THE CENTRAL NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER AND IRRIGATION DISTRICT
DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS
HOLDREGE, NE 68949
DECEMBER 2, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.
BOARD MEETING AGENDA

1. Open Meetings Act

2. Roll Call

3. Public Input

4. Consent Agenda

  • Approval of Minutes of Regular Business Meeting of the Board of Directors held November 4, 2019
  • Approval of Minutes of Special Meeting of the Board of Directors held November 22, 2019
  • Approval of Minutes of Committee Meeting of the Board of Directors held November 22, 2019
  • Approval of the December disbursements:
Hydro Division:

Check #s 61092-61280 and 8899945-8899962 (Accounts Payable)

 

Payroll

 

$1,275,500.24

 

$533,880.78

Kingsley Division:

Check #s 3156-3171  (Accounts Payable)

 

$112,265.93

J-2 Regulating Reservoir Construction Fund:

NONE

 

NONE

Glendo Division:

NONE

 

NONE

Flex Spending Account:

Check #s 8159-8160

 

$917.08

  • Approval of Hydro Division Budget Revision #9 as follows:
Current BudgetProposed BudgetDifference
Power Plants Capital
J1 / J2 Annunciators$42,000$65,000$23,000
NET CHANGE$23,000
  • Approval of Work Order No. 107404 – Annunciator Panels for Johnson No. 1 and No. 2 ($65,000)
  • Approval of Progress Estimate No. 3, Contract No. 0-693, Allen Blasting & Coating, Inc. for Painting of J-2 Penstock and Surge Tank ($348,021.95)
  • Approval of a 1.5% Wage Increase for Exempt and Confidential Employees for 2020
  • Approval of Resolution No. 19-04 – Amendment No. 1 to District Employees’ Defined Contribution Retirement Plan and Trust as follows:

Resolution No. 19-04

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District (the “District”) maintains the amended and restated Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District Employees’ Defined Contribution Retirement Plan and Trust, comprised of an Adoption Agreement and Basic Governmental Employees Plan and Trust Agreement dated October 8, 2013 (the “Plan”); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 9.1 of the Plan, the Board of Directors of the District is authorized to amend the Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors desires to amend the Plan to increase the mandatory employee contribution from 2% to 3% for all employees; and

WHEREAS, Amendment No. 1 for such purpose is presented with this Resolution as Exhibit A (“Amendment No. 1”).

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of the District hereby adopts and approves the following:

BE IT RESOLVED that Amendment No. 1 as presented with this Resolution as Exhibit A is hereby adopted and approved, subject to review and any modifications as the General Manager or other proper officer of the District or said officer’s designee determines necessary or appropriate in consultation with legal counsel.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the General Manager or other proper officer of the District or said officer’s designee is hereby authorized and directed to execute Amendment No. 1 and take any and all further actions as he or she determines necessary or appropriate to carry out the actions adopted and approved herein, obtain a determination from the Internal Revenue Service on the qualified status of the Plan, as amended, under the Internal Revenue Code, and otherwise maintain the qualified status of the Plan, including without limitation Code Sections 401(a) and 501(a).

EXHIBIT A
(to Resolution No. 19-04)

Amendment No. 1

Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District
Employees’ Defined Contribution Retirement Plan and Trust

The amended and restated Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District Employees’ Defined Contribution Retirement Plan and Trust, comprised of an Adoption Agreement and Basic Governmental Employees Plan and Trust Agreement dated October 8, 2013, (“Plan”) is hereby amended to increase mandatory employee contributions as follows:

I. Notwithstanding anything in the Plan to the contrary, Section C of the Adoption Agreement shall be deleted and replaced in its entirety as follows, effective on and after the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date defined below:

“C. MANDATORY EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTIONS

[Section 3.1]

(1) Amount of Contribution. The Employee contribution to the Trustee for each Plan Year shall be:

X (a) Three percent (3%) of his or her Recognized Compensation.

(b) [Reserved].

_ (c) Other (specify): _______________________

(2) Employee Contributions:

X shall

___ shall not

be picked up by the Employer and treated as Employer contributions as permitted under Section 414(h) of the Code.”

II. All applicable provisions of the Plan shall be deemed modified to reflect this Amendment No. 1.

III. This Amendment No. 1 shall be effective with respect to Recognized Compensation that is payable on or after the first pay period of calendar year 2020 (“Amendment No. 1 Effective Date”).

  • Approval of the following Water Service Agreements for 2020-2022:

o Keith Lincoln
o Lisco
o Paxton-Hershey
o Platte Valley
o Suburban

  • Approval of the following Employment Agreements

o Glen Bevard
o Kevin Boyd
o Leonard France
o Don Kraus
o Dan Ward

5. Contract Change Order No. 1, Contract No. 0-693, Allen Blasting & Coating, Inc. for Painting of J-2 Penstock and Surge Tank ($6,198.00)

6. Bid Tab – Annual Property/Casualty Insurance Coverage (effective January 1, 2020)

7. 2020 Irrigation Rates

8. 2020 Budget

9. Amendment No. 2 to J-2 Regulating Reservoir Water Service Agreement

10. Storage Water Delivery Rates for Power Plant Cooling

11. 2019 Conservation Report

12. Irrigation Water Management Specialist Report

13. Legislation

14. Workshops, Seminars and Conferences

15. Personnel

a.  General Manager – Employment Agreement

16. Director’s Attendance

17. Board Comments

18. Legal Update

19. Management Reports

a. Cory Steinke
b. Tyler Thulin
c. Anton Hassebrook
d. Mike Drain
e. Jeff Buettner
f. Dave Ford
g. Rochelle Jurgens
h. Eric Hixson
i. Holly Rahmann
j. Devin Brundage

20. Committee Meeting of the Board – December 20, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., Holdrege

21. Adjournment