Frank W. Bratt Ag Center, Jamestown, NY 14701

District Board of Directors' Regular Meeting

March 26, 2004


I.  Meeting Called to Order: 1:00 P.M.

    A.  Present:

         David Sturges - Chairman     Debra Kelley - Secretary

         Leon Beightol - Treasurer    David Wilson - Field Manager

         Bob Thompson - Vice-Chair 


II. Minutes of The Previous Meeting:

MOTION by Croscut seconded by Beightol to approve the minutes of the February meeting.Carried.


III.Treasurer's Report:

    MOTION by Croscut seconded by Beightol to accept the Treasurer's report     and pay current bills. Carried.

    A.  The following bills were approved for payment:

              SEE ATTACHED


IV. Correspondence:

    A.  Farm, Garden & Recreational Expo - Thank you for participating

V.  Reports:

    A.  Other Agencies-none

    B.  Committees

C.District Conservationist - Rob Halbohm

         1.  See Attached

    D.  District Field Manager - David Wilson

         1.  Trees & Shrubs - We have 336 orders, this is better than last year.

         2.  Envirothon - We have 14 schools and 26 teams attending this year. Forestville and Sherman are new schools this year.

         3.  Legislative Day - will be Monday and Tuesday, March 29 & 30 in Albany. Jay will be going with me this year.

         4.  Grape Expo - at SUNY Fredonia, I attended and took tree books and vineyard drill information.

         5.  Water Quality Symposium - was held March 9 - 12 at Saratoga Springs, NY, Myself, Bob Thompson and Deb attended.

         6.  Barley Straw - we are assembling barley straw kits for people to put in their pond for algea control.

    E.  District Secretary - Debra Kelley 

         1.  Soil Stewardship Sunday - Will be observed on April 25, 2004, at the First Congregational Church, Jamestown, NY.


VI. Old Business

    A.  Review Policies - Tabled

    B.  NYSACD - Pay Dues - Tabled

    C.  NACD - Pay Dues - Tabled

    D.  Contract with the County - The District has received our first quarter appropriation and I have billed for the second quarter.

District Minutes                                                   Page 2.


VII.New Business

    A.  New Phone System - We have a new phone, it is all automated, you will not get a receptionist.

    B.  2004 Northeast Regional Conference - will be held in Burlington, VT, August 1 - 4, 2004.

    C.  RFP - Round X Ag Non-point Source Grant - we have received official notice of grant awards. We have been awarded a grant to do Bunk Silo Leachate Management projects in Conewango Creek Watershed in the amount of $261,198.


IX. Water Quality

    A.  Souther Tier West - Great Valley, Erosion & Sediment Control Meeting, April 30, 2004


X.  Cooperators none


XI. Next Meeting - Thursday, April 22, 2004, 1:00 P.M. at the Frank Bratt Ag Center, Jamestown, NY


XII.Meeting Adjourned

MOTION by Beightol seconded by Croscut to adjourn at 2:00 P.M. Carried!


Debra A. Kelley                        David J. Sturges

Secretary                              Chairman