Lower Platte North NRD
April 03, 2015 9:00 AM
Executive Committtee Meeting
1. MEETINGS
1.a. Pending
1.a.1. UNL Water Tour - Republican River Basin
Rationale

The UNL Water and Natural Resources Tour will visit the Republican River basin in Nebraska and Colorado, June 23-25.  The tour will begin and end in Holdrege, all details have not be finalized.  Please let Breunig know if you are interested in attending this tour. 

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1.a.2. NARD Basin Tour
Rationale

Save the dates of June 15-16 for the annual NARD Basin Tour.  The tour will begin at Gothenburg looking at the canal projects Central Platte NRD has been working on and conclude at the N-CORPE project south of North Platte.

1.b. Reports
Rationale

Attached to the Executive Committee Minutes find Mountford's report from the NARD Annual Washington, DC Meeting.

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2. MANAGEMENT ITEMS
2.a. Directors Absence
Rationale

Attached find Director Ruzicka's excuse of absence from the March Board Meeting. 

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2.b. Bob Weaver
2.b.1. Monthly Conference Call and Update
Rationale

Bob was a speaker during the NARD Conference in Washington D.C. The three Lower Platte NRDs also met with Weaver on March 24.  Currently the main work is the 2016 Budget, study completion for Fremont GI, study work on the Deadman's Run 205 (for LPSNRD) and a start for the Sarpy County Levee (for Papio NRD). 

2.b.2. Monthly Bill
Rationale

The March Weaver bill has not yet been received

Recommended Motion

*To approve payment of the March Weaver Bill in the amount of $3,300 and bill Lower Platte South and Papio NRDs for the share

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *To approve payment of the March Weaver Bill in the amount of $3,300 and bill Lower Platte South and Papio NRDs for the share passed with a motion by Gene Ruzicka and a second by Joe Birkel.

2.c. Monthly Education Program
Rationale

George Hunt from EA Engineering has offered to give a presentation on Waters of the United States (WOTUS) for our education program.

2.d. CCEI Lawsuit
Rationale

No update.

2.e. Purchasing Policy
Rationale

Mike Almond has led the writing of a revised Purchase Policy with edits from Miyoshi and Lausterer which is attached.

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Recommended Motion

To approve the updated "Purchase Policy" dated 4-13-15 as attached to the Executive Committee Minutes

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approve the updated "Purchase Policy" dated 4-13-15 as attached to the Executive Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Robert Hilger and a second by Gene Ruzicka.

2.f. 2016 NARD Budget
Rationale

The 2016 NARD budget is attached to the Executive Committee Minutes.

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2.g. Board Room Changes
Rationale

Last month we changed the table positions in the board room with good comments from all board members.  Suggestions discussed at Executive Committee included:
1. Name plates for all directors for display at board meetings.
2. A microphone for use by those addressing the board during board meetings
3. Price replacing the current 50 inch monitors with projectors or larger monitors.
4. Look at purchasing a smart board for the board room. 

2.h. Long Eared Bat
Rationale

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that beginning May 4 the Northern Long Eared bat will receive a designation of "Threatened" under the Endangered Species Act.  Details are attached to the Executive Committee Minutes.

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2.i. Legislation
Rationale

Attached find an update for legislation NARD is following.  Our Chemigation Bill passed by the legislature with no dissenting votes.

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3. EQUIPMENT
Rationale

None

4. PERSONNEL
Rationale

None

5. FINANCE
5.a. Approval of Financial Reports
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Recommended Motion

*Motion to approve the February Financial Report as distributed to all board members

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *Motion to approve the February Financial Report as distributed to all board members passed with a motion by Gene Ruzicka and a second by Robert Hilger.

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

*Motion to approve Managers Time and Expense Sheets as attached to the Executive Committee Minutes

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  *Motion to approve Managers Time and Expense Sheets as attached to the Executive Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Gene Ruzicka and a second by Joe Birkel.

5.c. Accounts Receivable Over 90 Days
Rationale

The Accounts receivable over 90 days were reviewed and are attached to the Executive Committee Minutes.

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Recommended Motion

To write off the Danielle Woodbury account receivable from the Colon RWD receivable list and not allow water service on the lot until the $2,500 Rural Water System investment is recouperated ($2,500 minus monthly meter fees received)

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To write off the Danielle Woodbury account receivable from the Colon RWD receivable list and not allow water service on the lot until the $2,500 Rural Water System investment is recouperated ($2,500 minus monthly meter fees received) passed with a motion by Robert Hilger and a second by Gene Ruzicka.