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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Nemaha NRD declares vacancies, considers ranking system for new well permits

  • The Nemaha Natural Resources District board recognized outgoing members at its Dec. 13 meeting and declared vacancies for two seats.

    Lisa Beethe, board chairman, presented an engraved clock to Tom White of Falls City for his 16 years of service.

    Also recognized were Dan Watermeier of Syracuse, Bill Umland of Palmyra and Wayne Goering of Nebraska City.
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  • The Nemaha Natural Resources District board recognized outgoing members at its Dec. 13 meeting and declared vacancies for two seats.
    Lisa Beethe, board chairman, presented an engraved clock to Tom White of Falls City for his 16 years of service.
    Also recognized were Dan Watermeier of Syracuse, Bill Umland of Palmyra and Wayne Goering of Nebraska City.
    Watermeier, who served 17 years on the board, vacated the post to serve in the state Legislature.
    Two spots on the board will become vacant and require the district to appoint new members. The spots are in Subdistrict 2, where Watermeier served, and Subdistrict 4 in and surrounding Nebraska City.
    The vacancies will be advertised beginning in January with the board to consider potential applicants at their February meeting.
    The board also approved revisions to its Soil and Water Conservation Program to update language.
    Sign-up for funding through this cost-share program begins Jan. 2 for the program year that starts on July 1. Applications must be submitted through the local Natural Resources Conservation Service offices.
    The board rejected the bid for rehabilitation of Wilson Creek site 8-H east of Syracuse. Only one bid was received and it was above estimates. The project includes replacing the metal tube in the dam with a concrete tub and realigning the spillway so it no longer conflicts with Highway 2.
    The board approved seven permits to drill wells, but is considering a 180-day delay on new wells as a ranking system for wells is developed. Wells already approved or under construction would not be affected by the temporary stay.
    The board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. on Jan. 10 at the Tecumseh headquarters.

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