Saturday, December 5, 2015

Missouri Conservation Commission DECEMBER 2015 Meeting Tentative Agenda

Conservation Department Headquarters
2901 West Truman Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Background documents related to the open agenda items 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. The time period allotted for public comment and the number of speakers will be at the Commission’s discretion. 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.


December 10, 2015 – Closed Executive Session – 12:30 p.m.

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


December 11, 2015 – Regular Open Meeting – 8:30 a.m.

Call to order. -- Marilynn J. Bradford, Chair.
1. Action Item:  Approval of minutes of previous open meeting.
Awards:
2. Staff Recognition/Recent National Awards -- Division Chiefs
3. Missouri Youth Shooting Sports Programs Recognition -- Joanie Straub, Outreach and Education Division Chief
  • 2015 Missouri 4-H Shooting Sports State Team – Top Overall Honors at the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships
  • 2015 NRA International Youth Hunter Education Challenge Event – Top Overall Individual in the Senior Division – Stewart McCollum
4. 2015 MDC Workforce Diversity Award -- Robert Ziehmer, Director
Staff Presentations: 
5. Agricultural Crop Program -- Nathan Bess, Financial Services Analyst; Dave Darrow, Wildlife Management Biologist; Introduction by Joel Porath, Interim Wildlife Division Chief
6. Missouri Deer Survey Program -- Mike Hubbard, Resource Science Division Chief
Comments:
7. Comments on proposed regulations by individuals who submitted written requests prior to the meeting - Introduction by Tom Draper, Deputy Director and Chairman, Regulations Committee
Regulations Committee:
8. Report of the Regulations Committee -- Tom Draper, Deputy Director and Chairman, Regulations Committee
  • Presentation/Action Item: Final consideration of recommendations for 2016-2017 Fall Deer/Turkey Season Structure, Methods, and Limits -- Jason Sumners, Resource Scientist; Tom Draper, Deputy Director and Chairman, Regulations Committee
  • Action Item: Consideration of recommendations to limit the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease to other portions of the state -- Tom Draper, Deputy Director and Chairman, Regulations Committee
  • Presentation/Action Item: 2016 Missouri Wild Turkey Hunting Regulation Recommendations -- Jason Isabelle, Resource Scientist; Tom Draper, Deputy Director and Chairman, Regulations Committee
  • Action Item:  Final consideration of a series of recommendations for regulation changes identified during the mid-year review of the Wildlife Code -- Tom Draper, Deputy Director and Chairman, Regulations Committee
  • Upcoming Waterfowl/Hunter Public Engagement Meetings -- Mike Hubbard, Resource Science Division Chief
Design and Development Division: 
Jacob Careaga, Design and Development Division Chief
9. Major Construction Projects Status Report
10. Action Item: Consideration of a negotiated agreement for the acquisition of LiDAR and aerial photogrammetry of 34 Conservation Areas and authorization to enter into a contract
11. Action Item: Consideration of an amendment to the negotiated agreement for design of the new Grand River Pump Station at Fountain Grove Conservation Area in Livingston County
Administrative Services Division:
12. Monthly Financial Summary -- Margie Mueller, Chief Financial Officer.
13. Presentation/Action Item:  2016 Permit System Vendor Changes -- Greg Jones, Permit Services Supervisor; Introduction by Margie Mueller, Chief Financial Officer
Information Technology Unit: 
14. Information Technology Projects Status Report -- Douglas Fees, Information Technology Services Chief
Realty Committee:
Lisa Allen, Forestry Division Chief
15. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to exchange approximately 16 acres of Angeline Conservation Area in Shannon County for approximately 9 acres in Shannon County as an addition to Angeline Conservation Area
16. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to purchase approximately 14.69 acres in Jefferson County as an addition to Myron and Sonya Glassberg Family Conservation Area
Administration:
Aaron Jeffries, Deputy Director
17. Presentation/Action Item: Recommendation for approval of the 2014-2015 Annual Report for the Department of Conservation 
18. Legislative Report
Internal Audit: 
Lisa Wehmeyer, Internal Auditor
19. Action Item:  Consideration of request for reinstatement of hunting privileges from one individual
20. Action Item: Recommendations for approval to:
  • Suspend or revoke one or more hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges of individuals for cause. 
  • Suspend or revoke all hunting and fishing privileges of individuals who are not in compliance with applicable child support laws.
  • Suspend or revoke one or more hunting, fishing, and trapping privileges of individuals in accordance with the terms of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact.
  • Suspend or revoke hunting privileges of individuals who inflicted injury to another person while hunting. 
21. Other matters of interest. 
22. Adjourn.

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