Sunday, May 24, 2015

Conservation Commission May Meeting

May 28, 2015 – Closed Executive Session -- 10:00 a.m.

Call to order, roll call, and vote to close meeting.
  • E.1 – Approval of minutes of previous executive session(s) (610.021 RSMo.).
  • E.2 – Consideration of supporting documentation related to recommendations to suspend or revoke hunting, fishing, and trapping privileges (621.021(1), 610.021.14, 454.440.9, 211.321 RSMo.).
  • E.3 – Consideration of confidential or privileged communications between the Commission and its Internal Auditor regarding work product (610.021(17) RSMo.).
  • E.4 – Consideration of recommendations relating to the hiring/firing/disciplining/ promoting of personnel (610.021(3) RSMo.).
  • E.5 – Consideration of negotiated contracts (610.021(12) RSMo.).
  • E.6 – Consideration of potential real estate transactions/negotiations (610.021(2) RSMo.).
  • E.7 – Consideration of legal actions, causes of action, or litigation and attorney‐client privileged communications as provided for in 610.021(1) RSMo.).
  • Adjourn.

May 29, 2015 – Regular Open Meeting -- 8:30 a.m.

Call to order. -- James T. Blair, IV, Chair
1. Presentation of the newest mural in the “Conservation Advances in Missouri” series by MDC Wildlife Artist Mark Raithel. -- Tim Ripperger, Deputy Director
2. Action Item: Approval of minutes of previous open meeting.
Staff Presentation:
3. Avian Influenza. -- Mike Hubbard, Resource Science Division Chief, and Kelly Straka, State Wildlife Veterinarian
Regulations Committee:
4. Action Item: Report of the Regulations Committee, which includes action items to finalize regulations for the 2015‐16 fall deer season, consideration of options for 2015 early migratory bird season, and a final vote on an order of rulemaking for 3 CSR 10‐8.510 Use of Traps. -- Tom Draper, Deputy Director and Chairman, Regulations Committee
Staff Presentation:
Final deer season attributes and CWD management challenges. -- Jason Sumners, Resource Scientist
Design and Development Division:
5. Major Construction Projects Status Report. -- Jacob Careaga, Design and Development Division Chief
6. Consideration of bids received for construction of Duck Creek Conservation Area Wetlands & Footbridges project located in Bollinger, Stoddard and Wayne Counties, and authorization to enter into a contract. -- Jacob Careaga, Design and Development Division Chief
Information Technology Unit:
7. Information Technology Projects Status Report. -- Douglas Fees, Information Technology Services Chief
Staff Presentation:
8. Strategic Planning Process. -- David Thorne, Policy Supervisor
Administrative Services Division:
9. Action Item: Overview and recommendation for approval of the Fiscal Year 2016 Internal Expenditure Plan. -- Margie Mueller, Chief Financial Officer
10. Current Financial Summary. -- Margie Mueller, Chief Financial Officer
Forestry Division:
11. Action Item: Recommendation for approval of authorization to advertise and sell an estimated 953,941 board feet of timber located on 536 acres of Compartment 14, Sunklands Conservation Area in Shannon County, to be sold in two harvest units (Sale 1 and Sale 2). -- Lisa Allen, Forestry Division Chief
Human Resources Division:
12. Action Item: Recommendation for approval of personnel reclassifications/new positions.
-- Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Division Chief
13. Action Item: Conservation Employees’ Benefits Plan Update and 2016 recommendation.
-- Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Division Chief
Staff Presentation:
14. Future Leadership: Professional Development. -- Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Division Chief, and Debra Thompson, Employee Relations Manager
Realty Committee:
15. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to convey approximately 0.06 acre of Rockwoods Reservation in St. Louis County to the City of Wildwood, Missouri, for a bridge replacement project and to grant the City of Wildwood a temporary construction easement on an additional 0.25 acre until the project is complete. -- Tim Ripperger, Deputy Director and Chairman, Realty Committee
16. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to convey approximately 0.02 acre of Rockwoods Range in St. Louis County to the City of Wildwood, Missouri, for a bridge replacement project and to grant the City of Wildwood a temporary construction easement on an additional 0.145 acre until the project is complete. -- Tim Ripperger, Deputy Director and Chairman, Realty Committee
17. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to sell approximately 0.89 acre of Bear Creek Conservation Area in Laclede County. -- Tim Ripperger, Deputy Director and Chairman, Realty Committee
18. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to purchase approximately 752 acres in Livingston County as an addition to Fountain Grove Conservation Area. -- Tim Ripperger, Deputy Director and Chairman, Realty Committee
Administration:
19. Legislative Report. -- Aaron Jeffries, Assistant to the Director
20. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to suspend or revoke one or more hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges of individuals for cause. -- Lisa Wehmeyer, Internal Auditor
21. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to suspend or revoke all hunting and fishing privileges of individuals who are not in compliance with applicable child support laws. -- Lisa Wehmeyer, Internal Auditor
22. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to suspend or revoke one or more hunting, fishing, and trapping privileges of individuals in accordance with the terms of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact. -- Lisa Wehmeyer, Internal Auditor
23. Other matters of interest.
24. Adjourn.

FUTURE MEETING DATES

  • July 9‐10, 2015
  • August 27‐28, 2015
  • October 22‐23, 2015
  • December 10‐11, 2015