Jan 25 Board Meeting

January 12, 2024

2:00 p.m. January 25, 2024
Central Platte NRD Office, 215 Kaufman Avenue in Grand Island


  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Roll Call/Call to Order  Excused Absences | Meeting Minutes | Public Forum
  3. NRCS Report   Joe Krolikowski, District Conservationist, Grand Island
  4. Board Officer Election  Secretary and Treasurer (Term 2024-2026) *
  5. Committee Signups
  6. Variance/Appeals Committee  Report and recommendations *
    a) Merrick County landowner variance request
    b) Hall County industry variance request
  7. Precision Conservation Report  Darren Cudaback, Precision Conservation Specialist
  8. Violation Report   Luke Zakrzewski, GIS Image Analyst
  9. Manager’s Report  Lyndon Vogt, General Manager
  10. CPNRD/NSWCP Cost-Share Applications  Kelly Cole, Administrative Assistant *
  11. General Election  Incumbent/Non-Incumbent filing deadlines
  12. December & January Financial Reports *
  13. Nebraska Association of Resources Districts Report  Deb VanMatre, NARD Board Member
  14. Natural Resources Commission Report  Mick Reynolds, Middle Platte Basin Representative
  15. Other  As may develop prior to the Board meeting
    * Denotes Possible Action Item

Board Secretary and Treasurer  The Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) will elect a board secretary and treasurer at their Board of Director meeting on Thursday, January 25th.  In December, the Nominating Committee recommended Keith Ostermeier, of Grand Island, for Secretary and Marvion Reichert, of Elm Creek, for Treasurer. Board officers may serve two, two-year terms.

Variance/Appeals Committee  The board will consider the Variance/Appeal Committee’s recommendation on variance requests from a landowner in Merrick County and a new industry in Hall County.

Violation Report  Luke Zakrzewski, GIS Image Analyst, will report on the number of landowners and producers who irrigated land that wasn’t certified or approved for irrigation through a transfer in 2023.

Manager’s Report  Lyndon Vogt, General Manager, will report.

Precision Conservation Report  Darren Cudaback, Precision Conservation Specialist, will give an update on the cooperators enrolled in the Precision Conservation Management program in Gothenburg.

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

Nebraska Association of Resources District  Deb VanMatre, 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.

General Election Update  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. Incumbents must file by February 15th. The non-incumbent deadline is March 1st.

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