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.
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.
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.
-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 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.