Board Meetings

Board meetings are held at 2:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month (unless stated otherwise) at the Central Platte NRD office located at 215 Kaufman Avenue in Grand Island, NE 68803. Contact 308-385-6282 for details.

February Board Meeting

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
2:00 P.M.  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2024
CENTRAL PLATTE NRD OFFICE  215 KAUFMAN AVE, GRAND ISLAND NE 

JEO to Update Central Platte NRD Board on Wood River Flood Reduction Project Design

JEO Consulting will provide an update on the Wood River Watershed flood reduction project design to the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) Board of Directors on February 22, 2024.  The Board will meet at 2:00 p.m. at the Central Platte NRD office located at 215 Kaufman Avenue in Grand Island, NE. The project is being funded through the USDA-NRCS Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations (WFPO) program. Following the completion of the Environmental Assessment for portions of Buffalo, Hall, and Merrick counties; it was determined more planning efforts were needed to better understand flooding impacts and potential solutions within the Lower Wood River Watershed. The expanded work included the Upper Wood River sub-basin and additional governmental reviews as part of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process, which the plan was upgraded to in February 2023.

BUSINESS
1. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Roll Call/Call to Order  Excused Absences | Meeting Minutes | Public Forum
3. NRCS Report  Joe Krolikowski, District Conservationist will provide reports for the District and from the Lexington Field Office.
4. Board Nominating Committee  Action to consider appointing the recommended candidate to fill the Subdistrict 8 vacancy for the remaining two-year term. *
5. Variance/Appeals Committee  Report and recommendations on variance requests from Buffalo, Polk and Dawson County landowners. *
6. Programs Committee  Report and Recommendations *
a) Prescribed Burn Crew Bids
b) Lease Agreement in Dawson County with Tyler Kugler
7. Eastern Projects Committee  JEO Consulting will present an update on the Wood River Watershedflood reduction project design being funded through the USDA-NRCS Watershed & Flood Prevention Operations (WFPO) program.
8. Precision Conservation Annual Report  Darren Cudaback, Precision Conservation Specialist
9. Violation Report  Luke Zakrzewski, GIS Image Analyst
10. Manager’s Report  Lyndon Vogt, General Manager
11. CPNRD/NSWCP Cost-Share Applications  Kelly Cole, Administrative Assistant *
12. Primary Election Incumbent/Non-Incumbent Filings
13. February Financial Report *
14. Nebraska Association of Resources Districts Report  Deb VanMatre, NARD Board Member
15. Natural Resources Commission Report  Mick Reynolds, Middle Platte Basin Representative
16. Other  As may develop prior to the Board meeting
*  Denotes Possible Action Item

Upcoming Board Meetings  March 28, April 25, May 23
Central Platte NRD’s Board of Directors meetings are held at 2:00 p.m. at the CPNRD office located at 215 Kaufman Ave in Grand Island

Board By-Laws

Board Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month unless specified otherwise.
Time:
  2:00 p.m.
Location:  Central Platte NRD Office - 215 Kaufman Ave, Grand Island, NE 68803
The CPNRD board room will be available for public participation in the meeting. Social distancing guidelines encouraged.

