CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Frank W. Bratt Ag Center, Jamestown, NY 14701
District Board of Directors' Regular Meeting
January 27, 2005
I. Meeting Called to Order: 1:00 P.M.
David Sturges - Chairman Debra Kelley - Secretary
Leon Beightol - Treasurer David Wilson - Field Manager
Bob Thompson - Vice-Chair Donna Coughlin - Repr. Brian Higgins
Fred Croscut - Director Laverne Swanson - Public
Bob Anderson - Director
II. Minutes of The Previous Meeting:
MOTION by Anderson seconded by Thompson to approve the minutes of the December meeting.Carried.
MOTION by Anderson seconded by Beightol to accept the Treasurer's report and pay current bills. Carried.
A. The following bills were approved for payment:
A. Other Agencies-none
B. Committees - none
C.State Committee - none
D. District Conservationist
1. Clymer Drinking Water Warning - See Attached
E District Field Manager - David Wilson
1. Trees & Shrubs - Trees and Shrubs program has started, we have about 40 orders at this time.
2. Envirothon - We held the workshop on January 14, 2005 at SUNY Fredonia, Jewett Hall. We had about 27 teams present.
3. District Truck - The new truck is not here yet.
4. Contract with DEC - Member Item Grant: MOTION by Anderson seconded by Thompson to accept the contract with the DEC, Adopt the Aid To Localities Resolution and for Dave Sturges to sign the agreements. Carried! (See Attached Resolution)
F. District Secretary - Debra Kelley
1. Annual Financial Report to the State Committee and the State Comptroller - The board reviewed the financial report for 2004. MOTION by Anderson seconded by Croscut to approve the report and for Beightol to sign. Carried!
VI. Old Business
A. District 2005 Contract with the County - We have received our contract and first quarter appropriations from the county.
B. Appointments to the Board - Tabled
District Minutes Page 2.
A. 2003 Water Quality Symposium/Annual Training Session -will be held March 21 - 24, 2005 at the Clarion Hotel, Rochester, NY. MOTION by Croscut seconded by Anderson to allow staff and directors to attend the training session and reimburse them for expenses. Carried!
B. Annual Plan of Work- The Annual Plan of work was reviewed by the District Board. MOTION by Croscut seconded by Thompson to approve the Annual Plan of Work. Carried!
C. Long Range Plan of Work - The Long Range Plan of work was reviewed by the District Board. MOTION by Anderson seconded by Thompson to approve the Annual Plan of Work. Carried!
D. Election of Officers - Tabled
E. Committee Assignments - Tabled
F. Review Policies - Tabled
G. Review Rental Fees - Equipment & Services for 2004 - Tabled
H. Review Pay Prior to Approval List - The Pay Prior to Approval List was reviewed by the board. MOTION by Thompson seconded by Croscut to approve the list as presented to the board. Carried!
I. Personnel Appraisals - Tabled
J. N.Y. State Association Conservation District - Pay Dues - Tabled
K. Personnel - MOTION by Thompson seconded by Croscut to approve a Salary Grade increase for David Wilson. Carried!
L. Audit the District Books - David Sturges and Bob Thompson tentatively set the date for prior to the next board meeting.
M. Legislative Day - set for March 1, 2005. MOTION by Thompson seconded by Anderson for staff and directors to attend and reimburse them for expenses. Carried!
VIII. RC&D - Fred Croscut
A. Naturalist Video - We are still working on it.
IX. Water Quality
A. Grant for Watershed Signs - was denied from the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation.
B. AEM Strategy - I am working on the strategy to do AEM Tier I & II for the entire county. I would like to start up North in the grape country and work my way south.
X. Cooperators none
XI. Next Meeting - Thursday, February 24, 2005, 1:00 P.M. at the Frank Bratt Ag Center, Jamestown, NY
MOTION by Croscut seconded by Anderson to adjourn at 2:00 P.M. Carried!
Debra A. Kelley David J. Sturges