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BOARD MINUTES

RANDOLPH COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Asheboro, North Carolina

December 8, 2003

Supervisors Present: Others Present:
Craig Frazier, Chairman Barton Roberson, DC
William Alston, V. Chairman Jenny Parks, Admin. Sec.
Richard Canoy, Secretary   Randy Blackwood, Env. Spec.
Shaun Hayes, Member   Jerry Dorsett, Reg. Coord.
Mark Comfort

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:35 a.m. Frazier welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Travel vouchers were signed and returned.

Canoy moved, seconded by Hayes, the board voted unanimously to change the Agenda as follows: move the Commission Seat information to next to the last item on the Agenda.

ACTION ITEMS:
November 10, 2003 minutes were reviewed and corrections were made. Alston moved, seconded by Canoy, the board voted unanimously to accept the minutes of 11/10/03.

In the absence of Moss, Parks presented the Treasurer’s Report. Canoy moved, seconded by Alston, the board voted unanimously to accept the Treasurer’s Report. A copy is attached to these minutes.

Blackwood reported that there was no report on the NCACSP.

Discussion was had regarding the New & Limited Resource Farmer Provision of the ACSP. It was decided to review this information and discuss it during the January 12th Board Meeting.

Alston reported that there was no RC&D Report to be given at this time

Blackwood’s resignation letter was presented to the Board. Alston moved, seconded by Canoy, the board voted unanimously to accept Blackwood’s resignation letter. On behalf of the board, Frazier expressed his appreciation to Blackwood for his services here in Randolph SWCD and wished him well as he accepts a District Conservationist position in Forsyth County. A copy of his resignation letter is attached to these minutes.

Information on the Water Quality Grants Workshop that will be held December 16, 2003 was discussed for information. Parks will be attending this meeting.

Frazier reported on information regarding the use of State Matching Funds for the Fall 2003. State Matching Funds can be used to cover supervisors travel expenses. Alston moved for Randolph SWCD not use State Matching Funds for supervisors travel, there was no second to the motion. Discussion followed. Alston withdrew his motion. No other motions were made.

Information regarding a Resolution from Area 2 regarding re-instatement of the Area 7 Regional Coordinator position was discussed.

Information regarding the opportunity for District through a new Wetland Restoration Agreement was discussed. It was decided to bring this information back before the board during the January 12th Board Meeting.

The 2004 NCASWCD Annual Meeting information was discussed.

Parks reported on behalf of DEA that DEA will be holding an "After Hours" fundraiser during the Annual Meeting. The funds collected during this event will go towards DEA’s Benevolence Fund.

Frazier reported that as of Thursday, December 4, 2003, Lisa Wilson, Community Conservation Specialist, has resigned her position. Mark Comfort was in attendance expressing interest of filling the vacant position. Canoy moved, seconded by Alston, the board voted unanimously to offer the Community Conservation Specialist position to Comfort. Comfort expressed his appreciation and will be contacting Kim Newsome, Randolph County Personnel Director, to further discuss the positions details. Comfort will contact the Board as soon as he is ready to make a decision.

Discussion was had regarding the remaining funds in the NCACSP.

Information was provided to support Bob Stanfield, Rockingham SWCD Supervisor, for his candidacy for the Piedmont Region seat on the Soil and Water Commission. The election will be held during the Annual Meeting in January.

The following consent items were approved:

-Employee Weekly Logs
-December & January Calendars
-November Commission Action Involving ACSP Manual Updates
 

At 8:10 a.m. the Board adjourned for a short break.

At 8:30 a.m. the Board was called back into closed session to discuss several personnel issues.

At 8:45 a.m. the Board was called back into open session.

During this time the EQIP Workgroup Meeting was held. The outcome of the meeting is as follows:
-The resource concerns were prioritized as follows:

  1. Animal Waste/Mortality
  2. Soil Erosion/Sedimentation
  3. Grassland/Livestock Management
  4. Water Quality/Nutrient & Pest Management
  5. Wildlife Habitat Development/Management

-It was decided to separate by tract basis instead of by farm.

-It was decided to make the priority area(s) the water supply watershed areas (consistent with the NCACSP).

-The priority practice for ranking points was to address practices addressing animal mortality disposal.

-It was decided to limit the cap to twice the cost of conventional compost bin structures.

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:25 a.m.


The Next Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting will be January 12, 2004 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