ESCAMBIA SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS' MINUTES
February 17, 2016
Board Members in Attendance
Mr. Lynn Laird, Chairman, Mr. Jacob Gilmore, Vice Chairman; Mrs. Anne Bennett, Treasurer; Mr. Austin Courson, Member.
Mr. Joshua McElhaney, District Conservationist; Mr. Eddie Cooper, Division Manager Escambia County Natural Resources; Mrs. Debbie Williams, Escambia County Natural Resources.
Call to Order
Mr. Lynn Laird called the meeting to order at 8:04am.
Those present stated the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag in unison.
Mr. Laird called for a moment of silence for the Invocation.
Minutes of the Last Meeting
Mr. Jacob Gilmore made a motion to accept the January 2016 Board minutes.
Mrs. Anne Bennett seconded the motion. Motion carried unopposed.
Acknowledgement of Public Notice
The meeting advertisement was noted.
Mrs. Bennett gave the treasurer’s report. The account is in balance.
With all in favor the treasurer's report was approved.
Mr. Josh McElhaney gave the District Conservationist report.
Program measures were attached.
Discussion was held on the election of officers.
Mr. Gilmore made a motion to maintain the current officers. Mr. Courson seconded the motion. Motion carried unopposed.
Mr. Lynn Laird – Chairman
Mr. Jacob Gilmore – Vice-Chairman
Mr. Steve Jones – Secretary
Mrs. Ann Bennett – Treasurer
Discussion was held on the current meeting schedule, meetings being more productive, and activities in which the Board could assist with to become more productive.
Mr. Courson made a motion to have the meetings every odd month on the third Wednesday of that month in the Molino Farm Bureau building at 8:00am. The Board has the option to call for additional meetings when needed.
Mr. Gilmore seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Mrs. Bennett made a motion to obtain more information on hydroponic portable gardens for an educational activity in local classrooms and to request grant funding through Three Rivers RC&D. Mr. Courson seconded the motion. Motion carried unopposed.
Mr. Courson will obtain the additional information along with costs to produce an informative educational packet for teachers along with the display growing case. The information will then be forwarded to Three Rivers RC&D in request for grant funding for the project.
Mrs. Bennett stated NACD requested dues. Mrs. Bennett made a motion not pay a due to NACD. Mr. Gilmore seconded the motion. Motion carried unopposed.
With no further business coming before the Board, Mr. Jacob made a motion to adjourn. Mrs. Bennett seconded the motion. The meeting adjourned at 9:00.
Mr. Steve Jones, Secretary