01/25/2024
Ostermeier/Reichert Elected as Board Secretary/Treasurer
12/21/2023
Board to Fill SubDistrict 8 Seat in Hall County
11/16/2023
Rules & Regulations Approved
10/26/2023
$30M New IRA Funds to Benefit Nebraska
09/28/2023
EA Presents Cover Crop Study Results
09/28/2023
EA Presents Cover Crop Study Impact Study Results
08/31/2023
Board Sets Levy for 2024
07/27/2023
2024 FY Budget Approved
06/29/2023
2024 Draft Budget Approved for Public Hearing
May
05/25/2023
Groundwater Management Plan Approved
04/27/2023
Search Committee Selected for SubDistrict 8
03/30/2023
Mike Wilkens of Gibbon Appointed to CPNRD Board
02/23/2023
CPNRD to Move Forward with Bids for Proposed Ed/Office Building
01/26/2023
Bendfeldt Steps Down from CPNRD
12/15/2022
Amended Water Service Agreement Approved
11/17/2022
Infrared Photography Approved for Water Quality
10/27/2022
Public Information Meetings for Groundwater Management Plan
09/22/2022
Urban Conservation Program Revisions Approved
09/01/2022
Board Sets Levy for 2023 Budget
07/28/2022
Board Approves 2023 FY Budget
06/30/2022
Groundwater Levels Showing Decreases
05/26/2022
Olsson Updates Board on Ground Water Management Plan Rewrite
04/28/2022
Update on Flood Design Projects
03/24/2022
Bell Reports on Health & Water Quality Research
02/24/2022
NRD Crane Viewing Sites Ready for Spring Migration
01/27/2022
Municipal Water Bank Approved by CPNRD Board
12/17/2021
JEO Presents Flood Reduction Alternatives on Lower Wood River Watershed
11/18/2021
NRD Board Approves Redistricting Modifications
10/28/2021
Farnsworth Updates CPNRD Board on Platte River Program
09/23/2021
JEO Presents Drought Mitigation Plan
09/02/2021
CPNRD Board Sets Lower Property Tax Levy
07/22/2021
Cover Crop Impact Study Shows Minimal Impact on Groundwater Availability
06/24/2021
Zone Nitrate Reduced by 10% within CPNRD
05/27/2021
Precision Conservation Management Specialist Position Approved
04/22/2021
Flood Monitoring Agreement Approved
03/25/2021
Central Platte NRD to Start Dam Rehabilitations
02/25/2021
Downey Drilling Selected to Construct Monitoring Wells
01/28/2021
New Officers & Directors on Central Platte NRD Board
12/17/2020
Two Seats Open on CPNRD Board
11/19/2020
Drainage & Acreage Reserve Programs Approved
10/22/2020
Floodplain Maps Explained
09/24/2020
JEO Selected to Develop Elm/Turkey Creek Environmental Assessment
09/03/2020
CPNRD's 2021 Budget Levy Down
07/23/2020
2021 Fiscal Budget Approved
06/25/2020
Groundwater Levels Continue to Increase
05/28/2020
FEMA Releases New Flood Maps in Central Platte NRD for parts of Hall County & Northwest Grand Island
04/23/2020
CPNRD Selects College Scholarship Recipients
03/26/2020
CPNRD Continues Funding for GeoCloud Project
02/27/2020
Board Selects Fire Contractor
01/23/2020
VanMatre & Ostermeier Elected CPNRD Secretary and Treasurer
12/21/2019
Historic Groundwater Level Increases
11/21/2019
58 Producers to Receive Cease & Desist Orders
10/24/2019
Buyout Options in Flood-Prone Areas
09/26/2019
Board Supports Platte Valley Industrial Park Request
08/29/2019
2020 Budget Levy Down
07/25/2019
NRD Receives Izaak Walton League Awards for Groundwater Festival
06/27/2019
Spring Water Levels Increase Throughout CPNRD
05/23/2019
Board Approves Plans for Public Hearings
04/25/2019
Board Approves College Scholarships
03/28/2019
Board Views Impacts of Flood Risk Reduction Projects
02/28/2019
Flood Control Project Contract Approved
01/24/2019
Bohn Appointed to Sub-District 4
12/20/2018
Bendfeldt/Reynolds Board Chair & Vice-Chair
11/01/2018
(Meeting Minutes Unavailable) -94 Producers to Receive Cease & Desist Orders
10/25/2018
New Rules & Regs to Take Effect Nov. 1
09/27/2018
Changes Made to Groundwater Management Rules & Regs
08/30/2018
Lower Property Tax Request Set
07/26/2018
Budget Reduced by $4.5 Million
06/28/2018
Spring Groundwater Levels Show Increase
05/24/2018
180-Day Temporary Stay- Effective Immediately
04/26/2018
25,800 Acres Treated for Phragmites in CPNRD
03/29/2018
CPNRD Buys 157 Acres for Groundwater Recharge
02/22/2018
Board Approves Drought Mitigation Contract
01/25/2018
Board Elects Secretary and Treasurer

By-Laws

The Central Platte NRD’s By-Laws were updated in March 2021.