The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) Board of Directors interviewed two candidates at their July meeting to fill their vacant seat. Mark Hall and Garry Murren, both of Norfolk, spoke to the board and shared their reasons for applying and their interests in protecting our natural resources. Hall was selected by a vote of 7 to 6 over Murren, a long-time friend of his family.
Hall is ready for the challenges ahead. He commented, “Providing good quality water and preserving it for the future is very important. I’m excited to learn more from the board members and staff as well as the public I’ll be representing. The NRD has a wide range of responsibilities and I look forward to discovering more about the various programs offered.” Hall is a farm manager and was previously a computer technician.
The seat was previously held by Chris Carlson of Norfolk, since 2005. Carlson recently moved outside of the district and was no longer able to represent Subdistrict 2.
In other action, the board approved a flow meter installation and maintenance inspection policy, and discussed phase requirements for the groundwater management area.
The next board meeting will be held on Thursday, August 25th at 7:30 p.m. A budget hearing will be held at the start of the meeting to set the fiscal year 2017 budget.