CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Frank W. Bratt Ag Center, Jamestown, NY 14701
District Board of Directors' Regular Meeting
June 26, 2003
I. Meeting Called to Order: 1:05 P.M.
David Sturges - Chairman Debra Kelley - Secretary
Robert Anderson - Member David Wilson - Field Manager
Robert Thompson - Vice-Chair Rob Halbohm - NRCS
II. Minutes of The Previous Meeting:
MOTION by Anderson seconded by Thompson to approve the minutes of the May meeting.Carried.
MOTION by Anderson seconded by Sturges to accept the Treasurer's report and pay current bills. Carried.
A. The following bills were approved for payment:
IV. Correspondence: - none
A. Other Agencies - none
B. Committees - none
C. District Conservationist
1. Approval of Conservation Plans
a. FSA PLANS: MOTION by Anderson seconded by Thompson to approve three FSA Plans for Combs Brothers Dairy, Barbara Ann Goodwill and Gary Frederes. Carried!
b. CRP PLANS: MOTION by Anderson seconded by Thompson to approve one CRP Plan for Kimvale Farm (Steve Kimball). Carried!
2. EQIP sign Up Starts - 15 producers have signed up for the EQIP Program. I am doing the rankings on them now and I will have them turned in by July 3rd. We will see if any of them get funded.
D District Field Manager - David Wilson
1. Trees & Shrubs - Final count for 2003 is 365 orders with income of $7,829 this is down from last year.
2. Pond Seminar - We held a Pond Seminar on May 28 and June 5 here at the Ag Center. We had about 90 people attend the seminar and made about $1,300.
District Minutes Page 2.
District Field Manager (cont.)
3. Chautauqua County Fair - Is right around the corner. Our tent has been moved to the front of the Fair Grounds. We will be right by the Main Gate.
4. Summer Work Load - Requests for hydro-seeding are coming in, so we have quite a bit of this to do. We have a lot of pond requests and some tile to lay out. I think we will have a busy summer.
E. District Secretary - Debra Kelley
1. Grass Carp - We sold 415 Carp, income of $1,609.00 up from last year.
2. Koi - We sold 75 Koi, income of $478.00 down from last year.
3. Channel Catfish - we sold 1,000 catfish, income of $751.00 down from last year.
VI. Old Business
A. Personnel Appraisals - Tabled
B. NACD - Pay National Dues - MOTION by Anderson seconded by Thompson to pay the National Dues. Carried!
C. Ag Center Building Lease - USDA Lease expires at the end of June. Coop-Extension has some issues to deal with in regards to the handicapped accessability for the building, before we can finalize a new 5 year lease.
A. Jay Gould Back To Work - MOTION by Anderson seconded by Thompson for Jay to start work on July 1, 2003. Carried!
B. 2004 County Budget - We do not have to present a budget to IDA for 2004. We will prepare a budget for the board to approve at the next board meeting
C. NYS Fair Booth Donation - MOTION by Anderson seconded by Sturges to pay $100 for the NYS Fair Booth Display. Carried!
D. Personnel - Motion by Anderson seconded by Sturges to hire Bryan Mentley on a permanent basis, with one year probationary period. Carried!
E. Division I Employees Association Meeting - MOTION by Sturges seconded by Anderson for employees to attend the meeting on July 10th in North Java. Carried!
F. Contract with NRCS - MOTION by Anderson seconded by Thompson for the district to contract with NRCS for $1,500 for contract services. Carried!
G. Building Open House - The Ag center is 25 years old and there will be an open house on July 15th to celebrate the event.
A. Council Meeting - There was a meeting in June in Sherman, they discussed Matt Beckerink and timber bridges for Rails to Trails.
IX. Water Quality
X. Cooperators - None
XI. Next Meeting - Friday, July 25, 2003, 10:00 A.M. in the SWCD Ag Tent at the Chautauqua County Fair Grounds, Dunkirk, NY.
MOTION by Anderson seconded by Sturges to adjourn at 2:10 P.M. Carried!
Debra A. Kelley David J. Sturges