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A public hearing on proposed revisions to chemigation rules and regulations is scheduled Monday, November 17, 2PM at the NRD office. Learn more at right.

Next NRD Board Meeting:
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7pm at the NRD office.

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Allgayer Receives NRD Tributary Award

Elmwood landowner Lou Allgayer received the NRD's Tributary Award from the Board of Directors on October 15th. The award recognizes people or groups that further the NRD's mission and vision for protecting natural resources. Allgayer was honored for his on-going effort to store and use stormwater runoff at an apartment complex he owns in Elmwood. Allgayer currently has the capability to store 10,000 gallons of stormwater, both above and underground, and uses it to water and enhance the property's extensive landscaping. In addition, storing the water keeps it from contributing to floods. Allgayer also recently was named a Master Conservationist by the Omaha World Herald.
Congratulations & thanks, Lou. Keep up the good work!

Tributary Award
Lou Allgayer (middle) receives the NRD's Tributary Award from General Manager Glenn Johnson (left) and Board Chair Greg Osborn.

VOTE November 4th!

Voters in the Lower Platte South NRD will decide six contested races for both four-year and two-year terms on the NRD Board in the November 4th General Election. The Board consists of 21 members; two from each of ten subdistricts and an At-Large member. Votes may be cast only for candidates in your subdistrict of residence and in the At-Large race. Learn what subdistrict you live in by using our interactive map!

Learn more and view a list of candidates in our Fall, 2014 "Know Your NRD" newsletter.

Chemigation Changes Considered

The NRD Board is considering revisions to chemigation rules and regulations. Chemigation is the application of crop chemicals through an irrigation system. A public hearing on the revisions will be held Monday, November 17, 2:00 PM at the NRD office. Here is a summary of the proposed revisions, with links to documents following:

  • To change the requirement for the District to review each emergency permit application and approve or deny the application from forty-eight hours to two working days, and to define “working day” to mean Monday through Friday but not Saturday, Sunday, or a federal or state holiday;
  • To revise the District’s chemigation permit fee structure as follows:  original permit application, from $30.00 to $60.00; special permit application, $60.00; annual permit renewal, from $10.00 to $30.00; and emergency permit application, from $100.00 to $250.00;
  • To specify that it is the permitholder’s responsibility to schedule required inspections with the District;
  • To change the District’s notice requirement for cease and desist from ten days to three days; and
  • To reorganize and update the regulations.

Complete Proposed Chemigation Revisions, 2014
1988 Chemigation Rules and Regulations (current)