BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING MINUTES
MEETING DATE: OCTOBER 19, 2021
Meeting Location: HSWCD Conf. Room – Bert Harris Center
FINAL – Approved 11/15/2021
Recorded by: Susie Bishop
MEETING SCHEDULED START: 3:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER: @ 3:03 P.M.
PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT READ BY CHAIRMAN
I. Welcome & Introductions
John Causey Chairman Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
Steve Smith Vice-Chair Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
Pam Fentress Supervisor Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
T.J. Wohl Supervisor Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
Susie Bishop Ex. Director Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
Kasey Martin BMP Tech Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
II. Approval of Agenda:
Motion to approve Agenda as presented.(Fentress/Smith). Unanimous approval. Presentation via Zoom – Cole Hanson, Warner Scholarship Recipient
III. Approval of Meeting Minutes September 21, 2021
a. Motion to approve minutes as presented. (Fentress/Wohl). Unanimous approval.
IV. Financial Activity
a. Overview & Approval of Financial Reports- September 2021 – Bishop reviewed the financial reports answering questions. Motion made to approve financial reports as presented (Smith/Wohl) Unanimous approval.
b. Adoption General Fund Budget Amendments FY 2020-2021 – Bishop explained the Amendments in detail. Following discussion motion made to approve and adopt the Budget Amendments as presented (Fentress/Smith). Unanimous approval.
V. Agency Partner Updates
a. FDACS & MIL – Bishop & K. Martin gave updates on contract requirements and where staff at HSWCD is at meeting the goals. The step process of contacting producers for IV visits was explained. MIL is ahead of schedule with evaluations.
b. NRCS – No Report
c. HCBCC – Bishop gave an update on the IMWID Project in Lake Placid for informational purposes only.
VI Old Business
VII New Business
a. Revised Vehicle Use Policy – The revised policy was reviewed with the board. The revisions were regarding maintenance of the vehicles and cell phone use. Motion made to approve the revised vehicle use policy (Fentress/Wohl).Unanimous approval.
b. Update on Contracts, Goals, etc.-Bishop explained the opportunity FDACS-OAWP gave her the opportunity to review Contract Amendment for the MIL Contract. She explained it went quite well with many needed changes accepted. The BMP Tech. Contract will be the next to be reviewed. The update on goals was discussed in an earlier agenda item.
VIII. Executive Director’s Report
Nothing additional to report.
IX. Citizens Not on the Agenda – None
X. Supervisor Comments
Fentress – Changes in the IFAS Citrus Research team was shared along with continued concerns in the Citrus Industry.
Smith – None
Wohl – None
Causey – None
Meeting Adjourned at 4:15 p.m.