Conservation District seeks board members

Candidates to run for seats on the Webster County Soil and Water Conservation District board are wanted.

Candidates are needed to fill three seats on the board. The new members will be elected during the November general election.

To be eligible to run and serve on the board, individuals must be qualified to vote in a general election and must live in Webster County. Up to two board members can live in any one township.

Duties of the board include approving soil conservation plans, responding to soil loss complaints, establishing acceptable soil loss limits, assisting in the management of district funds and personnel, and publishing an annual report.

Board members are reimbursed for personal expenses and are protected from personal liability.

They are expected to participate in monthly meetings, learn the relevant laws and programs, develop resource conservation plans and help direct financial incentive programs.

Nominating petitions can be picked up at the district office at 1898 Kountry Lane or the Webster County Auditor’s Office in the courthouse.

Petitions must be signed by at least 25 registered voters. They must be filed at the county auditor’s office by 5 p.m. Aug. 29.

Anyone with questions about becoming a commissioner can call the district office at 573-4411, Ext. 3.