Commission Meetings and Actions

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The Conservation Commission meets regularly throughout the state. Agendas for upcoming meetings are published online one week prior to the meeting.

Tentative Meeting Dates

Dates are subject to change. Locations will be announced later.

  • December 1-2, 2022
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  • Thursday, Sept. 8, 1 p.m. – BUDGET WORKSHOP and CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION
  • Friday, Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m. - REGULAR OPEN MEETING

MDC Northeast Regional Office at 3500 S. Baltimore in Kirksville

Background documents related to open meeting 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 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.

To view live streaming of the open meeting, or to watch recordings of past meetings, go to http://on.mo.gov/2nodPJU.

Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. — Budget Workshop then Closed Executive Session

  • Budget Workshop
  • 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 legal actions, causes of action, or litigation and attorney-client privileged communications as provided for in 610.021(1) RSMo.
  • E.6 – Consideration of potential real estate transactions/negotiations (610.021(2) RSMo).
  • E. 7 – Consideration of recommendations relating to the hiring/firing/disciplining/promoting of personnel (610.021(3) RSMo.

Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m. - Regular Open Meeting

Call to order — Mark McHenry, Chair

Administration

  • Director’s Comments — Sara Parker Pauley, Director
  • Presentation: Northeast Region in Review — Danny Hartwig, Northeast Regional Administraton
  • Action Item: Consideration of items on the Consent Calendar (to be approved with a single action unless any Commission member requests an item be removed and taken up separately). Items removed will be addressed as the last action item on the meeting agenda.

Regulations Committee

  • Action Item: Report of the Regulations Committee, and associated action items — Mike Hubbard, Deputy Director and Chair, Regulations Committee
  • Presentation: CWD Public Input — Jason Isabelle, Cervid Program Supervisor

Administration – Budget: Andrew Bond, Chief Financial Officer

  • Presentation: Financial Report and FY22 Year-End Financial Report
  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to submit estimated Fiscal Year 2024 appropriation requests to the Office of Administration budget director pursuant to Section 33.220 RSMo.

Human Resources Branch: Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Branch Chief

  • Action Item: Conservation Employees’ Benefits Plan 2023 recommendation and plan update.

Infrastructure Management Branch:

  • Presentation: Major Construction Projects Status Report — Jacob Careaga, Infrastructure Management Branch Chief
  • Presentation: Infrastructure Asset Management & Planning - Proposed Policy & Target Condition Ratings — Caitlin Cruz, Infrastructure Asset and Planning Manager

Realty Committee: Jennifer Battson Warren, Deputy Director and Chair, Realty Committee

  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to purchase approximately 100 acres in Shelby County from Mr. & Mrs. Robert Murray, as an addition to Hunnewell Lake Conservation Area.
  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to purchase approximately 80 acres in Phelps County from Mrs. Ruby Matlock, as an addition to Woodson K. Woods Conservation Area.
  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to purchase approximately 128 acres in Platte County from Mr. & Mrs. John M. Johnson and extended family, as an addition to Kendzora Conservation Area.
  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to purchase approximately 5,805 acres in Carter and Shannon Counties from the Nature Conservancy as an addition to Peck Ranch Conservation Area and name the tract “Don C. Bedell Unit of Peck Ranch Conservation Area”.

Statewide Resource Management: Brian Canaday, Statewide Resource Management Branch Chief

Action Item: Recommendation for approval to advertise and sell an estimated 1,196,478 board feet of timber located on 562 acres of Compartment 19, Angeline Conservation Area in Shannon County.

Administration:

  • Action Item: Consideration of items removed from the Consent Calendar, if any.
  • Other matters of interest.
  • Adjourn.  

Consent Calendar:

Items on the following Consent Calendar either require Commission Action (if noted) or may be written reports presented for Commission information only.

The Consent Calendar covers routine items to be taken up by the Commission as the first order of business and approved with a single action.  Any Commission member may request an item be removed from the Consent Calendar to be addressed individually.  Any Commission member may abstain from voting on an item without removing it by specifying the item number and his/her desire to abstain prior to the vote.  Items removed from the Consent Calendar are taken up in numerical order as called for by the Commission Chair or as listed on the regular meeting agenda.

  • Action Item: Approval of minutes of previous open meeting(s).
  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to suspend or revoke one or more hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges of individuals for cause — Catherine Lucia, Internal Auditor
  • Action Item: Consideration of request for reinstatement of one or more hunting and/or fishing privileges — Catherine Lucia, Internal Auditor
  • Conservation Employees’ Benefits Plan update — Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Branch Chief
  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval of the following Department policies:
    1. IT Change Management — Douglas Fees, Information Technology Branch Chief
    2. IT Password Policy — Douglas Fees, Information Technology Branch Chief
  • Fiscal Year 2022 Year-End Report of the Information Technology Projects Completed and b) Information Technology Projects Status Report — Douglas Fees, Information Technology Branch Chief  
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