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 Ave. Grand Island, NE 68803. Contact 308-385-6282 for details.

October Board Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Time:  Board of Directors Meeting  2:00 p.m.
Location:  Central Platte NRD Office - 215 Kaufman Avenue, Grand Island, NE 68803
The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s board room is open to the public.

Preliminary Agenda

Central Platte NRD Board to Consider Redistricting Modifications

The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) Board of Directors will review and consider approval to submit new sub-district boundaries to local county clerks at their monthly meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 18, 2021. The CPNRD boundaries reach from the Lincoln-Dawson county line near Gothenburg to Hwy 81 near Columbus. The District includes all or parts of 11 counties: Dawson, Custer, Buffalo, Hall, Howard, Nance, Merrick, Hamilton, Platte, Polk and Frontier. Modifications are being considered to align with the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau data released. Each subdistrict in the District must be substantially equal in population.

Central Platte NRD’s Board meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the CPNRD office located at 215 Kaufman Avenue in Grand Island, Nebraska.

AGENDA/ACTION ITEMS

-Board Officer Nominating Committee  The Board will elect a three-member nominating committee to make recommendations for board secretary and treasurer. Board officers may serve two, two-year terms. Deb VanMatre, Gibbon, has served two full terms and is not eligible for re-election as secretary. Keith Ostermeier, Grand Island, has served one term and is eligible for re-election as treasurer.

-Outdoor Classroom Application   The Programs Committee will review an Outdoor Classroom application from Centura High School to install a living windbreak on the west side and south end of the football field/ track to provide educational opportunities for students from preschool through high school. The proposed project would be maintained by the 7th grade shop class, high school landscaping class and the Centura maintenance staff. The board will act on the committee’s recommendation.

-Managers Report  Lyndon Vogt, General Manager, will report to the board.

-Master Plan  Marcia Lee, Information/Education Specialist, will provide a draft of the District’s proposed 2021-2031 Master Plan. This comprehensive plan provides a broad framework for the efficient and orderly development and management of natural resources. The Plan is required to be updated every ten years under the Nebraska Natural Resources District Act. The board will review the updates and consider approval of the Plan at the December board meeting.

-Precision Conservation Program  Morgan Wrich, Precision Conservation Specialist, will report.

-Natural Resources Conservation Service  Joe Krolikowski, District Conservationist, will report.

-Nebraska Association of Resources District  Jim Bendfeldt, CPNRD Representative, 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.

-Upcoming Board Meetings  December 16, January 27, February 24

*Denotes Possible Action Item

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.

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.