Upper Big Blue NRD Board Approves Decrease in FY2017 Budget

The Upper Big Blue NRD Board of Directors approved the FY2017 Budget with a 2.19% decrease.  This is a reduction of $85,362.58 from last year’s budget.  The FY2017 Budget is $3,820,334.64.  The tax levy is 2.6 cents per $100 valuation.


According to David Eigenberg, General Manager of the Upper Big Blue NRD, “Items budgeted for FY2017 include flood control, groundwater quantity & quality protection, sustaining forestry, maintaining safe and comfortable recreation areas, and providing cost-share opportunities for best management practices in agriculture. These measures serve to protect lives, protect property, and protect the future of Nebraska’s natural resources, and enhance the quality of life that District citizens enjoy.”


A Special Public Hearing for the FY2017 Tax Request is scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  This hearing will take place at the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District office located at 319 East 25th Street, York, Nebraska.  The proposed tax request for FY2017 continues to include safety measures for protecting District citizens and the delivery of quality services.


The Upper Big Blue NRD Board also approved District Rule 8: Erosion & Sediment Control revisions.  These Rule 8 revisions are reformatted to remain consistent with changes in statute passed by the Nebraska Legislature.