June Conservation Commission meeting agenda

Published on: May. 29, 2014

 

 

 

Missouri Department of Conservation

P.O. Box 180

Jefferson City, MO 65102

573-751-4115

www.mdc.mo.gov

MISSOURI CONSERVATION COMMISSION

Tentative Agenda

 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION – 9:30 a.m.

 

Conservation Department Headquarters

2901 West Truman Boulevard

Jefferson City, MO 65109

Friday, June 6, 2014

REGULAR OPEN MEETING - 8:30 a.m.

 

 

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 5, 2014 – Closed Executive Session – 9:30 a.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 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.

 

 

June 6, 2014 – Regular Open Meeting – 8:30 a.m.

  1. Call to order.

Don Bedell, Chair.

 

2.            Action Item:  Approval of minutes of previous open meeting.

 

3.            Video Presentation:  Conservation Priorities.

Introduced by Robert Ziehmer, Director.

Staff Presentation:

4.            Design and Development Division Overview.

                Jacob Careaga, Design and Development Division Chief.

 

Regulations Committee:

5.            PresentationNational Overview of Chronic Wasting Disease/Deer Health Issues.

                Dr. John Fischer, Director, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study,
      College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Introduction by Tom Draper, Deputy Director and Chairman, Regulations Committee.

 

6.            Staff PresentationOverview of proposed captive cervid regulations.

Larry Yamnitz, Protection Division Chief, and Mike Hubbard, Resource Science Division Chief.

Introduction by Tom Draper, Deputy Director and Chairman, Regulations Committee.

 

7.            CommentsComments on proposed captive cervid regulations by individuals who submitted written requests prior to the meeting (not to exceed three minutes each).

                               

8.            Action Item: Report of the Regulations Committee, which includes recommendations for changes to the Wildlife Code pertaining to captive cervid facilities. 

Tom Draper, Deputy Director and Chairman, Regulations Committee.

 

Forestry Division:

9.            Action Item: Recommendation for authorization to advertise and sell an estimated 939,003 board feet of timber located on 331 acres of Compartment 14, Indian Trail Conservation Area in Dent County.

Lisa Allen, Forestry Division Chief.

 

10.          Action Item: Recommendation for authorization to advertise and sell an estimated 948,000 board feet and 1,068 cords of timber located on 415 acres of Compartment 5, Birch Creek Conservation Area in Shannon County.

                Lisa Allen, Forestry Division Chief.

 

Administration:

11.          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.

 

12.          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.

 

13.          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.

 

Design and Development Division:

14.          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.

 

15.          Action Item: Consideration of bids received for construction of the Conservation Commission Headquarters Ground Coupled Heat Pumps for C, D and F Buildings project located in Cole County.

                Jacob Careaga, Design and Development Division Chief.

 

16.          Action Item: Consideration of bids received for construction of the Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area Range Upgrade project located in Boone County.

                Jacob Careaga, Design and Development Division Chief.

 

Human Resources Division:

17.          Action Item:  Conservation Employees’ Benefits Plan 2015 recommendation.

                Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Division Chief.

 

Realty Committee:

18.          Action Item: Recommendation for approval to sell the approximately five-acre Brookfield Maintenance Center in Linn County.

                Tim Ripperger, Deputy Director and Chairman, Realty Committee

 

19.          Action Item: Recommendation for approval to purchase approximately 240 acres in Shannon County as an addition to Sunklands Conservation Area.

                Tim Ripperger, Deputy Director and Chairman, Realty Committee

 

20.          Action Item: Recommendation for approval to purchase approximately 635 acres in Shannon County as an addition to Sunklands Conservation Area.

                Tim Ripperger, Deputy Director and Chairman, Realty Committee

 

21.          Action Item: Recommendation for approval to purchase approximately 2,053 acres in Texas County as an addition to Sunklands Conservation area.

                Tim Ripperger, Deputy Director and Chairman, Realty Committee

 

22.          Action Item: Recommendation for approval to exchange approximately 59 acres of a disjunct tract of Sunklands Conservation Area located in Shannon County for an approximately 205.5-acre tract in Franklin County and a lease of 1,241 acres in Cole County.

                Tim Ripperger, Deputy Director and Chairman, Realty Committee

 

Administration:

23.          Legislative Report.

                Aaron Jeffries, Assistant to Director. 

 

Administrative Services Division:

24.          Current Financial Summary. 

Margie Mueller, Chief Financial Officer.

 

25.          Action Item:  Overview and recommendation for approval of the Fiscal Year 2015 Internal Expenditure Plan.

Margie Mueller, Chief Financial Officer.

 

Administration:

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

Robert Ziehmer, Director.

 

27.          Other matters of interest.

 

28.          Announcement of the next regular meeting on July 10-11, 2014.

 

29.         Adjourn. 

  

FUTURE MEETING DATES

July 10-11, 2014 – Lee’s Summit

August 21-22, 2014 – Cape Girardeau

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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