign-up sheet is attached.  Please let Desirae know if you are interested in signing up to volunteer.

Attachments
6.B.5.b.2. Platte River Time-lapse Project
Rationale

This project was launched by photographer Michael Forsbert and NET Special Projects Director Michael Farrell to provide an unprecedented look at the Platte Basin and the importance of agriculture as it relates to the Platte Basin.  The Platte River Time-lapse Project will provide educational materials for the general public, classrooms, and out-of-school programs. The project will also create STEM curricula, meeting Nebraska state standards, for elementary, middle, and high school students. 

Currently, NARD and 13 NRDs are considering participation in the project.   The cost of participation in the Platte River Time-lapse Project is $1,800 a year for three years.  This financial partnership will support the development of:

  • Identify location/partner for time-lapse cameras
  • Install image-gathering technologies on ag location
  • Assemble team of corn/agriculture experts and educator advisors
  • Identify best STEM themes that align to Nebraska State Standards
  • Create storyboards and wireframes for content

Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To participate in the Platte River Time-lapse Project for three years at a cost of up to $1,800 per year

6.B.5.b.3. Nature Education Trail/Disc Golf Course
Rationale

A proposed project for FY2017 is the addition of a nature education trail/disc golf course at Lake Wanahoo State Recreation Area.  The 9-hole disc golf course will include environmental education that is specific to the local area.

Tee signs will include traditional tee sign information, disc golf pro tips, and educational information of our choosing (Lake Wanahoo, the Saunders County Poor Farm, bald eagles, prairie grasses, etc.). We will choose 9 themes for the tee signs.  There are 3 themes for scorecards: birds, trees, greens.  These will include species specific to the area.

Kids in Parks is a national company that will develop artwork, signage, and scorecards. This company will also administer the rewards program for visitors that connects disc golf courses across the country that are a part of this organization.  LPNNRD staff have researched cost-effective materials to utilize in the building and installation of the disc golf course. 

Estimated costs through Kids in Parks is $7,600.  The design and development of the disc golf course is estimated at $5,000.  The total estimated project cost is $12,600.  There is a little less than $15,000 remaining in the NRDF grant funds- making the cost share for the project approximately $5,040.

Cost break down per hole is $790.

  • Signage: $250
  • Building Materials: $140
  • Basket: $400

To help alleviate costs, we have developed a sponsorship plan. There has been strong interest and positive responses from potential sponsors.   Community sponsors could support the project at the following levels:

  • Basket Sponsorship: $400 (Would include decal of company logo/business name along top of basket)
  • Tee Sign Sponsorship: $250 (Would include company plaque)
  • Full Hole Sponsorship: $500 (Would include both plaque and decal)

 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To approve staff working to acquire sponsorship commitments for the Nature Education Trail/Disc Golf Course Project

6.B.5.c. Computer
6.B.6. RURAL WATER SYSTEMS
Rationale

State required Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR's) have been completed, mailed to customers and all reporting information submitted to DHHS.

Continue to work with Phoenix Group moving forward on radio read system for both Colon and Bruno.

6.B.6.a. Colon System
Rationale

Service leak on Oak street was isolated and repaired.

Replaced one defective service meter.

Coordinating new rural service customer on Browning drive.  Once connection fee ($3,000) is paid work will begin installing meter pit, trenching line and tapping main.

Meters were read 6-28-16 and monthly samples collected.  Bills will be sent out 6-29-16.

6.B.6.b. Bruno System
Rationale

Meters were read 6-28-16 and monthly samples collected.  Bills will be sent out 6-29-16.

Conducted air relief inspections along system.

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. Variance Request in the Hydrologically Connected Area (Limited Development Area)
Rationale

The District received one new well variance application for 80 acres in the Weston subarea.

The District has a total of 99 applications for 6,147.61 acres.

 

6.C.1.a.2. Variance Requests in the Non-Hydrologically Connected Area (Normal Development Area)
Rationale

No new updates.

6.C.1.a.3. Variance Requests in the Restricted Development Areas
Rationale

No new updates.

6.C.1.a.4. Well Permit Program
6.C.1.a.4.A. Well Permits Approved
Rationale

2 new permits were approved since the last Committee meeting.

