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Agriculture Resource Committee

Posted on: July 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Minutes from 4/16/19 ARC Meeting

Learner Limbach

 X (then absent)

Charlie Behnke


Caitlin Herlihy Lek


David Kane


Steve Bernheim


Brook Brouwer


Andre Enterman (NP)


Kyle Dodd


Sam Dillingham


Steph Coffey


Meike Meissner


Sara Benson


Winnie Adams


Mike Ramsey


Bill Watson- council rep Not present

Faith Van De Putte- coordinator                                                             

Agenda approved by implication                                                                       

Adopt Minutes from  3/16/19 from Dave motion to adopt, seconded, passed.


4:10                 ARC Business                                                                              

Summer Schedule- Meeting in July 16th only. June and August no ARC Meeting but subcommittee meetings will continue to meet.

 4:12                 Coordinator's Report                                                               

●     Marijuana- Faith attended the Council meeting, presented the ARC’s recommendation that the County treat grow operations as a unique land use activity. Later at that meeting County Council passed a 6 month moratorium on new grow operations in San Juan County and will start process for public input.

4:15                 Outreach                                                                                           Caitlin

●     Ag Org Retreat- Will be May 23rd Lopez Island 10:15-3:00

4:30                 Policy                                                                                                David

●     Stewardship of Agricultural Conservation Lands Meeting update

○     DISCUSSION ITEM-  should ARC send a memo to the County Council and the Land Bank Board in support of “The development of county policy for the stewardship of agricultural conservation lands” … How and where this gets put in the comp plan we can figure later, but we just want action moving forward. Dave Kane makes the motion to recommend a policy for the stewardship of agricultural conservation lands, seconded …. M/S/P, no opposition. Faith will draft and send.

●     Comprehensive Plan Update

○     Land Use … committee aims to complete recommendations for new Land Use section in May. ARC members are welcome to engage with policy committee activities.


4:50                 Ag Program Updates & General Announcements 

●     Lopez Lamb Wool and Goat Festival- May 11th from 10-3          

●     Land Bank Commission meeting coming up Friday April 19

●     May 1 business planning workshop with EDC

●     New ag program coordinator and research assistant upcoming, too.

●     May 1 deadline for Savor the Flavors farm map listings …


4:55                 Public Comment  : none                                                                         


5:00                 Adjourn 

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