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BOARD MINUTES

RANDOLPH COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Asheboro, North Carolina
May 12, 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   Jerry Raynor, Soil Con.
Charles Moss, Member   Lynn Sprague, Division of S&W
    Jerry Dorsett, Regional Coordinator

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 a.m. Frazier welcomed everyone to the meeting. Alston led the meeting with a word of prayer.

Travel vouchers were signed and returned.

ACTION ITEMS:

April 14, 2003 minutes were reviewed and corrections were made. Canoy moved; seconded by Moss, the Board voted unanimously to accept the minutes of April 14, 2003.

April 30, 2003 Called Meeting minutes were reviewed and corrections were made. Alston moved; seconded by Canoy, the Board voted unanimously to accept the minutes of the called meeting on April 30, 2003.

The NRCS Report was given by Raynor as follows:
-There has been little change in the PRMS Report. Goals have been exceeded.
-Raynor reported that North Carolina requested $30 million in EQIP funding, but will actually be receiving $10 million in EQIP funds. Randolph County alone requested $1.4 million EQIP funds. NRCS is waiting to hear how much Randolph County will receive. Further information will follow. The EQIP Ranking Report was discussed.
- Raynor has accepted a District Conservationist position in Kinston. His last day in Randolph County will be May 30, 2003.

The NCACSP Report was given by Blackwood as follows:
-There were no new applications to present to the board at this time.
-Contract #76-2003-15-02 for producer Wilbert Hancock, and Contract #76-2003-16-02 for producer Darrell Wright, will be presented at the Commission meeting on May 14, 2003 for waste storage structures requests.
-Jerry Brown, Contract #76-2001-08-02, will be presented to the board at the June Board Meeting for a possible contract extension request. He did not receive a packet until last October due to pad location changes and difficulties with sites selected.
-Spot Checks were discussed.

Knott presented the Treasurerís Report. Alston moved, Canoy seconded, and the Board voted unanimously to accept the Treasurerís Report. A copy is attached to these minutes.

The 2003-2004 Soil and Water Budget was discussed. On June 9, 2003 at 4:00 p.m. there will be a Budget Meeting in the County Commissioners Meeting Room at the County Office Building to approve the Soil and Water Budget.

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

-Alston reported that the RC&D Annual Meeting will be held in Asheville on May 18-20, 2003.

Raynor reported that 4 out of 6 producers have started their drystack construction. Construction checks continue.

The Budget Status for the Division of Soil and Water Conservation, including NCACSP, is attached to these minutes. The budget included several reductions.

Blackwood requested that the board approve his attendance/assistance at the North Carolina Forestry Association Environmental Camp in Greensboro on May 29th or May 30th, 2003. Alston moved, Knott seconded, and the Board voted unanimously to allow Blackwood to attend/assist at the North Carolina Forestry Association Environmental Camp in Greensboro on either May 29th or May 30th, 2003.

Roberson gave a brief report on EQIP.

Roberson reported that the Asheboro Field Office will be gaining a student trainee to begin work on June 2, 2003.

Roberson reported that the request for office space has been sent in to GSA. Further information will follow as it becomes available.

Roberson reported that the footings have been poured for the concession stand at the Seagrove Town Park and the power has been installed.

At this time Lynn Sprague spoke about Randolph County Soil and Water Outlook Planning. Sprague agreed to assist the Board/District in seeking a grant to hire a Community Conservationist. Stormwater issues for Randolph County were discussed as well. Alston moved, Knott seconded to move forward with the planning process and hold a meeting with key leadership persons, discussion followed. Discussion regarding what form the planning process should take, Sprague suggested a luncheon or a retreat with key leadership persons. There being no further discussion, the Board voted unanimously to move forward with the planning process and hold a meeting with key leadership persons.

It was decided to hold a meeting with several key persons to begin the Outlook Planning for the District on May 21, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. at the Exchange in Asheboro. Dinner will be provided.

Blackwood presented a Request for Payment for Greg Cox, Contract #76-2001-11-02 for $13, 073. Frazier signed the Request for Payment.

The following consent items were approved:
-Employee Weekly Logs
-Letter to Jerry Tillman
-Technical Review Committee Information
-March Actions Involving ACSP
-May & June Calendars
-Soil and Water Conservation Society Meeting Information
-NACD Southeastern Region Conservation Conference

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:20 a.m.


The Next Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting will be June 9, 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