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August 2014 Conservation Commission Meeting Agenda

Published on: Aug. 14, 2014

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

12:30 p.m., Thursday, Augusts 21, 2014

Duck Creek Conservation Area

Highway 51 North

Puxico, MO 63960

  • 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, August 22, 2014

Cape Girardeau Nature Center

2289 County Park Drive

Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

1. Call to order,

James T. Blair, IV, Chair.

2. Action Item:

Approval of minutes of previous open meeting.

Staff Presentation:

3. Hunter and Angler Recruitment and Retention.

Mike Hubbard, Resource Science Division Chief.

Jennifer Battson Warren, Wildlife Division Chief.

Brian Canaday, Fisheries Division Chief.

Regulations Committee:

4. Report of the Regulations Committee.

Tom Draper, Deputy Director and Chairman, Regulations Committee.

  • Action Item:      Recommendations for proposed amendments to the Wildlife Code from the      mid-year Code review.
  • Staff      Presentation: 2014-2015 Waterfowl Season Overview (with presentation by      Resource Scientist Andy Raedeke).
  • Action      Item: Recommendations pertaining to season dates and limits for the      2014-2015 waterfowl season.

Staff Presentation:

5. Overview of the Wetland Management Plan.

Jennifer Battson Warren, Wildlife Division Chief.

Administrative Services Division:

6. Fiscal Year 2014 Year-End Review of Revenue and Expenditure Trends (June and July 2014 Monthly Financial Summaries provided for information only).

Margie Mueller, Chief Financial Officer.

7. Action Item: Recommendation for authorization to seek an executive lump sum spending authority for Fiscal Year 2016, a capital improvement biennial spending authority for Fiscal Years 2016-2017, and appropriations to other state agencies from the Conservation Commission Fund for Fiscal Year 2016 for related operational expenditures.

Margie Mueller, Chief Financial Officer.

Design and Development Division:

8. Fiscal Year 2014 Year-End Review of Major Construction Projects Completed and Report of Major Construction Projects Funded in Fiscal Year 2015 Budget.

Jacob Careaga, Design and Development Division Chief.

9. Action Item: Consideration of bids received for the construction of the Busch Memorial Conservation Area Shooting Range Demolition and Site Preparation Project located in St. Charles County and authorization to enter into a contract.

Jacob Careaga, Design and Development Division Chief.

Information Technology Services:

10. Report of Information Technology Fiscal Year 2015 Projects.

Douglas Fees, Information Technology Services Chief.

Forestry Division:

11. Action Item: Recommendation for authorization to advertise and sell an estimated 1.04 million board feet of timber from 552 acres of Compartment 31 on Sunklands Conservation Area in Shannon County.

Lisa Allen, Forestry Division Chief.

Administration:

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. Closing comments and announcement of actions taken in executive session, if any.

Robert Ziehmer, Director.

16. Other matters of interest.

17. Announcement of the next regular meeting on October 16-17, 2014.

18. Adjourn.

Future Meeting Dates:

  • October      16-17, 2014 – West Plains
  • December      11-12, 2014 – Jefferson City

Key Messages: 

Missourians care about conserving forests, fish and wildlife.

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