December 1, 2008
Fred Feldmann, President
Steve Oetting, Past President
Steve Radcliff, Area II
Kenny Lovelace, Area III
George Engelbach, Area V
Marie Iiams, Area VI
Sharon Gifford, Area VII
Harry Robbins, Area VIII
Sharon Oetting, substitute Secretary
Ronny Margason, Parliamentarian
Bernard Chestnut, Area I 1st Alternate
Henry Heinz, Area III 1st Alternate
Richard Hoelscher, Area V Alternate
Steve Huber, Area VIII 1st Alternate
Ben Gorden, Area VI-elect
Don Hicks, Jackson Co. Supervisor
Bill McGuire, MDC
Kelly Smith, MFB
President Fred Feldmann welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order at 1:15 p.m. with a quorum established. Sharon Oetting filled in as secretary in the absence of Peggy Lemons. A sign up sheet was distributed to take attendance and take the roll call.
President Feldmann asked for approval of the agenda. Steve Radcliff requested inclusion of discussion on how Area VIII’s representation would be determined. Kenny Lovelace moved to approve the amended agenda. Sharon Gifford seconded the motion. Motion passed.
A request was made for someone to represent the MASWCD Board at the Commission meeting also in progress. Beverly Dometrorch volunteered to attend.
Steve Radcliff moved to postpone approval of minutes from the past meeting until next meeting as they were unavailable at this time. Sharon Gifford seconded the motion. Motion passed. (1 no vote-George Engelbach)
A Treasurer’s report was given by
MDC REPORT: Bill McGuire, Private Lands Division Chief attended and provided information on the restructuring of permit prices. The Commission will review and comments they receive on this issue and make the final decision. He entertained a question regarding acreage increase requirements for landowners tags and how soon this level is likely to be increased again.
He noted that MDC wanted to mount
an effort to eradicate feral hogs and have been working with Farm Bureau. There is a proposed $500,000 item in the
budget to eradicate feral hogs on private lands. The funds will be used to assist landowners
in trapping these hogs. The areas having
the largest problem with these animals are the Southeast Ozark area, West
Central MO/Truman Lake area,
Mr. McGuire addressed staffing needs. MDC is looking at needs in the area along with the decreasing budge before adding an employee. Services will still be maintained.
NRCS REPORT: Roger Hansen is attending the Commission meeting.
COMMISSION REPORT: No report.
DISTRICT EMPLOYEE ASSOCIATION REPORT: Shelley Sumpter reported that they had started with registration Monday morning and that she would be putting any funds collected into the safe at Tan-Tar-A. The trade show setup had gone well. The employee meeting had gone well and they were available to help where needed.
2008 Training Conference
Registration: Registration was in progress and going well.
Business Meeting: The MASWCD annual meeting would be held on Tuesday and your agenda should have been in your packet. It was requested that Bill Wilson be contacted to see if we could utilize their recording system as well as Peggy’s recorder. Sharon Oetting was asked to take minutes for the remaining MASWCD meetings.
There was a question on how the
vote counting process would be handled as there has been some difficulty in
getting an accurate count in the past.
President Feldmann explained that a new setup would be used this year to
ensure eligibility and make the counting process more effective. Voting representatives and their alternates
would be seated alphabetically at tables in the center front. At this time President Feldmann introduced
Awards: Presenter assignments reviewed.
Workshops/Speakers: Workshop/speaker assignments were reviewed and volunteers were found to cover for any of Peggy’s assignments not already taken over.
Board Duties: Marie Iiams will do the cash prize drawings at the trade show at 6 p.m. today. Fred Feldmann will do the Chairmens Breakfast.
Note: George Engelbach requested that President
Feldmann at the end of the opening session announce that the
As board members had other training conference duties, the board meeting recessed at 3 p.m. to be reconvened 20 minutes following the opening session.
Meeting reconvened at 8:20 p.m.
Others joining the reconvened session were:
Beverly Dometrorch, Area IV
NACD meetings: Steve Radcliff moved to table this discussion until after the reorganization meeting on Tuesday. Seconded by Beverly Dometrorch. Motion passed.
Poster Contest new categories: Beverly Dometrorch moved to table this item for further clarification. George Engelbach seconded the motion. Motion passed.
State Fair Hay Award: Steve Radcliff moved to have the MASWCD support the State Fair Hay Contest at the same level as previous years. George Engelbach seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Committee Reports: The
Commission: Kathryn Braden reported that the commission went through the DSP3 new plans and they continue to need input. Plans are for a budgeting workshop. The 2009 and 2010 budgets were discussed as well as needs assessment.
Area Reports: Area V-George Engelbach-no report
Area VI-Marie Iiams-no report
Area I-Bernard Chestnut-no report
Area II-Kenny Lovelace-same report as last time
Area VIII-Harry Robbins-same as last time
Area II- Steve Radcliff-lots of phone calls and unsatisfied people
Area 7-Sharon Gifford-lots of calls from supervisors
Area IV-Beverly Dometrorch-lots of calls from supervisors and letters
Correspondence: Steve Radcliff reported that the correspondence had been turned over to the Commission. At this point Kathryn Braden pointed out that she had 52 letters with concerns and had moved for a closed session during the Commission meeting to discuss them but could not get a second.
Other Business: Steve Radcliff moved to appoint Steve
Huber as Area VIII director. The motion
was seconded by Harry Robbins.
Radcliff called the question 3 times.
Steve Radcliff moved to appoint Steve Huber Area VIII director according to MASWCD policy. President Feldmann noted that his point was not well taken. George Engelbach stated that we cannot create policy not in compliance with the bylaws. Kathryn Braden stated that the Bylaws need to be reviewed annually.
There was discussion and question on whether Roberts Rules of Order had a provision allowing an appointment to a vacant director position.
George Engelbach inquired as to how
the MASWCD Areas represented the state.
The next meeting will be scheduled the day prior to the Soil and Water Commission meeting, tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 22, 2009.
The meeting was adjourned.