Landowner Number of Wells Number of New Irrigated Acres Type of Well County Subarea
Fremont Family YMCA 1 0 Dewatering (Permanent) Dodge Fremont
Jeffery Temme 1 0 Irrigation (New) Boone Upper Newman Grove





 

 

The total number of approved permits for 2016 is 7.

Location of Approved Well Permits for 2016:  Correct as of 6/27/2016

 

County

 

Irrigation - New

 

Irrigation - Replacement

 

Stock

 

Commercial

 

Municipal

 

Other

 

Total

Butler 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colfax 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Dodge 0 3 0 0 0 1 4
Boone 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Madison 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Platte 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saunders 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 2 4 0 0 0 1 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.C.1.a.5. Special Quantity Subareas
6.C.1.a.5.A. AEM flights in SQS
Rationale

AGF expects the AEM flights in our SQS areas to begin around July 18th, but it could be a little sooner or later depending on weather.  They expect to do the work for LLNRD around July 13th and assume they will do the Platte-Colfax SQS area (SQS #2) right after that.  No flight details yet on the Butler-Saunders SQS.  It could be right after SQS #2 or after other LENRD flights, which means it would be later in the month.

Flight line spacing in SQS #2 will be 1/3 mile, which is what NRD staff were hoping for.  Flight line spacing in SQS #1 will be 1 and 1/2 mile spacing, with the tighter spacing along the western and southern portion of this area.

The invoice and contract agreement are attached.  AGF is requesting an advance payment of $125,000 to pay operating cost for the helicopter and its crew.  The LPNNRD was successful in obtaining a Water Sustainability Grant from DNR for a total of $416,666, of which the grant will pay 60% or $250,000.

Recommended Motion

*To approve advanced payment to Aqua Geo Frameworks (AGF) of $125,000 as part for the airborne electromagnetic flights in both Special Quantity Subareas of the LPNNRD

6.C.1.a.5.B. Butler-Saunders SQS (SQS #1)
Rationale

 #1  (Butler-Saunders)

There are 30 irrigation wells -- water level was measured in 28 of these wells in 2015.  25 of these have a flow meter; the other five wells were not used in 2015.  Letter for non-use in 2016 has been mailed to those without flow meters.  One letter was returned in today’s mail.

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Larry Ratkovec called this afternoon (June 27, 2016) with concerns regarding his domestic well and the start of high capacity irrigation wells pumping.  Five of these wells are within one mile of his house.  He lives in this SQS and his domestic well is in the NE¼SE¼ of section 35-T15N-R4E.  During this past weekend he did not have enough water to run his six pop-up lawn sprinklers as his well shut down several times.

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Greg Fujan has talked with Director McDermott regarding his irrigation well, G-135952, in this SQS – about petitioning his well out of this area.  Three attachments:

  1. Aerial photo from Well permit LPN-005-742 (G-135952) / Section 25, T15N, R5E
  2. Well logs for three wells: 
    • G-123366 (Mayer – domestic);
    • G-135952 (Fujan – irrigation);
    • G-067804 (Kellner – irrigation, east of SQS #1)
  3. Map of SQS #1

Mr Fujan attended the Water Committee meeting.  His concern was that his well which is within the SQS area is under pumping restrictions while his neighbors well about 0.6 miles away to the east is not.  He contends both wells are in the same aquifer and therefore he should not have pumping restrictions placed on his well.

The NRD has only one summer measurement from his well, which was taken last year when we had exception wet conditions.  The AEM flights are scheduled for July of this year, but the final report is not due until August 2017.  Whether or not a Section of land is in or out of an SQS depends primarily on the geology and the degree of ground water energy level decline in mid-summer.

The Water Committee took no action.

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6.C.1.a.5.C. Platte-Colfax SQS (SQS #2) Flow Meters
Rationale

Staff have been in field getting flow meter information, water levels, and talking with producers.  Benel reports that he is seeing Senninger propeller flow meters on several installations.

 

6.C.1.a.5.D. LPNNRD SQS Operator Certification Classes
Rationale

Thursday June 23, 2016 was the fourth and final class for operators in the Platte-Colfax SQS area (SQS #2). This class was held that evening at the LPNNRD office in Wahoo.  The expected producers (seven) were in attendance and this should be the last of the operators that needed to have the class.  Pink sheets and permission sheets continue to be received in the mail, which allow the LPNNRD to measure the ground water energy level in their irrigation wells.

