County Lands, Agriculture and Forestry Committee

 

Joseph Allen

Bernie Blackmore Chairman

Eugene Dawson

 

Minutes – July 2, 2007

Members Present:

 

Bernie Blackmore, Gene Dawson and Joe Allen

Members Absent:

 

None

Staff Present:

 

Joe Meyers and Pete Garwood

Others Present:

 

Stan Moore, Laura Sexton, Christy Roman, Gloria Campbell, Andy Knott, Amy Beyer, and Joe Variot 

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

2.         Public Comment

 

None.

3.         MSU Extension Budget Request

 

Stan Moore, County Extension Director, presented the MSU Extension budget and capital outlay request.  Discussion ensued over federal grants and what that brings to the office.   

 

Motion by Joe Allen, supported by Gene Dawson, to approve the MSU Extension budget request as presented for submittal to the Finance Committee.  Motion carried – unanimous.

 

4.         Antrim Conservation District Appropriation

 

Christy Roman spoke on the different grant matches that the County appropriation has been used for.  Discussion ensued over the different grants, the forestry fund, and the uncertainty of the state funding. 

 

Motion by Gene Dawson, supported by Joe Allen, to approve the Antrim Conservation District appropriations for submittal to the Finance Committee.  Motion carried – unanimous.

 

5.         Antrim County Fair Appropriation Request

 

Gloria Campbell and Joe Variot presented the County Fair Appropriation. 

 

Discussion ensued over the cuts from the state. 

 

The Committee asked Gloria and Joe what they would do with more money. 

 

The Committee indicated that they will address this at the next meeting. 


6.         Watershed Center Appropriation Request

 

Andy Knott, of the Watershed Center, introduced himself as the new director of the organization and presented the appropriation request for $1,000.

 

Andy spoke on the green belt around Torch Lake and other projects in Antrim County. 

 

Motion by Joe Allen, supported by Gene Dawson, to approve the Watershed Center appropriation of $1,000 for submittal to the Finance Committee.   Motion carried – unanimous.

 

7.         Conservation Resource Alliance (CRA)

 

Amy Beyer, of Conservation Resource Alliance (CRA), presented the appropriation request for $1,000.

 

Amy spoke on the different projects that they are working on to help the Grand Traverse Bay.   Discussion ensued over their wildlink program.

 

Motion by Joe Allen, supported by Gene Dawson, to approve the Conservation Resource Alliance appropriation of $1,000 for submittal to the Finance Committee.   Motion carried – unanimous.

 

Meeting adjourned at 10:35 p.m.