Conservation Commission Agenda

JUNE 2016 Tentative Agenda

  • 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).

Staff Presentation: 

  • Research Proposal Process - Mike Hubbard, Resource Science Division Chief

Regulations Committee:

  • 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

Administrative Services Division:

-- Cyndi Voss, Administrative Services Division Chief

  • Presentation/Action Item: Overview and recommendation for approval of the Fiscal Year 2017 Internal Expenditure Plan
  • Current Financial Summary
  • Human Resources:
  • Conservation Employees’ Benefits Plan Update -- Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Division Chief
  • Staff Presentations: 
    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

Realty Committee:

  • 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

Internal Audit:

-- 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
  • Other matters of interest. 
  • Action Item: Election of Commission officers.
  • Adjourn.

In This Section

Regulation Recommendations for Commission Consideration (pdf, 904 KB)

Final regulation recommendations for changes to the Wildlife Code pertaining to captive cervid facilities.

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