Lower Platte North NRD
November 25, 2014 8:30 AM
Projects Committee Meeting
1. SWCP
1.a. SWCP Application Approvals
Rationale

None

1.b. SWCP Payments
Rationale

None

1.c. SWCP Cancellations
Rationale

None

1.d. Cottonwood Creek Payments
1.e. Sand/Duck Creek Approvals
Rationale

We have received two additional Sand and Duck Creek applications for conservation work in the watershed

Jeff Tepoel / Chris Tepoel Basins/Tile 75% $ 5,400.00
William Chromy Basins/Tile 75% $ 7,896.00

TOTAL: $ 13,296.00

No motion from Committee Meeting

Recommended Motion

To approve Sand/Duck Cost Share Applications for Jeff/Chris Tepoel ($5,400)and William Chromy ($7,896) as presented

1.f. Sand/Duck Cost Share Payment
Rationale

None

1.g. 2014 Nebraska Buffer Strip Payments
Rationale

Approval of 2014 Nebraska Buffer Strip Payments as attached.

Recommended Motion

To approve eight 2014 Nebraska Buffer Strip Payments totaling $11,881.69 as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approve eight 2014 Nebraska Buffer Strip Payments totaling $11,881.69 as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Bob Clausen and a second by Ralph Pieke.

1.h. Wahoo Creek Cost Share Approvals
Rationale

We have three approved Wahoo Creek Watershed applications NRCS is requesting to move to Lands for Conservation approval for next Summer.

Jami will be present to discuss approvals.  All three were under the understanding that they were applying for Lands for Conservation when applications were signed.  All three fields have been planted to wheat in preparation of LFC work next Summer.

Donald Fujan 8 acres = $   1,760.00
Dennis Fujan 40 acres = $ 8,800.00
Dennis Fujan 33 acres = $ 7,260.00

TOTAL:    $ 17,820.00

Recommended Motion

To approve three Summer 2014 Lands for Conservation applications in the Wahoo Creek Cost Share totaling $17,820 as presented

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approve three Summer 2014 Lands for Conservation applications in the Wahoo Creek Cost Share totaling $17,820 as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes (Committee discussion requested) passed with a motion by Bob Clausen and a second by John Hannah.

2. WATERSHEDS
2.a. Shell Creek - Watershed Plan
Recommended Motion

Motion to approve the EA Invoice for work completed on the Shell Creek Watershed Plan if received by Board Meeting.

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

As outlined in the attached report, JEO began looking at streams to narrow down priority areas and began stream and land use assessments.  These tasks were 10% complete at the end of October.

Recommended Motion

*to approve payment to JEO's of $1,875.00 for work accomplished on the Wahoo Creek Phase I Project as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To approve payment of JEO's $1,875.00 invoice for work accomplished as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Ralph Pieke and a second by John Hannah.

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

A monthly report for November is anticipated by Board Meeting.

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

As reported at the O, E & RW committee meeting, Dodge County has paid their share of 205 study expenses.

4.a.2. Schuyler 205
Rationale

Attached to the Project Committee Minutes find the latest weekly construction report.  The project is 80% complete, with a good portion of topsoil placement completed over the weekend.  The final completion date is now December 15th. 

4.b. Shell Creek Landowner Levee Project Update
Rationale

Update from Mark Mainelli, P.E.  : We have requested and received some of the required study summary from the COE.  We anticipate the hydraulic portion of the report will be sent this week. I am hopeful at that point we will be able to determine the study requirements for your project.   

4.c. All Hazard Mitigation Plan Update- JEO Progress Report and Invoice
Rationale

After our HMP meetings in October, JEO has been working with communities on their identified projects to reduce damages from natural disasters and to complete hazard risk assessments.   Attached is a draft that was submitted by LPNNRD.  At the end of October the HMP was 28% complete as outlined in the attachment. 

Recommended Motion

To approve payment to JEO for $8,526.70 for work completed on LPNNRD's District-wide All Hazard Mitigation Plan as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approve payment of JEO’s $8,526.70 invoice for work completed on LPNNRD's District-wide All Hazard Mitigation Plan as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Matt Bailey and a second by Ralph Pieke.

4.d. Review of Projects Financial Statement
5. SAND CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION PROJECT REPORT
5.a. Lake Wanahoo
5.a.1. Wahoo By-Pass & County Road Paving Project Updates - Mike Murren
Rationale

Two lanes over the top of the dam and County Road 17 intersection were opened on November 20th. Construction activities are now in winter shutdown and will resume in the Spring.

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

Segment 4b is near 50% complete with moving of random fill and minor clearing and grubbing to take place this fall (weather permitting).

Segment 5 landrights have been completed and COE will award construction contract on November 26th.  

6.a. Project Invoice From PMRNRD
Rationale

We have had a long standing agreement with Papio NRD to pay a maximum of $150,000 each year for our WS/CC project expenses.  Attached is their request for payment. 

Recommended Motion

To approve payment of PMRNRD's $150,000 FY2015 invoice for the Western Sarpy/Clear Creek Project as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approve payment of PMRNRD's $150,000 FY2015 invoice for the Western Sarpy/Clear Creek Project as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by John Hannah and a second by Bob Clausen.

7. ADJOURNMENT
Rationale

With no further business, the Projects Committee Adjourned at 9:04 a.m.