September 13, 2021

Tom Welsh opens the meeting at 7:00 PM

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

Excused: Dan Pribil and John Hammerlun 

Minutes Approved: Dan Drueke made a motion to approve the minutes and Kevin DeKay 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: Bill attended a Northeast meeting in Plainview and guest speaker at the meeting was Wes Prosser from Lincoln area. Wes was demonstrating a Spraying Drone. The demonstration was very interesting. The drone runs on a battery that last about 10 minutes.  Wes has 10 batteries and always has 4 charging on generators. Wes can spray 120 acres in one day. The drone can make a 20’ pass with a .8 nozzle, camera and screen.Wes is licensed and insured.  

Bill went on the Leafy Spurge Working Task Force Tour and Conference August 31 and September 1st. of Common Teasel an invasive weed on the watch list. Also toured the Jim Jenkins ranch located southwest of Broken Bow. This particular tour was about control burn of Cedar Trees. Also included was a tour of Phragmites and Saltcedar Trees.  

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 Thursday October 7th at 7:00 pm 

Dan Drueke made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Kevin DeKay seconded. All approved. 

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 pm.

Jennifer A Koenig



Published September 23, 2021      38




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