Hughes County Conservation District #24

419 E. Highway
Holdenville, OK 74848
(405) 379-2570 phone
(405) 379-5926 fax

Current Agenda

                                                REGULAR MEETING AGENDA



                                                                  8:30 a.m., August 10, 2017




1.                  Call Meeting to Order – Chair


2.                  Administer Loyalty Oath and Oath of Office – S. McClure


3.                  Approval of Minutes of the July 13, 2017 Regular Meeting


4.                  Consideration of and Possible Action on District Employee Timesheets and Leave Records for the Month of July, 2017


5.                  Consideration of and Possible Action on Financial Statement for Period Ending July 31, 2017


6.                  Consideration of and Possible Action on District Reimbursement Claim and Payment of District Bills


7.                  Consideration of and Possible Action on the Following District Operations Items:

a)      Review and/or Approve engagement letter for FY17 Compilation

b)      Review and/or Approve NRCS/OCC Agreement

c)      Review and/or Approve District Allocations for Fiscal Year 2018

d)      Review and/or Approve Compilation FY16 and Annual Net Worth Statement

e)      Discussion with possible action to remove Andrea Jones from all district accounts

f)       Discussion with possible action to exchange trailers with Mike Carter

g)      Discussion with Commission staff regarding administrative assistance for the district with possible action to begin hiring process

h)      Discussion with possible action regarding upcoming / potential custom drilling jobs


8.                  Reports:

(a)               Conservation District Directors

(b)               Conservation District Staff

(c)                NRCS District Conservationist

(d)               NRCS Staff


9.                  Correspondence Reviewed:

(a)   Trey Lam – Commission News     

(b)   Trey Lam – Cultural Resources Challenges for State Cost-Share

(c)    Thank you – Matthew Jones


10.              Public Comments:


11.              New Business


12.              Adjournment:





NEXT MEETING:  September 14, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. – District Office




Locally Led Meeting Results

The Hughes County Conservation District held its annual Locally Led Meeting on Thursday, November 10, 2016.  The Locally Led Meeting provides the public with the chance to provide their input into what programs (both state and federal) they think the District should be providing as well as what they perceive to be our major natural resource concerns. 

In the past, the focus has been on soil erosion, water quality & quantity, brush management, streambank erosion and soil health.  But with a broader audience joining in on the discussion, the focus has expanded to include:  population migration, eastern red cedar infestation, emergency water sources, soil contamination due to meth labs, decreasing farm activites and revenue, recreational development, and watershed rehabilitation.  The District and NRCS then use these top 5 resource concerns and tries to mold the available programs to fit with these concerns.

A vote was taken and tallied and the new top five (5) natural resource concerns for the upcoming year are to remain the same as last year:


    1. Invasive Species - Brush & Weed Control
      1. Plants - Eastern Red Cedar and Blackberry
      2. Animals – Feral Hogs
    2. Water Quality and Quantity
    3. Roadside Dumping
    4. Soil Health and Ferfility
    5. Watershed Rehabilitation


      The Hughes County Conservation District (HCCD) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable sex, marital status, family status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisals, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). Persons with disabilities who require alterantive means of communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact HCCD at our office located at 419 E. Highway, Holdenville, OK 74848-4057, phone (405) 379-2570 (voice), fax (405) 379-5926, or by e-mail at

      To file a complaint of discrimination against HCCD, write the Executive Director, Oklahoma Conservation Commission (OCC), 2800 N. Lincoln Blvd., Suite 160, Oklahoma City, OK 73105, phone (405) 521-2384 (voice), fax (405) 521-6686, or go to HCCD and OCC are equal opportunity employers.