Crawford SWCD Supervisor election set

Staff report

The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District to be held in accordance with Chapter 1515 of the Ohio Revised Code. One (1) Supervisor will be elected. The nominees are: Andrew Eichhorn and Jay Scott.

Residents or landowners, firms, and corporations that own land or occupy land in Crawford County and are 18 years of age and older may vote for Supervisor. A non-resident landowner, firm, or corporation must provide an affidavit of eligibility, which includes designation of a voting representative, prior to casting a ballot.

There are three ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot: (1) at the annual meeting, which will take place September 15, 2015 at 5:30-6:45 pm; (2) at the SWCD office 7:30 am – 4:30 pm on September 15, 2015; or (3) vote absentee now through September 15th by requesting the proper absentee request forms from the SWCD office at the Crawford SWCD, 3111 State Route 98, Bucyrus OH 44820 phone 419-562-8280.

Andrew Eichhorn, his wife Darlene and their daughter live in Polk Township. He is running for supervisor because it “will be a good opportunity to learn more about conservation and he is looking forward to meeting new people and serving the people of Crawford County”. On the farm they have implemented conservation practices such as grass waterways, surface drains, minimum tillage with a corn and soybean rotation, grid soil sampling, variable rate technology (VRT) nutrient and lime application, and they maintain good soil erosion prevention practices. He enjoys spending time with his family in his spare time.

Jay Scott is a farmer and part time pastor at Emanuel United Church of Christ. He and his wife Kathy live in Holmes Township and have 2 children. Jay is currently a member of the Holmes Twp Volunteer Fire Department and is a Board Member of Open Door in Upper Sandusky. Jay would like to be considered for the Board of Supervisors because; “I have taken a great interest in the connection between water quality for everyone, and the conservation practices of farmers. I believe there is much to be done in terms of explaining and articulating farmers’ efforts to protect the environment while still being highly productive, and continually profitable. While I’ve always been connected to the family farm, I also have a wide range of experience in public relations and marketing. If, from that perspective, I can be of service to the conservation activities of Crawford County, then I will be pleased to offer my time.”

Staff report