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About Parker County SWCD #558
​      THE PARKER COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT #558, a political subdivision of the State of Texas, is located at 604 North Main, Suite 100 in Weatherford. A true grass-roots organization dedicated to soil and water conservation, the District has been in the business of helping farmers and ranchers for over 75 years, first as Hood - Parker Soil Conservation District and now as Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District. The Parker County SWCD does not have taxing authority and still functions as a grass-roots volunteer group made up of agricultural landowners from different parts of the county who own land in the zone they represent and are actively engaged in farming or ranching.
     The District's purpose today is the same as it was in 1941, "to instill in the minds of local people that it is their responsibility to practice soil and water conservation, to bring about widespread understanding of the need for conservation, and to form a united front to combat soil erosion." The District strives to accomplish these goals through cost-share assistance, education, and example. When people work together in cooperation for the benefit of all, then real accomplishments may be gained for soil conservation. 


Meet our board members!

(Back Row, Left to Right)
Larry King, Morris White, Larry Walden
(Front Row, Left to Right)
Melton Harms, Jeanne O'Connor


DISTRICT DIRECTOR ELECTION INFORMATION
CANDIDATES MUST REGISTER EACH YEAR DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST


    To all eligible voters in the Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District #558 as described under the provisions of V.T.C.A., Agriculture Code, Chapter 201, who hold title to farm and ranch lands lying within said Subdivision (see legal descriptions below) and within said Conservation District who intend to run as a candidate for the office of Director of the Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District No. 558, notice is hereby given that in accordance with the provisions of V.T.C.A. Agriculture Code, Section 201.073 and rules adopted by said district, that candidates must file a written notice of candidacy with said district during established business hours in the month of August.

    District Directors serve 4 year terms. Each year in July a "Notice to Eligible Voters" is posted at our office. Individuals wishing to declare their intent to run as a candidate for the Subdivision(s) up for election for the Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District may pick up information during our regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Regular board meetings are scheduled for 9:00 a.m. each 1st Thursday of the month. Meetings usually last 2 - 3 hours.
The month of August is devoted to providing qualified individuals the opportunity to file for candidacy. Their "Declaration of Candidacy" must be delivered to the Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District Office at 604 North Main in Weatherford, Texas no later than 4:30 p.m. on the last business day of August. Candidates must reside in the county, all or part of which is in the district. They must own agricultural land in the subdivision for which he or she is filing. Candidates must be actively engaged in the business of farming or animal husbandry and be 18 years of age or older. 

    If only one candidate has filed for a given subdivision during the month of August the District will initiate the cancellation of the election.
If more that one candidate files for a given subdivision during the month of August an election will be set for the 1st Thursday in October. A "Due Notice of Election" will be posted stating: "To all persons including the designated representatives of family farm corporations who are eligible voters in the named Conservation District as described under the provisions of V.T.C.A. Agriculture Code, Chapter 201, who have attained the age of 18 years, and reside within the county, all or any part of which is included in the said Soil and Water Conservation District, and who hold title to farm and ranch lands lying within said Conservation District, notice is hereby given that in accordance with the provisions of V.T.C.A., Agriculture Code, Section 201.073, qualified voters of the above named Soil and Water Conservation district (see legal description below) will assemble at 604 N. Main, Suite 100, Weatherford, Texas at 9:00 a.m. on the 1st Thursday of October, then and there to elect a candidate owning land within said subdivision to serve as a member of the Board of District Directors of said soil and water conservation district. 

THE PARKER COUNTY SWCD #558 CONSISTS OF 579,981 ACRES, MORE OR LESS


Subdivision #1: Beginning at a point where US 180 intersects the Parker - Palo Pinto County Line, thence in a northerly direction along the Parker - Palo Pinto County line to the northwest corner of Parker County. Thence in an easterly direction along the Parker - Jack County line to its intersection with Wise County. Thence in an easterly direction along the Parker - Wise County line to its intersection with FM 920. Thence in a generally southerly direction along FM 920 to its intersection with FM 51. Thence in a southerly direction along FM 51 to its intersection with US 180. Thence in a westerly direction along US 180 to its intersection with the Parker - Palo Pinto County line which is the point of beginning. 

