Lower Platte North NRD
September 01, 2016 8:00 AM
Projects Committee Meeting
1. SWCP
1.a. SWCP Application Approvals
Rationale

Above Czechland Lake:

  Edward Kratky                        Terraces/Basins/Tile     $ 12,500.00

 

Wahoo Creek:

  Bob, Rich & Tim Bartek, JV     Terraces/Basins/Tile     $ 12,379.13  (Miller Branch)

Above Platte River:

  Vering Feedyard, LLC             Terraces/Basins/Tile     $ 12,500.00

  Paseka Family Rev. Trust       Diverision                       $   1,748.25

Butler County - Skull & Bone Creek:

  Kirk Marushak                        W/S Basins & Tile           $ 11,576.49

  Bonita Jisa                              Terraces/Tile                   $ 12,500.00

  Laverne Kucera                      Terraces/Basins/Tile      $ 12,500.00

  Richard Voboril                       Terraces/Basins/Tile      $ 12,500.00

                                                                                            $  88,203.87

  

  

Recommended Motion

*To approve the SWCP Fall Applications totaling $ 88,203.87 as shown in the Projects Committee Minutes

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To approve the SWCP Fall Applications totaling $ 88,203.87 as shown in the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Don Veskerna and a second by Terry Sobota.

1.b. SWCP Payments
Rationale

15-S-21     James Fujan Rev. Living Trust     $ 6,454.92

                                                           TOTAL:  $  6,454.92

Recommended Motion

*To approve the SWCP Payment to Jame Fujan Rev. Living Trust for $6,454.92 as shown in the Projects Committee Minutes

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To approve the SWCP Payment to Jame Fujan Rev. Living Trust for $6,454.92 as shown in the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Lon Olson and a second by Terry Sobota.

1.c. SWCP Cancellations
Rationale

 

 

14-B-48   Robert Schmit Family Tr $ 340.83 Planned Grazing

14-B-54


Herman Ostry $ 13,207.44 Basins/Tile

15-S-3   Edward Kratky Jr. $ 7,046.25 Tile into existing
15-B-5   Bill Perk $ 12,500.00 Terraces/Tile
15-C-6
Randy Brabec $ 1,006.08 Diversion
15-D-7   Vering Feedyard, llc $ 12,500.00 Terraces/Tile/Basins
15-B-9   Elizabeth Meysenburg $ 751.33 Crop ground to grass  
    Randy Streblow $ 5,000.00 Dam Renovation - Tube $5,000.00
12-P-16   Louis Welch $ 7,915.31 W/S Basins $7,915.31
15-P-13   John Wiese $ 8,250.00 W/S Basins $ 8,250.00

TOTAL CANCELATIONS:                                                                                 $ 68,517.24

 

 

 

Recommended Motion

*To approve SWCP cancellations totaling $68,517.24 as shown in the Projects Committee Minutes

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To approve SWCP cancellations totaling $68,517.24 as shown in the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Bob Clausen and a second by Don Veskerna.

1.d. Wahoo Creek 319 Grant Payments
Rationale

CONSERVATION WORK 25%:

Deborah Machovec         Terraces/Tile          $ 4,075.32

Gary Mach                      Terraces/Tile         $ 3,093.63

 

LANDS FOR CONSERVATION PAYMENT:

Steven Vasa                   Terraces/Tile          $ 4,416.00

                                                TOTAL:    $ 11,584.95

 

Recommended Motion

*To approve the Wahoo Creek 319 grant payments for conservation work and lands for conservation totaling $11,584.95 as shown in the Projects Committee Minutes

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To approve the Wahoo Creek 319 grant payments for conservation work and lands for conservation totaling $11,584.95 as shown in the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Bob Clausen and a second by Larry Feala.

2. WATERSHEDS
2.a. Shell Creek Watershed
2.a.1. Shell Creek Landowner Payments
Rationale

We have received incentive payment requests from Jeff Brandl ($1,470), Andrew Klug ($619.20) and Ryan Siefken ($788). These were contract obligations that we took over from the Shell Creek Improvement Group a year ago.  These payments will be taken from banked grant funding previously received from NET.   

Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To approve payment of 2016 Shell Creek Conservation Practice incentive payment requests from Jeff Brandl ($1,470), Andrew Klug ($619.20) and Ryan Siefken ($788) as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To approve payment of 2016 Shell Creek Conservation Practice incentive payment requests from Jeff Brandl ($1,470), Ron Klug ($619.20) and Ryan Siefken ($788) as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Lon Olson and a second by Terry Sobota.

2.a.2. Platte County/Mark Luchsinger Project Proposal @ 9:00 a.m.
Rationale

We have been working with landowner Mark Luchsinger for some time now evaluating a potential grade stabilization project to control gully erosion problem on his property (SE1/4 Section 1, T18N, R3W).  Platte County was also a partner with a portion of the project that would involve some county right-of-way.   A  few months ago, LPNNRD committed up to $5,000 toward some kind of solution if a project proposal was brought forward.  Discussion was that LPNNRD would consider additional assistance at that time.  Platte County Engineer Mark Mainelli submitted a project estimate of $20,800, as attached, to build a drop inlet structure near the county road.  

