Lower Platte North NRD
August 29, 2014 9:00 AM
Executive Committtee Meeting
1. MEETINGS
1.a. Pending
Rationale

The NARD Fall Conference is scheduled for September 21-23 in Kearney.  The following Directors are registered to attend: Hilger, Johannes, Kavan and Pieke.

1.b. Reports
Rationale


 

1.b.1. SWCS Report
Rationale

Attached find Mountford's SWCS Meeting Report from Lombard, IL.

2. MANAGEMENT ITEMS
2.a. Directors Absence
2.b. Bob Weaver
2.b.1. Monthly Conference Call and Update
Rationale

Weaver's monthly report is attached to the Executive Committee Minutes.  

2.b.2. Monthly Bill
Rationale

The August Weaver bill is attached to the Executive Committee Minutes.  A motion to approve the monthly bill of $3,300 is appropriate.

Recommended Motion

*To approve payment of the August Weaver bill in the amount of $3,300 and bill LPSNRD and Papio NRD for thier share.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approve payment of the August Weaver bill in the amount of $3,300 and bill LPSNRD and Papio NRD for thier share. passed with a motion by Gene Ruzicka and a second by John Hannah.

2.c. Monthly Education Program
Rationale

Katie Camoron our ENWRA Coordinator will give a program on HEM (Helicopter Electromagnetic Mapping) and the planned flight lines for this fiscal year.

2.d. CCEI Lawsuit
2.e. NARD Fall Conference Resolutions
Rationale

Attached find the NARD voting procedure and three resolutions that were submitted for discussion at Fall Conference.

Attachments
2.f. Water Leaders Acadamy
Rationale

Director Joe Birkel is interested in participating in the Nebraska Water Leaders Academy this next year.  The cost is $2,000.  Director Saalfeld participated in 2013 and encourages others to attend.

Recommended Motion

*To approve participation of Director Joe Birkel in the 2015 Nebraska Water Leaders Academy and pay the initial $1,500 fee and authorize Birkel to submit the final $500 cost with his quarterly directors expenses.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approve participation of Director Joe Birkel in the 2015 Nebraska Water Leaders Academy and pay the initial $1,500 fee and authorize Birkel to submit the final $500 cost with his quarterly directors expenses. passed with a motion by Lon Olson and a second by Gene Ruzicka.

2.g. Committee Meeting Dates and Board Retreat
Rationale

Director Ruzicka has asked to review the Committee Meeting Dates for January/February and Director Retreat which is normally scheduled for February.
Suggested Dates:

Monday, December 29th  O-E-RW Committee  8:30 a.m. 
Monday, December 29th Water Committee 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 30th  Projects Committee 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, December 30th  Executive Committee  10:30 a.m.
Monday, January 12th Board Meeting 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 29th O-E-RW Committee   8:30 a.m. 
Thursday, January 29th  Projects Committee 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, January 29th Water Committee 5:00 p.m.
Friday, January 30th Executive Committee 9:00 a.m.
Monday, February 9th Board Meeting  1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 11th Director Retreat 9:00 a.m.

Recommended Motion

*To set the January and February Committee Meetings and Director Retreat dates as listed:

3. EQUIPMENT
4. PERSONNEL
5. FINANCE
5.a. Approval of Financial Reports
Rationale

We will not have a Financial Report until after all adjustments are received from HBE. HBE is planning on attending the October 3rd Executive Committee Meeting followed by the Audit Sub-Committee Meeting.

5.b. Approval of Managers Time and Expense Sheets
Rationale

Attached find time and expense sheets from Manager Miyoshi.  A motion to approve them is appropriate. 

Recommended Motion

Motion to approve Managers Time and Expense Sheets as attached to the Executive Committee Minutes.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to approve Managers Time and Expense Sheets as attached to the Executive Committee Minutes. passed with a motion by Lon Olson and a second by Gene Ruzicka.

5.c. Accounts over 90 Days
5.d. Setting F.Y. 2015 Tax Rate and Budget
Rationale

Last month budgeted income was set at $10,759,263 and our expenses at $11,115,098.  Below is a summary of where we are:

Budgeted Expenses  11,115,098  
Budgeted Income 10,759,263  
Reduction of Cash Reserve 355,835  
Valuation Increase 11.8%  
Property Tax Request 3,650,000 Reduction of 124,380 or -3.3%
Tax Rate .046707 Reduction of 11.2%

Recommended Motion

To approve setting the F.Y. 2015 Tax rate at .046707 and approve Budgeted Expenses of $11,115,098 and the State Budget as attached to the Executive Minutes.