The Brevard Soil and Water Conservation District met in regular session on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., in the Auditorium, UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa, Florida.
April 8, 2020 and May 13, 2020 meetings were cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic protocols. The meeting was called to order by the Chair, Bud Crisafulli, at 4:03 p.m.
Board members present were: Bud Crisafulli; Henry Minneboo; Jonathan Schuman; and Jim Sloan. Staff members present were: Mike Engelgau and Joe Walter.
Additional attendees present were: Susan Connolly and Adam Tritt
Approval of March 11, 2020, Minutes
Motion by Jim, seconded by Jonathan, to approve the minutes of March 11, 2020 as presented. The vote passed unanimously.
Approval of Treasurer’s Report for the Period of March 11, 2020 to June 9, 2020
Motion by Jim, seconded by Jonathan, to approve Treasurer’s report as presented. The vote passed unanimously.
Jim reported on the six-month extension of the Brevard County moratorium on permits to apply municipal sewage sludge to lands within the county. Jim mentioned that the County is looking into the possibly of implementing a remediation project to mitigate nutrient contamination relating to biosolids.
Jim presented to the Board a “Memorandum for Record” dated June 8, 2020 with the subject titled “Telecon with Erich Marzolf, Division Director, St Johns Water Management District, Water & Land Resources Division”. The Memorandum for Record summarized the June 8, 2020 telephone conversation between Jim Sloan and Dr. Erich Marzolf regarding possible contaminate remediation actions based on the results of the Brevard County Commission’s approved soil and water testing program at the Deer Park Ranch in the upper St Johns River Basin.
Jim reported that he has been working on background research for conducting a study on a representative drainage basin which flows into the Indian River Lagoon to demonstrate the effectiveness of agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs). He suggested Flounder Creek Drainage Basin.
Upon consensus of the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 5:10 p.m.