March 14, 2006
Steve Oetting, Presi
Bruce Biermann, Area I
Ernie Calvert, Area VI
Harry Robbins, Area VIII
Tom Lambert, Area II
Kenny Lovelace, Area III†††
Eli Mast, Past Presi
Beverly Dometrorch, Area IV††††††††
George Engelbach, Area V
Fred Feldmann, Area VI
Peggy Lemons, Exec. Director†††††
Steve Radcliff, Area II Alternate
Kathryn Braden, Taney County/SWDC Commission
Bill Wilson, DNR Program Staff
Richard Hoelscher, Area V Alternate
Vice-President Beverly Dometrorch welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m.† Additions were made to the agenda that was originally distributed.
MDC REPORT: †Brad McCord was not in attendance.
Hansen reported he had attended a meeting earlier in the day with the St. Louis
SWCD Board discussing the closure of that field office.† They will be moving to the St. Charles County
Field Office by the end of April which is when the lease on the building
ends.† Mr. Hansen stated he will be
informing the Senators and Congressmen who represent
Bill also stated that Director Childers has selected
5 Soil & Water Districts for awards:†
DISTRICT EMPLOYEE ASSOCIATION REPORT:† No report.
Steve Oetting arrived and a quorum was established.† Mr. Oetting took over the chair of the meeting.
The minutes from the November 28, 2005 and November
30, 2005 meetings were approved as mailed.†
The motion was made by Tom, seconded by
The Board reviewed the Training Conference and
discussed the issue of when to hold the business meeting part of the conference
Those who attended the NACD National Meeting gave a
brief overview of the meeting for the board.†
Peggy, Fred and Steve Oetting all attended.† Steve reported that there was a change in the
leadership in NACD at the meeting in that the 1st Vice-Presi
A report showing the NACD quota paid for NACDís fiscal year 2006 which started October 1, 2005 was reviewed.† The board discussed the importance of districts paying NACD quota and also the importance of people buying individual memberships.
Peggy gave an update on the Citizens Committee for State Parks and Soil Conservation.† The committee has been fully organized and is actively fund-raising now.† The decision of when the sales tax renewal will be on the ballot has not been made yet.† After discussion, a motion was made by Bruce, seconded by Fred, to contribute $5,000 to the Citizens Committee.† Motion carried unanimously.
Steve Oetting reminded Areas 2-4-6-8 that they will
need to have a nominating committee to develop a slate of nominees for Area
Director and 2 alternates for the Area Meetings in May.† The dates for the Area
Meetings has been moved up due to the possibility of having the tax
renewal on the August ballot.† A copy of
the dates and locations of the meetings was distributed to the board.†
Steve Oetting reported that a committee had been
organized to work on salary levels for district employees.† Currently
Peggy reviewed the plans for the Education Seminar meeting later today and tomorrow morning at the Capitol.
Steve Radcliff stated that the Urban Committee
planned to meet the next day at 10:00 a.m. at the DNR Lewis and
George Engelbach stated he had attended the meeting
earlier today at the
Congressional Tour that NACD is planning.† It was mentioned it might be better to tie into tours already being planned by congressional staff.
Kenny Lovelace stated he had sent the counties in his area information about himself and how to reach him if they had any issues or concerns.
Tom Lambert stated he was planning for their annual
meeting.† The district technician in
Bruce Biermann stated he had talked to some of hs counties to let them know who he was.
A motion was made by Beverly Dometrorch to go into closed session pursuant to Section 610.021, RSMo 2000 (as amended), to discussion personnel actions under ß610.021(3), RSMo.† This was seconded by Tom Lambert.† Roll call vote: George Engelbach, yes; Fred Feldmann, yes; Kenny Lovelace, yes; Beverly Dometrorch, yes; Tom Lambert, yes; Bruce Biermann, yes; Steve Oetting, yes.
The motion to end close session was made by Beverly Dometrorch, seconded by Bruce Biermann.† Roll call vote: George Engelbach, yes; Fred Feldmann, yes; Kenny Lovelace, yes; Beverly Dometrorch, yes; Tom Lambert, yes; Bruce Biermann, yes; Steve Oetting, yes.
A motion was made by Tom Lambert to approve a yearly
wage increase for the Executive Director according to the NRCS increase
effective January 1 each year.† This was
seconded by Bruce Biermann.† Motion
carried unanimously.† This was followed
by a motion by George Engelbach to increase the retirement from $100 per month
to $125 per month effective January 1, 2006.†
This was seconded by Beverly Dometrorch.†
Motion carried unanimously.† A
motion was made by George Engelbach to approve the replacement of the laptop
computer and accessories up to a limit of $2,000.† This was seconded by
Other Business:† The Board discussed the recent decision of the commission concerning Stone County SWCD.† Letters were received from 2 of the Stone County SWCD Board Supervisors concerning this decision.† After discussion a motion was made by Bruce Biermann to send a letter to the Commission requesting clarification on the decision and the procedure involved in making the decision.† This was seconded by Kenny Lovelace.† Motion carried unanimously.
The next regular meeting will be held in the latter part of June.† A date will be set and the Board notified.† If possible it will be set to coincide with another meeting or event to save on travel time and expense.† There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 5:40 p.m.† Motion for adjournment made by Tom, seconded by Kenny.† Motion carried unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,††††† †††††
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †Peggy Lemons, Exec. Director
Steve Oetting, Presi