Lower Platte North NRD
October 29, 2014 8:30 AM
Executive Committee Meeting
1. MEETINGS
1.a. Pending
1.a.1. NACD Annual Conference - February 1-4, 2015
Rationale

The NACD Annual Meeting will be held February 1-4, 2015 in New Orleans, LA.  Attached find the meeting schedule and registration information.

Recommended Motion

*to approve sending and paying expenses for up to two staff and two directors to attend the NACD Annual Conference, February 1-4, New Orleans, LA

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To approve sending and paying expenses for up to two staff and two directors to attend the NACD Annual Conference, February 1-4, New Orleans, LA passed with a motion by Gene Ruzicka and a second by Donald Kavan.

1.b. Reports - None
2. MANAGEMENT ITEMS
2.a. Directors Absence
2.b. Bob Weaver
2.b.1. Monthly Conference Call and Update
Rationale

The Monthly Weaver Conference Call will be held Monday, November 3rd. 

2.b.2. Monthly Bill
Rationale

We have not received Bob Weaver's monthly bill, but will have it before Board Meeting. 

Recommended Motion

*to pay the October bill from Bob Weaver in the amount of $3,300 and bill Lower Platte South NRD and Papio NRD their portion

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To pay the October bill from Bob Weaver in the amount of $3,300 and bill Lower Platte South NRD and Papio NRD their portion passed with a motion by Gene Ruzicka and a second by Donald Kavan.

2.c. Monthly Education Program
Rationale

The Newman Grove Science Club will give their annual presentation on the quality of water in Shell Creek.

2.d. November Board Meeting
Rationale

The November Board Meeting will be held at the Newman Grove Community Center Monday, November 10th.  Lunch will be ready at 5:15 p.m. and a presentation on the quality of water in Shell Creek by the Newman Grove students will follow, and Board Meeting with start at 6:00 p.m. 

2.e. CCEI Lawsuit
Rationale

No new information.

2.f. HBE Bill
Rationale

Our Annual Audit is complete as presented and accepted by the Board last month.  The final bill has been received from HBE for $10,145.   

Recommended Motion

to make final payment of $10,145 to HBE for work completed on our 2014 Annual Audit

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To make final payment of $10,145 to HBE for work completed on our 2014 Annual Audit passed with a motion by Gene Ruzicka and a second by John Hannah.

2.g. Accountability and Disclosure Commission
Rationale

Attached find the notice of action taken by the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission on the Scott Japp compliant.  On October 24th the Commission dismissed the complaint for failure to state a cause of action under the Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Act.

2.h. Water of the United States (WOTUS)
Rationale

Activity has continued on EPA's proposed rule change to expand the definition for Waters of the United States (WOTUS).  Since our last meeting EPA has once again extended the comment period this time to November 17.  We continue to work with the Nebraska Groundwater Management Coalition (we are a member) to put together comments that will be formally submitted.  The draft comments that were distributed last month have been updated with the new version which is attached.    

As we were informed last month the NRDs are members of the Common Sense Nebraska Coalition.  The coalition has hired Mike Linder (former NDEQ Director) to preform an analysis of the proposed WOTUS rule.  The analysis is critical of WOTUS and it's potential negative impact to agriculture.  A copy of the Linder analysis and a press release from the Nebraska Farm Bureau is attached.

2.i. Passing of Bob Meduna
Rationale

Director Bob Meduna passed away on October 29.  The Funeral is scheduled for Wednesday November 5 at 10:00 a.m.

2.j. Director Vacancy In Sub-District 9
Rationale

With the passing of Director Meduna it is proper for the NRD Chair to declare a vacancy in Sub-District 9 and appoint a search committee to bring forth nominations at the next board meeting.

2.k. Election of of Board Treasurer
Rationale

We are currently without a Board Treasurer.  Chair Hilger has offered to fulfill the duties of Treasurer with assistance from the Vice-Chair and Secretary until a new treasurer is elected in January when our annual elections are conducted.  Discussion can occur at board meeting. 

2.l. NACD Membership Dues
Rationale

We have received our dues statement from NACD in the amount of $1,775.

Recommended Motion

*to pay our 2015 NACD Membership dues in the amount of $1,775 as attached

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To pay our 2015 NACD Membership dues in the amount of $1,775 as attached to the Executive Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Lon Olson and a second by Gene Ruzicka.

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

The August Financial Statement was distributed to all Directors.

Recommended Motion

*to approve August Financial Reports as distributed to all Directors

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To approve August Financial Reports as distributed to all Directors passed with a motion by Donald Kavan and a second by Lon Olson.

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

*to approve Manager Miyoshi's time and expense Sheets as attached

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To approve Manager Miyoshi's time and expense Sheets as attached to the Executive Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Gene Ruzicka and a second by Donald Kavan.

5.c. Accounts over 90 Days
Rationale

The account receivable list was reviewed by the Executive Committee and is attached to their minutes.

5.d. Interest Payment to Union Bank
Rationale

Funds were received from NRDF for the Sand Creek Project which were paid to principal on the Union Bank Wanahoo Notes as authorized by the board last month.  With this payment note #1639214 has been retired and Note #1606489 has a balance of $5,563,714.84  At this time we would like to pay the interest on the retired note which is $10,662.86.  We will pay interest as scheduled at the end of the year on the remaining note.  Our budgeted payments for the remainder of this year are $2.5 million from NRDF and $700,000 for the NRD.

Recommended Motion

to approve a $10,662.86 interest payment to Union Bank for loan #1639214

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approve a $10,662.86 interest payment to Union Bank for loan #1639214 passed with a motion by John Hannah and a second by Donald Kavan.