MINUTES

Room 72/73

Tan-Tar-A Resort

Osage Beach, Missouri

November 28, 2005

 

 

 

 

Present

Steve Oetting, President

Donald Jordan, Area I

 

Bruce Biermann, Area I Elect

Steve Radcliff, Area II Alternate

Henry Heinze, Area III

Beverly Dometrorch, Area IV††††††††††

George Engelbach, Area V Elect

Fred Feldman, Area VI††††††††

Donald Hicks, Area IV Alternate

Elmer Curbow, Area VI Alternate

Sharon Gifford, Area VII Alternate

Steve Huber, Perry County

Ernie Calvert, Area VII†††††††††

Jeremy Redden, DNR Soil & Water Office

Harry Robbins, Area VIII††††††††††††††††††

 

David Dix, Treasurer

 

Peggy Lemons, Exec. Director

 

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President Steve Oetting welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.Introductions were made around the table.Tom Lambert, Area II Director is attending the Commission Meeting representing MASWCD.

 

The minutes from the September 27, 2005 meeting were approved as mailed.The motion was made by Donald Jordan, seconded by Henry.Motion carried.

 

David distributed a treasurer report.One report is from Conference to Conference and is the one put in the Conference packets.The other report is a calendar year report.David reported that the bank balance is very close to the balance at this same time last year.He also distributed a list of Districts who had paid their MASWCD dues.Those who have not paid in full will not be able to vote on resolutions at the Annual Meeting.There were also financial reports for the MOCREP funds and the CRP-BOB funds.Steve Oetting stated that the auditing committee had looked at the books last night and found everything in order.A motion was made by Ernie, seconded by Beverly, to approve the Treasurer Report as presented.Motion carried.

 

DISTRICT EMPLOYEE ASOCATION REPORT:Peggy reported for the District Employee Association.They have been working on the Trade Show for this conference and are very interested in helping with the promotion of the sales tax renewal.

 

A report showing the quota paid for NACDís fiscal year 2005 was reviewed.The bills for quota for 2006 have been received by the Districts.These invoices include 3 levels of payment, 1% of operating budget, base minimum of $775, and an amount less than $775.MASWCD has also received their invoice for NACD quota.A motion was made by Fred, seconded by Beverly, to approve the payment by MASWCD of 1% of the budget for a $860 NACD quota payment.Motion carried.

 

The agenda for the Training Conference was reviewed, and individual assignments were given.The Chairmanís Breakfast will start at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning.The door prize that MASWCD purchased this year is a rythym animated clock valued at $550.There will also be a $100 prize that only first time attending supervisors will be eligible to win.

 

Steve Oetting and Peggy reported on the Citizens Committee meeting and plans for the upcoming renewal of the Parks & Soils Sales Tax.It has been requested that the Governor place the issue on the August 2006 ballot instead of the November 2006 ballot.We may not know this for sure until May.The Citizens Committee plans a 90-day campaign and they are planning on a budget of $100,000 to carry out this campaign.

 

Due to the potential for the sales tax renewal to be on the August ballot, there may be a change in the time of the Area Meetings in 2006.We may be looking at holding them in May or June.

 

A request was received for our participation in the State Fair Hay awards again this year.A motion was made by Ernie, seconded by Beverly, to participate at the $50 level again this year.Motion carried.

 

AREA REPORTS:Fred mentioned his concern on SALT program issues with meeting goals and goals that get changed.Ernie had a copy of a report from Texas County on the past history of agriculture in their county.Donald Hicks reported on an Urban Workshop held in Kansas City.He stated this was the third year for this meeting. George Engelbach reported he had met with 2 districts in his area already.He also attended a low-impact urban development workshop.His district is looking into buying a second no-till drill.Donald Jordan stated this was his last meeting and he had really enjoyed his time on the board.Bruce Biermann mentioned that most of the cost-share funds in their area had been allocated.Harry Robbins summarized a packet of information he had received from Cape Girardeau SWCD concerning their SALT AgNPS project.They are asking for MASWCDís support for the continuation of their project.A motion was made by Donald, seconded by Beverly, to suggest a review of the project with Harry, Steve Oetting, Cape SWCD and DNR staff.Motion carried.Henry encouraged MASWCD to support not reducing the piece of the pie for cost-share funds.

 

Other Business:Steve Oetting displayed an award given to MASWCD from the Mid-America Grassland Evaluation Contest for our support to their program.He also stated that he would not be able to attend the NACD North Central Regional meeting in Chicago coming up in January, and that maybe someone else would want to attend in his place along with Fred and Peggy.

 

The next regular meeting will be held in conjunction with the Education Seminar in Jefferson City in February, date to be set after the Legislature goes into session.There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 11:50 p.m.Motion for adjournment made by Fred, seconded by Ernie.Motion carried.

 

Respectfully submitted,

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Peggy Lemons, Executive Director††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† Steve Oetting, President