AUGUST 1, 2016 – 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 July 5, 2016
  •  Approval of Minutes of Special Meeting of the Board of Directors held July 22, 2016
  •  Approval of Minutes of Committee Meeting of the Board of Directors held July 22, 2016
  • Approval of the August Disbursements:
Hydro Division:

Check #s 52178 & 52207-VOID;  Check #s 52213 through 52417 and 8899227 through 8899241

Check #s 9912449 through 9912556 and 9898 through 9907 (Payroll)

Kingsley Division:

Check #s 2863 through 2867 (Accounts Payable)

J-2 Regulating Reservoir Construction Fund:

Check #s  1221 through 1223 (Accounts Payable)

Glendo Division:

Check #NONE

Flex Spending Account:

Check #s 8025 through 8028

  • Approval of Right of Way Transaction:


Tract No.Legal DescriptionLandowner
E#100SE1/4 28-9-23, Dawson CoYellow Brick Road, LLC
  •  Approval of Work Order No. 107358 – Replace Jeffrey transformer breaker and two sets of disconnect switches, protection  relays and controls ($160,000.00)
  •  Approval of Work Order No. 107359 – Dodge 4500 Pickup and Service Body ($77,064.00)
  •  Approval of Darren Samuelson’s Bid to Haul Rip Rap and Fill Dirt to Holdrege and Bertrand Irrigated Areas in the amount of $14,900.00
  •  Approval of Progress Estimate No. 1 (Final) – Contract No. 0-664 – RDO Truck Centers for 2017 Dump Truck with Dump Body ($116,545.59)
  •  Approval of Closure of Contract No. 0-664 – RDO Truck Centers for Truck Cab and Chassis with Rear Dump Body ($116,565.59)
  •  Approval of Medicare Part D Group Plan Proposal
  •  Approval of the 2016 Budget Amendment – Hydro Division Budget Revision #9 as follows: 
Current BudgetProposed BudgetDifference
McConaughy Area Leases


Irrigation Adm Supr & Eng

Labor & Salary

Phelps Irrigation Earthwork & Bank Protection

Haul Rock

  •  Approval of a Variance to permit the customer at 8 Expressway, Bullhead Point, Johnson Lake to construct a pergola sized in such a way that it is no closer than 4’ from the side lot line
  •  Approval of a Variance to permit the customer at 26 Mallard Cove, Johnson Lake to construct a deck within the 30’-50’ shoreline setback with one side elevated
  •  Approval of a Variance to permit the customer at 29 Mallard Cove, Johnson Lake to construct a series of retaining walls and a patio, with the size restrictions in the variance set to match the recommendation that staff may decide upon following their additional consideration of the recommended changes to the Permitting Procedures. During discussion, it was noted that the Board is ceding to staff the authority to set the specific conditions of the variance in this case and these variance restrictions may not be satisfactory to the applicant. The applicant has the option to await the eventual future changes to the Permitting Procedures by the Board.  In addition, final Board approval of the new Permitting Procedures may change the language that would apply to similar permits in the future, but would not affect this variance 
  •  Approval of the use of Lake Improvement Funds for the following purposes:

 a. $15,000 for the purchase and installation of playground equipment within the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission State Recreation Area (Johnson Lake)

b.  $1,000 for the purchase and installation of a picnic table along the Hike/Bike Trail at South Crappie Corner (Johnson Lake)

c. $20,000 for a sewer connection for the Sanitary Improvement District within the Lakeside Country Club (Johnson Lake), contingent upon the Country Club raising matching funds

d.  $26,000 for the purchase and installation of boat equipment and other enhancements for the Keystone/Lemoyne Fire and Rescue Departments (Lake McConaughy)

  • Approval of a Time and Materials Contract with JEO Consulting in an amount not-to-exceed $55,000 to conduct a feasibility study of Bossung Lake enhancement, residential lot creation and commercial opportunities

5.  Contract with SRS Crisafulli for 2016 Rotomite Dredge

6.  Nebraska Community Foundation and Platte River Recovery Implementation Program Water Leasing Program-2017 (2017 Water Leasing Program Rules)

7.  Johnson Lake Leases

8. J-2 Regulating Reservoir

9. Personnel

a.  Employment Agreement

10. Legislation

11. Director’s Attendance

12. Board Comments

13. Operations Report

14. Committee Meeting of the Board – Friday, August 26, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., Holdrege, NE