February Board Meeting

February 9, 2024

2:00 P.M.  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2024

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.

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 County 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