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BOARD MINUTES

RANDOLPH COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Asheboro, North Carolina

February 10, 2003

 

Supervisors Present:                                                                         Others Present:

Craig Frazier, Chairman                                                                        Barton Roberson, DC

Charles Moss, Member                                                                        Jenny Parks, Admin. Sec.

Walter Knott, Treasurer                                                                        Randy Blackwood, Env. Spec.

Richard Canoy, Secretary                                                                     Jerry Raynor, Soil Con.

                                                                                                            Jerry Dorsett, Reg. Coord.

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:

January 13, 2003 minutes were reviewed and corrections were made. Knott made a motion to accept the minutes; Canoy seconded; motion carried.

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

Knott made a motion to pay the NCASWCD 2003 Annual Dues of $303.00; Canoy seconded; motion carried.

Discussion was had regarding the purchase of a canopy tent and a display for the district. It was decided to wait until later in the year to discuss the purchases of these items.

Information regarding the Area 3 Spring Meeting and the Area 3 Fall Meeting Minutes were presented for information. The meeting will be held Thursday, March 6th at the Caswell County Civic Center in Yanceyville. Pre-registration is $22.50.

An invitation to the NC Soil and Water District Employees Associationís Water Quality workshop and Farm Tour was presented. This tour will be held in Moore County on Monday, February 24, 2003. Letters were sent to legislators in Randolph County (including town managers, mayors, county commissioners).

The NRCS Report was given by Roberson as follows:

-There are currently 145 EQIP Applications on hand waiting for field visits.

-Roberson reported that Raynor would be working in Moore County/Carthage Field Office on Thursdays and Fridays beginning February 20th. Roberson read a letter from Mike Sugg regarding this.

-Roberson discussed workload issues in the office as of this time as well as workload issues that were prevalent throughout NRCS. Management is continuing to make the best use of personnel in an effort to continue providing the technical assistance to Districts.

-Roberson reported that the local FAC has been meeting to discuss locating more office space. A request has been sent in requesting additional space. This space will include FSA, NRCS, RSWCD, Congressman Cobleís office and possibly Rural Development. Rural Development is waiting on word of their re-districting lines. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

The following conservation plans were presented to the board for approval:

-Thomas Lawrence (3)

-Donald Chriscoe (8)

-Patrick Adams Ė CRP revision

Canoy made a motion to approve the above conservation plans; Knott seconded; motion carried.

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

-On February 20, 2003 there will be an RC&D Board of Directors Meeting. The topic of discussion will be on the drum composter. RC&D is currently following NRCSís development of the practice standard.

-Roberson reported that work continues on the Seagrove Park. A small walkway has been installed, the shed has been built, and the power and water have been run to the concession stand. The weather has limited progress on the park.

Information regarding the Five-Star Restoration Challenge Grants to Provide Funding for Habitat Restoration Projects was provided for information.

Frazier reported that there will be Voluntary Agricultural District Advisory Board Training going to be held in Greensboro on February 20, 2003. Information was provided for information and discussion was had. It was suggested someone from the Randolph SWCD attend this training.

Subdivision Plat for Hamilton Downs was presented to the board for information.

The NCACSP Report was given by Blackwood as follows:

-The Program Year 2003 Cost Share Allocation is as follows:

Salary and Benefits = $17,759 Operating Expenses = $2,250 Regular Cost Share = $83,305

-Blackwood presented the following six NCACSP contracts for approval:

-Randy Spillman; CS#76-03-04; cropland conversion, grass; $5,983

-Gary Smith; CS#76-03-05; cropland conversion, grass; $1,957

-Roger Garner; CS#76-03-07; incinerator(s), critical area planting; $9,387

-David Coble; CS#76-03-08; incinerator; $5,449

-Joe Capps; CS#76-03-09; incinerator; $3,450

-Billy Ferree; CS#76-03-10; incinerator; $5,725

Knott made a motion to approve the above six NCACSP Contracts as presented; Canoy seconded; motion carried.

-The status on the 2002 NCACSP Contracts were presented to the board for information. All contracts beginning with 2002 shall be check within the first six months for inspection of 1/3 of the work complete.

-Richard Lanier, Contract #76-02-08, may need a contract extension. This information will be provided to the board at the March board meeting.

-Knott made a motion for the staff to modify the "Notice of Contract Expiration" to use for contract extensions for the districtís purposes; Canoy seconded; motion carried.

Dorsett gave a brief report on the following items:

-New state directories will be made available soon.

-319 Water Quality Grant Workshop that was held in Statesville was discussed briefly.

-State Budget was discussed briefly.

-The Program Objectives have been made available.

The following consent items were approved:

-Employee Weekly Logs

-Technical Assistance Funding for NRCS

-District Operations Committee Survey Results

-Policies, Positions, & Action Items of the Association of SWCD

-USDA News

-February & March Calendars

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:00 a.m.

 

 

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Chairman Signature                                                                     Date of Approved Minutes

The Next Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting will be March 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