County Lands, Agriculture and Forestry Committee


Joseph Allen

Bernie Blackmore Chairman

Eugene Dawson


Minutes – October 1, 2007

Members Present:


Gene Dawson and Joe Allen

Members Absent:


Bernie Blackmore

Others Present:


Jack White, Pete Garwood and Mark Randolph



1.         Meeting called to order at 9:03 a.m. 

2.         Public Comment



3.         Grass River Natural Area (GRNA) Non-Development Lease


Mark Randolph, Director of GRNA joined the meeting.  Mr. Randolph informed the Committee that the GRNA Board of Directors does not oppose the proposed non-developmental lease for the GRNA property.

4.          Memorandum of Understanding for the Sevald Property

                   The Committee thoroughly reviewed and discussed the proposed Memorandum of 
                   Understanding between the County and the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy


                   Motion by Joe Allen, supported by Gene Dawson, to recommend the Board of  
                   Commissioners approve the Memorandum of Understanding between County and the
                   Grand Travers Regional Land Conservancy for acquiring the Sevald Property.

                   Motion Carried – Unanimous.


5.         Various Matters


The Committee discussed the boat launch issue currently being explored by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Meeting adjourned at 9:50 a.m.