RODEWAY INN – 420 Broadway St, Holdrege, NE
DECEMBER 5, 2016 – 9:00 A.M.

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 7, 2016
  • Approval of Minutes of Special Meeting of the Board of Directors held November 28, 2016
  • Approval of Minutes of Committee Meeting of the Board of Directors held November 28, 2016
  • Approval of the December Disbursements:
Hydro Division:

Check # 53017 & 53094-VOID; Check #s 53117 through 53321 and 8899295 through 8899312 (Accounts Payable)

Check #s 9912873 through 9912977 (Payroll)

Kingsley Division:

Check #s 2896 through 2912 (Accounts Payable)

J-2 Regulating Reservoir Construction Fund:

Check #s 1236 through 1239 (Accounts Payable)

Glendo Division:

Check #NONE

Flex Spending Account:

Check #s 8049 through 8050

  • Approval of the following Right of Way Transaction


SystemTract No.     Legal Description             Landowners
E65E65 #12SW¼ of Section 15-7-21Donald A. Nutzman and Colleen M. Nutzman, Trustees

(Remove timber bridge at approx. mp p-19.2 on E65 #12)

  • Approval of the 2017 Irrigation Rates as follows:
Incremental Pricing Program, 9” base fee$34.10 per acre
IPP Acre-inch fee from 9” to 18” of use$1.19 per inch
Non IPP rate 12” contracts$37.67 per acre
Non IPP rate 18” contracts$44.81 per acre
Use over 18” rate$44.81 per acre-foot
  • Approval of Change Order No. 1, Contract No. 0-667, Simon Contractors ($11,650.00)
  • Approval of Progress Estimate No. 1, Contract No. 0-667, Simon Contractors ($443,596.50)
  • Approval of the Renewal Rates for the 2017 Property & Casualty Insurance:
Factory Mutual Insurance Company (FM Global) for Property-Boiler & Machinery, Inland Marine and Terrorism insurance in the amount of $166,350; and
Harry A. Koch Co. for Worker’s Compensation, Commercial Auto, Commercial Crime, General & Management Liability, and Excess Liability in the amount of $256,862
  • Approval of Special Committee Meetings of the Board on March 21-22, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at the Cornhusker Hotel, Lincoln, NE
  • Approval of Legal Services Agreement – Anderson, Klein, Swan & Brewster
  • Approval of Employment Agreement – Dave Campbell
  • Approval of Employment Agreement – Leonard France
  • Approval of Employment Agreement – Glen Bevard
  • Approval of Employment Agreement – Tim Anderson
  • Approval of an Amendment to the Agreement with Dickinson Land Surveyors, Inc. for professional land and surveying services for the surveying and re-platting of the K-1 Cabin Area, Lake McConaughy


5. Annual Conservation Report

6. Application for Variance – 5 Northeast Cove, Johnson Lake

7. Application for Variance – 18 Crappie Corner, Johnson Lake

8. Application for Variance – 2 East Shore, Johnson Lake

9. Reserve Fund Policy

10. Investment Policy Statement

11. Legal Services Agreement – Robert McCormick

12. Wage Scale Adjustment for Salaried Personnel, Confidential Employees and other Hourly Employees not included in the Union Agreement

13. 2017 Budget

14. Johnson Lake and Plum Creek Lease Proposal

a. Lease Format
b. Transfer Policy
c. Determination of Draft Alternate Rental Amount
d. Hardship Policy

15. Personnel

16. Legislation

17. Workshops, Seminars and Conferences

18. Director’s Attendance

19. Board Comments

20. Operations Report

21. Committee Meeting of the Board – Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., Holdrege, NE