 

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

The next LPRBC Managers meeting is set for July 6, 2016 at LPNNRD starting at 11:00 am.

 

6.C.1.a.7. Voluntary Integrated Water Management Plan - LENRD and LPNNRD
Rationale

Angle is finishing an update of the V-IMP goals and objectives reviewed at the last Water Committee and Board plus the V-IMP Plan.  These will be forwarded to Olsson Associates and DNR for their review.

 

Steps for approval of LPNNRD V-IMP

Water Comm. and Board approval of Goals, Objectives,

and Action Items (G,O,AI of V-IMP)

      Done

Submit to Olsson Assoc. and DNR of revised G,O,AI of V-IMP

as well as edited Plan.

     Pending

Review and final comments by Stakeholders Comm.  
Review and approval of Water Comm. and Board of entire V-IMP  
Submit to DNR for their final review   
Hold public hearings  
Final approval of V-IMP  

 

6.C.1.a.8. Cost Share Programs
6.C.1.a.8.A. Irrigation Well Sample Kits
Rationale

Sampling kits for irrigation wells are usually mailed in June to area producers.

 

6.C.1.a.8.B. Domestic Well Sample Kits
Rationale

No new requests.

 

6.C.1.a.8.C. Nebraska Agricultural Water Management Network (NAWMN)
Rationale

Eight producers have ordered for 2016 in our NAWMN program.  Aaron Nygren (Colfax County Extension Educator) is delivering the equipment to producers and guiding them in its installation.

 

6.C.1.a.9. Bellwood Phase 2 Area
Rationale

2016 is the fourteenth year for this Phase 2 Area.  Phase 2 information packets with order forms have been mailed to producers.

 

6.C.1.a.10. Richland - Schuyler Phase 2 Area
Rationale

2016 is the first year of this Phase 2 Area.  This Phase area is the 10 sections immediately north of the new Richland-Schuyler Phase 3 area.

6.C.1.a.11. Richland - Schuyler Phase 3 Area
Rationale

2016 is the first year of this Phase 3 Area.  This Phase 3 area went into effect September 1, 2015.  The 55 sections of this area first went into a Phase 2 Area in 2004.  

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

No on-line test requests have been made since the last committee meeting and no on-line tests have been completed in June.

 

6.C.1.a.13. Certifying Acres in Saunders and Dodge Counties
Rationale

Poole has received most of the acre certification forms from Dodge and Saunders County's landowners.  Only seven individuals remain and these are still filling out the forms and need to send them in. 

To date, no 'notice to cease and desist orders' have been necessary, but this depends on the final seven landowners to get those reports submitted.

6.C.1.b. CHEMIGATION
Rationale

For 2016 we have 478 renewals and 56 new permit applications for a current total of 534.  A total of 33 permits have lapsed or were not renewed by the June 1st deadline.

Summer chemigation inspections are listed below:

 

 

Number to be inspected this summer

Number inspected

Number approved

Number and reason not approved

Renewal

~188

47

47

mainline 0

interlock 0

not ready 0

New

56

31

31

mainline 0

interlock 0

not ready 0

 

The breakdown, by county for the 56 new chemigation permit applications, are listed below:

 County New Chemigation Applications 
 Boone
 Butler 11 
 Colfax
 Dodge 11 
 Madison
 Platte
 Saunders 17 

 

 

The breakdown, by county for the 478 renewal chemigation permits, are listed below:

 County  Number of Renewals
 Boone  50
 Butler 64
 Colfax 23
 Dodge 86
 Madison 6
 Platte 81
 Saunders 168

 

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

The LPNNRD has received two livestock permit applications from DEQ since the last Water Committee meeting.

 Name Livestock  Type of Permit  Legal Description  County 

Sobota Farms LLC

493 Road L

Schuyler NE 68661

Swine 4,800 

to 5,000 head

or (2,000 A.U.)

