Acre Certification hearing to be held September 3

     On September 3 at 7:30 p.m. the LENRD will conduct its 4th Acre Certification hearing at the Lifelong Learning Center on the campus of Northeast Community College in Norfolk.

     The LENRD currently has 856 parcels for the hearing.  The Board will consider finalizing its determination of certified irrigated acres for those fields submitted.  Landowners do not need to be present at the hearing unless they feel the staff’s preliminary determination of the land is incorrect.

     The LENRD’s goal is to have Acre Certification completed in 2017 and after certification iscomplete, the LENRD will only allow irrigation on certified fields.  Staff will soon be mailing follow-up letters for those fields to be included in the hearing and a summary of the hearing process.  Staff is concentrating on the western half of the district and plans to have all certification letters sent out by May 2016.  If you have not received a certification letter do not be alarmed as staff are mailingletters one township at a time.  The LENRD intends to conduct hearings on a quarterly basis until the board has determined the final   certification for all irrigated land within the district

     The LENRD also has a new website to view all past certified acres and those preliminary certified acres that will be presented at the hearing.  You may view the parcels of land that will be included in this hearing by clicking on the link below.  The website has a map showing thelocations and information for each parcel.  Features include searching by map or tract information, Certification ID, Name, Parcel ID, and Well Registration.  Search results identify the owner contact information, Irrigation Source and Method, and the acres.

     If you have any questions, contact Mike Murphy at the LENRD office 402-371-7313.

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