UPPER ELKHORN NATURAL RESOURCES DISTRICT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS BUDGET WORKSHOP
August 17, 2016 ~ 7:00 P.M.
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.
Mark Carpenter Gene Kelly Roy Stewart
Chip Whitaker Michael Moser
Gary Bartak Chris Dierks Jake Dvorak Jerry Heithoff Ted Hughes
Jim Keller John Meuret Keith White Dale Wiles Curtis Gotschall
Dennis Schueth, General Manager
Andrea Fisher, Administrative Secretary
Kate Tillotson, Water Resources Manager
Tanner Jenkins, Bazile Coordinator
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.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 P.M.
There was not a quorum present so no official action was taken at this meeting.