Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District Meeting Minutes December 02, 2021 8:00 a.m. UF/IFAS-Clover Room
Board members present: Steve Basford, Sonny Davis Jr., Mack Glass and Greg Hall Administrative staff: Alisha Dunaway, Peggy Gilley. Others present: Camilo Gaitan, FDACS, Doug Mayo, UF/IFAS, Charlene Meeks, AFCD, Rex Patterson, JSWCD-MIL, Brendaly Rodriguez-Munoz & Vincent Nadbath, both from NRCS, Kevin Warren, JSWCD-MIL and Garrett Williams, JSWCD-BMP.
Meeting called to order at 8:07 a.m. by Supervisor Greg Hall- Vice Chair. Supervisor Hall led the invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America. Peggy Gilley, District Coordinator, presented the agenda. A motion was made to approve the agenda by Supervisor Glass, seconded by Supervisor Basford and carried unanimously to approve. Supervisor Hall welcomed attendees and guests. Supervisors’ reports: Group 1-Supervisor Mack inquired about the financial report. Discussion was made about the new set up on QuickBooks and the data entry to input the past year or so in it so we can get a true financial report to the Supervisors. Alisha Dunaway, JSWCD Business Analyst, has run into areas where money was spent in one account, invoiced and the payments put in the general fund. The total dollar amounts add up, the individual checkbooks need to be analyzed and some money moved between them to be properly accounted for. Which she is currently working on. Group 2-Supervisor Hall-No report. Group 3-Supervisor Stadsklev Peggy read his text message that he is very sorry to be missing the meeting this month. Group 4-Supervisor Basford-stressed the urgency of getting the checkbooks in order asap. Group 5-Supervisor Davis- arrived at the end of the meeting and was caught up on what went on.
Alisha Dunaway-Business Analyst Report- was covered above during Group 1 report. Peggy Gilley - District Coordinator Report. Apologized for wording a texted signature request for the bank paperwork to be signed as only needing one signature. The paperwork is here, one of the pages needs all 5 signatures. (Packet passed to Supervisors to sign) Supervisor Davis signed his parts when he arrived. (The bank paperwork is to get Alisha and Peggy both listed on the JSWCD Peoples South bank accounts) Miss Peggy also shared that this week she found out that there are county vehicles here that she is allowed to use. If any of the Supervisors that are needed for signatures cannot come into the office, she can and will go to them.
Brendaly Rodriguez-Munoz-NRCS Report. When we did the welcome earlier Miss Brendaly introduced the newest NRCS hire, Vincent Nadbath, he is funded by the National Turkey Wildlife Foundation. Vincent works for a few of the counties in the panhandle, Marianna is his home office. Miss Brendaly gave reports on the CSP program and its deadlines. She also described the differences between the Equip program & CSP. Caroline Chappell-4-H- was here and left the flier with the Embryology Program Update.
Old Business: Mobile Irrigation Lab Contract. Rex Patterson reported on the recent ICC meeting, it has been left up to the boards to decide if the technicians must continue logging their time every 30 minutes. The board members present are all in agreement that our techs do not need to do that. Mr. Camilo Gaitan spoke about his returning position to oversee MIL’s with FDACS. He is working with the technicians and his superiors to fine tune the program and is here to answer any questions about the amendment to the contract that the board members need to sign today.
New Business: Mileage Reimbursement for Alisha and Peggy, the ladies are unsure how to process for payments. Supervisor Mack said it was handled under normal expenditures before. Bill 1078-Charlene Meeks spoke about the Bill going before the Senate and the House and how it might affect Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District if it passes. We would be slated to be dissolved and assets moved to the Water Management District. AFCD is working on scheduling meetings to talk to those involved. Rex Patterson brought up end of year evaluations for he and Kevin Warren (MIL). He stated that a salary increase had been discussed for when evaluations were done, if not for him, at least for Kevin. Mack Glass stated he was fine with increased pay. Board members present agreed. Mr. Glass then instructed Alisha Dunaway to contact Angela Weeks-Samanie (FDACS) to which Camilo agreed.
UF/IFAS Report: Doug Mayo, wanted to bring one thing to the district’s attention. It was mentioned after the Farm City Breakfast that the Chamber may not want to sponsor it in the future. There was some discussion about agriculture being the biggest producer in Jackson County. Doug mentioned how Orange County changed theirs up and we may want to look at what they are doing for future endeavors.
Meeting adjourned at 9:55 a.m.