MINUTES

MASWCD BOARD REORGANIZATION

Tan-Tar-A Resort

Osage Beach, Missouri

November 29, 2000

 

 

Present

 

Eli Mast, President

Steve Hopper, Past President

Donald Jordan, Area I                     

Richard Morgan, Area II      

David Dix, Treasurer

Peggy Lemons, Executive Secretary

Henry Heinze, Area III                      

Steve Oetting, Area IV

Tom Lambert, Area II Alternate

Ken Westrich, Area V Alternate

Bill Hollenbeck, Area V       

Lloyd Gunter, Area VI Alternate                  

Stanley Hatfield, Scotland County  

Terry Cosby, Asst. State Conservationist

Jerry Rennick, Area VII        

Steve Huber, Area VIII                     

                                   

                                                                       

 

The meeting was called to order by President Eli Mast at 7:10 a.m.

Eli turned the meeting over to Lloyd Gunter for the election of President.

Lloyd asked for nominations for President. A motion was made by Steve Hopper to re-elect Eli Mast as President. This motion was seconded by Richard. A motion was made by Henry for nominations to cease. This was seconded by Kathryn. Donald made a motion Eli be elected by acclamation. This was seconded by Steve Huber. Motion carried. Eli was elected for another term as President.

Eli Mast took over the meeting, and asked for nominations for 1st Vice President. He explained the duties of the 1st Vice-President. Richard made a motion to nominate Bill Hollenbeck for 1st Vice-President, this was seconded by Henry. Steve Hopper made a motion to nominate Steve Huber for 1st Vice-President. This was seconded by Jerry. Kathryn made a motion for nominations to cease. This was seconded by Donald. Vote by secret ballot resulted in election of Bill Hollenbeck as 1st Vice-President.

Henry made a motion to nominate Steve Hubre for 2nd Vice President. This motion was seconded by Donald. A motion was made by Richard and seconded by Kathryn that nominations cease and Steve be elected by acclamation. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Bill Hollenbeck to nominate Richard for 3rd Vice President, seconded by Steve Huber. A motion was made by Donald Jordan and seconded by Henry that nominations cease and Richard be elected by acclamation. Motion carried.

David Dix and Peggy Lemons were re-appointed as Treasurer and Executive Secretary.

Eli explained the duties of the Resolutions Chair. Lloyd was asked to continue and he declined due to other commitments. Eli appointed Steve Oetting as Resolutions Chair.

Jerry volunteered to be Legislative Chair, with Steve Hopper and Steve Oetting helping where needed.

Eli indicated he will still try to attend the Commission meetings, but will ask Donald to be available if needed.

Eli asked Richard to be the TMDL representative, Donald to be the Urban Committee representative, and Bill Hollenbeck to continue as Chair of the Benefit Advisory Committee.

The remainder of the committees will be discussed at the next meeting.

Eli reminded the board that their main purpose was to try to unite the state and they speak with one voice.

Travel expenses for Gary Mast was brought up for discussion again. A motion was made by Steve Hopper, seconded by Richard, to pay $550 to cover his airfare and rental car. Motion carried.

The Chairman of Barry County has asked for consideration of support to attend the Grazing Lands Conference in Las Vegas. The board discussed this and decided there was nothing they could do at this time.

The North Central Meeting in Chicago on January 3 and 4 will be attended by Eli, Peggy, Steve Hopper and Steve Huber.

The NACD National Meeting in Fort Worth, February 4-8, will be attended by Eli, Bill, Peggy, and Steve Hopper. A motion was made by Steve Hopper to take 2 additional Board members. This was seconded by Donald. Motion carried. These additional Board members were not named at this time.

A motion was made by Jerry, seconded by Donald, to go into closed session to discuss personnel issues.

After closed session, a motion was made by Donald to raise the contract for the Executive Secretary $100 per month effective January 1, 2001. This was seconded by Kathryn. Motion carried. The Board expressed their appreciation for the work of the Executive Secretary and presented Peggy with a plaque and gift of appreciation.

The Legislative Education Seminar was discussed. The third week of February seems to work well, as does the Capitol Plaza Hotel. The same format as last year will be used with donuts and coffee in the Capitol basement. The Board also discussed whether or not to have the legislative sponsors of bills affecting SWCD's to come to their Board Meeting at the Legislative Education Seminar to discuss the legislation. They decided this was a good idea and would pursue the idea again this year.

The Missouri Watershed Association has reported that the legislation on the trustees of the watersheds will come up again this year, Representative Wiggins will introduce it in the House and probably Senator Westfall will introduce similar legislation in the Senate. They have indicated Farm Bureau does support this legislation, the Board have a general consensus to support this also. Jack Walker of the MO Watershed Association will be invited to the Legislative Education Seminar to explain the legislation.

Lloyd discussed with the Board the concern for minimal en-route accidental life insurance for board members. Steve Oetting indicated the Pork Producers have something similar to this and indicated he could get information on that. The need for liability insurance was also discussed. The MASWCD Board currently does not have liability insurance coverage. Estimated cost is $700 per year. No decision was made at this time.

A motion was made by Donald, seconded by Jerry to adjourn. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 9:30 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Peggy Lemons

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Peggy Lemons, Executive Secretary