Mark Luchsinger, Mark Mainelli, Platte County Engineer, Terry Wick, Platte County Road Superintendent, were present to discuss our potential partnership to complete this project. Platte County has indicated that they will contribute the labor and equipment for the project which is estimated ate $8,800.  The landowner indicated that he is agreeable to donate the land rights and $3,000 cash toward the project. 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

To approve a maximum of $9,000 assistance toward the Platte County/Mark Luchsinger grade stabilization project with the requirement of having a minimum of a 30 foot grass buffer directly above the completed structure

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approve a maximum of $9,000 assistance toward the Platte County/Mark Luchsinger grade stabilization project with the requirement of having a minimum of a 30 foot grass buffer directly above the completed structure passed with a motion by Bob Clausen and a second by Lon Olson.

2.b. Wahoo Creek Watershed
2.b.1. Wahoo Creek RCPP Application Update
Rationale

On August 11 and 22 Mountford met with NRCS State office to review a draft Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) grant application for Floodwater Structures 26 & 27 in the Wahoo Creek Watershed.  Attached in a draft narrative that will be further edited and eventually attached to the on-line application. We have been working with Mike Sotak, FYRA Engineering, to update the project economics as outlined by NRCS guidelines. 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To approve LPNNRD as the local financial partner to the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) application and authorize Chair Hannah to sign the attached support letter

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To approve LPNNRD as the local financial partner to the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) application and authorize Chair Hannah to sign the attached support letter passed with a motion by Lon Olson and a second by Don Veskerna.

2.b.2. Wahoo Creek Watershed Water Quality Plan - Phase I
Rationale

We have $136,000 of NDEQ/EPA 319 grant funds remaining from the Wahoo Creek Phase I grant that we plan to use for landowner conservation work this fall.  

On August 18th, we met with Steve Mika, Saunders County Road Superintendent, and JEO representatives Adam Rupe and John Peterson to inspect priority road dam sites for design.  We have grant design funds within the Wahoo Creek Water Quality Plan Phase II project that will be available early next year.  The plan is to work with Saunders County to design two muli-benefit road dams that will be part of future grant applications.  

We also met with Saunders County Committee Members to discuss on August 30 to discuss these and other projects that LPNNRD and the county could partner on in the future.  We have been asked to meet with Saunders County again on September 13 to discuss this effort with the entire Board of Supervisors.

 

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

Director Olson attended the August 9th LPRCA meeting and will give an update.

Attachments
4. OTHER
4.a. Army COE 205 Projects
4.a.1. Fremont 205
Rationale

The Corps of Engineers will organize with the City of Fremont a public meeting for the Fremont GI Study on Tuesday, October 18 starting at 5:30 or 6:00 pm possibly at the Fremont Middle School.

4.a.2. Schuyler 205
Rationale

No new information.

4.b. Shell Creek Landowner Levee Project Update
Rationale

Director Bailey has learned that a certificate of no-rise will be approved for the project.

4.c. Review of Projects Financial Statement
4.d. Off-site Water Table Concerns near Sand Creek Wetland - 8:00 a.m.
Rationale

We have received the attached requests from Andy Murren and Christine Gaughen to mitigate previous damages and correct the increasing water table issues on his farm from the Sand Creek Wetland. Landowner Mary Kay Stoeber and her tenant John Divis were present at the meeting to present their water table issues near the Sand Creek Wetland.  The Projects Committee reviewed the letters and discussed this issue with the landowner present.  This topic will be presented to the full Board for discussion on September 12th.  

This issue was discussed by the committee and board earlier this year, as for three years we have received comments on impacts to neighbors next to the Sand Creek Wetland.  A brief history of past Board action on this issue is as follows:

At the November 15, 2015 Board Meeting the following motion was passed: Bailey made the motion, seconded by Seier, to have staff prepare proposals from professional firms for making an independent assessment of off-site landowner impact as a result of the raised water table from the Sand Creek Wetland for the next Projects Committee.  Motion carried.

After this was done, the committee reviewed two proposals. It appeared that the cost to hire a consultant may approach 50% of the cost for a solution.   The committee felt that we should return to our first approach to this problem and 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. 

At the January 10, 2016 Board Meeting the following motion was passed: Pollard made the motion, seconded by Gibney, 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. Motion carried all members present voting aye.  A $40,000 cost estimate for tiling the affected landowner property was obtained at that time.  

The following motion was made and then tabled at the March 10, 2016 meeting: To offer tiling and Wetland Reserve Program options to landowners impacted by the Wanahoo Wetland contingent on receiving a hold harmless agreement before exploring other options.  Kavan made the motion, seconded by Meduna to table the motion. Motion carried all members present voting aye.

 

 

Attachments
5. WESTERN SARPY/CLEAR CREEK LEVEE REPORT
Rationale

No new information. 

6. ADJOURNMENT
Rationale

With no further business, the Projects Committee adjourned at 9:34 a.m.