Crook County Natural Resource District
July 9, 2020
Crook County Natural Resource District (CCNRD)
June 2nd Regular Board Meeting Agenda
12:00pm USDA Service Center in Sundance, Wyoming
CALL MEETING TO ORDER by Chairman Wayne Garman at 12:07 pm. Meeting was held at the Sundance USDA Service Center and by conference call.
Board: Wayne Garman, Lily Altaffer, Kim Fundaun; by phone: Wanda Burget, Ted Parsons
Employees: Sarah Anderson, Bridget Helms, Carmen Horne-McIntyre (Call in)
Guests: NRCS District Conservationist Keela Deaton, FSA Executive Director Sarah Hanlon
OPEN ISSUES TO DISCUSS
NRCS Update Keela Deaton reported that the division allocation will be around $400,000 for Crook County this year.
FSA Update Sarah Hanlon gave the building update. It has been approved for Phase 1 until mid-June, with operations staying the same as they have been with up to 10 employees. The door remains locked and visitors are highly discouraged. FSA will hire a temporary employee to deal with the added work due to CFAP (Coronavirus Food Assistance Program).
Water Quality by Carmen
Water quality sampling is scheduled to begin the week of June 22. The Lab Funds voucher has been submitted, and all funds have been committed. WDA Water Quality grant was submitted, and they will be meeting June 17 for presentations. Ms. McIntyre will be meeting with DEQ tomorrow. She would like to pursue monitoring funding assistance and nutrient monitoring in Keyhole Reservoir.
TA Position Update Ms. Anderson discussed pay options for the candidates.
BMP Seasonal Riparian Area Management was presented as a future option by Ms. McIntyre and was discussed by the Board.
RESPEC agreement extension Ms. McIntyre will continue to work with RESPEC on the 319 grants. Ms. Altaffer made a motion to approve signing the RESPEC contract, Mr. Fundaun seconds. Motion carried.
Local Issues The soil health tour with Jerry Doan will take place in North Dakota July 22 & 23 at Black Leg Ranch.
Forest Health by Sarah
CAFA update Defensible space, fuel breaks and fuel treatments are underway.
Bark beetle update Funds were received in May and the first projects are already completed. To date there is 115 acres contracted and all funds will be allocated.
Line item change Ms. Altaffer makes a motion to approve Resolution 6.2.2020. Mr. Fundaun seconded. Motion carried.
Financial Voucher Ms. Altaffer made a motion to pay the bills. Mr. Fundaun seconded. Motion carried. All checks were signed, and the reconciliation report was reviewed and signed.
Approve Minutes Ms. Altaffer made a motion to approve minutes as presented from May 5th and May 21st. Seconded by Mr. Fundaun. Motion carried
NEW ISSUES TO DISCUSS
Mertz Subdivision Review Motion to approve the Mertz Subdivision review was made by Ms. Altaffer. Seconded by Mr. Fundaun. Motion carried
Habeck Subdivision Review Motion to approve the Habeck Subdivision Review was made by Ms. Altaffer. Mr. Fundaun seconded. Motion carried.
State Funding Criteria Ms. Altaffer made a motion to approve signing the Proof of Bonding and Proof of Risk Management forms to meet the State Funding requirements. Mr. Fundaun seconded. Motion carried.
Next Board Meeting will take place June 30th at 12:00 pm. The Board meeting and budget hearing will take place July 14th at 12:00 pm.
Motion to adjourn was made at 2:01 pm by Ms. Altaffer.
Office Manager Signature: