Minutes

Telephonic Meeting

Board of the Department of Natural Resources

Rembert C. Dennis Building, Room 205

Columbia, South Carolina

Thursday, April 3, 2003

9:00 a.m.

 

 

The telephonic meeting of the Board of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources was conducted by conference call at 9:00 a.m., on Thursday, April 3, 2003, in room 335 of the Rembert C. Dennis Building, Columbia, South Carolina.  Notice of the date, time and places of the meeting were posted, mailed to the news media and advertised on the Department website.  Chairman Dr. Joab Lesesne presided over the meeting. Board members present included Dr. Julius Leary, Danny Ford, M. Russell Holliday, Jr., Malloy McEachin and Dr. Douglas Rucker.  Board Member Ben Gregg was absent due to a trip out of the country.  John Frampton and staff members of the Department of Natural Resources were present.

 

I. Call to Order

            Chairman Lesesne called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. and welcomed everyone to the meeting.  He noted that the Board Members were calling in and that the Board Conference Room was available to the public to attend the telephonic meeting.

 

II. Purpose of the Meeting

Chairman Lesesne informed the Board that the purpose of this meeting is to consider the employment date and the annual compensation for the Director.

       

III. Executive Session

            At this time Dr. Leary made a motion that the Board hold an Executive Session to discuss contractual, legal and personnel matters.

 

   IV. Return to Regular Session

The Board returned to regular session and invited staff and guests to join the meeting. 

 

Dr. Leary made a motion that Board name John Frampton Director of DNR beginning today, April 3, 2003, beginning at the minimum agency head salary.  Ms. Holliday seconded the motion and the motion carried with Ms. Holliday, Mr. Ford, Dr. Rucker and Dr. Leary voting for the motion Mr. McEachin voting against the motion.

 

Dr. Leary made a motion that the Board recommend to the Agency Head Salary Commission the mid-range salary for John Frampton for their consideration.  Mrs. Holliday seconded the motion and the motion carried with Ms. Holliday, Mr. Ford, Dr. Rucker and Dr. Leary voting for the motion Mr. McEachin voting against the motion.

 

V.  Time and Location of the Next Meeting

Chairman Lesesne stated that the next meeting of the DNR Board will be held on Friday, April 25, 2003, at the Rembert C. Dennis Building in Columbia, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

 

VI.        Adjournment

The being no further business to be brought before the DNR Board at this time, the meeting was adjourned.