BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING MINUTES
MEETING DATE: NOVEMBER 15, 2021
Meeting Location: HSWCD Conf. Room – Bert Harris Center
FINAL – Approved 12/21/2021
Recorded by: Susie Bishop
MEETING SCHEDULED START: 12 NOON CALL TO ORDER: @ 1:44 P.M. FOLLOWING BOARD MEAL
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
Jacob Miller MIL Manager Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
Kayla Nickerson BMP Tech Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
Kaylub Lindsey MIL Tech Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
Brandi Taylor Environ. Spec. FDACS – OAWP
II. Approval of Agenda:
Start time of December was noted as incorrect on Agenda.
Motion to approve Agenda with correction to start time of December 21, 2021 meeting to 3:00 p.m. (Fentress/Deen). Unanimous approval.
III. Approval of Meeting Minutes – October 19, 2021
a. Motion to approve minutes as presented. (Smith/Wohl). Unanimous approval.
IV. Financial Activity
a. Overview & Approval of Financial Reports- October 2021 – Bishop reviewed the financial reports answering questions. She also explained the discussions taking place with FDACS-OAWP and the level they will cover the expenses associated with her position. Motion made to approve financial reports as presented (Deen/Smith) Unanimous approval.
V. Agency Partner Updates
a. FDACS & MIL – Bishop gave updates on contract requirements, IVs and goals of staff. The MIL should have all required evaluations completed for 2 nd Qtr. before the last day of employment for J. Miller as MIL Manager.
b. NRCS – No Report
c. HCBCC – Commissioner Kirouac shared the HCBCC will select a new Board Chairman and Vice-Chairman at the Nov. 16 meeting, gave updates on parkway construction, a new public safety director and the anticipated growth coming to the County.
VI. Old Business
VII. New Business
a. MIL Staff Positions – Bishop announced Drew Pitts has accepted the offer to be the MIL Manager. This will make the transition very easy. He will start on November 29. J. Miller’s last day in the office will be Nov. 19 and will be taking leave on Nov. 22 & 23 (his last day). A MIL Technician position remains advertised. The contract has budgeted for two Technicians. K. Lindsey has said he has plans to leave his position but has not yet given a formal resignation.
b. Executive Director Annual Evaluation – Chairman Causey shared the results of a total score of 223 out of 225 for Bishop. Bishop distributed a report of all employee earnings. Discussion regarding compensation for Bishop will be on the agenda for December 21, 2021, Board meeting.
VIII. Executive Director’s Report
Bishop reported she will be involved with Highlands Co. Ag-Venture for the week. The Community Garden is near capacity with several new gardeners. Bishop confirmed the December 21 meeting date will work for the Supervisors.
IX. Citizens Not on the Agenda – None
X. Supervisor Comments
Fentress – None
Smith – None
Deen – None
Wohl – None
Causey – None
Meeting Adjourned at 1:55 p.m.