Chippewa East Mackinac Conservation District
Board Meeting Minutes
December 6, 2007
Attendees: Orv Kabat, Forbes McDonald, Richard Serfass, Tina Love, Will Bomier, Scott Hughey, Dusty King, Wendy Wagoner, Pat Carr and Johanna Nugent.
Meeting called to order and a quorum declared. Minutes and financial statements for November were approved on a motion by Kabat and second by Serfass. Carried.
Engineer's report was submitted by Nugent. The grant for this year has been received and was signed on a motion by Serfass and second by Kabat.
Nugent and her partner have held sessions at the Sault High School to explain Envirothon and sign up team members. There has been a good response. The District will pay the registration fee.
The DEQ audit on the soil erosion permit has resulted in a letter to the county containing recommendations for improving the program. Board asked King to set up a meeting with the county to discuss these audit findings. This is to take place on January 10.
NRCS report was submitted by Hughey.
Watershed reports were submitted by Carr.
Annual meeting is set for Jan 31, 2008 at Bruce Twp Hall at 6:30 pm. Tina Love and Tom Allen will be running for the two open board positions.
The Groundwater Stewardship Program has seen some focus changes this past year and the local program did not meet its specific goals. This is causing some concern as to the stability of the program. Also there has been concern by a landowner about the services provided. Discussion followed. King is to set a meeting with LSSU the holder of the grant to discuss these concerns.