Lower Platte North NRD
December 30, 2014 8:30 AM
Projects Committee Meeting
1. SWCP
Rationale

Gottschalk presented the attached list and status of our SWCP allocations and payments.

Attachments
1.a. SWCP Application Approvals
Rationale

        75%     
Herman Ostry Terraces/Tile with Basins Butler Co. $ 13,207.44

This project is located directly above Homestead Lake and would be constructed in conjunction with our basin clean-out project.  Because of the needed protection this project will provide to our Homestead Lake Recreation Area, the committee felt that exceeding our normal policy of approving up to $12,500 per landowner project would be justified. 

Recommended Motion

*To approve the Herman Ostry SWCP application for $13,207.44 as presented. It is further recommended to approve exceeding the normal $12,500 limit per landowner project based on the direct benefits the project provides to our Homestead Lake Recreation Area

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  * To approve the Herman Ostry SWCP application for $13,207.44 as presented. It is further recommended to approve exceeding the normal $12,500 limit per landowner project, based on the direct benefits the project provides to the Homestead Lake Recreation Area passed with a motion by Matt Bailey and a second by Bob Clausen.

1.b. SWCP Payments
Rationale

  APPROVED  ACTUAL
14-C-51 Shirley Johannes Rev. Trust W/S Basins $ 10,337.86 $ 10,329.00
14-P-5 Eugene Wiese Flow Meter $      625.00 $      565.00
14-P-30 Roger Gehring Flow Meter $      625.00      $      625.00
14-P-28 Wilma Loseke Flow Meter $      625.00 $      575.00
14-S-45 BRT Farms/ Robert Bartek Flow Meter $      625.00 $      625.00
14-B-37 Lloyd From Flow Meter $      625.00 $      597.50



SAND & DUCK PAYMENT: 25% 15%

Jerry Soukup Terraces/Tile w/Basins & Waterway      $ 3,109.20

Recommended Motion

* Motion to approve the SWCP and Sand/Duck Watershed Payments totaling $16,425.20 as presented

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  * To approve the SWCP and Sand/Duck Watershed Payments totaling $16,425.20 as listed in the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Bob Clausen and a second by Matt Bailey.

1.c. Jones Family Trust Cost Share Payment Request
Rationale

We received a $2,051.73 cost share payment request from John Jones, Jones Family Trust, for conservation work completed in conjunction with a federal EQIP contract located in both the Miller Branch-Wahoo Creek and Cottonwood Creek sub-watersheds. While an SWCP application was completed at the NRCS office in 2012, the application did not get submitted to our office for consideration.  Jami Thoene, NRCS, was present and provided information surrounding the project.  Looking at our 2012 records and policy, this project would have been regarded as high priority for approval.  We did find the Jones Family Trust name and project estimate on a list of anticipated applications for approval, but paperwork was never submitted.  The committee felt that this landowner project payment is warranted based on facts presented.       

Recommended Motion

*To approve the $2,051.73 SWCP project payment to the Jones Family Trust located in the Cottonwood Creek/ Miller Branch-Wahoo Creek sub-watersheds

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  * To approve the $2,051.73 SWCP project payment to the Jones Family Trust located in the Cottonwood Creek/ Miller Branch-Wahoo Creek sub-watersheds passed with a motion by Bob Clausen and a second by Matt Bailey.

1.d. SWCP Cancellations
Rationale

No cancellations for approval this month. 

1.e. Cottonwood Creek Payments
Rationale

COTTONWOOD CREEK PAYMENT: APPROVED ACTUAL

Kenneth Polacek Terraces/Tile w/Basins $ 7,566.50 $ 7,211.62

Recommended Motion

*To approve the $7,211.62 Cottonwood Creek Watershed cost share payment to Kenneth Polacek for his completed Terrace/Tile/Basins project

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  * To approve the $7,211.62 Cottonwood Creek Watershed cost share payment to Kenneth Polacek for his completed Terrace/Tile/Basins project passed with a motion by Bob Clausen and a second by Matt Bailey.

1.f. Sand/Duck Creek Approvals
Rationale

No applications for approval this month.

1.g. Sand/Duck Cost Share Payment
Rationale

   25% 15%
Jerry Soukup Terraces/Tile w/Basins and Waterways $ 5,204.40

Recommended Motion

*To approve a $5,204.40 Sand/Duck Watershed cost share payment to Jerry Soukup for completion of his terrace/tile/basins/waterways project as presented

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  * To approve a $5,204.40 Sand/Duck Watershed cost share payment to Jerry Soukup for completion of his terrace/tile/basins/waterways project as listed in the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Matt Bailey and a second by Bob Clausen.

