Jan 23 Board Meeting

Central Plattte NRD to Elect Board Secretary & Treasurer

The Central Platte Natural Resources District will elect a board secretary and treasurer at their January board meeting. In December, Deb VanMatre, Gibbon, was nominated for a second term as board secretary by the NRD’s board nominating committee. Keith Ostermeier, Grand Island, was nominated for board treasurer. Officers may serve two, two-year terms. Chuck Maser, Grand Island, has served two full terms as treasurer and is not eligible for re-election.

The board meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. on January 23, 2020, at the Central Platte NRD office located at 215 Kaufman Avenue in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Other Board Agenda Items

-Violation Reports  Luke Zakrzewski, GIS image analyst, will report on land that has been irrigated without being certified or approved through a transfer. If the land is irrigated without certifying the acres in question, a Cease & Desist Order will be issued following the February board meeting.
Tricia Dudley will discuss the number of producers who haven’t submitted their Nitrogen Management forms and/or Nitrogen Management tests.

-Certificate of Authority  Action to approve a Certificate of Authority with Five Points Bank naming the elected treasurer and allow Kelly Cole to be authorized as a signee for the District.

-Appeal  The Variance/Appeals Sub-Committee will review an appeal on land in Howard and Merrick counties. The committee will make a recommendation to the board.

-Committee Selection  Board members will select the committees that they plan to serve on and each committee will select a chairman.

-Legislative Report  Report on bills relating to natural resources introduced in this session.

-Managers Report  Lyndon Vogt, general manager, will report to the board.

-Nebraska Association of Resources District  Jim Bendfeldt will report.

-Nebraska Natural Resources Commission  Mick Reynolds, Middle Platte Basin representative, will report.

-Cost-Share  Applications through the Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation and the Central Platte NRD cost-share programs will be considered.

-Primary Election  The incumbent filing deadline of February 18th will be reported. The non-incumbent deadline is March 2nd.

-Upcoming Events
– CPNRD Water Programs Update: February 12 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Dawson County Extension Building in Lexington, NE. Details Here
– Board of Directors Meetings: February 27, March 26, April 23.