County Lands, Agriculture and Forestry Committee


Joseph Allen

Bernie Blackmore Chairman

Eugene Dawson


Minutes – April 12, 2007

Members Present:


Gene Dawson, Joe Allen, and Bernie Blackmore (entered at 8:45)

Members Absent:



Staff Present:


Joe Meyers and Charlie Koop

Others Present:


Mike Meriwether

1.         Meeting called to order at 8:34 a.m. 

2.         Public Comment



3.         Forestry Update


Charlie Koop indicated that he did not hear from the oil companies after our last meeting.  The Commission discussed the two bids from OIL and DTE.


Motion by Gene Dawson, supported by Joe Allen, to accept the bid from DTE for the Cedar River Natural Area for $175 and acre and 3/16th royalties.  Motion carried – unanimous.


Mike Meriwether spoke on the Kirkpatrick Forest and how SRW should be receiving a developable lease on the property.  Discussion ensued over the road, easements, and pipelines on the property. 


Mike spoke on the process of developing the well sites and the engineering of the road.


Discussion ensued over the Antrim Conservation District’s state funds for this budget cycle.

4.        Member/Public Comment



Meeting adjourned at 8:54 a.m.