Conservation Commission Agenda

Missouri Conservation Commission May 2019 Meeting Tentative Agenda

  • Wednesday, May 22, 10:30 a.m. -- CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION
    Dogwood Canyon, 2038 West State Highway 86 in Lampe

  • Thursday, May 23, 9:00 a.m. -- REGULAR OPEN MEETING
    Grandview Conference Center at Big Cedar Lodge, 612 Devil’s Pool Road in Ridgedale

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

May 22, 10:30 a.m. — Closed Executive Session:

Vote to close meeting

  1. Approval of minutes of previous executive session(s) (610.021 RSMo.)
  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.)
  3. Consideration of confidential or privileged communications between the Commission and its Internal Auditor regarding work product (610.021(17) RSMo.)
  4. Consideration of negotiated contracts (610.021(12) RSMo.)
  5. Consideration of potential real estate transactions/negotiations (610.021(2) RSMo.)
  6. Consideration of recommendations relating to the hiring, firing, disciplining, promoting of personnel (610.021(3) RSMo.)
  7. Consideration of legal actions, causes of action, or litigation and attorney-client privileged communications as provided for in 610.021(1) RSMo.)
  8. Adjourn closed session

May 23, 9:00 a.m. — Regular Open Meeting:

Call to order — Marilynn J. Bradford, Chair

  • Director’s Comments — Sara Parker Pauley, Director

Administration:

  • Special Presentation of Master Conservationist Award to Dr. Grant Woods - Sara Parker Pauley, Director
  • 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:

  • Report of the Regulations Committee - Mike Hubbard, Deputy Director and Chair, Regulations Committee
  • Presentation/Action Item: Recommendations for changes to the Wildlife Code regarding various permits — Presentation by Aaron Jeffries, Deputy Director, and Action Item by Mike Hubbard, Deputy Director and Chair, Regulations Committee
  • Presentation/Action Item: Recommendations for changes to the Wildlife Code regarding chronic wasting disease and cervid carcass movement — Presentation by Jason Sumners, Resource Science Division Chief, and Action Item by Mike Hubbard, Deputy Director and Chair, Regulations Committee
  • Presentation/Action Item: Recommendations for changes to the Wildlife Code regarding rules pertaining to all portions of the 2019-2020 deer hunting season — Presentation by Kevyn Wiskirchen, Animal Resource Scientist, and Action Item by Mike Hubbard, Deputy Director and Chair, Regulations Committee
  • Presentation: Elk Restoration Update/Future Elk Season (no action item) - Aaron Hildreth, Resource Scientist

Staff Presentation:

  • Operational Excellence Update — Kendra Witthaus, Assistant to Director - Operational Excellence

Administrative Services Division — Andrew Bond, Financial Services Chief:

  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval of the Department’s Fiscal Year 2020 Internal Expenditure Plan
  • Financial Report

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

  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to purchase approximately 0.5 acre in Stoddard County as an addition to Duck Creek Conservation Area

Design & Development Division — Jacob Careaga, Design & Development Division Chief:

  • Action Item: Consideration of bids for construction of the Southeast Regional Office Building Addition project located in Cape Girardeau County
  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to adopt two new construction policies as additions to the Department’s Business Policy Manual

Human Resources Division:

  • 15. Action Item: Recommendation for approval of policy and procedural changes to one Department policy: Tobacco Free Workplace - Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Division Chief

Administration:

  • Legislative Update — Aaron Jeffries, Deputy Director
  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval of Memorandum of Understanding with Columbia Public Schools — Sara Parker Pauley, Director
  • Action Item: Consideration of items removed from the Consent Calendar, if any.
  • Other matters of interest
  • Adjourn

FUTURE MEETING DATES

  • June 27-28, 2019
  • August 22-23, 2019
  • October 10-11, 2019
  • December 12-13, 2019

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.

  1. Action Item: Approval of minutes of previous open meeting(s)
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to suspend or revoke hunting privileges of individual(s) who inflicted injury to another person while hunting — Lisa Wehmeyer, Internal Auditor
  6. Action Item: Consideration of request(s) for reinstatement of one or more hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges — Lisa Wehmeyer, Internal Auditor
  7. Major Construction Projects Status Report — Jacob Careaga, Design & Development Division Chief
  8. Information Technology Projects Status Report — Douglas Fees, Information Technology Services Chief

In This Section

Regulation Recommendations for Commission Consideration

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

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