County Lands, Agriculture and Forestry Committee


Joseph Allen

Bernie Blackmore Chairman

Eugene Dawson


Minutes – March 3, 2008


Members Present:


Bernie Blackmore and Gene Dawson

Members Absent:


Joe Allen

Others Present:


Joe Meyers and Mike Meriwether


1.         Meeting called to order at 9:00 a.m. 

2.         Public Comment



3.         Forestry Update


Mike Meriwether spoke on encroachments on the Skinkle Road property. 


Discussion ensued over the wildlife restoration about to begin at the frog hollow property.


Motion by Gene Dawson, supported by Bernie Blackmore, to spend up to $2500 out of the forestry budget for the wildlife restoration at the frog hollow property. 

Motion carried – unanimous.


Gene Dawson spoke on the Elk Rapids Dam Fishing Park parking lot and a boat launch at Antrim Creek Natural Area (ACNA).


Charlie Koop entered the meeting at 9:25 a.m.


Further discussion ensued over the Skinkle Road property and the private use of public property. 


The Committee also discussed the forestry contract and indicated that they would like to address this issue next month.


Bernie Blackmore left the meeting at 10:00 am.


Because of a lack of a quorum no official action could be taken


Discussion ensued over the private land use management portion of Mike Meriwether’s job.

4.         Various Matters



Meeting adjourned at 10:10 a.m.