Central Platte NRD to Meet on February 27

Central Platte NRD to Meet on February 27


(GRAND ISLAND, NE) The Central Platte Natural Resources District will hold their monthly Board of Directors meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2014. The meeting will be held at the NRD office located at 215 Kaufman Avenue in Grand Island, NE. 

-NRCS Report: James Huntwork, USDA-NRCS district liaison, will report to the board. 

-Public Request: David Burkholder, Dawson County Drainage District #4, will request assistance for a road structure.

-Variance/Appeals Sub-Committee

On the committee's agenda:
-Landowner appeals, Dawson and Merrick counties, on determination of their irrigated acres.
-Discussion on possible updates to the NRD's Rules & Regulations. 
-Programs Committee: The committee will review proposed budgets for the cost share and information/education programs for the Fiscal 2015 budget. The committee will also consider renaming the college scholarship program to honor the late Ron Bishop.
-Eastern Projects Committee: The committee will review bids for tree clearing on the Upper Prairie/Silver/Moores Flood Control Project. Jesse Mintken, projects manager, will give an update on the overall project.
-Water Resources Committee: The committee will consider recommendations from the Variance/Appeals Sub-Committee's meeting. 
-Canals: Jesse Mintken, projects manager, will have an update on the canal rehabs in Dawson County.
-Legislation: Mark Czaplewski, biologist, will have an update on natural resources bills.
-State Fair: The board will consider contributing $1,000 towards the natural resources display to be located in the Nebraska Agricultural Experience Building. The Nebraska Association of Resources Districts plans to contribute $2,000 and has requested $1,000 from each of the 23 NRDs to contribute a total of $25,000 towards the display.
-NARD Foundation: Jim Bendfeldt, director, will present a request to retire the NARD Foundation Ron Bishop football with an annual donation to the Foundation.
-Other: As may develop prior to the board meeting.


-Election: Dianne Miller, administrative director, will report on current filings for the November board election.