Brevard Soil and Water Conservation District Minutes

The Brevard Soil and Water Conservation District met in regular session on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., in the 4-H Conference Room, UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa, Florida.

The meeting was called to order by the Chair, Bud Crisafulli, at 4:00 p.m.

Board members present were: Bud Crisafulli; Henry Minneboo; Adam Perez; Jonathan Schuman; and James Sloan.

Staff members present were: Mike Engelgau and Chuck O’Rourke.

Approval of April 10, 2019, Minutes

Motion by Henry, seconded by Jonathan, to approve the minutes of April 10, 2019. The vote passed unanimously.

Approval of Treasurer’s Report for the Period of April 10, 2019 – May 7, 2019

Motion by Henry, seconded by James, to approve Treasurer’s report as presented. The vote passed unanimously.

Old Business

Mike provided the Board with a summary on the Farm Tour which took place on April 29, 2019.

Bud invited everyone to the Brevard County Cattlemen’s Association annual meeting at the Knights of Columbus hall in Rockledge on May 17, 2019.

James handed out the Brevard County Agriculture Land Use Survey Report and provided the Board with an overview.

New Business

James provided the Board with an overview of the 2019 Association of Florida Conservation Districts (AFCD) Area 3 meeting which was held on April 29, 2019 by the Seminole SWCD.

Chuck briefed the Board on the 2018 Florida Conservation Accomplishments, Environmental Quality Incentives Program, 2018 Farm Bill and Conservation Stewardship Program. He also provided the Board with literature on each subject.

Adam mentioned that the Fleckinger lease renewed on March 1st and the Board has not received this year’s lease payment. Bud mentioned that he will reach out to the Fleckinger family and inquire on the matter.

Adam mentioned that he will prepare the District’s Annual Financial Report (AFR) and subsequently send it to Bud for his review, as the Chairman must consent to the AFR in order to submit the report to Florida’s Chief Financial Officer.

Upon consensus of the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 4:57 p.m.