County Lands, Agriculture and Forestry Committee

 

Joseph Allen

Bernie Blackmore Chairman

Eugene Dawson

 

Minutes March 31, 2008

 

Members Present:

 

Joe Allen and Gene Dawson

Members Absent:

 

Bernie Blackmore

Others Present:

 

Joe Meyers, Jack White, and Mike Meriwether

 

1. Meeting called to order at 9:10 a.m.

2. Public Comment

 

None.

3. Forestry Update

 

Mike Meriwether went over the proposed forestry contract.

 

The Committee thought that 5 years was a reasonable length of a contract.

 

Gene Dawson inquired about the total amount in the oil and gas fund and how the amount never changes.

 

Jack White indicated that he would possibly be in favor of having a county funded forester.

 

Motion by Joe Allen, supported by Gene Dawson to recommend the Finance Committee support signing a forestry contract. Motion carried unanimous.

 

Mike indicated that he would like to hire the Central Lake 8th grade class to do the tree planting at a cost of not to exceed $1,000.

 

Motion by Joe Allen, supported by Gene Dawson to hire the Central Lake 8th grade class to do a tree planting on the Frog Hollow property at a cost not to exceed $1,000.

Motion carried unanimous.

 

Mike indicated that we would be closing on the valley road parcel very soon.

 

Mike also indicated that he is doing a lot of work on the airport tree project.

 

Mike spoke on the border of the Skinkle Road Property and the houses built on the property line. Discussion ensued over what steps to take on the border issue.

4. Various Matters

 

None

Meeting adjourned at 10:15 a.m.