Brevard Soil and Water Conservation District Minutes

The Brevard Soil and Water Conservation District met in regular session on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., in the 4-H Conference Room, UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, 3695 Lake Drive,
Cocoa, Florida.

August 9, 2017, meeting was cancelled due to no new business.

September 13, 2017, meeting was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma recovery.

The meeting was called to order by the Chair, Bud Crisafulli, at 4:01 p.m.

Board members present were: Bud Crisafulli; Allen Cowart; and Adam Perez.

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

Approval of July 12, 2017, Minutes

Motion by Allen, seconded by Adam, to approve the minutes of July 12, 2017. The vote passed unanimously.

Approval of Treasurer’s Report for the Period of July 12, 2017 – August 8, 2017

Motion by Allen, seconded by Bud, to approve treasurer’s report with the change to the ending balance of $19,673.29 to $19,673.79 since check #1180 was cashed as $198.47, not as $198.97 as written. The vote passed unanimously.

Old Business

None

New Business

Chuck O’Rourke informed the Board about the USDA disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshop set for October 20th in Viera.

Three representatives from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services briefed the Board on that if the Board decided to administer the best management practices cost-share program payment disbursements (instead of the State) the Board will be able to collect a 5% administrative fee.

It was discussed to spend up to $300 for desserts for the Annual Agricultural Legislative Information Meeting and Luncheon on November 27. Motion by Alan, seconded by Adam, to approve the purchase of desserts. Vote was unanimous.

Notification was received by the Board for the Association of Florida Conservation Districts (AFCD) annual dues at $350 and the annual special district fee of $175 from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). Motion by Bud, seconded by Allen, to pay the $350 AFCD annual dues and the $175 DEO annual special district fee. Vote was unanimous.

Upon consensus of the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 4:59 p.m.