Brevard Soil and Water Conservation District Minutes
The Brevard Soil and Water Conservation District met in regular session on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., in the 4-H Conference Room, UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa, Florida.
The meeting was called to order by the Chair, Bud Crisafulli, at 4:15 p.m.
Board members present were: Bud Crisafulli; Henry Minneboo; and Jonathan Schuman.
Staff members present were: Mike Engelgau and Joe Walter.
Approval of May 8, 2019, Minutes
Motion by Henry, seconded by Jonathan, to approve the minutes of May 8, 2019. The vote passed unanimously.
Approval of Treasurer’s Report for the Period of May 8, 2019 – July 9, 2019
Motion by Henry, seconded by Jonathan, to approve Treasurer’s report as presented. The vote passed unanimously.
The Board discussed the Fleckinger lease.
Holly Abeels, Marine Science Agent, briefed the Board on recent UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County activities.
Jonathan suggested sending a letter on behalf of the Board to the Florida Today and Orlando Sentinel newspapers requesting testing, and if necessary, notifying the public of the level of toxicity of the local seafood. Henry agreed with sending a letter, but he suggested it should be determined if other agencies do this already (e.g., Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services).
Jonathan proposed adding an item to the Association of Florida Conservation Districts state meeting agenda of controlling the water levels in Lake Okeechobee.
Jonathan submitted to the Board a budget of the estimated costs to attend the 2019 Association of Florida Conservation Districts state meeting in Ocala. The estimated total cost of transportation and room and board was $515.50. Motion by Henry, seconded by Bud, to expend up to $515.50 to attend the 2019 Association of Florida Conservation Districts state meeting in Ocala. The vote passed unanimously.
Upon consensus of the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 5:05 p.m.