BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING MINUTES
MEETING DATE: 6/21/2222
Meeting Location: HSWCD Conf. Room – Bert Harris Center
FINAL – Approved 7/19/2022
Recorded by: Susie Bishop
MEETING SCHEDULED START: 3:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER: @ 3:00 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
Ray Royce Ex. Director Heartland Ag Coalition
II. Welcome & Introductions
III. Approval of Agenda
Motion to approve agenda with moving of Item V.b to VII.c. (Fentress/Deen) Unanimous Approval.
IV. Approval of Meeting Minutes May17, 2022
Motion to accept minutes as presented with edits to Item X. Supervisor Comments add Deen-None and in Fentress’ comments change FDACS to HSWCD. (Deen/Smith)
Yay-Causey, Smith, Deen, Wohl; Nay-Fentress.
With full consensus of the Board, beginning with the June 21, 2022 meeting, all
minutes will now be recorded in a simplified format.
V. Financial Activity
a. Overview & Approval of Financial Reports- May 2022 – Motion to approve
Financial Reports as presented (Smith/Wohl). Unanimous approval.
V. Agency Partner Updates
a. FDACS – Bishop & Nickerson shared updates. No Action Taken.
b. NRCS – No Report
c. HCBCC – Commissioner Kirouac reported current County Projects. No Action
VI. Old Business
a. Land Owner Expo – Results & Surveys – Bishop reviewed with Board. No Action Taken.
b. SB 1078 – Bishop shared HSWCD Board of Supervisors’ Terms and Seat Numbers and a list of who qualified under SB 1078 for all SWCDs in state. No Action Taken.
VII New Business
a. Kato Law Contract Proposal – Details discussed and questions formulated. Motion to participate in the contract per answers to the questions (Wohl/Fentress). Unanimous Approval.
b. UF-IFAS Youth Field Day Sponsorship – K. Royal, Beef Extension Agent
requested a sponsorship from HSWCD. Motion to provide Platinum Sponsorship of $ 300.00 (Fentress/Smith). Unanimous Approval.
c. MIL Report – Pitts presented quotes for a 4 x 4 side by side. Options discussed. Motion to spend up to $ 16, 000 on a side by side, a trailer and locking mechanisms (Smith/Wohl). Unanimous Approval.
VIII. Executive Director’s Report
-Credit received from Ocala Hilton
-Community Garden close to full capacity
-All state employees will receive a 5.38% COLA, asking for HSWCD Techs
-FDACS- OAWP – all staff will be working from home permanently
-AP Mitigation Contract will end in one year
-Executive Director will be on Annual Leave June 24 – July 4
IX. Citizens Not on the Agenda – None
X. Supervisor Comments
Smith – None
Deen – None
Fentress – None
Wohl – None
Causey – None
Meeting Adjourned at 4:58 p.m.