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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, May 28, 2015 10:00 a.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 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.

Regular Open Meeting

Friday, May 29, 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. 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.
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.

  • Presentation: Final deer season attributes and CWD management challenges.
    Jason Sumners, Resource Scientist.

Design and Development Division:

Jacob Careaga, Design and Development Division Chief.

5. Major Construction Projects Status Report.

6. Consideration of bids received for the construction of the Duck Creek Conservation Area Wetlands & Footbridges project located in Bollinger, Stoddard and Wayne Counties, and authorization to enter into a contract.

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:

Margie Mueller, Chief Financial Officer.

9. Action Item: Overview and recommendation for approval of the Fiscal Year 2016 Internal Expenditure Plan.

10. Current Financial Summary.

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:

Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Division Chief.

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

13. Action Item: Conservation Employees' Benefits Plan Update and 2016 recommendation.

Staff Presentation:

14. Future Leadership: Professional Development.
Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Division Chief.
Debra Thompson, Employee Relations Manager.

Realty Committee:

Tim Ripperger, Deputy Director and Chairman, 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.

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.

17. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to sell approximately 0.89 acre of Bear Creek Conservation Area in Laclede County.

18. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to purchase approximately 752 acres in Livingston County as an addition to Fountain Grove Conservation Area.

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.

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:

  • July 9-10, 2015, Van Buren
  • August 18-19, 2015, Jefferson City
  • October 22-23, 2015
  • December 10-11, 2015

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