THE CENTRAL NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER AND IRRIGATION DISTRICT
Holdrege, Nebraska

December 7, 2015 – 9:00 a.m.

REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING OF THE BOARD
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 2, 2015
  • Approval of Minutes of Committee Meeting of the Board of Directors held November 30, 2015
  • Approval of the December Disbursements:

Hydro Division:
Check # 49101-VOID; Check #s 50468 and 50664 and 8899088 through 8899103 (Accounts Payable);
Check #s 9911605 through 9911707 (Payroll)

$1,486,074.15

$338,349.40

Kingsley Division:
Check #s 2796 through 2804 (Accounts Payable)

$77,237.52

J-2 Regulating Reservoir Construction Fund:
Check #s 1164 through 1171 (Accounts Payable)

$133,257.36

Glendo Division:
Check #NONE

$NONE

Flex Spending Account:
Check #s 6969 through 6972

$3,891.06

  • Approval of Supplemental Work Order No. 2107169S – Telecommunications Battery Replacement (Kingsley) ($1,198.00)
  • Approval of the following Right of Way Transaction:

APPLICATION TO CLOSE LATERAL

SystemTract No.Legal DescriptionLandowner
PhelpsA46.5#2NE¼ of 32-7-15Leland R & Jerrilyn J Anderson

(Close entire Lateral 46.5)

  • Approval of the following Water Service Agreement:

COMBINE ACCOUNTS

SystemAcct. No.Legal Desc.LandownerContr. AcresTotal Acres Chg’d
SC9231902SE1/4 18-9-23, NE1/4 & (N1/2 & SE1/4)NW1/4 19-9-23John P & Alice Ann Klitz168(1)(5)

(NOTE: Previously Acct 9003, 58 ac, Acct 9063, 90 ac & Acct 9074, 20 ac)

(1) IPP Amendment to Water Service Agreement for the 2016 irrigation season accompanies new WSA.
(2) IPP Amendment to Water Service Agreement for the 2016 irrigation season to accompany existing WSA.
(3) Water Service Agreement terminated after 2015, landowner came-back with new WSA.
(4) Water Service Agreement in 10-year termination (after 2015), landowner came-back with new WSA.
(5) Documents are currently being reviewed with landowners and/or are being signed by the landowners.

  • Approval of Progress Payment Estimate No. 1 (Final) Contract No. 0-659 – Jim Ostgren Construction Co. for 2015 E65 Earthwork Program ($54,910.20)
  • Approval of Closure of Contract No. 0-659 – Jim Ostgren Co. for 2015 E65 Earthwork Program ($54,910.20) – On April 6, 2015 Contract No. 0-659 was awarded to Jim Ostrgen Construction Company for the 2015 E65 Earthwork Program for a total contract amount of $54,910.20. All work has been completed, inspected and found to be satisfactory. Payment in the amount of $54,910.20 shall be made to Jim Ostgren Construction Company and Contract No. 0-659 shall be closed.
  • Approval of the variance request at 24 K-1, Lake McConaughy to construct an addition to the property which includes an attached garage with a laundry room and handicap accessible bathroom, which would be situated approximately 8.5’ within the lot’s 20’ rear setback
  • Approval of the variance request at 8 Mallard Cove, Johnson Lake to place a storage shed a distance of 4’ from the side lot line and 4’ from the rear lot line, and to waive any fees associated with the variance request
  • Approval of an easement to the North Shore Area Association (Johnson Lake) for the installation of a new Community Water Delivery System
  • Approval of the variance request at 37 North Shore, Johnson Lake to construct a basement by removing the existing house and to reconstruct the house with the screened in porch to the same distance from the shoreline as previously existed. The previously granted variance shall be valid and the variance fee shall be waived
  • Approval of an amendment to the Guidelines for Determining Hardship Relief to grant a transitioning customer who is resuming the standard customer status to make monthly payments, without accruing interest, for one year following conversion from receiving hardship relief
  • Approval of the 2016 Irrigation Rates as follows:
Incremental Pricing Program, 9” base fee$33.60 per acre
IPP Acre-inch fee from 9” to 18” of use$1.17 per inch
Non IPP rate 12” contracts$37.11 per acre
Non IPP rate 18” contracts$44.13 per acre
Use over 18” rate$44.13 per acre-foot
  • Approval of an amendment to the Investment Policy to include Federal Farm Credit Bank (FFCB) bonds as permissible investments
  • Approval of the following pasture/agricultural leases:
NameType of LeaseAcresRentTermLocationTract No
D. McGee, Inc.Grassland/Pasture & Irrigated Agricultural Lease15.5, 8.9 & 3.8$2,049.0001/01/16 – 12/31/20SE¼ of Section 6-T8N-R21WE_201
Douglas K. German & Constance S. KochGrassland/Pasture Agricultural Lease2.4$73.0001/01/16 – 12/31/20SW¼NE¼ of Section 24-T8N-R23WE65_1020
John P. Klitz & Alice Ann KlitzGrassland/Pasture Agricultural Lease26$545.0001/01/16 – 12/31/20S½ and NE¼ of Section 19-T9N-R23WE_147 & E_189
Lonnie L. Gosnell & Tonda L. GosnellGrassland/Pasture & Dryland Agricultural Lease12.52 & 10.48$923.2001/01/16 – 12/31/20NW¼ of Section 21-T12N-R28WE_162
Margaret R. CurtisGrassland/Pasture Agricultural Lease4.24$109.8001/01/16 – 12/31/20SW¼ of Section 17-T13N-R29WE_40
  • Approval of the 2016 Property & Casualty Insurance Renewal

Factory Mutual Insurance Company (FM Global) for Property-Boiler & Machinery, Inland Marine and Terrorism insurance in the amount of $16,340.00; and

Dunbar-Peterson Insurance Agency for Worker’s Compensation, Commercial Auto, Commercial Crime, General & Management Liability, and Excess Liability in the amount of $230,365.00

  • Approval of the Agreement for Hike & Bike Trail between the Johnson Lake Sanitary and Improvement District #1 of Gosper County (and Dawson County), Johnson Lakes Development, Inc. and The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District
  • Approval of the Water Service Agreement for Groundwater Recharge on E65/Elwood Reservoir between the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, Tri-Basin Natural Resources District and The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District
  • Approval of the Water Service Agreement for Goundwater Recharge on Elwood Reservoir between The Nebraska Community Foundation, Platte River Recovery Implementation Program, and The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District
  • Approval of the Water Service Agreement for Goundwater Recharge on Phelps Canal between the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources and The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District
  • Approval of the Water Service Agreement for Goundwater Recharge on Phelps Canal between The Nebraska Community Foundation, Platte River Recovery Implementation Program, and The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District
  • Personnel Action – Approval of Assistant Gothenburg Division Manager Job Description
5. Agricultural and Pasture Leases
6. Water Sustainability Fund Application
7. Application for Work – NPPD
8. Legal Services Agreement – Anderson, Klein, Brewster & Brandt
9. Legal Services Agreement – Robert J. McCormick
10. Mead & Hunt – Proposal to Conduct Kingsley Morning Glory Design
11. 2016 Budget
12. Wage Scale Adjustment – Salaried Personnel
13. Wage Scale Adjustment – Hourly Personnel not included in Union Agreement
14. NPPD 2007 Operations Dispute
15. Johnson Lake Leases
16. J-2 Regulating Reservoir
17. Personnel
a. Personnel Action
18. Legislation
19. Director’s Attendance
20. Board Comments
21. Operations Report
22. Committee Meeting of the Board – Monday, December 28, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.