Brevard Soil and Water Conservation District Minutes
The Brevard Soil and Water Conservation District met in regular session on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., in the 4-H Conference Room, UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa, Florida.
The meeting was called to order by the Chair, Bud Crisafulli, at 4:03 p.m.
Board members present were: Bud Crisafulli; Henry Minneboo; Jonathan Schuman; and Jim Sloan.
Staff members present were: Mike Engelgau.
Approval of January 8, 2020, Minutes
Motion by Jim, seconded by Henry, to approve the minutes of January 8, 2020 as presented. The vote passed unanimously.
Approval of Treasurer’s Report for the Period of January 8, 2020 to February 11, 2020
Motion by Jim, seconded by Henry, to approve Treasurer’s report as presented. The vote passed unanimously.
Jim gave a presentation titled “Biosolid Processing – Sludge to Useful Products”. Key points mentioned include: (1) processing of biosolids results in steam and fertilizer; (2) the process can be self-sufficient once operating, but needs electricity for initial startup; (3) input is 70 – 90 gallons per minute; and (4) drawback is the $8 – 10 million cost for each unit.
Mike informed the Board that the District’s website has the meeting minutes and the agendas going back to October 2018, making the District compliant with the Sunshine Law as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Jim proposed a letter to be sent to the Florida Governor titled “Pilot Projects for Biosolids Processing”, stating that the District stands with the Indian River Soil and Water Conservation District in their efforts to find a better way to process and get rid of biosolids and that the District supports the Governor’s efforts for cleaner water. Motion by Jim, seconded by Henry, to send the letter to the Governor. The vote passed unanimously.
Bud mentioned that several bills concerning best management practices are before the Florida State Legislature. A brief discussion ensued concerning that the State obtains more manpower to implement and oversee the programs.
Upon consensus of the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 5:03 p.m.