Lower Platte North NRD
May 01, 2015 9:00 AM
Executive Committtee Meeting
1. MEETINGS
1.a. Reports
Rationale

Attached find Mountford's report from NRD/NARD Employee Benefits Committee and Intergovernmental Risk Management Pool Association Loss Control Committee Meeting.

Attachments
1.b. Pending
1.b.1. GMDA Summer Meeting
Rationale

The GMDA Summer Meeting is scheduled for June 10-12 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.  Advanced registration is due before May 25th.  

Attachments
Recommended Motion

* To send up to two staff and two directors to the GMDA Summer Meeting June 10-12 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  * To send up to two staff and two directors to the GMDA Summer Meeting June 10-12 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho passed with a motion by Gene Ruzicka and a second by Joe Birkel.

2. MANAGEMENT ITEMS
2.a. Directors Absence
Rationale

Attached find Don Kavan's excuse of absence from the March Board Meeting.  No action needed.

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

Weaver arranged meetings with our congressional delegation on April 16.  Those attending included Miyoshi, Glenn Johnson, John Winkler, Marlin Peterman and Meghan Sittler.  Discussion centered on major projects within the three NRDs and the Lower Platte River Watershed Authority.  The monthly conference call will be held after the first of the month.

2.b.2. Monthly Bill
Recommended Motion

* To approve the monthly bill from Bob Weaver in the amount of $3,300 and bill the other NRDs for their share

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  * To approve the monthly bill from Bob Weaver in the amount of $3,300 and bill the other NRDs for their share passed with a motion by Gene Ruzicka and a second by Bob Clausen.

2.c. Monthly Education Program
Rationale

George Hunt will give a presentation on WOTUS (Waters of the United States) at the May 11 board meeting.

2.d. CCEI Lawsuit
Rationale

No new information.

2.e. Nebraska Habitat Conservation Coalition
Rationale

Attached to the Executive Committee Minutes find the minutes and annual finial report from the Nebraska Habitat Conservation Coalition (NHCC) annual meeting that was held on April 9.

2.f. NARD Information and Educational Proposal
Rationale

NARD is asking if our board is interested in an NET Program that looks at the history and accomplishments of the NRDs?  

NARD is not asking for the money at this time.  Rather they want to know if our district is willing to participate at around $3,000/district. Another factor in the cost per district is how many are willing to participate.

NARD will not take final action on this until the June NARD Board meeting.  By then, they will have a firm budget from NET and hopefully an idea of how many districts are willing to participate financially.  

In discussion with NET, the hour long program would be aired several times in the first month and once a month for the rest of the year.  Production could begin in July, with air time in early 2016.  The program would also be available on the NET website.

Do we support this project and are we willing to budget $3,000 to carry it out? 

 

Recommended Motion

* LPNNRD supports the NARD effort to produce an hour long program with NET on the History and Accomplishments of NRDs and budget $3,000 for F.Y. 2016 for this production

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  * LPNNRD supports the NARD effort to produce an hour long program with NET on the History and Accomplishments of NRDs and budget $3,000 for F.Y. 2016 for this production passed with a motion by Robert Hilger and a second by Bob Clausen.

3. EQUIPMENT
4. PERSONNEL
4.a. F.Y. 2015-16 Salary Ranges
Rationale

May is the month we review and make adjustments to our Salary Ranges.  The midpoint (100%) is taken from the State Salary Survey and our ranges are then set at 80%-120% (20% below and above the mid-point).  

Breunig has put together two spreadsheets, the first with actual numbers and the second buffered with a maximum change (up or down) of 10%.  In the past the buffered spreadsheet has worked the best for us to eliminate wide swings in the mid-points.

Recommended Motion

To approve the LPNNRD Salary Ranges for F.Y. 2016 with maximum changes limited to 10% up or down as attached to the Executive Committee Minutes

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  To approve the LPNNRD Salary Ranges for F.Y. 2016 with maximum changes limited to 10% up or down as attached to the Executive Committee Minutes passed with a motion by Robert Hilger and a second by Bob Clausen.

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

* To approve the March Financial Reports as distributed to all directors

Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  * To approve the March Financial Reports as distributed to all directors passed with a motion by Robert Hilger and a second by Lon Olson.

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

* To approve the Managers Time and Expense Sheets as attached to the Executive Committee Minuters

Actions Taken

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

5.c. Accounts over 90 Days
Attachments