Charlotte Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors
Meeting Date: July 18, 2017, 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 Phone 941/764-4352
Call to order
Approval of minutes of meeting held: May 16, 2017 – Thomas Hecker
Treasurer’s Report – Account Statement provided
1 Deposit $800 Ending balance $2,105.09
Partners and Staff Reports
Activities of Natural Resources Conservation Service –
Jeremy Ansel – NRCS Announced Brook Hamil hired as Intern in Sarasota Office. Israel requested CR/EO be placed on next agenda. To be added to August Agenda
Activities of Southwest Florida Water Management District –Patricia Robertshaw – Powerpoint presentation on FARMS Program (Facilitating Agriculture Resource Systems) focused on reducing ground water demands
Activities of Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services –Patricia Hobson P.W.S. Environmental Specialist III Office of Agricultural Water Policy Highlighted Mini FARM program >$15K grants for > 100 acre farms This is a reimbursement program for tangible items only.
Activities of Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences –
Ralph Mitchell Extension Director 2017-18 budget cut $6 Million – affects 4H curriculum and activities. A Caladium education class will be held on July 24 & 25
Activities of the South Florida Water Management Ditrict-Steven Sentes SFWMD – Absents
Motion made; seconded and passed authorizing Supervisor Lang be reimbursed for Hotel Expenses and mileage to attend statewide AFCD meeting in Ocala on July 21, 2017.
Supervisor Lang reported that website CharlotteSoilandWater.us is in compliance with statewide directives.
Next Meeting – August 18, 2017
Don McCormick for Secretary Thomas Hecker 7/27/2017