Sunday, August 11, 2013

Tentative Agenda for August Meeting of Missouri Conservation

Conservation Department Headquarters
2901 West Truman Boulevard, Jefferson City, Missouri

Thursday, August 15, 2013 – 2:00 p.m. – Executive Session (Closed)
Friday, August 16, 2013 – 8:30 a.m. – Regular Open Meeting


(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, August 15, 2:00 p.m.
Executive Session (Vote to go into closed session – reconvene open meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, August 16)
(1)        Call to order and approval of minutes of previous Executive Session(s). (610.021 RSMo.)
(2)        Consideration of supporting documentation related to recommendations to suspend or revoke hunting, fishing, and trapping privileges. Action to be taken in open meeting. (Disclosure protected by law, 621.021(1), 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 legal actions and attorney-client privileged communications involving the Conservation Commission.(Legal actions, causes of action or litigation, 610.021(1) RSMo.)
(6)        Consideration of negotiated contracts. (Documents related to a negotiated contract, 610.021(12) RSMo.)
(7)        Update on potential real estate transactions/negotiations. (Leasing, purchase or sale of real estate, 610.021(2) RSMo.)

Friday, August 16, 8:30 a.m. – Regular Open Meeting:
Opening comments and announcement of actions taken in executive session, if any – Director Robert Ziehmer.

Approval of minutes of previous meeting.

Staff Presentation:  Conservation Goals and Challenges – Policy Supervisor David Thorne.

Fiscal Year 2013 Year-End Review of Revenue and Expenditure Trends.

Fiscal Year 2013 Year-End Review of Major Construction Projects Completed and Status of Major CI-IT Projects Funded in FY14 Budget.

Recommendation for authorization to advertise and sell an estimated 1 million board feet of saw timber located on 608 acres of Compartment 10, Current River Conservation Area in Reynolds County.

Staff Presentation:  Public Input on Area Plans – Public Involvement Coordinator Amy Buechler.

Report of the Regulations Committee, which includes recommendations for proposed amendments to the Wildlife Code and recommendations pertaining to season dates and limits for the 2013-2014 waterfowl season (with presentation by Resource Scientist Andy Raedeke).

Recommendations for approval to 1) accept the donation of approximately 0.25 acre in Phelps County as an addition to Beaver Creek Conservation Area; and 2) purchase approximately 265 acres in Shannon County as an addition to Angeline Conservation Area.

Quarterly Report of Personnel Changes approved by the Director.

Conservation Employees’ Benefits Plan 2014 recommendation.

Staff Presentation:  Healthy Forests, Fish and Wildlife: The Comprehensive Conservation Strategy – Wildlife Programs Supervisor Dennis Figg.

Recommendations for approval to 1) suspend or revoke one or more hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges of individuals for cause; 2) suspend or revoke all hunting and fishing privileges of individuals who are not in compliance with applicable child support laws; 3) 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 4) suspend hunting privileges of individuals who inflicted injury to another person while hunting.

Legislative Report.

Other matters of interest.

Announcement of the next regular meeting on October 3-4, 2013.

Joe Jerek
News Services Coordinator
Missouri Department of Conservation
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