Expansion on existing DEQ permit

 

NE1/4, SE1/4, Section 10, T18N, R2E

NW1/4, NE1/4, Section 10, T18N, R2E 

Colfax

 

Mead Cattle Company

1344 County Road 10

Mead NE 68041

Cattle 

30,000 head

30,000 A.U.

Modification of construction and operating permit

Modification of NPDES permit coverage

 

S1/2, Section 12, T14N, R8E

N1/2, Section 13, T14N, R8E

Saunders

 









 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sobota Farms LLC is expanding on an existing DEQ swine livestock permit from 4,800 head operation with an additional 200 head for a total of 5,000 head or 2,000 A.U. (June 13, 2016)

Mead Cattle Company is proposing to build two additional earthen waste storage lagoons to provide additional storage of liquid manure (see attached sheet) (June 10, 2016).

 

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 and approved by Gottschalk for decommissioning since the last Committee meeting.

 

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

No wells have been plugged, reviewed, and ready for cost share payment approval this month.

6.C.2.b. LOWER PLATTE NORTH NRD GROUND WATER STUDIES
6.C.2.b.1. Elkhorn Loup Model (ELM)
Rationale

No new updates.

 

6.C.2.b.2. Eastern Nebraska Water Resources Assessment (ENWRA)
Rationale

ENWRA is currently working on AEM flights, installation of monitoring wells, test hole drilling, and summer sampling of monitoring wells for several NRD's.

 

6.C.2.c. NEW MONITORING WELLS
Rationale

Of the eight (older) loggers from 2006 and 2007, three have now been replaced.  These loggers were expected to function for 7-8 years and have exceeded this time.  Both MUD and UNL have had to likewise start replacing their older loggers.  

Downey Drilling has been working on drilling and installation of three new monitoring wells.  Weather-permitting they should complete the work at both sites:  Dodge County, east of Ames (NB-1) – shallow well 25’ depth and deeper well 240’ depth;  Saunders County, west of Malmo (P-3) 495’ depth.    We hope to put the cost of drilling and installing these monitoring wells on the current fiscal year budget for FY15-16.  New loggers have been ordered for the new monitoring wells, but cables will not be ordered until the wells are completed.

6.C.2.d. FERTILIZER SPILL
Rationale

E.   AURORA COOPERATIVE Fertilizer/Herbicide Spill, 052316-BG-1849

On May 23, 2016, an Aurora Fertilizer semi-truck and trailer upset at the corner of county roads 31 and P in Saunders County (approximately four miles east of Bruno).  The Saunders County Sheriff contacted the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality [NDEQ].  NDEQ personnel involved in the investigation:  Brian Gorman, Dave Schumacher, Greg Michl, Jeremy Hammen, Kirk Morrow, and Ryan Chapman.  Schumacher made contact with area landowners who had wells down-gradient from the spill site.  Tim Creger of Nebraska Department of Agriculture was also consulted. 

Aurora Cooperative provided the following information regarding this event:

  • 250-gallon tote of Aatrex (Atrazine) – 15 gallons spilled
  • 250-gallon tote of Acuron (Atrazine, Metolachlor, Bicyclopyron, Mesotrione) – 0 gallons spilled
  • 250-gallon tote of Durango (Glyphosate) – 150 gallons spilled
  • Two 250-gallon totes of Instinct Nitrogen Stabilizer – 28 gallons spilled
  • Two 2,500-gallon tanks of 32-0-0 liquid nitrogen fertilizer – 2,916 gallons spilled

Aurora Cooperative hauled the contaminated soil to the Butler County Landfill.

Oaklund met with two landowners, Galen Jambor and Jim Kubik, to collect water samples from their wells.  The nitrate-nitrogen level in these samples was low:  Jambor’s domestic well (house) 0.23 ppm; Jambor stock well 0.42 ppm; Kubik domestic (G-175517) 0.28 ppm.  As per discussions with Jambor and Kubik, Oaklund will contact them for follow-up water sample from their wells in mid-July.

 

6.C.3. SURFACE WATER PROGRAMS
6.C.3.a. STATE LAKES, FOR THE WEEK OF
6.C.3.a.1. Bacteria Sampling
Rationale

Week of June 20th, 2016

Bacteria

THREE LAKES tested high for E. coli bacteria this week. E. coli levels measured above 235 colonies/100 ml of sample are considered a higher risk for illness when swimming.  Considering the more rapid changes in bacteria conditions, signs are not posted with these higher levels although we want people to be aware and use their own judgment on their use.

