Thursday, June 23: CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION – 12.30 p.m. LOCATION CORRECTION: MDC Central Regional Office
3500 East Gans Road, Columbia MO 65203
Friday, June 24: REGULAR OPEN MEETING - 8:30 a.m.
MDC Runge Conservation Nature Center
330 Commerce Drive, 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.
June 23, 2016 – Closed Executive Session – 12:30 p.m.
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 potential real estate transactions/negotiations (610.021(2) RSMo.).
E.6 – Consideration of legal actions, causes of action, or litigation and attorney-client privileged communications as provided for in 610.021(1) RSMo.
E.7 Consideration of recommendations relating to the hiring/firing/disciplining/promoting of personnel (610.021(3) RSMo.).
Adjourn closed session.
June 24, 2016 – Regular Open Meeting – 8:30 a.m.
Call to order: Marilynn J. Bradford, Chair
Action Item: Approval of minutes of previous open meeting(s).
Research Proposal Process - Mike Hubbard, Resource Science Division Chief
Action Item: Report of the Regulations Committee, which includes final consideration of regulations related to a) feral hogs and b) regulation changes identified during the annual review of the Wildlife Code. -- Tom Draper, Deputy Director and Chairman, Regulations Committee
Presentation: Smallmouth Bass and Rock Bass/Goggle Eye Proposed Regulations Update (not an action item) -- Craig Fuller, Fisheries Management Biologist with introduction by Brian Canaday, Fisheries Division Chief
Design and Development Division:
Major Construction Projects Status Report. -- Jacob Careaga, Design and Development Division Chief
Information Technology Unit:
Information Technology Projects Status Report. -- Douglas Fees, Information Technology Services Chief
Presentation/Action Item: Overview and recommendation for approval of the Fiscal Year 2017 Internal Expenditure Plan
Current Financial Summary
Conservation Employees’ Benefits Plan Update -- Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Division Chief
Future Leadership – Professional Development -- Debra Thompson, Employee Relations Manager with introduction by Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Division Chief
Area Plan Update -- Amy Buechler, Public Involvement Coordinator with introduction by David Thorne, Policy Supervisor
Action Item: Recommendation for approval to sell approximately 0.06 acre and grant a temporary construction easement on approximately 0.2 acre of Sheridan Access in Worth County to the State of Missouri, acting by and through the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, for a bridge replacement project -- Brian Canaday, Fisheries Division Chief
Action Item: Recommendation for approval to purchase approximately 92 acres and accept the donation of an adjoining 48 acres in Dade County as a new conservation area. -- Jason Sumners, Wildlife Division Chief
-- Lisa Wehmeyer, Internal Auditor
Action Item: Consideration of a request for reinstatement of privileges for one individual.
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 one individual who inflicted injury to another person while hunting.
Action Item: Recommendation for approval of proposed responses to certain Resolutions adopted by the Conservation Federation of Missouri at its March 2016 annual meeting -- Tom Draper, Deputy Director
Legislative Report -- Aaron Jeffries, Deputy Director
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