The Annual Meeting of Landowners & Supervisors of The Central Charlotte County Drainage District was held on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at the Charlotte County Public Works Building, 7000 Florida Street, Punta Gorda, Florida 33950. The meeting was conducted via conference call due to the COVI 0-19 guidelines. The meeting was called to order by the Vice President of the District, Mr. David Anthony, at 2:00 p.m. Roll was taken, and it was determined a quorum of Supervisors and Landowners were present. Being David Anthony, Carol M. Nevling. Also present at the Meeting were the District’s Secretary/Treasurer, Ms. Judy Uhland and the District’s attorney, Mr. Edward L. Wotitzky.
Due and proper Notice of the Meeting was established. Attached to these Minutes is the Publisher’s Affidavit of Publication confirming the publication of the Notice of Meeting on May 14 and May 21, 2020.
The Minutes of the June 13, 2019 Annual Meeting and Minutes of the January 16, 2020 Workshop Meeting were considered. After review, and on Motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the reading of the Minutes was waived, and the Minutes were approved as submitted.
The Landowners then proceeded to elect one (1) Supervisor. Mr. Wotitzky advised the term of Carol M. Nevling expires on September 30, 2020. An election of a Supervisor to fill that position was held.
Ms. Carol M. Nevling was nominated to serve an additional three (3) year term. There were no other nominations. On Motion duly made, seconded, and carried, Ms. Carol M. Nevling was elected to serve as a Supervisor of the District for a three (3) year term commencing on October 1, 2020.
As a result of the election, the following individuals constitute the Supervisors of the District for the noted terms:
- Supervisor David Anthony, Date of Term Expiration: September 30, 2021
- Supervisor Robert “Bucky” McQueen, Date of Term Expiration: September 30, 2022
- Supervisor Carol M. Nevling, Date of Term Expiration: September 30, 2023
The Supervisors then elected officers for terms commencing on October 1, 2020. On Motion duly made, seconded, and unanimously carried, the following individuals were elected to the noted offices:
- President: Robert “Bucky” McQueen
- Vice President: David Anthony
- Secretary / Treasurer: Carol M. Nevling
The financial statements for fiscal year ending May 31, 2020, were then reviewed. Ms. Uhland briefly reviewed the financial statements and noted that the balance of funds in the District’s accounts on May 31, 2020 totaled $42,826.29. The financial statements, copies of which are attached to these Minutes were approved and ratified.
The Supervisors then considered the budget for fiscal year commencing October 1, 2020. A copy of the proposed budget for the said fiscal year is attached to these Minutes. After further review and discussion and on Motion duly made, seconded, and unanimously carried, it was
RESOLVED, that the proposed budget for fiscal year commencing October 1, 2020, as presented is approved and adopted. It was further
RESOLVED, that assessments shall be levied at the rate of Twenty Dollars ($20.00) per acre for fiscal year beginning October 1, 2020
The Supervisors then considered and took action concerning maintenance projects. The first project concerned the repair and replacement of a culvert at George Road and Poplar. Mr. David Anthony advised he had contacted a contractor to replace the culvert and had obtained a proposal to replace the culvert and ancillary work associated with same in the amount of $4,100.00. In further discussion, it was noted there maybe some additional costs associated with the said project. After further discussion and on Motion duly made, seconded, and carried, it was
RESOLVED, that the proposal be approved, and the Vice President of the District, Mr. David Anthony, is authorized to enter a contract on behalf of the District for the work to replace the culvert up to a maximum amount of $4,500.00.
The Supervisors then discussed the herbicidal treatment of ditches being performed by Lake Doctors. Mr. Anthony raised a concern that the treatment, which currently occurs twice a year, may need to be increased to three (3) times a year. Mr. Anthony and Ms. Nevling will further review this matter and have additional discussions with Lake Doctors to determine the adequacy of the spraying program.
The date for the Workshop Meeting was then discussed. The Supervisors indicated the Workshop Meeting should be scheduled for the end of November or the first part of December. The attorney for the District advised he would get with the Public Works Department for the purpose of scheduling the meeting.
There being no further business for the Landowners and Supervisors, the Meeting was, on Motion duly made, seconded, and unanimously carried, adjourned.
Respectfully Submitted: Judy Uhland, Secretary
Approved: Robert “Bucky” McQueen, Preseident