March 1, 2021 – 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 February 1, 2021
  • Approval of Minutes of Committee Meeting of the Board of Directors held February 19, 2021
  • Approval of the March Disbursements:
Hydro Division:

Check #s 64090 through 64284 and 8900246 through 8900266

(Accounts Payable)








Kingsley Division:

Check #s 3293 through 3300 (Accounts Payable)



J-2 Regulating Reservoir Construction Fund:




Glendo Division:




Flex Spending Account:




  • Approval of the following Right-of-Way Transaction:
SystemTract NumberLegal DescriptionLandowner
Applications for Removal of Bridge or Crossing
PhelpsE65#56NE1/4 15-7-20Paul Johnson & Sons Cattle, Co.
*Remove timber farm bridge, located at approximate milepost E65-23.7-4.4 on the E65 Main Irrigation canal system that is no longer needed or used.
  • Approval of Purchase Requisition No. 6344 – Charles River Associates for FERC Rate Filing ($53,497.50)
  • Approval of Purchase Requisition No. 6374 – Van Diest Supply Co. for 2021 Chemicals ($158,862.36)
  • Approval of Work Order No. 186571 – Four ½ Ton Trucks ($112,953.92)
  • Approval of Progress Payment Estimate No. 1 (Final), Nebraska Crane, Inc. for 2021 SmithCo Side Dump Trailer ($45,250.00)
  • Approval of the Permitting Procedures and Fee Schedule Amendments, including changes to the Land-Based SWAF Side Setback, Roadway Construction Setback and Appendix C-Fee Schedule
  • Approval of the Jeffrey Island Grazing Permit
  • Approval of a variance at 21 Bass Bay, Johnson Lake for the replacement of a privacy fence, subject to the adjoining neighbors’ approval stating that the uniqueness of the structure would not negatively impact the view of the roadway due to the lot being in a cul-de-sac area
  • Approval of staff seeking bids for the agricultural lease for 163 acres of dryland farm adjacent to Johnson Lake, and to authorize staff to select the successful bidder, and enter into a new 5-year lease without further Board approval
  • Approval of the Merriweather Lease Agreement Modification to establish a new term from April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022
  • Approval of the Legal Services Agreement with Anderson, Klein, Brewster & Brandt

5. Water Service Agreements

6. Closure of Contract No. 0-704, Nebraska Crane Inc. for 2021 Side Dump Trailer ($45,250.00)

7. Bid Tab – Front End Loader (Group 21-11)

8. Bid Tab – Truck Cab and Chassis with Rear Dump Body (Group 21-12)

9. Bid Tab – Two ¾ Ton Crew Cab Trucks (Group 21-4)

10. Oak Creek Engineering Agreements

a. Schilling Bridge Replacement
b. Plum Creek Reservoir Bridge Repair

11. Phillips Canyon Boat Ramp Project

12. Legislation

13. District Integration Study Update

14. Real Estate Purchase Negotiations

15. Delinquent Johnson Lake Lessee

16. Workshops, Seminars and Conferences

17. Personnel

18. Director’s Attendance

19. Board Comments

20. Legal Update

21. Management Reports

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

22. Committee Meeting of the Board – March 26, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., Holdrege

23. Adjournment