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Written by David Mahnken   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016

SSWCD Board Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Call to Order 6:09 pm

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call – Supervisors Judith Benson, H. Alexander Duncan, Edmund Young, Geoff Kendrick present; Supervisor Justin York absent; Associate Supervisor David Mahnken present

Approval of Agenda – Young motioned to approve, Duncan seconded; All in favor.

Introduction of Guests


Donald Menzel , Volunteer and Citizen

L. A. Key, Donald Trump Campaign, Seminole County

Sammy Gibson, Candidate for Seminole County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller

Kris Cole, AP Environmental Science Teacher, Seminole High School

Ryan Yadav, Candidate for State House District 30

Becky Dumas, Citizen

Abby Sanchez, Candidate for Seminole County School Board District 3

Guests provided introductory statements

Approval of January and February Minutes

Young motioned to approve January minutes with edits and Kendrick seconded; All voted in favor

Young motioned to approve February minutes; Duncan seconded; All voted in favor

David Millard NRCS Report

Mr. Millard introduced himself and distributed Work Activity Report for February 2016

Mr. Millard discussed contents of report

Chair Report

ASCD meeting held March 1st

Chapter 582 F.S. revision included in Senate Bill 1010 – Revision language appears to have passed, will confirm

CALNO – Council of Local Governments in Seminole County –  Meeting held March 2nd

Requested voting privileges for SSWCD

CALNO Chair will bring Sanford Attorney with review and recommendation

Contacted IDEAS for US

Chapter at SCC had dissolved after 2014

The Hive – Meets 1st Wednesday of each month at East End Market in Winter Park

IDEAS asked for SSWCD to be a sponsor of their Walk for Trees fundraiser being held mid-April

Lake Mary Preparatory School applied for grant to build raised boardwalk and educational trail; prepared letter of support to help them obtain the grant

Toured LESA – Outdoor environmental teaching program at Lawton Elementary in Oviedo

Lawton Elementary invited SSWCD to attend their Earth Day event on April 22nd 3-6 pm

SJ River Keeper – Event at Jolly Gator Fish Camp, Geneva, 1-2pm

Chair Report concluded

Vice Chair Report

No report today

Treasurer Report

Young reviewed check registers and balances

SSWCD balance = $111.44

Conserv All Ways = $578.66

Not receiving statements on SSWCD account – resolved issue with bank (formerly Banco Popular issue); apparently statements were sent back prompting bank to stop sending them

Bank will be sending full account transaction history and will reactivate delivery of statements

Worked booth at Central Florida Fair

Treasurer Report concluded

Secretary Report

Activity at DRC very slow, not many projects

Attended Central Florida Fair

Secretary Report concluded

Public Relations Report

No report today, York not present this meeting

Associate Supervisor Update

Mahnken discussed IDEAS for US meeting he attended

Old Business

Central Florida Fair – Good involvement and interactions, positive feedback on display

Central Florida Fair closing Sunday

Discussion regarding upcoming City of Casselberry Earth Fest, Sat. April, 30th

Need volunteers

Discussed interest in obtaining interactive display; e.g. watershed model from IFAS Extension Office

New Business: Open Discussion

Supervisor Young attended Orlando Easterly Wetlands Festival and Board discussed possible attendance next year

Supervisor Young discussed website with Jason LaTorre, website designer, and asked Jason to attend April meeting to provide suggestions for improvement

Supervisor Benson discussed Donald Menzel’s continued volunteer work with the Board and recommended and made motion to appoint Donald Menzel Associate Supervisor.

Mr. Menzel addressed Board to express interest in future involvement and serving Board.

Supervisor Duncan made a motion to appoint Mr. Menzel to Associate Supervisor, Seconded by Supervisor Young; All in favor.

Supervisor Benson discussed rental space status

Supervisor Benson mentioned Area 3 AFCD Meeting – April 9th – 9 am to 1 pm at Orange County Extension Office

Supervisor Benson discussed meeting documentation and distributed an SOP to address proposed procedure to prepare agendas and minutes – tabled

Supervisor Young discussed progress with attempting to contact extension office about volunteer opportunities and will provide update during the coming week

Announcement and Open Comments

Next Meeting April 12th

Supervisor Duncan motioned to adjourn, Supervisor Young seconded

Adjournment 7:40 p.m.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 May 2016 )
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