December 2, 2021

Dan Pribil opens the meeting at 6:30 PM

Present: Dan Drueke, Tom Welsh, Kevin DeKay, Dan Pribil, Scott Keyes and Bill Babutzke Weed Superintendent.  

Excused: John Hammerlun

Minutes Approved: Dan Drueke made a motion to approve the minutes and Tom Welsh seconded. All approved. 

Claims Approved: Kevin DeKay made a motion to approve the claims and Dan Drueke seconded. All approved.

Old Business: N/A

New Business: Shredding- the skid loader has 90 hours on it.  Right now in the southwest part of the county. Probably having a week left of taking care of snow traps. After completion will move to the northwest part of the county and finish in this area. 

Adam Brockman with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture was here the week of November 22, 2021 to do the evaluation of the Weed Departments books. Adam will submit his evaluation after he receives the annual reports.  

In addition to the evaluation, Adam Brockman and Bill went and looked at the Canada Thistle Rust treatment at the John Hammerlun property. It appears the treatment has done its job as no rosettes are found. 

Bill has been notified that Round Up and Triclopyr could possibly be a shortage next year. 

Information on the following list of twelve noxious weeds found in Nebraska can be located at the website with sufficient information on each noxious weed. 

Canada Thistle, Musk Thistle, Plumeless Thistle, Purple Loosestrife, Spotted Knapweed, Diffuse Knapweed, Saltcedar, Phragmites, Giant Knotweed, Japanese Knotweed, Sericea Lespedeza, Leafy Spurge.

Next Meeting will be at 6:00 pm on Thursday January 13th, 2022.

Tom Welsh made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Kevin DeKay seconded. All approved. 

Meeting adjourned at 7:00pm.

Jennifer A Koenig

Published January 6, 2022              1





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