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September 21, 2021 Meeting Agenda 

Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District
4505 George Blvd.
Sebring, FL 33875-5837
Board of Supervisors

Board Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 – 3:00 p.m.
HSWCD Conference Room- Bert Harris Agriculture Center

I. Call To Order, Welcome & Introductions
II. Approval of Agenda
III. Approval of Meeting Minutes
a. Board of Supervisors Meeting Minutes –August 17, 2021

IV. Financial Activity
a. Overview & Approval of Financial Reports – August 2021– S. Bishop
b. Adoption General Fund Budget FY 2021-2022 – S. Bishop

V. Agency Partner Updates
a. FDACS & MIL – K. Nickerson & S. Bishop
b. NRCS – C. Torres
c. HCBCC – Scott Kirouac

VI. Old Business
a. Warner University Scholarship – S. Bishop

VII. New Business
a. Covid-19 Policy

VIII. Executive Director’s Report

IX. Citizens Not on the Agenda

X. Supervisor Comments

Next Board Meeting – Tuesday, October 19, 2021– 3:00 p.m.

** Citizens Not on the Agenda requesting to speak will be limited to 3 minutes unless additional time is allotted by the Chairman. The Chairman reserves the right to remove anyone from the meeting who is unruly or displays disruptive behavior.

September 21, 2021 Minutes 

MEETING DATE: 09/21/2021

Meeting Location: HSWCD Conf. Room – Bert Harris Center
FINAL – Approved 10/19/2021
Recorded by: Susie Bishop


I. Welcome & Introductions
Steve Smith Vice-Chair Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
Doug Deen Secretary/Trea.Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
Pam Fentress Supervisor Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
T.J. Wohl Supervisor Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
Susie Bishop Ex. Director Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
Jacob Miller MIL Manager Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
Kaylub Lindsay MIL Tech Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
Kasey Martin BMP Tech Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
Kayla Nickerson BMP Tech Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District

II. Approval of Agenda:
Motion to approve Agenda as presented. (Fentress/Wohl). Unanimous approval.

III. Approval of Meeting Minutes August 17, 2021
a. Motion to approve minutes as presented. (Wohl/Deen). Unanimous approval.

IV. Financial Activity
a. Overview & Approval of Financial Reports- August 2021 – Bishop reviewed the financial reports answering questions. Motion made to approve financial reports as presented (Deen/Fentress) Unanimous approval. The fiscal year 2021-2022 General Fund Budget was presented for consideration of adoption. Following discussion motion made to approve General Fund Budget as presented with increase of $5000.00 to the 5375202 Computers line item. Bishop expressed need to purchase a new computer in coming year. (Fentress/Wohl ). Unanimous approval.

V. Agency Partner Updates
a. FDACS & MIL – J. Miller updated the board on the work of the MIL. Deliverables will be met. The increased amount of paperwork, data entry and reporting was explained to the Board. Bishop gave FDACS updates sharing the quality time she had with the OAWP Director and Deputy Directors at the AFCD meeting. Concerns and issues were shared with them and received positively.
b. NRCS – No Report
c. HCBCC – No Report

VI Old Business
a. Warner University Scholarship – Bishop shared a thank you letter from the University. Staff person in College Advancement did contact Bishop in regard to scheduling for scholarship recipients to present to the board their college accomplishments and future plans. This will possibly be on the October Board meeting agenda.

VII New Business
a. COVID-19 Policy – Bishop presented a draft of a policy for employees regarding employee leave for various COVID-19 situations. Following lengthy discussion motion was made to adopt the policy with two minor changes. (Wohl/Fentress). Unanimous approval.

VIII. Executive Director’s Report
Nothing additional to report.

IX. Citizens Not on the Agenda – None

X. Supervisor Comments
Deen – None
Fentress – Having recently attended the statewide FFVA Annual Meeting, Fentress shared some of the discussions held regarding water and BMP requirements.
Smith – None
Wohl – None

Meeting Adjourned at 4:40 p.m.