Minutes
Marion Soil and Water Conservation District (MSWCD)
Regular Board Meeting
2710 East Silver Springs Boulevard
Ocala, FL 34470
October 12, 2021
9:30 AM

PLEASE NOTE: Individuals wishing to address the Board will need to sign in. A three-minute time limit will be administered to each of these individuals. PLEASE MUTE ALL PHONES. Thank you.

Call to Order
Vice Chairman Vivi Serena called the meeting to order at 9:43 AM.

Roll Call
Vivi Serena, Vice-Chairman
Colleen Stenstream, Secretary
Brent London, Supervisor

Absent
Justin Albright, Chairman absent

Others in Attendance
Chris Denmark, FDACS
Ann Bishop, MSWCD Staff
Emily Menno, MSWCD Staff

Proof of Publication
Star-Banner – Sent a reminder email on October 4.
Florida Administrative Weekly – Posted in the FL Admin Weekly on December 29.
Ocala Service Center’s Front Window – Sent an email with the dates on December 8.
Marion County Board of County Commissioners – Sent a reminder email on October 4.

CONSENT AGENDA
(A motion to approve the items on the consent agenda is to approve items if unanimous consent from last workshop meeting.)

1. MSWCD Board Minutes
2. MSWCD Board Financial Report

PROPOSED MOTION: Colleen Stenstream moved that the MSWCD consent agenda be approved as presented.
Brent London seconded; all were in favor.

AGENDA
1) Financials (Update)
Proposed Budget FY 21-22
PROPOSED MOTION: Brent London moved that the proposed budget for FY 21-22 be approved after it has been posted online for thirty days, and as long as, no citizen has a comment regarding this proposed budget. If a citizen has a comment then it will come back before the Board at the next meeting. Colleen Stenstream seconded; all were in favor.

Actual Budget FY 20-21
PROPOSED MOTION: Brent London moved that the actual budget for FY 20-21 be approved as presented. Colleen Stenstream seconded; all were in favor.

2) Meetings
PROPOSED MOTION: Colleen Stenstream moved that the MSWCD cancel their November meeting. Brent London seconded; all were in favor.

3) NACD
Grant
The Board discussed the NACD Grant.
PROPOSED MOTION: Colleen Stenstream moved that the MSWCD hold a workshop on November 2, at 9:30 AM at Growth Services. Brent London seconded; all were in favor.

Membership
The Board discussed NACD membership.
PROPOSED MOTION: Colleen Stenstream moved that the MSWCD pay $101 for NACD membership dues. Brent London seconded; all were in favor.

4) NRCS Report
Report
The Board reviewed the report that Oneisha Gary sent.

Local Working Group
The Board was given flyers for the Local Working Group and will take them to local feed stores. Ann Bishop discussed who was contacted and given flyers already and mentioned that she will unfortunately not be in attendance. Ann will show Emily Menno how to retrieved voicemail to the office in case anyone calls. The local working group is scheduled for November 19 from 3-5 pm via Zoom.

Urban Agriculture Subcommittee
The Urban Agriculture Subcommittee will be held virtually on October 20 from 10-12. It was sent to the Board via email and will be resent.

5) FDACS Report
Cost Share (update)
The Board discussed cost share.

Cost Share Agreements
Gary Hartogh ($3054.09)
Kyle Hurst ($43974.00)
Buckley Shaw ($8500.00)
Any additional agreements
PROPOSED MOTION: Brent London moved that these Cost Share Agreements be approved.
Colleen Stenstream seconded; all were in favor.

Vehicle Tracking
The TitanGPS was discussed.

Technician Hiring Process
The Board discussed the hiring process.
PROPOSED MOTION: Colleen Stenstream moved that the MSWCD close the position and move forward with interviewing as soon as possible. Brent London seconded. All were in favor.
Brent will be on the interview panel.

Technician Evaluation
Emily Menno’s evaluation was discussed at the end of the meeting. Her evaluations will be every 90 days for the first year than annually.

6) Staff Report & Recap
District (Update)
Ann Bishop discussed what is happening regarding the district. The Rainbow Springs planning committee has a walk through scheduled on October 20 from 8 – 11 a with a webinar following at 5:30 -7:30 p.m. The Employee of the Quarter will be announced on October 19 at MCBCC meeting. The letter to the Commissioners was on their October 5 agenda. The depositor report and DEO special district fees are due November 30 and December 2, respectively. Ann and Emily have been taking classes and are scheduled to take a few others. The SEYF Coordinator Meeting is scheduled for October 26. Mileage for Colleen was off by a mile for AFCD, so the payment was not $64.53 but $64.97 round trip. We had Emma Janecek come in and Ann suggested that she volunteer to gain experience since she is not yet qualified for a position with us. The Board will no longer have to pay for a managerial license in Kronos. The legislative day was changed to November 29. Ann was asked by the Board to resent this information. The County has staff completing a comprehensive report on their position. Ann discussed her time.

7) Upcoming Events
FDACS Reporting & County Budget Due – October 15
SEYF Coordinator Meeting – October 25
Depositor Report Due – October 31
MSWCD Meeting – November 9

8) General Public Comments

9) Supervisor Comments

10) Meeting Adjournment
With no other business needing addressed, Vivi Serena adjourned the meeting at 10:46 AM, until our next meeting.
Our next board workshop is November 2, 2021, and the regular board meeting is December 14, 2021. Both are at 9:30 AM in the Growth Services Building

MSWCD’s regular meetings are held at 9:30 AM on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, and their workshops are held the 4th Tuesday of each month at 9:30 AM, tentatively. Both meetings are located in Growth Services, located at 2710 E. Silver Springs, Ocala, FL 34470. For more information, call (352) 438-2475.