Sunday, May 20, 2012

May Meeting of the Missouri Conservation Commission

MEETING OF THE
MISSOURI CONSERVATION COMMISSION

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Camp Geiger – Herzog Lodge
9515 County Road 388, St. Joseph
1:00 p.m. – Executive Session (Closed)

Friday, May 25, 2012
Remington Nature Center of St. Joseph
1502 MacArthur Drive, St. Joseph
8:30 a.m. – Regular Open Meeting

TENTATIVE AGENDA

(Background documents related to each agenda item are available for public viewing at Conservation Department Headquarters, Jefferson City, for eight calendar days prior to the meeting. Any person who would like to comment to the Commission about a specific agenda item must make a written request to the Director at least four calendar days prior to the meeting. Speakers will be limited to five minutes each and number of speakers may be limited.  Recording the open meeting is permissible, pursuant to any guidelines established by the Commission to minimize disruption to the meeting. Individuals wishing to record the open meeting by audiotape, videotape or other electronic means should notify the Director at least four calendar days prior to the meeting so accommodations for such recording can be made.)


Thursday, May 24, 1:00 p.m.
Executive Session (Vote to go into closed session – reconvene open meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 25):
(1)        Call to order and approval of minutes of previous Executive Session(s). (610.021 RSMo.)
(2)        Consideration of supporting documentation for recommendation to suspend or revoke all hunting and fishing privileges of individuals who are juveniles or who are not in compliance with applicable child support laws. Action to be taken in open meeting. (Disclosure protected by law, 610.021(14), 454.440.9, 211.321, RSMo.)
(3)        Consideration of confidential or privileged communications between the Commission and its Internal Auditor regarding work product. (Communications between public governmental body and its auditor, 610.021(17) RSMo.)
(4)        Consideration of recommendation relating to the hiring/firing/disciplining/promoting of personnel. (Hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting, 610.021(3) RSMo.)
(5)        Consideration of negotiated contracts. (Documents related to a negotiated contract, 610.021(12) RSMo.)
(6)        Update on potential real estate transactions/negotiations. (Leasing, purchase or sale of real estate, 610.021(2) RSMo.)
(7)        Consideration of legal actions and attorney-client privileged communications involving the Conservation Commission. (Legal actions, causes of action or litigation, 610.021(1) RSMo.)

Friday, May 25, 8:30 a.m. – Regular Open Meeting:
Approval of minutes of previous meeting.

Staff Presentation:
8:35 a.m.         Wildlife Division Report – Wildlife Division Chief DeeCee Darrow.
Report of the Regulations Committee, which includes recommendations for the 2012-2013 deer hunting season and the 2012 Early Migratory Bird seasons.
           
April Monthly Financial Summary. 
Recommendation for approval of the Fiscal Year 2013 Internal Expenditure Plan.
Status of Major CI-IT Projects Funded in FY12 Budget.
Recommendations for authorization to advertise and sell 1) an estimated 1.27 million board feet of timber located on 550 acres of Compartment 2, Little Black Conservation Area in Ripley County; and 2) 778,380 board feet of timber located on 338 acres of Compartment 54, Rocky Creek Conservation Area in Shannon County.
Recommendation for approval of personnel reclassifications.
Conservation Employees’ Benefits Plan Update.
Staff Presentations:

10:30 a.m.       Integrated Communications Strategy – Outreach and Education Division Chief Mike Huffman.

10:45 a.m.       Permit/Privilege Suspension Program – Deputy Director Tim Ripperger.
Recommendation for approval to sell the 4-acre Stono Mountain Towersite in St. Francois County.
Recommendation for approval of proposed responses to certain Resolutions adopted by the Conservation Federation of Missouri at its February 2012 annual meeting.

Recommendations for approval to 1) suspend or revoke one or more hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges of individuals for cause; 2) reinstate one or more hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges of an individual previously suspended for cause; 3) suspend or revoke all hunting and fishing privileges of individuals who are not in compliance with applicable child support laws; 4) suspend or revoke one or more hunting, fishing and trapping privileges of individuals in accordance with the terms of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact; and 5) suspend or revoke hunting privileges of one individual who inflicted injury to another person while hunting.
Legislative Report.
Announcement of actions taken in executive session, if any.

Other matters of interest.

Confirmation that the next regular meeting will be held July 12-13, 2012