December Board Meeting

December 8, 2023

2:00 PM  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2023

Central Platte NRD to Elect Board Secretary and Treasurer
The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) Nominating Committee will make recommendations for board secretary and treasurer at the Board of Director’s meeting on Thursday, December 21st. Board officers may serve two, two-year terms. Keith Ostermeier, Grand Island, has served two full terms and is not eligible for re-election as treasurer. Marvion Reichert, Elm Creek, has served one term and is eligible for re-election as secretary. The Board will consider the recommendations and hold an election for both seats.

General Election  Central Platte NRD has 21 members on the board of directors who serve four-year terms, with two directors in each of the NRD’s 10 sub-districts and one at-large director.  Directors in the same sub-district are elected in alternate election years. The following incumbents are up for the upcoming election cycle and must file by February 15th. The non-incumbent deadline is March 1st.
Subdistrict       Director                                                            Sub-District Locations
Subdistrict 1    Jay Richeson, Gothenburg                             Custer, Dawson, Frontier
Subdistrict 2    Dwayne Margritz, Lexington                           Buffalo, Dawson
Subdistrict 3    Marvion Reichert, Elm Creek                          Buffalo, Dawson
Subdistrict 4    Ryan Kegley, Kearney                                     Buffalo, Hall
Subdistrict 5    Mike Wilkens, Gibbon                                      Buffalo
Subdistrict 6    Mick Reynolds, Wood River                            Hall
Subdistrict 7    Jerry Wiese, Grand Island                              Hall, Howard
Subdistrict 8    Todd Arends, Grand Island                           Hall
Subdistrict 9    Doug Reeves, Archer                                      Hall, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Hamilton
Subdistrict 10  Barry Obermiller, Grand Island                       Hall

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call/Call to Order Excused Absences | Meeting Minutes | Public Forum
NRCS Report  Joe Krolikowski, District Conservationist, Grand Island
Board Officer Nominations   Recommendation on Secretary and Treasurer (Term 2024-2026)
Building Committee   Report on proposed education/office and bid-letting timeline
Water Utilization Committee   Report and recommendation on penalties and violation procedures *
Instream Flow Rights   Brandi Flyr, Hydrologist
Fall Groundwater Levels   Luke Zakrzewski, GIS Image Analyst
Manager’s Report   Lyndon Vogt, General Manager
Assistant Manager’s Report   Jesse Mintken, Assistant Manager
CPNRD/NSWCP Cost-Share Applications   Kelly Cole, Administrative Assistant *
Voting Delegates   Elect voting delegate and alternate for NARD Legislative Conference *
General Election   Incumbent/Non-Incumbent filing deadlines
November Financial Report *
Nebraska Association of Resources Districts Report    Deb VanMatre, NARD Board Member
Natural Resources Commission Report   Mick Reynolds, Middle Platte Basin Representative
Other   As may develop prior to the Board meeting
    * Denotes Possible Action Item

Service Recognition Awards  The following awards will be presented at 12:30 p.m. (prior to the Board meeting):

  • 35 years:  Dan Clement, Water Resources Specialist and Deb Jarzynka, Secretary
  • 10 years with Central Platte NRD:  Lyndon Vogt, General Manager
  • Outgoing:  Samantha Keith, 14 years as Secretary at the NRCS Field Office in Lexington
  • Maurice Kramer Award:   Duane Woodward, Hydrologist (retired), will be presented with the Groundwater Achievement Award that was announced at the NWRA/NSIA Annual Conference in November.
  • Lead Ignitor Award:  David Carr will be presented with the Lead Igniter Award that he received at the Nebraska Prescribed Fire Conference this month.
  • Educator of the Year:  Marcia Lee will be presented with the Educator of the Year Award that was announced by Project WET in November.

Upcoming Board Meetings  January 25, February 22, March 28
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.