Newberry Soil & Water Conservation District
Monthly Meeting Minutes
Oct 12, 2021, Start Time: 7:00p.m. Meeting Adjourned 8:17p.m., NSWCD Office Newberry, SC
Present: Doug Heydt, Chairman; Toni Warren, Treasurer; Rev. Shealy, Commissioner; Mark Kiser, Secretary; Crista Lukoski, District Coordinator; Scott Lukoski; KNCB Chairman
Apologies of Absence: Ben Setzler, Vice Chairman; Danielle Himsey, Associate Commissioner
Next Meeting Scheduled: Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021, 7:00 p.m. at Newberry at NSWCD office
Doug Heydt called the meeting to order and established quorum at 7:12 pm
Rev Shealey provided the invocation.
Minutes were approved.
Treasurers Report: given by Toni Warren, included bank balances as of 9/31/2021 Business Checking $40625.35, Bus. Money Market $14,760.78 KNCB $11.39, New CD $52,372.49, ISE CD $71,719.08
An updated Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Statement with recommendation after review from Accountant was presented.
Additional Agenda Items:
Chairman’s Report- there was none
The District Report: was presented by Crista Lukoski. District Staff Report is attached.
Winners for Banquet awards were finalized. A discussion was had about grant funding, Crista needs the Linc pass to complete these, but mentioned that credentials are ready to pick up. Crista is making an appointment to complete.
A discussion was had about adding associates to the board, and a recommendation was made to call local affiliates to invite them to future meetings.
A discussion was had about the banquet itinerary, Crista will email to the commissioners.
A recommendation was made to ask Brooke Myres to introduce the Speaker for the banquet. Crista will ask.
A discussion was had about raffle prizes for the banquet, Mark will reach out to a couple of local businesses.
New Business: Appointment for Ben Setzler which expired on 3/31/2021, a motion was passed to continue his appointment.
Crista reviewed the Annual Report with the board, which is being sent to the printers for completion.
Crista shared the Oct-Dec quarterly newsletter which is being printed and mailed this week.
SCACD conference was discussed and Crista to reserve hotel rooms for all Commissioners.
NACD dues were approved for $100.
SCACD approved funds request of $12,500.00, which was reviewed & signed by Doug and Crista to submit on Wednesday.
Crista discussed applying for Champions of the Environment Grant for $2500.00
Crista discussed meeting with Matt DeWitt on Oct. 14, 2021 to set up Trash/Recycle trees for Halloween in City of Newberry.
Toni Warren resigned her appointment to the KNCB board due to limited availability. There was a discussion on who will
Take over this position. KNCB board meetings take place 1x per quarter. Time is 5:30pm – prior to NSWCD meeting.
A motion was tabled until next meeting to appoint Ben Setzler to this position.
Executive Session: Commissioners opted out.
Meeting adjourned at 8: pm
Motion to Accept Minutes – Mover: Mark Kiser; Seconder: Toni Warren – Motion Carried
Motion was made to announce the Winners for Banquet- Willie Piester award to Wayne Nichols, KNCB Volunteer award to New Hope Methodist, and NSWCD Business Affiliate to Emily Revolutionary Marketing; Mover: Toni Warren; Seconder; Mark Kiser- unanimous- Motion carried
Motion to reappoint Ben Setzler appointment for 4 years – Mover: Toni Warren, Seconder: Rev James Shealy- unanimous- Motion Carried
Motion was tabled until next meeting to appoint Ben Setzler to the KNCB board. Mover: Mark Kiser, Seconder: Rev Shealy
Motion to Adjourn at 8:17pm– Mover: Mark Kiser, Seconder: Toni Warren, unanimous– Motion Carried