Chippewa East Mackinac Conservation District
Board Meeting Minutes
June 2, 2005
Attendance: Richard Serfass, Forbes McDonald, Tina Love, Will Bomier, Dustine King, Pat Carr, and Scott Hughey. A quorum was declared. The agenda was approved.
Minutes of the April meeting were approved on a motion from Serfass and second by Love. Carried. The treasurer’s report and payment of bills were approved on a motion by Love and second by Serfass. Carried. (King to check on discount pricing from Forestry Suppliers)
A WHIP application is being submitted by the District for the Waiska River property. Serfass approves and Love second this application.
Water Guardians coordinator left after two weeks. King and Wendy Wagoner formt he Les Cheneaux watershed Association will share this role for the remainder of this project.
Grassland Reserve program update was given by Bomier. Board to send a letter to project leader with their concerns regarding the way these applications were handled and the burden placed on the entire office during the sign up time.
Carr presented Sault Watershed Report. (see attached). Phil Preston will be working for the Watershed project through LSSU this summer.
Natural Resources Conservation Service report was given by Hughey. There is a possibility that the rest of the district would be under the Conservation Security Program during the next fiscal year.
District received a letter stating that our elections were not supposed to be held until next year. King has a call in to MDA to get this further clarified.
The request for the second half of the county funds is to be made to the finance committee this month. King to get us on the agenda and then let the board know the date and time. We will request the full $11,000 as planned in the budget. King to prepare a letter for the commissioners with the dollar figures of program dollars brought to the area from our efforts.
Board has received a letter regarding purchase of development rights. Serfass and King will pursue this on behalf of the Board.
Next meeting will be held in the evening at the McDonald Realty office in Pickford.