NORFOLK - Discussion continued Thursday night at the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District’s Board of Directors meeting on potential flood protection in Battle Creek.
The board heard a presentation from JEO Consulting Group and FYRA Engineering on possible grant options which include federal and state funding.
Some board members expressed concern with applying for the state funds before knowing if the federal money was approved.
General Manager Mike Sousek said ultimately it’d up to the board on what the process should be.
"Initially the plan was to get that (Water Sustainability Fund) application submitted by July 31st this year. With the politics, the cap, and other factors -do we push this Water Sustainability Fund application back one year and see where we end up with the federal dollars? If we get those federal dollars it's going to make this Water Sustainability Fund application look that much more attractive."
The board was informed they should receive an answer on the federal funding in October of this year.
The board unanimously voted to wait until next year to submit a grant application to the state of Nebraska Water Sustainability Fund.