  • Cub Creek Lake #12A in Jefferson County
  •  Lewis and Clark Reservoir in Knox County
  •  Valentine Mill Pond in Cherry County

 

6.C.3.a.2. Toxic Algae
Rationale

Week of June 20th, 2016

Toxic Algae

ONE LAKE is on “Health Alert” this week. It is DEQ policy that any lake that has microcystin levels over the established criterion of 20 ppb will be placed on “Health Alert” Status until such time that it has tested below 20 ppb for two continuous weeks. If a lake is under a Health Alert, signs will be posted recommending people avoid full body contact activities such as swimming, wading, skiing, jet skiing, etc. Non-contact activities such as boating, fishing, and camping are OK.  

  • Harlan Lake in Harlan County

 

6.C.4. OTHER
6.C.4.a. NARD HELP FOR HUSKER HARVEST DAYS
Rationale

Husker Harvest Days

NARD is looking for volunteers during Husker Harvest Days on September 13th-15th.  The deadline to sign up is Friday, July 29th.  The shifts are 3 hours and the roles are tree give-a-ways, greeters, floaters (answer questions and retrieve trees from cooler), and Native Prairie Outreach Display.  The current sign-up sheet is attached.  Please let Desirae know if you are interested in signing up to volunteer.

6.C.4.b. LPNNRD WATER PROGRAMS BUDGET FY16-17
Rationale

Review of Water Programs budget for FY16-17.

 

6.C.4.c. GMDA
Rationale

GMDA has two websites: one on the LPNNRD server maintained by Angle and the other on GoDaddy.com which is the wikiGMDA site.  The person maintaining the wikiGMDA site will be leaving, so this information should be transferred to the LPNNRD site or placed on another commercial site.

 

6.C.4.d. 2016 SUMMER INTERNS
Rationale

The three summer interns passed the Natural Resources Ground Water Technician [NRGWT] test and have received their license.

6.C.4.e. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC
Rationale

Staff members Karen Rezac and Cassi Deerson also attended the Water Committee meeting.

 

With no further business the Committee adjourned at 6:40 pm.

 

6.D. Projects Committee - Action as Required
6.D.1. SWCP
Attachments
6.D.1.a. SWCP Application Approvals
Rationale

None

6.D.1.b. SWCP Payments
Rationale

15-S-2     Don Anderson     Terraces/Tile     $ 8,258.28

 

                                         TOTAL:                     $ 8,258.28

Recommended Motion

*To approve the SWCP Payment For $8,258.28 as presented in the Projects Committee Minutes

6.D.1.c. SWCP Cancellations
Rationale

None

6.D.1.d. Wahoo Creek Cost Share Approvals
Rationale

Edward Sladky      Septic System Inspection & Replacement            $ 3,300.00

Recommended Motion

*To approve the Wahoo Creek Cost Share as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes

6.D.1.e. Nebraska Buffer Strip Program
Rationale

Tom Sprunk    Platte Co.          2.1 acres     10 year contract      $ 225.00/acre     $ 472.50 annual payment

                                                                                                     TOTAL CONTRACT:  $ 4,725.00


Recommended Motion

*To approve the Tom Sprunk NE Buffer Strip contract for $ 4,725.00 ($ 472.50 per year for 10 years)as shown in the Projects Committee Minutes

6.D.2. WATERSHEDS
6.D.2.a. Shell Creek Watershed
Rationale

Mountford reported that the designs on four Shell Creek grade stabilization structures have been completed and are ready for construction upon receiving any needed permits and final grant approval from NDEQ.

6.D.2.a.1. Dennis Waak Dam Repair
Rationale

Director Bailey reported that Mr. Waak has decided to complete his dam repair project on his own and not request cost share assistance from LPNNRD.

