Brevard Soil and Water Conservation District Minutes

The Brevard Soil and Water Conservation District met in regular session on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 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 4:04 p.m.

Board members present were: Bud Crisafulli; Allen Cowart; Henry Minneboo; and Adam Perez.

Staff members present were: Mike Engelgau; and Joe Walter.

Approval of October 11, 2017, Minutes

Motion by Henry, seconded by Allen, to approve the minutes of October 11, 2017. The vote passed unanimously.

Approval of Treasurer’s Report for the Period of August 9, 2017 – November 7, 2017

Motion by Henry, seconded by Allen, to approve treasurer’s report as presented. The vote passed unanimously.

Old Business

The Board deliberated on the question as whether to start administering the contractual payment disbursements for the FDACS best management practices cost-share program to obtain a 5% administrative service fee. Two concerns were brought up during discussion, 1) Would having the monies for the contractual payment disbursements in the District’s bank account now force the District to perform audits as required by Section 218.39(1), Florida Statutes, and 2) How would the revenue from the 5% administrative service fee be budgeted by the District. Motion by Henry, seconded by Allen, to inform FDACS that the District is interested in accepting the administrative responsibilities contingent upon the auditing requirements. Vote was unanimous.

New Business

The fiscal year 2016-2017 Records Management Compliance Statement from the Florida Department of State was received in the mail. Due to the continued absence of Mrs. Sybrina Anderson a new Records Management Liaison Officer (RMLO) was needed to comply with Section 257.36(5)(a), Florida Statutes. Motion by Henry, seconded by Allen, to appoint Adam as the RMLO for the District. Vote was unanimous.

Upon consensus of the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 4:44 p.m.