December 29, 2011

Nominees Sought for Scotland County Soil and Water Conservation District Board

The Scotland County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold an election for one supervisor in each of two different territories in the county in March, 2012.

If you or someone you know owns a farm in Area II, including Jefferson & Vest Townships, or Area IV, including Harrison, Thompson & Johnson Townships, and meet the qualifications listed below they may be considered as a candidate in the election. You may submit names for consideration to the nominating committees by contacting one of the committee members directly, at the numbers listed below, or by contacting the Scotland County SWCD office.

Supervisors of the district administer district policies and programs, district personnel, and cost-share funding made available by the one-tenth-of-one-percent parks, soils, and water sales tax. During Fiscal Year 2011, the district provided $574,393.65 of cost-share funds to 85 landowners to assist the landowners with installing agricultural erosion control and water quality practices.

Nominating committees, to select qualified candidates for the election, have been established, including:

Area II

Jim Dickerson, Township: West Jefferson, 660-883-5777

Mark Monroe, Township: East Jefferson, 660-883-5783

David Wiggins, Township: Vest, 660-883-5814

Area IV

Allen Fitzgerald, Township: Harrison, 660-282-3470

Ronnie Boyer, Township: Thompson, 660-945-3041

Fred Bertram, Township: Harrison, 660-479-5674

To be a candidate for the Soil and Water Conservation district election, a person shall be:

A land representative, and

A resident, tax-paying citizen within the SWD for a minimum of two years preceding the election date, and

A cooperator of the district, defined as, "a person who is actively engaged in farming and practices conservation activities related to agriculture", and

Reside in or own a farm in the same territory where the nominating committee has responsibility

For more information contact Cassandra Bryant at the Scotland County Soil and Water Conservation District, RR 1 BOX 73G, Memphis MO 63555, 660-465-7251 Ext.3.

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