Lower Platte North NRD
October 29, 2014 8:30 AM
Projects Committee Meeting
1. SWCP
1.a. SWCP Application Approvals
Rationale

Flow Meters:     50%
  James Christensen Platte Co. $ 625.00
  Mary Ann Shuey Rev. Trust. Butler $ 625.00

* Both of these applications were initially applied for during the 11 days between last months Projects Committee and Board meeting.  Recommending to approve these final two Flow meter applications through our SWCP program.

Recommended Motion

* approve the SWCP Applications as presented

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To approve the SWCP Applications listed in the Projects Committee minutes passed with a motion by Ralph Pieke and a second by Bob Clausen.

1.b. SWCP Payments
Rationale

None

1.c. SWCP Cancellations
Rationale

None

1.d. Cottonwood Creek Payments
Rationale

None

1.e. Sand/Duck Creek Approvals
Rationale

None

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To approve the SWCP application for Shirley Vyhlidal $9,584.75 which is above Sand Creek Dam Site 13 passed with a motion by Ralph Pieke and a second by John Hannah.

1.f. Sand/Duck Cost Share Payment
Rationale

None

1.g. Wahoo Creek Cost Share Approvals (Handout)
Rationale

Wahoo Creek - Lands for Conservation Approvals: (Handout)
Acres payments: $   69,841.20 
25% C/S payments: $   48,628.41
    TOTAL: $ 118,469.61

Wahoo Creek Watershed BMP's C/S:
10% C/S payments: $   83,050.12

Wahoo Creek Watershed BMP's Coordinating with prior General EQIP:
25% C/S payments $   28,960.96

TOTAL WAHOO CREEK WATERSHED GRANT APPROVALS: $ 230,480.69


Recommended Motion

approve the Wahoo Creek Cost Share as presented

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approve the Wahoo Creek Cost Share as payments as listed in the Projects Committee minutes passed with a motion by John Hannah and a second by Bob Clausen.

2. WATERSHEDS
2.a. Shell Creek - Watershed Plan
2.a.1. NDEQ 319 Grant Approval for Shell Creek Environmental Enhancement Plan Implementation
Rationale

NDEQ has notified us that they have awarded $50,000 for the next Shell Creek Phase.  We applied for $200,000. The next step will be to sort out what and how these funds can be used as we develop a Project Implementation Plan with NDEQ. 

2.a.2. EA Payment Request - Shell Creek Plan Invoice
Rationale

NDEQ will complete their review of the draft plan by December 1st and will then send it to EPA for comments. 

Recommended Motion

* pay EA Engineering's $1,537.50 invoice for work completed on the Shell Creek Watershed Water Quality Plan as attached

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To make payment to EA Engineering in the amount of $1,537.50 for work completed on the Shell Creek Watershed Water Quality Plan as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Bob Clausen and a second by Ralph Pieke.

2.b. Wahoo Creek Watershed - Water Quality Plan (PIP) Phase I
3. LOWER PLATTE RIVER CORRIDOR ALLIANCE
Rationale

Meghan's Update is attached. As presented last month, the LPRCA Summit will be held November 6th.  To date, it appears that no Directors from LPNNRD have signed up, so we are highly recommending that you consider attending this event if at all possible.  

3.a. LPRCA Monthly Report
4. OTHER
4.a. Army COE 205 Projects
4.a.1. Fremont 205
4.a.2. Schuyler 205
Rationale

The paving of old Highway 30 is taking place this week.  The Contractor continues to move fill in preparing for topsoiling and seeding.  The completion date has now been moved to November 12th due to rain delays.  

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

Motion to approve JEO’s $_______ invoice for work completed on our
District-wide All Hazard Mitigation Plan as presented

4.d. Review of Projects Financial Statement
4.e. Woodcliff Bank Stabilization Project Update
Rationale

JEO met with us on October 9th to update us on Woodcliff's Riverbank stabilization project and cost estimate as attached. JEO is exploring possible grant assistance to help with this project.  No formal assistance request has been received at this time. 

5. SAND CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION PROJECT REPORT
5.a. Lake Wanahoo
5.a.1. Wanahoo Instrument Montoring - Olsson Associates Invoice
Rationale

We have received a invoice from Olsson Associates for instrument monitoring at Lake Wanahoo.  This stems from a previously Board approved agreement with Olsson's . 

Recommended Motion

* Approve payment of the $2,029.09 Olsson Associates invoice for instrument monitoring at Lake Wanahoo as attached.

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To approve payment of $2,029.09 to Olsson Associates for instrument monitoring at Lake Wanahoo as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Bob Clausen and a second by Ralph Pieke.

5.a.2. Wanahoo Game and Parks Update
5.a.3. Wahoo By-pass & County Road 17 Paving Projects Update
Rationale

The Saunders County Visitors Fund has approved our request to assist with funding for paving the entrance to Lake Wanahoo.  They have committed $8,000 to this project, a letter of acceptance will be delivered.  

5.b. Upstream Structures - Update
6. WESTERN SARPY/CLEAR CREEK LEVEE REPORT
Rationale

Attached find bid abstracts for Segment 5 on the Western Sarpy Clear Creek Project.  The low bidder ($4,158,750) is Harding Enterprises LLC which is under the government estimate by about $200,000.

6.a. Land right approvals
Rationale

Easements are being prepared by Legal Counsel for all four properties for the WS/CC Project. 

7. ADJOURNMENT