BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING MINUTES
MEETING DATE: 7/19/2222
Meeting Location: HSWCD Conf. Room – Bert Harris Center
FINAL – Approved 8/16/2022
Recorded by: Susie Bishop
MEETING SCHEDULED START: 3:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER: @ 3:02 P.M.
PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT READ BY CHAIRMAN
I. Welcome & Introductions
Dr. 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
Drew Pitts MIL Manager Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
Kasey Deuberry BMP Tech. Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
II. Approval of Agenda –
Motion to approve agenda as presented (Fentress/Smith) Unanimous Approval.
III. Approval of Meeting Minutes June 21, 2022
Motion to accept minutes as presented. (Fentress/Wohl). Unanimous approval.
IV. Financial Activity
a. Overview & Approval of Financial Reports- June 2022 – Motion to approve Financial Reports with corrections as noted. (Smith/Wohl). Unanimous approval.
V. Agency Partner Updates
a. FDACS – Bishop shared updates. No Action Taken
b. MIL – Pitts & Bishop presented quotes and options for purchase of an off-road 4 x 4 vehicle. No action taken.
c. NRCS – No Report
d. HCBCC – No Report
VI. Old Business
a. Kato Law Contract Answers – Answers to questions were discussed. Motion to participate in the Kato Law Contract with other SWCDs in the state (Smith/Wohl). Causey, Smith, Wohl-Yes; Fentress-No. Motion Passed.
b. State COLA Increases – Bishop shared the 5.38% COLA approved for all FDACS contracted employees. No action taken.
VII New Business
a. 2022 SECDEA Annual Conference Nov. 8-9, Pigeon Forge, TN – Motion made for Bishop to attend at a cost up to $ 1,500.00 (Fentress/Smith). Unanimous Approval.
VIII. Executive Director’s Report
-HCBCC proposed budget for FY 22-23 includes $ 11,000.00 for expenses of Executive Director benefits employer portion of FRS and Insurance.
-Community Garden workday with Inmates will be Sept. 1, 2022
IX. Citizens Not on the Agenda – None
X. Supervisor Comments
Smith – None
Deen – None
Fentress – None
Wohl – None
Causey – Reminder to Board to not contact Ag Producers directly regarding cost share projects. Any questions should be presented to staff.
Meeting Adjourned at 3:51 p.m.