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Conservation Commission Agenda

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.

Closed Executive Session

Thursday, February 19, 2015 1:30 p.m.
Conservation Department Headquarters
2901 West Truman Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65109

  • 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 negotiated contracts (610.021(12) RSMo.).
  • E.5 – Consideration of recommendations relating to the hiring/firing/disciplining/promoting of personnel (610.021(3) 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.

Regular Open Meeting

Friday, February 20, 2015 8:30 a.m.
Conservation Department Headquarters
2901 West Truman Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Call to order,
James T. Blair, IV, Chair.

1. Action Item: Approval of minutes of previous open meeting.

Staff Presentations:
2. Lake Renovations.
Brian Canaday, Fisheries Division Chief.

3. Missouri Natural Areas Program.
Mike Leahy, Natural Areas Coordinator.
Introduction by Jennifer Battson Warren, Wildlife Division Chief.

Wildlife Division:
4. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to designate three new Missouri Natural Areas and remove one from the Missouri Natural Areas System.
Jennifer Battson Warren, Wildlife Division Chief.

Presentation:
5. Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation.
Chris Vitello, MCHF Executive Director.

Regulations Committee:
6. Action Item: Report of the Regulations Committee, which includes recommendations for changes to the Wildlife Code.
Tom Draper, Deputy Director and Chairman, Regulations Committee.

Design and Development Division:
Jacob Careaga, Design and Development Division Chief.

7. Presentation: Fiscal Year 2015 Mid-Year Review of Major Construction Projects.

8. Action Item: Consideration of bids received for the construction of the Shanks Conservation Area Three Phase Electric Line located in Pike County, and authorization to enter into a contract with the low bidder.

9. Action Item: Consideration of bids received for the construction of the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery Auxiliary Pipeline Water Supply located in Taney County, and authorization to enter into a contract with the low bidder.

10. Action Item: Consideration of proposals for the fabrication of exhibit features at Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center located in Jackson County, and authorization to enter into a contract for the recommended proposal.

Information Technology Unit:
11. Fiscal Year 2015 Mid-Year Review of Information Technology Projects.
Douglas Fees, Information Technology Services Chief.

Forestry Division:
12. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to authorize and sell an estimated 886,586 board feet of timber located on 391 acres of Compartment 6, Deer Ridge Conservation Area in Lewis County.
Lisa Allen, Forestry Division Chief.

Staff Presentations:
13. Website Redesign.
Chris Cloyd, Digital Communications Manager.
Introduction by Jeff Cockerham, Outreach and Education Chief.

14. Feral Hogs in Missouri.
Joel Porath, Wildlife Management Chief.
Introduction by Jennifer Battson Warren, Wildlife Division Chief.

Administrative Services Division:
15. Presentation: Fiscal Year 2015 Mid-Year Review of Revenue and Expenditure Trends. (Current Monthly Financial Summary to be provided for information only.)
Margie Mueller, Chief Financial Officer.

Human Resources Division:
Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Division Chief.

16. Action Item: Recommendation for approval of personnel reclassifications/new positions.

17. Quarterly Report of Personnel Changes.

18. Conservation Employees' Benefits Plan Update.

Realty Committee:
Tim Ripperger, Deputy Director and Chairman, Realty Committee.

19. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to purchase approximately 1,081 acres in Shannon County as an addition to Rocky Creek Conservation Area.

20. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to purchase approximately 4,269 acres in Pemiscot County as an addition to Black Island Conservation Area.

21. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to exchange 0.6 acre of Angeline Conservation Area in Shannon County for a 0.6-acre parcel in Shannon County as an addition to Angeline Conservation Area.

22. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to dispose of approximately 43.17 acres in Pemiscot County.

Policy Coordination Unit:
23. Ozark National Scenic Riverways Update.
David Thorne, Policy Coordinator.

Administration:
24. Legislative Report.
Aaron Jeffries, Assistant to the Director.

25. Action Item: Recommendation for approval of nominations for induction into the Missouri Conservation Hall of Fame.
Tom Draper, Deputy Director.

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to suspend or revoke hunting privileges of individual(s) who inflicted injury to another person while hunting.
Lisa Wehmeyer, Internal Auditor.

30. Other matters of interest.

31. Adjourn.

Future Meeting Dates:

  • April 16-17, 2015
  • May 28-29, 2015
  • July 9-10, 2015
  • August 27-28, 2015
  • October 22-23, 2015
  • December 10-11, 2015

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