Frank W. Bratt Ag Center, Jamestown, NY 14701

District Board of Directors' Regular Meeting

SEPTEMBER 22, 2005


I.  Meeting Called to Order: 1:05 P.M.

    A.  Present:

         David Sturges - Chairman     Debra Kelley - Secretary

         Leon Beightol - Treasurer 

         Fred Croscut - Director 


II. Minutes of The Previous Meeting:

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


III.Treasurer's Report:

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

    A.  The following bills were approved for payment:

              SEE ATTACHED


IV. Correspondence:

    A.  Thank you from the Steps to a Healthier New York for taking our cow downtown Jamestown to the Farmers Market on Third Street.


V.  Reports:

    A.  Other Agencies

    B.  District Conservationist

1. Conservation Security Program -See Attached

    C.  District Field Manager - David Wilson

    D.  District Secretary - Debra Kelley 

         1.  Trout - So far we have sold about 900 trout, delivery is scheduled for October 4, 2005 at 1:00 PM.

         2.  Credit Card Processing - Dave and I are looking into the District accepting credit card payments. I have checked with Key bank and Quickbooks ( my accounting program) for cost such as monthly fees, software, processing Fees. I will do some more research and bring it to the next board meeting.

         3.  Personnel - MOTION by Beightol seconded by Croscut to make all employee pay increases effective on January 1st rather than on the anniversary date of employment each year. Carried!


VI. Old Business

    A.  Farmer of the Year - Tabled

    B.  NYACD Annual Meeting - to be held October 30 - November 1, 2005 in the Thousand Islands

District Minutes                                                   Page 2.


VII.New Business

    A.  Joint Annual Meeting - Tabled

B. Purchase Tractor & Loader - MOTION by Beightol seconded by Croscut to purchase the John Deer 4320 with a loader off of State Bid. Also get three quotes on a brush chopper for the next board meeting. Carried!



A. Meeting - We did hold a meeting on September 12, 2005 at the Rails to Trails Office in Mayville.

IX. Water Quality


X.  Cooperators - none


XI. Next Meeting - Thursday, October 27, 2005, 1:00 P.M. at the Frank Bratt Ag Center


XII.Meeting Adjourned

MOTION by Beightol seconded by Croscut to adjourn at 1:30 P.M. Carried!


Debra A. Kelley                        David J. Sturges

Secretary                              Chairman