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August 2


September 15, 2022

Crook County Natural Resource District (CCNRD)

August 2nd Regular Board Meeting Minutes

CALL MEETING TO ORDER The meeting was called to order at 12:03 pm by Chairman Wayne Garman at the Sundance USDA Service Center.


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

Employees: Sarah Anderson, Bridget Helms, Jessica Halverson, Call in: Carmen Horne-McIntyre

GUESTS: Senator Ogden Driskill


Water Quality Program Updates Carmen will email the most recent sampling results as they were just received yesterday. Concentrations are still elevated. Collecting flow measurements has been causing issues in the field, Carmen will provide ideas to improve collecting this data next month. She spoke with Alex (DEQ) about the shade ball project. Initial feedback is positive, now they will look into funding sources for it. Carmen attended a FEMA funding for wildfire mitigation training and will forward the slides from that training. The District was provided notice we were awarded another WDA WQ grant for $20,000 for monitoring assistance, training, and travel. There should be a project application to review next month. Quarterly reporting for grants was completed in July. There is currently a harmful cyanobacteria bloom on Keyhole Reservoir as of last week. Carmen and Jessica will try coordinating with Kelsey (DEQ) about HCB sampling on Keyhole with DEQ. NACD grant no update on new grant award.

Jessica attended the water quality training in Buffalo and set up and monitored the fair booth.

NRCS Update from Keela, who was unable to attend: One producer is interested in 100 acres of fall cover crops. She will provide numbers at the next meeting. She would like to collect hay core samples from two different fall cover crop fields from last year that were baled this summer, the cost will be approximately $75. The Board agreed to cover the hay core sampling cost.

Office Manager Update Bridget has filed the budget and the F-32 financial report with the County Clerk and the Department of Audit. She prepared for the fair booth and attended the fair on Friday. She participated in the Water Quality training in Buffalo and passed the test.

She went over the Voucher and the numbers with the Board, discussing reserves, restricted funds, and the current investment policy.

Financials A motion to pay the bills was made by Lily Altaffer and seconded by Kim Fundaun. The sealed bank statements were opened by Wanda Burget and verified with the reconciliation reports prepared by Bridget Helms.

Approve July 12th Minutes Lily Altaffer made a motion to approve the June 28th meeting minutes as presented. Kim Fundaun seconded. Motion carried.

Board Vacancy The Candidate filing period for the November election is August 10-29th. Two rural positions are up for election and one urban position is still vacant.

Local Issues Sarah attend the Fish Fire briefing today, she will begin searching for rehabilitation options. The forest plan revision comments were submitted to the County. Senator Ogden Driskill spoke to the Board about the importance of the forest plan revision and the critical role the CCNRD plays in this.

Forestry Program Update Sarah gave our update to the County Commissioner’s today. The District will have its own MOU with USFS for the Forest Plan Revisions. The CAFA contract is being completed, the pre-award was for $236,734.

The RCPP pile and burn issue is ongoing, Sarah provided copies of most recent correspondence to Board.

Community Conservation Committee account Lily Altaffer suggested her mother as someone who could be on this account.


Electronics Recycling E-cycling ads have been submitted to paper and will run 2 weeks before the event on August 27.

TIME OFF REQUESTS were approved.

Motion to adjourn was made by Kim Fundaun at 2:06 pm.

Office Manager Signature:

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Chairman Signature:

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