Lower Platte North NRD
August 28, 2014 8:30 AM
Projects Committee Meeting
1. SWCP
1.a. SWCP Approvals
Eric
Rationale

 SWCP Approvals:             50% 75%      
BRT Farms Saunders Flow Meter $625.00
Don Yindrick Butler (Skull Cr.) Terraces/Tile/Basins $12,500.00
Gary Vandenberg Butler Flow Meter $625.00
Daryl Glodowski Colfax Terraces/Tile $12,500.00
Robert Schmit Butler  Planned Grazing(EQIP) $340.83 (14%)
Gary Mintken Dodge Diversion/Waterway $2,712.20
(complete project approved last year)

Recommended Motion

Recommend to approve the following SWCP Aprrovals

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  * To approve the SWCP project applications as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Ralph Pieke and a second by John Hannah.

1.b. SWCP Payments
Eric
Rationale

SWCP Payments: 15% 50% 75%

Raymond Sedlacek Terraces/Tile (w/EQIP) $ 1,548.57

Recommended Motion

Recommend to approve the following SWCP Payment

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  * To approve the SWCP Payments as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes. passed with a motion by Robert Meduna and a second by Bob Clausen.

1.c. Sand & Duck Creek Payments
Rationale

Raymond Sedlacek Terraces/Tile (w/EQIP) $ 2,576.19

Recommended Motion

Recommend to approve the following Sand and Duck Creek Payments

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  * To approve the following Sand and Duck Creek Payments passed with a motion by Robert Meduna and a second by Bob Clausen.

1.d. Cottonwood Creek Payments
Rationale

Richard and Robert Paseka Terraces/Tile (w/EQIP) $ 12,500

Recommended Motion

Motion to approve the following Cottonwood Creek Payments

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  * To approve the following Cottonwood Creek Payments passed with a motion by Bob Clausen and a second by Robert Meduna.

1.e. Wahoo Creek Watershed Payment
Rationale

Richard and Robert Paseka Lands for Conservation 100 acres $ 22,000

Recommended Motion

Recommend to approve the following Wahoo Creek Watershed Payment

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  * To approve to approve the following Wahoo Creek Watershed Payment passed with a motion by Matt Bailey and a second by John Hannah.

2. WATERSHEDS
2.a. Shell Creek Grant Applications - 8:30 a.m.
Rationale

Last month, the Board approved an agreement with EA Engineering to complete EPA 319 and Environmental Trust grant applications for the Shell Creek Watershed.  Dan Bigbee and Jamie Suing, EA Engineering, were present to review draft applications and answer questions.  

Attachments
Recommended Motion

Recommendation to submit EPA 319 & Environmental Trust applications as presented.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  * To approve the Shell Creek Grant application to NDEQ (EPA 319) and the Nebraska Environmental Trust and appoint Assistant Manager Mountford as the grant administrator and authorize him to sign the grant applications and all other required documents for the grants as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes. passed with a motion by Ralph Pieke and a second by John Hannah.

2.b. Shell Creek Watershed Plan Update
Rationale

The Shell Creek Watershed Water Quality Plan draft is complete and being reviewed by NDEQ, SWIG & LPNNRD. An open house to present the plan for public input will be 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Platte Center Auditorium on September 18, 2014.  

Attachments
Recommended Motion

Recommendation to approve the $31,057.50 invoice from EA Engineering as attached.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approve the $31,057.50 invoice from EA Engineering for work completed on the Shell Creek Watershed Plan as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes, passed with a motion by Robert Meduna and a second by Ralph Pieke.

2.c. Shell Creek Landowner Levee Project Update
Rationale

Director Bailey reported that the engineer is working on the no-rise certificate that is required by the City of Schuyler before they can proceed with the project.

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

JEO has began work on Phase I of the Wahoo Water Quality Plan that include a detailed analysis of the Wahoo Creek Watershed priority sub-basins and land treatment practices.  If an invoice is received from JEO for work completed by the Board Meeting, a motion to pay will be requested.

Recommended Motion

Recommendation to approve an invoice from JEO for work completed on the Wahoo Creek Water Quality Plan - Phase I.

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

Meghan Sittler's July LPRCA report is attached.  Her August report will be attached by Board Meeting.

Attachments
4. OTHER
4.a. Army COE 205 Projects
4.a.1. Fremont 205
4.a.2. Schuyler 205
Rationale

The project is 65% complete overall.  A new construction deadline has been extended to October 15th due to weather related delays.  Some of the delays are due to area landowners and irrigation runoff from fields adjacent to construction area. 

4.b. Shell Creek Landowner Levee Project Update
4.c. All Hazard Mitigation Plan Update- JEO Progress Report and Invoice
Rationale

JEO is working on community follow-up for completing our Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Dates for public meetings are tentatively scheduled for October 9, 14 & 16.  

Recommended Motion

Recommendation to approve JEO’s invoice for work completed on our
District-wide All Hazard Mitigation Plan.

4.d. Platte County/Mark Luchinger Grade Stabilization Project Update
Rationale

Mountford and Heimann met with with Platte County on August 22 to discuss a potential grade stabilization project on landowner Mark Luchinger's property.  The County is replacing a bridge with three 9 foot culverts at this location and the landowner desires that the County and LPNNRD work with him to stabilize an eroding drainage on his property. The County will be discussing this topic in the near future.  

4.e. Review of Projects Financial Statement
5. SAND CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION PROJECT REPORT
5.a. Lake Wanahoo
5.a.1. County Road 17 Paving/Entrance to Wanahoo
Rationale

Bids were opened by the County on August 26th and ME Collins was low bid for paving County Road 17.  The County will approve and award the bid at their September 2nd meeting. 

5.a.2. Income and Expense Lake Wanahoo
Rationale

Attached find income and expense summaries from Game and Parks and the NRD's monthly expense summary. 

5.a.3. Lake Wanahoo Trails
Rationale

The City of Wahoo is recommending a resolution to authorize Mayor to sign documents for federal assistance for development of the Lake Wanahoo Trails Project - Phase II.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Recommend that the NRD write a letter of support for City of Wahoo and their trails project. passed with a motion by Bob Clausen and a second by Robert Meduna.

5.a.4. Hwy 77 Bypass Project
Rationale

Work on the dam road will begin on September 8th.  Staff has allowed the Contractor, Constructors Inc. a small area on the West side of the dam to store millings and supplies for the roadway in exchange for the rock surfacing to be stockpiled for future use within the Park.   

Recommended Motion

To approve the attached Property Lease Agreement with Constructor Inc. as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes.

5.b. Upstream Structures
Rationale

All dams are full and functioning as designed.  Staff is looking into fall spraying and seeding on some areas.

6. WESTERN SARPY/CLEAR CREEK LEVEE REPORT
Rationale

Segment 4B of the Western Sarpy/Clear Creek Project was awarded to Klocke Inc. of Palmyra, MO with a bid of $2,894,834.  Contractor has mobilized, started clearing and grubbing trees and placement of fill within the area.  

7. ADJOURNMENT