1.h. Wahoo Creek Cost Share Approvals
Rationale

No applications for approval this month.

2. WATERSHEDS
2.a. Shell Creek - Watershed Plan
Rationale

NDEQ is putting the final touches on their review of the Shell Creek Watershed Water Quality Plan and will send it to EPA for comment in January.

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

We have worked with landowners to allow JEO to inspect and evaluate Dunlap Creek on their property (landowner letter attached). JEO has submitted their most recent invoice for contract work completed as attached. 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

To approve payment of JEO's January 29, 2014 invoice totaling $7,650, for work completed on the Wahoo Creek Watershed Contract as attached

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approve payment of JEO's December 29, 2014 invoice totaling $7,650, for work completed on the Wahoo Creek Watershed Contract as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Matt Bailey and a second by Bob Clausen.

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

Meghan will give the Board an update on recent LPRCA activities at the January 12th Board Meeting.

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

Heimann gave an update that was presented at the O, E & RW Committee (refer to those minutes for details). 

4.a.2. Schuyler 205
Rationale

Attached is the status report from the Omaha District's Construction Division as of Monday, 15 December 2014.
  
Earthwork is rated at 90 - 98% complete, however the Contractor has missed the completion milestone of 8 December and is now being assessed Liquidated Damages until Substantial Completion is reached.  Substantial Completion is reached when all that remains is seeding, gates and ROW Markers.  

Final seeding may be completed in the spring, dependent upon winter weather, but will be done prior to the Final Inspection and payment to the Contractor.  

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

Jeff Henson with JEO sent out the attached December 9th e-mail to participating committees outlining the timeline for completing the plan update and to submit projects for future consideration.  JEO is winding down community contacts and despite our best efforts, a very few have not responded so will not be included in the plan update. JEO has submitted an invoice for $10,849.50 for work contract work complected as attached.

 JEO has identified potential HMP projects (see attachment) which will be reviewed at the January 29th Proejcts Committee meeting.  The committee will be asked to select and prioritize projects for further evaluation and analysis.  We have $50,000 of available NEMA/FEMA grant funds to allocate toward project analysis. 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

To approve payment of JEO's $10,849,50 invoice for work completed on our District-wide All Hazard Mitigation Plan as attached

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approve payment of JEO's $10,849.50 invoice for work completed on our District-wide All Hazard Mitigation Plan as attached to the Projects Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Bob Clausen and a second by Matt Bailey.

4.d. Grass Waterway Stabilization Checks - Jeremiah Schutz, NRCS
Rationale

Jeremiah Schutz, NRCS, is requesting LPNNRD to purchase some erosion control fabric to use on existing and new grass waterway construction. While there is not a large demand for grass waterways in our NRD, when they are installed, initial erosion can be a problem until the grass is established (see attachments)   A 3' by 600' of this fabric costs $150 plus tax.  The intent is for LPNNRD to purchase this fabric that will be housed at the Dodge County NRCS for landowners to purchase for their grass waterway projects. 

Attachments
Recommended Motion

*To approve the purchase of two bulk 600 foot rolls of erosion control fabric for use on landowner's grass waterway project establishment

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  * To approve the purchase of two bulk 600 foot rolls of erosion control fabric (estimated total cost of $300), for use on landowner grass waterway project establishment passed with a motion by Bob Clausen and a second by Matt Bailey.

4.e. Long Range Plan Review/Input
Rationale

Directors have been asked to give input to the Long Range Plan (attached), particularly on areas that their committee is responsible.  The O, E & RW Committee is recommending that the Board approve the plan including any changes on January 12. 

Attachments
4.f. Review of Projects Financial Statement
Rationale

Attached are financials for Project Activities as of 11-30-14.  At that time we spent 23.81% of the Projects Budget and 21.54% of the land treatment budget (listed in the Water Financials). 

Attachments
5. SAND CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION PROJECT REPORT
5.a. Lake Wanhaoo Paving Project
Rationale

The NRD has received $8,000 from the Saunders County Tourism Grant.  This money will be used to help defray the costs of the entrance road to the Park.

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

Work has resumed on Monday, December 29th.  Segment 4B is about 45% complete.  Winter work will continue as weather allows.

Pre-Construction Meeting for Segment 5 on December 23rd. Contractor will start after January 1st.

Attached find an update on the WS/CC Project that was in the PMRNRD Newsletter.

Attachments
7. ADJOURNMENT
Rationale

With no additional business, the Projects Committee Adjourned at 9:30 a.m.