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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.

Budget Workshop

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:30 a.m.

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

  • Review and discussion of proposed Fiscal Year 2016 Internal Expenditure Plan (formal action to be taken in May).

Closed Executive Session

Thursday, April 16, 2015 1:00 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, April 17, 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. Wetland Planning Initiative and Waterfowl Regulations Schedule Update.
Doreen Mengel, Resource Scientist.
Introduction by Mike Hubbard, Resource Science Division Chief.

3. Grazing for Conservation.
Max Alleger, Grassland Coordinator.
Introduction by Joel Porath, Wildlife Management Chief.

Regulations Committee:

4. Action Item: Report of the Regulations Committee, which includes a recommendation for a change to the Wildlife Code to establish special restrictions for the use of single projectile firearms on Lake Girardeau Conservation Area and correct an inaccurate reference in the authority section.
Tom Draper, Deputy Director and Chairman, Regulations Committee.

• Update on activities associated with chronic wasting disease efforts, recent deer open house meetings, and deer management.
Jason Sumners, Resource Scientist.

Forestry Division:

5. Action Item: Recommendation for approval of authorization to sell an estimated 1,146,073 board feet of timber located on 393 acres of Compartment 1, Indian Trail Conservation Area in Dent County.
Lisa Allen, Forestry Division Chief.

Staff Presentation:

6. Connecting Urban Residents to Forest, Fish and Wildlife Resources.
Private Land Services St. Louis Regional Supervisor Tracy Boaz.
Introduction by Bill White, Private Land Services Division Chief.

Design and Development Division:

7. Major Construction Projects Status Report.
Jacob Careaga, Design and Development Division Chief.

Information Technology Unit:

8. Information Technology Projects Status Report.
Douglas Fees, Information Technology Services Chief.

Administrative Services Division:

9. Current Financial Summary.
Margie Mueller, Chief Financial Officer.

Human Resources Division:

10. Quarterly Report of Personnel Changes.
Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Division Chief.

Realty Committee:

Tim Ripperger, Deputy Director and Chairman, Realty Committee.

11. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to purchase approximately 89 acres in Howell County as an addition to White Ranch Conservation Area.

12. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to convey approximately 0.88 acre of Fiddlers Ford Access in Dade County to Dade County for a bridge replacement project and to grant Dade County a temporary construction easement on an additional 0.6 acre until the project is complete.

13. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to convey approximately 1.77 acres of Platte Falls Conservation Area in Platte County to the Platte City Special Road District for improvements to Interurban Road and to grant the Platte City Special Road District a drainage easement and temporary construction easement on an additional 0.49 acre and 0.4 acre, respectively, of Platte Falls Conservation Area.

Administration:

14. Legislative Report. (Report to be hand carried.)
Aaron Jeffries, Assistant to the Director.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. Other matters of interest.

20. Adjourn.

To request an opportunity to comment to the Commission on an agenda item, please send a written notification to:

Missouri Department of Conservation
P.O. Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-4115

Future Meeting Dates:

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

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