Back

BOARD MINUTES

RANDOLPH COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Asheboro, North Carolina

January 13, 2003

Supervisors Present                                                                 Others Present:

Craig Frazier, Chairman                                                             Barton Roberson, DC

William Alston, V. Chairman                                                      Jenny Parks, Admin. Sec.

Walter Knott, Treasurer                                                             Randy Blackwood, Env. Spec.

Richard Canoy, Secretary

Charles Moss, Member

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 a.m. Frazier welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Travel vouchers were signed and returned.

ACTION ITEMS:

December 9, 2002 minutes were reviewed and corrections were made. Alston made a motion to accept the minutes; Knott seconded; motion carried.

Knott presented the treasurerís report. Alston made a motion to accept the treasurerís report; Canoy seconded; motion carried. A copy is attached to these minutes.

Alston made a motion to pay the NACD 2003 Quota of $775; Canoy seconded; discussion was had; motion carried.

Information on the Endowment Fund for the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation District was presented for information.

Blackwood presented information on the Financial Incentive Programs for Woodland Owners conference that will be held in Troy on February 12, 2003 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Knott made a motion to pay the $30 registration fee for Blackwood to attend this conference; Canoy seconded; motion carried.

Information was presented on the NCASWCD Area 3 Dues. The assessment per district will be $125 ($75 goes to operating expenses of Area 3 and $50 toward the teacher workshop). This represents a $25 increase over 2002, per the resolution that was passed at the Fall 2002 Meeting, to accommodate the school contest prize amounts adjustment. Knott made a motion to pay the $125 Area 3 Dues; Moss seconded; motion carried.

At this time each supervisor signed a Certification for Non-state Employees.

The NRCS Report was given by Roberson as follows:

-The PRMS Report was presented to the Board for information. This report is attached to these minutes.

-Roberson reported that NRCS still does not have a budget for FY2003. The agency is operating under a continuing resolution that freezes the spending at last yearís levels. He stated that with pay increases and other incidentals that occur during this new year, spending levels could actually be less than last year. With this limitation in mind, the agency is forced to look at all possible areas of curtailing spending until the situation clears. In an attempt to alleviate the situation, field offices are being asked to evaluate all expenditures. Attendance at all area meetings will be eliminated for Soil Conservationists. Attendance by the District Conservationist will be at the Boardís discretion. If the local Board feels that attendance at the area meetings is of vital importance to the board, the DCís should attend. If budget constraints continue, it is possible that attendance at state meetings could be affected as well.

The NCACSP Report was given by Blackwood as follows:

-Blackwood presented an Application for Assistance for Phillip Kiser. Mr. Kiser has applied for a drystack and/or an incinerator. Canoy made a motion to approve this application; Knott seconded; motion carried.

-The board as whole requested pictures be attached to the contracts when brought before the board for approval.

-Roberson spoke briefly on the IPAQ presentation that he and Blackwood made at the request of Mike Sugg during the Annual Meeting.

The RC&D Report was given by Alston as follows:

-On January 14, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at the City Hall of Trinity RC&D will meet with the town manager to discuss plans for a RC&D project that will consist of walking trails and a recreation facility in that area.

The Monthly Report was given for information and will be attached to these minutes.

Supervisors training will be held February 18-19 in Chapel Hill. Discussion was had on sending Parks and Blackwood to this training. Alston made a motion to send Parks and Blackwood to the supervisors training; Knott seconded; motion carried.

Information was presented to the board regarding Supplemental Allocations BMP and TA Allocations. Randolph County will be receiving $32,658 in Supplemental Cost Share Allocations. A copy of this report is attached to the minutes.

Discussion was had on the Soil and Water Foundationís funding for environmental enhancement grants. Canoy made a motion that the staff gathers the needed information regarding this grant (who could help write the grant, determine what operations are eligible, and determine eligible farms for project specific practices) and refer it to Frazier; Alston seconded; motion carried.

Blackwoodís six-month evaluation was presented to the board for review. Parks and Roberson completed the evaluation. Canoy made a motion that the board accepts his evaluation as presented; Moss seconded; motion carried.

The following consent items were approved:

-Employee Weekly Logs

NACD Accomplishments 2002

-Thank you from Moore SWCD for donation to Troutmanís reception @ the Annual Meeting

-Innovative District Activities

-January and February Calendars

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:30 a.m.

___________________________________ __________________________________

Chairman Signature                                         Date of Approved Minutes

The Next Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting will be February 10, 2003 at 7:30 a.m.

Federal Building, 241 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC 27203

Form 301: Issued 5/84 Soil and Water Conservation Commission, Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1614