July 2017 Adgenda


Meeting Date: July 18, 2017                        

Location: UF/IFAS Charlotte County Extension Service

Time: 9:00 a.m.

25550 Harbor View Road, Suite 3

Port Charlotte, FL 33980

Training Room A   or East Conference Room

Phone 941/764-4352

Call to order

Approval of minutes of meeting held: May 16, 2017 -Thomas Hecker

Treasurer’s Report Chuck Rinehart

Partners and Staff Reports

Activities of Natural Resources Conservation Service –Israel Vega-Marrero District Conservationist and Jeremy Ansel

Activities of Southwest Florida Water Management District –[Chris Zajac?]

Activities of Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services –Patricia Hobson P.W.S.  Environmental Specialist III Office of Agricultural Water Policy   Mathew Warren Environmental Specialist III Office of Agricultural Water Policy

Activities of Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences–Ralph Mitchell Extension Director

Activities of the South Florida Water Management District-Steven Sentes SFWMD

New Business

Presentation on FARM Program – Patricia Robertshaw – SWFWMD

Expenses Annual AFCD Meeting

Zoning Appeal Burnt Store Road


Old Business

Update – Powerpoint, Discuss a County budget request not limited but to include all regional, state and national dues and also a review of the shared staffing arrangement/ agreement and office accommodations.  We need to request the county contact list and their annual budget. We need to know what if any funds we are working with are inside of UF/IFAS budget or at least           how we fit into their planning. We should also consider asking the BCC to assign a County Commissioner staff or board member to sit in on our meetings as they did with ARAC.  Additionally, we need to discuss funding sources like The Community Foundation or the like. I think we can come up with something that will make some additional seed money to                support our organization so we will have the ability to go out and do something positive.  We also need to address finishing the website.

Agriculture tour fund disbursement Thank you to Holly & Ralph

Supervisor’s Reports

Next Meeting – August 15, 2017