Subdivision #2: Beginning at a point where US 377 intersects the Parker - Tarrant County line. Thence in a southerly direction along the Parker - Tarrant County line to the southeast corner of Parker County. Thence in a westerly direction along the Parker - Johnson County line to its intersection with Hood County. Thence in a westerly direction along the Parker - Hood County line to its intersection with FM 1189. Thence in a northerly direction along FM 1189 to its intersection with Old Dennis Road. Thence in a generally northeasterly direction along Old Dennis Road to its intersection with South Bowie Drive. Thence in a northeasterly direction along South Bowie Drive to its intersection with West Park Avenue. Thence in an easterly direction along West Park Avenue to its intersection with SH 171. Thence in a southeasterly direction along SH 171 to its intersection with Bear Creek Road. Thence in a southeasterly direction along Bear Creek Road to its intersection with Kelly Road. Thence in a southeasterly direction along Kelly Road to its intersection with US 377. Thence in a northeasterly direction along US 377 to its intersection with the Parker - Tarrant County line which is the point of beginning.

Subdivision #3: Beginning at a point where US 180 intersects the Parker - Palo Pinto County line. Thence in an easterly direction along US 180 to its intersection with SH 171. Thence in a southerly direction along SH 171 to its intersection with West Park Avenue. Thence in a westerly direction along West Park Avenue to its intersection with South Bowie Drive. Thence in a southwesterly direction along South Bowie Drive to its intersection with Old Dennis Road to its intersection with FM 1189. Thence in a southerly direction along FM 1189 to its intersection with the Parker - Hood County line. Thence in a westerly direction along the Parker - Hood County line to the southwest corner of Parker County. Thence in a northerly direction along the Parker - Palo Pinto County line to the southwest corner of Parker County. Thence in a northerly direction along the Parker - Palo Pinto County line to its intersection with US 180 which is the point of beginning.

Subdivision #4Beginning at a point where SH 199 intersects the Parker - Tarrant County line. Thence in a southerly direction along the Parker - Tarrant County line to its intersection with US 377. Thence in a southwesterly direction along US 377 to its intersection with Kelly Road. Thence in a northerly direction along Kelly Road to its intersection with Bear Creek Road. Thence in a northwesterly direction along Bear Creek Road to its intersection with SH 171. Thence in a generally northwesterly direction along SH 171 to its intersection with US 180. Thence in an easterly direction along US 180 to its intersection with FM 730. Thence in a northeasterly direction along FM 730 to its intersection with SH 199. Thence in an easterly direction along SH 199 to its intersection with the Parker - Tarrant County line which is the point of beginning.

Subdivision #5: Beginning at a point where FM 920 intersects the Parker - Wise County line, thence in an easterly direction along the Parker - Wise County line to the northeast corner of Parker County. Thence in a southerly direction along the Parker - Tarrant County line to its intersection with US 199. Thence in a westerly direction along US 199 to its intersection with FM 730. Thence in a southwesterly direction along FM 730 to its intersection with US 180. Thence in a westerly direction along US 180 to its intersection with FM 51. Thence in a northerly direction along FM 51 to its intersection with FM 920. Thence in a generally northerly direction along FM 920 to its intersection with the Parker - Wise County line which is the point of beginning.

                                Election Information

            Candidacy filing is during the month of August. 

            Zone (subdivision) 1 & 2 is the next Election!
OUR BOARD MEETINGS ARE NORMALLY THE FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION!
  For more information about the District, please visit the        
  Texas State Soil Water Conservation Board's website listed
  below.

  https://www.tsswcb.texas.gov/en/swcds/info
            PARKER COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT TO MEET

The Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District #558 will meet in an open board meeting Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in the Conference Room located in the Agricultural Services Center, 604 North Main St., Suite 100, Weatherford, Texas.  The public is invited to attend.

AGENDA

1.   APPROVE MINUTES OF LAST BOARD MEETING
2.   PRESENT AND PAY BILLS/BANKING
3.   CLEARFORK WATERSHED REPORT/PLANNING
        A. O&M Grant Program
4.   NRCS ACTIVITIES REPORT
5.   TEXAS STATE SWCD REPRESENTATIVE REPORT
6.   DISTRICT REPORTS
        A. 503 WQMP
        B. District Activities/Donations
        C. Annual Plan of Work
        D. Director Election Zones 1 & 2 
7.   MISCELLANEOUS
        A. Checks
        B. Reimbursement Form
        C. Annual Financial Report

IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT (ARTICLE 625217, +SECTION 2, VERNON’S TEXAS CIVIL STATUES), THE BOARD MAY ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.
The Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District #558 prohibits discrimination in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from a public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact Wanda Carter at 817-594-4672, ext. 3, two (2) working days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  
  To file a complaint, write the USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Bldg., 1400 Independence Avenue., SW, Washington, DC, 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 795-6382 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 
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