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FY 19 September Meeting Minutes

Date and Time of Meeting: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:00 PM
Location of Meeting: 200 NW 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972

I. Call the September 11, 2019 meeting to order
II. Roll Call, establish quorum
☐ Mariano Corona, Chairman
☐ Glynn Rutledge, Secretary-Treasurer
☐ Douglas Burnham, Supervisor
☐ Don Sellers, Jr., Supervisor
☐ Nicki Smith, Supervisor

III. Motion to approve June 12, 2019 Board Minutes (Smith/Burnham). Motion passed.

IV. Motion to approve Financial Report- Fiscal Year-to-Date (Sellers/Burnham). Motion passed.

V. Staff Reports
1. OSWCD Program Updates- Ms. Kuipers and Murphy gave report.
2. NRCS Program Updates- Mr. Harrison gave report.
3. FDACS Program Updates- none

VI. Unfinished Business- none

VII.New Business
1. Discussion – the Okeechobee and Osceola Technicians resigned effective
September 18, 2019. The Board would like a more defined training plan
before any new Technicians hired. Financial consequences in the contract
were discussed. Ms. Kuipers requested guidance if OSWCD is ever
charged. The Board will review on case-by-case basis.
2. Motion to approve Personnel Handbook Amendments (Sellers/Smith).
Motion passed.
3. Motion to enter into the FY 19 Audit Engagement with Wicks, Brown &
Williams (Burnham/Sellers). Motion passed.
4. Motion to approve FY 19 Budget Amendments (Sellers/Burnham).
5. Motion to approve FY 19 Continuing Resolution (Sellers/Burmham).
6. Discussion on hosting an event to celebrate OSWCD’s Year 2026- 75th
Anniversary. Board had no preference.

VIII. Upcoming Events
1. September 20, 2019 | Heartland 2060 Summit | Winter Haven | 9AM
2. October 9, 2019| Board of Supervisor Meeting | 1pm| AFCD will be attending
3. October 24, 2019| AFCD Agency Workshop | Sebring | 10AM
4. November 13, 2019 | Board of Supervisor Meeting | 1pm
5. February 8-12, 2020 | NACD Annual Meeting | Las Vegas, NV

IX. Adjourned at 2:15pm.