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Crook County Natural Resource District (CCNRD)

August 3

 

September 9, 2021



Crook County Natural Resource District (CCNRD)

August 3rd Regular Board Meeting Minutes

CALL MEETING TO ORDER The meeting was called to order at 12:02 pm by Chairman Wayne Garman.

ATTENDANCE

Board: Wayne Garman, Lily Altaffer, Kim Fundaun, Wanda Burget

Employees: Sarah Anderson, Bridget Helms, Call in: Jake Blackstone, Carmen Horne-McIntyre

OPEN ISSUES TO DISCUSS

Program Update by Carmen

Water quality updates Ms. McIntyre shared recent water sampling results. She will be reaching out to Moorcroft Public Works for ideas on why numbers may be high. Donkey Creek has been low this year. There are three grants that will be closing out at the end of this year.

Conservation Field Tech update by Jake Mr. Blackstone has been coordinating with Ms. Altaffer on the pollinator habitat project in Hulett. He attended the field portion of Water Quality certification and just needs one class and the audit, and he will be certified to conduct water sampling. BMP evaluation letters have been sent out and he will be meeting with producers to view past projects for feedback.

Program Update by Sarah Ms. Anderson has moved forward on the WWNRT funding proposal that is due September 1st. The Crook County Commissioners signed a letter of support this morning.

WWNRT Letter of Support Ms. Burget made a motion to sign the letter of support for the WWNRT proposal. Ms. Altaffer seconded. Motion carried.

Ms. Anderson will be meeting with Wyoming State Forestry next week to go through the Sand Creek area for a WUI grant possibility.

The Wyoming Tree Farm donated birdhouses and two benches. The birdhouses were part of a raffle at the fair booth. Winners of birdhouses were drawn, Allen Ward, TJ Schrall and Susan Rice each won a birdhouse. The benches will be used for convention and a donation to Wyoming Tree Farm will be made. Ms. Burget made a motion to donate $50 for each bench to Wyoming Tree Farm. Ms. Altaffer seconded. Motion carried.

Office Manager Update Ms. Helms reminded all the electronic recycling is this weekend in Sundance. The new event signs were ordered and purchased through Sundance Times. Ms. Helms will start doing a monthly article in the Sundance Times. The F-32 form was submitted to the Wyoming Department of Audit and accepted. Ketel Thorstenson will be conducting the Proof of Cash and Ms. Helms will be submitting the documents needed for its completion by the end of October. Work on the Annual Report, Annual Plan of Work and Annual Summary will begin now. The Pursuing Local Funding & Educational Function forms were signed today.

Local Issues

ONEOK Reclamation

The letter to landowners sent by ONEOK to the landowners in the LLC was given to the Board. Not all landowners received the letter and ONEOK requested the CCNRD keep a copy in our office for reference.

Financials

Financial Voucher A motion to pay the bills was made by Ms. Altaffer and seconded by Mr. Fundaun. Motion carried. The checks and voucher were signed. Reconciliation reports prepared by Ms. Helms using Quickbooks were reviewed, and the sealed statement was opened by Ms. Burget. The reconciliation report was signed.

Approve July 6th Minutes A motion was made by Ms. Altaffer to approve the minutes as presented. Seconded by Mr. Fundaun. Motion carried

Board Vacancy Ms. Altaffer knows a potentially interested party. Advertising will continue at the e-cycling events.

NEW ISSUES TO DISCUSS

Sheriff’s Explorer A motion was made by Ms. Burget to accept the Explorer from the Sheriff’s office. Mr. Fundaun seconded. Motion carried.

Federal employee and partner mask/vaccine mandate was presented to the board.

TIME OFF REQUESTS for all employees were approved.

OTHER BUSINESS

The office schedule through the end of the year was presented to the Board. Ms. Helms will work Monday through Wednesday, Ms, Anderson works in the office Tuesday through Thursday, and Mr. Blackstone will work Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the school year.

The Board completed the Self Audit requirement for the Department of Audit.

Motion to adjourn was made by Ms. Burget at 2:40 pm.

Office Manager Signature:

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Chairman Signature:

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