UPPER ELKHORN NATURAL RESOURCES DISTRICT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS BUDGET WORKSHOP

August 17, 2016 ~ 7:00 P.M.

O’Neill, Nebraska

 

CALL TO ORDER, STATEMENT OF ADVERTISEMENT AND OPEN MEETING LAW NOTIFICATION:

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was called to order at 7:05 PM.  The statement of advertisement in the Norfolk Daily News were noted; and, the open meetings law posting were all noted by Legislative, Budget and Finance Committee Chairman Roy Stewart.

 

DIRECTORS PRESENT:

Mark Carpenter            Gene Kelly                       Roy Stewart

Chip Whitaker                 Michael Moser

 

DIRECTORS ABSENT:   

Gary Bartak                     Chris Dierks                     Jake Dvorak                     Jerry Heithoff                  Ted Hughes

Jim Keller                        John Meuret                     Keith White                      Dale Wiles                       Curtis Gotschall                                                                                                              

                                         

STAFF PRESENT:

Dennis Schueth, General Manager

Andrea Fisher, Administrative Secretary

Kate Tillotson, Water Resources Manager

Tanner Jenkins, Bazile Coordinator

 

GUESTS PRESENT:

None

 

EXCUSED ABSENCES: 

There was not a quorum present to take action.

 

REVIEW PROPOSED FY 16-17 BUDGET AND NARRATIVE:

Based on the current budget proposal there is a mill levy of 0.16100 compared to 0.016661 for FY 15-16.  Dennis Schueth reviewed the revenues and beginning balance and proceeded to go through the proposed budget line by line explaining any changes.  Additional discussion was held on:  chemigation software, joining Lower Platte River Basin Coalition and Niobrara River Basin Alliance, all positions being currently filled, customer sales and Directors per diem.      

 

DISCUSSION ACTION ON ADDITIONAL 1% TAXING AUTHORITY:

Dennis Schueth reported that the Board will need to consider the additional 1% taxing authority at the regular board meeting August 22, 2016. 

 

RECOMMENDATION  TO PREPARE FY 16-17 DRAFT BUDGET FOR AUGUST 22 BOARD MEETING AND SETTING PUBLIC HEARING ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2016: 

Dennis Schueth reported that the UENRD draft budget for FY 16-17 will be presented at the August 22, 2016 Board Meeting at which time the UENRD Board of Directors will need to make a recommendation and set the public hearing date for September 12, 2016. 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 P.M. 

 

There was not a quorum present so no official action was taken at this meeting.