Conservation Commission Agenda

July 10-11, 2014

Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
4750 Troost Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64110

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

1:00 p.m., Thursday, July 10, 2014

  • 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

8:30 a.m., Friday, July 11, 2014

Call to order,
Don Bedell, Chair.

Action Item:
Approval of minutes of previous open meeting.

Staff Presentation:

Understanding Public Input
Ron Reitz, Survey Coordinator.
Introduction by Mike Hubbard, Resource Science Division Chief

Regulations Committee:

  • Report of the Regulations Committee (no action items),
    Tom Draper, Deputy Director and Chairman, Regulations Committee
    • Update on activities associated with 10-year deer management plan.
      Jason Sumners, Resource Scientist.
  • Scott Cason, Fayette, Missouri, commenting on Asian Carp.
    Introduction by Brian Canaday, Fisheries Division Chief

Staff Presentation:

Investing Today for Tomorrow’s Workforce
Debra Thompson, Employee Relations Manager.
Introduction by Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Division Chief

Human Resources Division

Action Item:
Recommendation for approval of personnel reclassifications.
Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Division Chief.

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

Administrative Services Division

Current Financial Summary
Margie Mueller, Chief Financial Officer.

Design and Development Division

Major Construction Projects Completed and Status of Major Capital Improvements-Information Technology Projects funded in Fiscal Year 2014 Budget.
Jacob Careaga, Design and Development Division Chief. 
Introduction by Tim Ripperger, Deputy Director.

Staff Presentation:

Area Planning Public Input Update.
Amy Buechler, Public Involvement Coordinator.
Introduction by David Thorne, Policy Supervisor.

Realty Committee:

Action Item:
Recommendation for approval to purchase approximately 7 acres in Lewis County as an addition to Deer Ridge Conservation Area.
Tim Ripperger, Deputy Director and Chairman, Realty Committee.

Action Item: Recommendation for approval to purchase approximately 41.9 acres in Morgan County as an addition to Lamine River Conservation Area.
Tim Ripperger, Deputy Director and Chairman, Realty Committee.

Staff Presentation:

Update on Alternative Energy and Fish and Wildlife Considerations.
Janet Sternburg, Policy Coordinator.
Introduction by Tim Ripperger, Deputy Director.

Administration:

Action Item: Recommendation for approval of proposed responses to certain Resolutions adopted by the Conservation Federation of Missouri at its March 2014 annual meeting – Deputy Director Tom Draper.

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.

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.

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.

Closing Comments and announcement of actions taken in executive session, if any.
Robert Ziehmer, Director

Other matters of interest.

Announcement of the next regular meeting on August 21-22, 2014.

Action Item: Election of Commission officers.

Adjourn.

Future Meeting Dates:

  • August 21-22, 2014 – Cape Girardeau
  • October 16-17, 2014 – West Plains
  • December 11-12, 2014 – Jefferson City

Key Messages: 

We work with you and for you to sustain healthy forests, fish and wildlife.

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