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The NRD is developing its Fiscal Year 2016 Budget and public input is encouraged. The annual public hearing is August 13th and final approval is expected by the Board on August 19th. Public comment is invited at both meetings and both begin at 7pm at the NRD office.

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Next NRD Board Meeting:
Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 7pm at the NRD office.


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IMP Review August 20th

It's been a year since the NRD and the NE Department of Natural Resources implemented an Integrated Management Plan (IMP) for surface and ground water in the district and we want to know how we're doing. Our first annual review of the plan will be held as a public meeting on August 20th, 7:00 PM at the NRD office, and public comments are encouraged. An annual report has been compiled of what we've done in the first year and what we plan to do over the next two years. Take a look and come tell us what you think on August 20!

2014 Annual Integrated Management Plan Report

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Budget Tentatively Approved

The NRD Board of Directors tentatively approved a FY 2016 Budget when it met on July 15th. Two opportunities for public comment on the budget remain:

  • at the annual Budget Public Hearing, August 13th
  • and prior to the Board's final consideration of the budget during its regular monthly meeting on August19th

Both meetings begin at 7pm at the NRD office.

The balanced budget of revenues and expenditures totals $25,247,907. Approximately $1.5 million is included for the repair of NRD projects damaged in early-spring storms. A 3% increase in the property tax requirement and cuts of new programs from an earlier draft of the budget are helping to accommodate the storm damage repairs to the Salt Creek levee, Antelope Creek, various NRD flood control dams and to two NRD trails.

Draft Budget
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Kerkman is on Board

Jeremie Kerkman is the newest NRD Board member. Kerkman was sworn-in July 15th, after his appointment by the board to fill a Subdistrict 6 vacancy, following the death of Doug Samuelson in June. Currently Vice President of Operations for Crete Carrier Corporation, Kerkman also has experience in water conservation projects, water releases and power production as an engineer for Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District. He is a graduate of UNL, with a degree in hydrology and also holds an MBA from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Welcome Jeremie!

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Jeremie Kerkman

Trail Damage Update

Homestead Trail DamageHomestead Trail

The NRD's Homestead Trail remains closed from Saltillo Road to Firth Road due to storm damage in May. We regret the inconvenience to trail users and appreciate their cooperation. The NRD is in the process of trying to secure funding help for repair projects and completion dates are not yet known. A preliminary NRD estimate of damage to Homestead is $235,000.

A MoPac East bridge near Fletcher Avenue, northeast of Elmwood, has also sustained severe damage and MoPac East is closed from Fletcher Avenue to the east end of the trail at Wabash; a distance of less than two miles. The preliminary NRD estimate for repair to the bridge is over $150,000.