Attachments
6.D.2.b. Wahoo Creek Watershed
Rationale

Saunders County Supervisor Larry Mach was present to offer his support toward  on working with LPNNRD for constructing flood water damage reduction structures in the Wahoo Creek Watershed.  He particularly supported pursuing the construction of Wahoo Creek Dam Site 26 which would replace a damaged county bridge.  Mountford reviewed LPNNRD past, current and future flood water damage reduction efforts in the Wahoo Creek watershed and plans to meet with county representatives to prioritize potential county, NRD and landowner projects.

 

A long discussion took place for budgeting additional funding for placement in our established Wahoo Creek and Shell Creek sinking funds for future flood water damage reduction projects. Further discussion took place that we should pay off our existing Sand Creek Enviromental Project debt (Approximately $1.2 million) before building up our sinking funds for future projects.

Recommended Motion

To budget funds in FY17 for paying off our existing Sand Creek Environmental Restoration Project indebtedness and to place future project reimbursements from NDNR into our Wahoo Creek and Shell Creek sinking funds for future flood damage reduction projects

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

Meghan Sittler was present to review current Alliance activities.

6.D.3.b. LPRCA FY 2017 Budget
Rationale

Just prior to the June 13th Board Meeting, former Nebraska Congressional Representative Doug Bereuter was present to discuss his views on the value of the the LPRCA on how this structure helped secure project funding. He also mentioned that by having a local body overseeing activities on the Lower Platte River this helps avoid having a federal designation and related requirements established.  At the meeting, the Board took no action as it was mentioned that we should wait until absent Board Members were present before any motion was considered. 

At the April 28th Projects Committee Meeting the following recommendation was brought to the full Board with no action being taken:" To approve the LPRCA 2017 selected budget project and program items (as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes) totaling $51,200 (as shown in black) and to budget an additional $34,167 for projects and programs (50% of the total shown in red) that will require Board approval before moving forward".

At the May Board Meeting, a motion that LPNNRD "not approve the LPRCA FY 2017 budget and not be a member in the LPRCA"  was tabled. At that meeting, the Board requested dollar figures on what has been spent and received through the LPRCA which are attached.  These attachments include an e-mail Mountford send out outlining estimated federal and state funds that directly and indirectly can be linked to receiving project approvals through the Lower Platte River & Tributaries Authority that was established under the umbrella of LPRCA.  Also attached is a spread sheet showing what amounts LPNNRD, LPSNRD, and PMRNRD have contributed to the Alliance since FY 2006.Also attached is a listing of other grant funding directly secured by the Alliance since 2005.

As outlined in Mountford's attached e-mail, it is estimated that LPNNRD has received $21.7 million in direct federal project money (Sand Creek Environmental Restoration Project and Western Sarpy Clear Creek Project) that came through the Lower Platte River & Tributaries Authority established under the umbrella of LPRCA. While the LPRCA was not directly involved,we have indirectly received about another $20 million of federal and state money that came about because of the approval of the above two large Army COE projects.  As far as other outside funding recieved, since FY 2005,another $3.1 million has has been directly secured by the LPRCA for a variety of projects and programs for all Alliance partners.

Attached in a spreadsheet that shows that LPNNRD has contributed $683,667 to the LPRCA since FY 2006. During the same period, LPSNRD has contributed $1,305,931 and the PMRNRD $1,220,625.LPNNRD's contribution over this period is 52% of what LPSNRD has contributed and 56% of what PMRNRD has paid.  Also attached is the Alliance proposed FY 16-17 Budget and LPSNRD and PMRNRD support letters.

The committee had a lengthy discussion about whether or not LPNNRD should remain a member in the LPRCA.   



Attachments
Recommended Motion

To approve the LPRCA 2017 selected budget project and program items (as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes) totaling $51,200 (as shown in black) and to budget an additional $34,167 for projects and programs (50% of the total shown in red) that will require Board approval before moving forward

6.D.4. OTHER
6.D.4.a. Army COE 205 Projects
6.D.4.a.1. Fremont 205
6.D.4.a.2. Schuyler 205
6.D.4.a.2.A. Additional Assistance Payment to Schuyler
Rationale

At the June 13th Board meeting we approved our annual assistance payment to Schuyler for the completed Shell Creek Levee Project.  Upon reviewing past payment records last fall, it appeared that Schuyler owned half of a $50,000 payment we made to the Army COE for completing Schuyler's 205 Study in 2011.  With this belief, we deducted $25,000 from this year's budgeted $125,000 annual assistance and approved a $100,000 payment.

