Hughes County Conservation District #24

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

Current Agenda

                                                REGULAR MEETING AGENDA



September 14, 2017

8:30 a.m. 


1.                  Call Meeting to Order – Chair


2.                  Approval of Minutes of the August 10, 2017 Regular Meeting


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


4.                  Consideration of and Possible Action on Financial Statement for Period Ending August 31, 2017


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


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

a)      Review and/or Approve NRCS/OCC Operational Agreement

b)      Exchange trailers with Mike Carter

c)      Select Board Officers for FY18

d)      Update on custom drilling jobs

e)      Hughes County Youth Contests

f)       Open Meeting Act/ Open Records Act Workshops

g)      Hiring Part-Time Employee

h)      Sale of 2005 Ford Pickup

i)        OACD Area V Meeting – November 9 at Wilburton


7.      Proposed Executive Session: Consideration and possible action to vote in open session:

A.  To enter executive session as authorized by Title 25 O.S. Section 307 (B)(1) of the open meeting act to review applicants for district manager position.


B.  Executive Session for purpose stated above in item A.


C.  Return to open session.  Any action or motion related to personnel matters listed in Item A.

8.                  Reports:

(a)               Conservation District Directors

(b)               Conservation District Staff

(c)                NRCS District Conservationist

(d)               NRCS Staff


9.                  Correspondence Reviewed:

a.      Ferrelloil Company


10.              Public Comments:


11.              New Business


12.              Adjournment:


NEXT MEETING:  October 12, 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.