December 7, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.

1. Open Meetings Act

2. Roll Call

3. Public Input

4. Consent Agenda

  • Approval of Minutes of Regular Business Meeting of the Board of Directors held November 2, 2020
  • Approval of Minutes of Special Committee Meeting (Planning Workshop) of the Board of Directors held November 4, 2020
  • Approval of Minutes of Committee Meeting of the Board of Directors held November 20, 2020
  • Approval of the December disbursements:
Hydro Division:

Check #s 63070, 63407 & 8900153-VOID; Check #s 63570 through 63779 and 8900172 through 8900198

(Accounts Payable)








Kingsley Division:

Check #s 3267 through 3278 (Accounts Payable)



J-2 Regulating Reservoir Construction Fund:




Glendo Division:




Flex Spending Account:

Check #7199787



  • Approval of Contract Change Order No. 1, Contract No. 0-698, American Governor Hydropower Solutions ($22,770.00)
  • Approval of the following Right-of-Way Transaction:
SystemTract NumberLegal DescriptionLandowner
Applications for Removal of Bridge or Crossing
E65E65#62*NW1/4 24-6-20James A. & Nancy M. Morse
*Remove timber farm bridge, located at approximate Milepost 33.8 on the E65 canal system that is no longer needed or used.
  • Approval of Resolution No. 20-02 – FERC Project Boundary Review
  • Approval of the Variance Application for 89 Mallard Beach, Johnson Lake for the construction of an outdoor kitchen area, provided it will not extend any further into the Lot Line Construction Setback than the existing footprint of the house, and also conditional upon receipt of the neighbor’s consent
  • Approval of Hardship Relief for the customer of 21 North Cove, Johnson at a lease fee of $338.00 for 2021
  • Approval of the Services Agreement for 2021 with Johnson Lake Development, Inc.
  • Approval to rescind the action taken at the November 2, 2020 Regular Business Meeting relating to the lease rates of District owned houses (due to an error in the calculations of lease rates)
  • Approval of 2020 Budget Revision as follows:
Current BudgetProposed BudgetDifference
Phelps Capital
    Pipeline A33.5-5.0-0.5$0$22,900$22,900
Phelps Earthwork 2-38-54300-506$401,000$378,100($22,900)
  • Approval of the following Job Descriptions:

    o Irrigation Operations Supervisor
    o Irrigation Superintendent
    o Irrigation and Water Services Manager
    o Public Relations Specialist

  • Approval of the following Employment Agreements for January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021:

    o Glen Bevard
    o Kevin Boyd
    o Leonard France
    o Don Kraus
    o Marcia Trompke

5. Irrigation Water Management Specialist Report

6. 2021 Irrigation Rates

7. Wage Scale Adjustments

a. Hourly Employees Represented by IBEW #2185
b. Exempt and Confidential Employees

8. 2021 Kingsley Hydro Budget

9. 2021 Budget

10. Oil and Gas Lease (Section 19, Township 6 North, Range 17 West, Phelps County)

11. Southwest Power Pool – Cost of Service Study (Charles River Associates — Duncan Allen)

12. Integration Study

13. Legislation

14. Workshops, Seminars and Conferences

15. Personnel

a. Public Relations Specialist – Addition to Payroll
b. General Manager Evaluation

16. Director’s Attendance

17. Board Comments

18. Legal Update

19. Management Reports

a. Cory Steinke
b. Tyler Thulin
c. Mike Drain
d. Jeff Buettner
e. Dave Ford
f. Rochelle Jurgens
g. Eric Hixson
h. Devin Brundage

20. Committee Meeting of the Board – December 18, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., Holdrege

21. Adjournment