As 2011 information was gathered  to accompany with our $100,000 check, we discovered that while Schuyler did not write us a $25,000 check to reimburse us half of the subject 2011 expense , they did send a check for $5,513.07.   Looking deeper, the Army COE reimbursed LPNNRD $38,973.85 at that time for pre-paid local study funds not used.  Since half of this money was Schuyler’s, we simply deduced $19,486.93 from the $25,000 the City owed, and they paid us the remainder.  

With this new information the committee is asked to recommend paying the remaining $25,000 that is in our current FY 2017 budget for this project assistance.

After this payment, we will have contributed a total of $375,000 toward the construction of the Shell Creek Levee.  The Board has previously approved that our intent is to provide up to $600,000 toward Shell Creek Project construction efforts.   

 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To approve payment of the remaining FY 2016 budgeted amount of $25,000 to the City of Schuyler toward the construction expense of the Shell Creek 205 Levee Project

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

Director Bailey reported that a "no-rise" certificate has been obtained for the proposed project.

6.D.4.c. Review of Draft FY 2018 Projects Budget
Rationale

A draft projects budget was passed out for additional committee input by our next meeting.

6.D.4.d. Bathometric Survey for Lake Wanahoo
Rationale

As discussed last month, we have been thinking about completing a bathymetric survey and sediment analysis of Lake Wanahoo and its wetlands.   The information and data collected from these surveys can serve multiple purposes including: • Estimating watershed erosion rates • Water quality modeling • Estimating future reservoir sediment maintenance requirements (increasing lost capacity) • Projecting reservoir longevity • Informing the public on general reservoir conditions • Fishery management.  Mountford has contacted NDEQ and will provide  $7,500 grant assistance to complete this work.  During discussion, the committee asked that the wetland area directly above road "O" be included with the proposal.  Lake Tech has indicated that this could be added for an additional $500 which raises the total proposed cost to $11,277. This means $3,777 will be required from LPNNRD.

Paul Brakhage and Jon Mohr with Lake Tech will be present to discuss their proposal. Committee review and possible recommendation is requested.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

To approve budgeting $11,277 for completing a bathymetric survey and sediment analysis of Lake Wanahoo. To further approve hiring LakeTech and authorize the Board Chair to sign the attached contract to complete this work subject to obtaining $7,500 grant assistance from NDEQ

6.D.4.e. Husker Harvest Day Volunteers Needed
Rationale

A signup sheet is attached for Director's who wish to volunteer some time at the NARD Booth at Husker Harvest Days.  We need to let them know this week if anyone can assist.

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

All project construction components have been completed and we are now waiting for the Army COE's operation and maintenance manual.  Murren reported that he and our summer interns removed scattered project rock on the Thomas Lake property that the contractor failed to clean up.   

7. Additional Action Items
7.A. Second Amended Interlocal Agreement for the Lower Platte River Phragmites Management Program
Rationale

Attached find the Second Amended Interlocal Agreement for the Lower Platte River Phragmites (Invasive Vegetation) Management Program.  This amendment will add:

Willows and cottonwoods as invasive vegetation that can be removed to clear sandbars/islands where young woody vegetation is just starting to take over

Addition of mechanical removal as a cost-sharable method in the agreement   

Change of annual cost-share from $20,000 to $30,000 from each NRD

Attachments
Recommended Motion

To approve the Second Amended Interlocal Agreement for the Lower Platte River Phragmites Management Program as attached and authorize Manager Miyoshi to sign

7.B. Fremont GI Payment Request
Rationale

The final payment for the Fremont GI study has been requested from the Corps of Engineers for $75,000.

Recommended Motion

To make payment of $75,000 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Fremont GI Study

7.C. 2016 Hay Bids
Rationale

Hay bids were opened on July 8th see attachment for details.

Attachments
Recommended Motion

To approve the hay bids from Chuck Andel $41.00 at Homestead, Dan Ourada $52.00 at Czechland and Meduna Family Farms $45.00 at Wanahoo and that all bales are counted and paid for before bales are removed

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.