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February 27, 2023


Marion Soil and Water Conservation District (MSWCD)

Regular Board Meeting

2710 East Silver Springs Boulevard

Ocala, FL 34470

February 27, 2023

9:30 AM

PLEASE NOTE: Individuals wishing to address the Board will need to sign in. A three-minute time limit will be administered to each of these individuals. PLEASE MUTE ALL PHONES. This agenda acts as a guidance for the structure of the meeting. Thank you.

I. Call to Order

  •  Roll Call (Welcome)
  • Proof of Publication

(A motion to approve the items on the consent agenda is to approve items if unanimous consent from last workshop meeting.)

i. MSWCD Board Minutes
ii. MSWCD Board Financial Report
iii. Motion to approve Cost Share Agreements:
Scott Konrath – Marion – $2,625.50 – Water Troughs, Pads & PVC
Troy Mosley – Columbia – $34,905 – Nitrogen Applicator
White Cattle LLC (Luther White Jr) – Levy – $43,125 – No Till Drill
iv. Motion to approve Oneisha Cyprian-Gary, Tammy Hinkle, Jennifer Baker, Brent London and Vivi Serena as the interview panel, and Ann Bishop will be in attendance to answer questions.
v. Motion to approve Ann Bishop to drive the trucks, so they do not sit idle.
vi. Motion to approve that District Employees should wait 90 days before they can utilize sick or vacation time that they earned.
vii. Motion to approve Ann Bishop’s attendance at the NWF Conservation Summit rather than the Brown and Brown Conference.
viii. Motion to obtain a cost estimate from Corbin’s Catering for the Envirothon.

III. Board Recruitment

IV. Festivals

  • SpringsFest
  •  Farm Land Preservation

V. NRCS Report

VI. FDACS Report

  •  Cost Share

– District No Till Drill
– Agreements
Thomas D Jones – Gilchrist – $49,250.00 – Nitrogen Applicator
Austin Crane Farms LLC – Alachua – $37,663.00 – Nitrogen Applicator
Danny Holder – Alachua – $34,200.00 – No Till Drill
Additional Agreements

  •  Tech Contract

– Hiring
– Paychex

VII. Staff Report & Recap

  • Meetings

– Land Management Review
– National Wildlife Federation
– Farm Bureau

 Contests
– Speech/Essay
– Found Art/Posters
– Conservation Landscape Trays
– Envirothon

  • Financials

– 501c3

– Audit Agreement

  •  Miscellaneous

– Staff Appreciation

VIII. Upcoming Events
– SEYF Award Ceremony – February 27
– MSWCD Monthly Meeting – February 27
– Jeffery Platt Start Date – February 27
– SEYF Tray Pick up – March 4
– SpringsFest – March 4-5
– Farm Bureau Day on the Hill (Legislative Day) – March 8
– Envirothon – March 10
– MSWCD Monthly Meeting – March 13
– FCDEA Monthly Meeting – March 21
– Farmland Preservation – April 8
– SECDEA Midyear – April 16-21

IX. General Public Comments

X. Supervisor Comments

XI. Meeting Adjournment
– Our next meeting is March 13, 2023 at 9:30 AM in the Growth Services Building, unless the Board decides to change the day and time of their meetings.

MSWCD’s regular meetings are held at 9:30 AM on the 2nd Monday of each month, and their workshops are held the 4th Monday of each month at 9:30 AM, tentatively. Both meetings are located in Growth Services, located at 2710 E. Silver Springs, Ocala, FL 34470. For more information, call (352) 438-2475.