Thursday, October 16, 2014

Minutes of October Council Meeting

Standing: Quinn Wood, David Brown, Jeremy McDonald, Wade Hill, 
John Sudduth, and James Burnett.  Seated:  Renee Smith, Chris Wright,
 LaVerne Matheson, Carl Godsey, and John Creed.
The Winston County Natural Resources Council meeting was held on October 16, 2014, at the U. S. Forest Service Office in Double Springs.  Present were: LaVerne Matheson, Carl Godsey, John Creed, David Brown, Mike Henshaw, James Burnett, Quinn Wood, Chris Wright, John Sudduth, Wade Hill, Renee Smith, and Jeremy McDonald.

Items discussed were:
  • FAWN Program details.  Dates are FAWN walk thru - Wednesday, October 22, at 9:00 a.m., FAWN for Meek, Addison, and Double Springs - Thursday, October 23, at 9:00 a.m.  FAWN for Lynn and Haleyville - Friday, October 24, at 9:00 a.m.
  • LaVerne reported on the Clean up on Smith Lake held on October 9.  He said that 6.5 tons of debris where removed from the lake.  About 25 people participated in the effort.  Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy's Facebook page has photos of the cleanup 
  • Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy Inc. is placing signs at boat ramps and other access points that there is a $250 fine for littering on the lake.
  • John Sudduth attended the TREASURE Forest Conference.  The TREASURE Forest Association has teamed up with the Alabama Farmers Federation.  The group has a new car tag program that promises to be very popular, since the special TREASURE Forest tag will be provided at no cost.  He also noted that there will be a effort to recruit new TREASURE Forest owners into the program.
  • Jeremy McDonald said there would be a Bankhead Liaison Panel meeting on Thursday, October 16, at 6:00 p.m., at the First National Bank in Double Springs.
  • Carl said that the Winston County Farmers Federation Womens Committee was sponsoring a political forum on October 21, at 6:00 p.m. at the Bernice Hilton Walker Building in Double Springs.
Mike Henshaw, Secretary WCNRC

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