Conservation Commission Agenda

  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. — BUDGET WORKSHOP AND CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION
  • Friday, Aug. 23, 8:30 a.m. — REGULAR OPEN MEETING Conservation Department Headquarters, 2901 West Truman Boulevard in Jefferson City

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.

August 22, 10 a.m. — Budget Workshop, then Closed Executive Session

  • Budget workshop
  • 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 legal actions, causes of action, or litigation and attorney-client privileged communications as provided for in 610.021(1) RSMo
  • 7 – Consideration of recommendations relating to the hiring/firing/disciplining/promoting of personnel (610.021(3) RSMo.)
  • Adjourn closed session

August 23, 8:30 a.m. — Regular Open Meeting

Call to order — Don C. Bedell, Chair

Administration:

  • Director’s Comments — Sara Parker Pauley, Director
  • Operational Excellence Update — Kendra Witthaus, Assistant to Director - Operational Excellence
  • 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.
  • Communications Update — Heather Feeler, Communications Chief

Awards:

  • Staff Recognition/Recent National Awards — Deputy Directors/Division Chiefs

Regulations Committee:

  • Action Item: Report of the Regulations Committee, including recommendations for proposed rulemakings (amendments, rules, and an order of rulemaking for season dates) from mid-year Wildlife Code review, and final orders of rulemaking for permit restructuring, landowner registry and acreage requirements, nonresident landowner permits, carcass transport/disposal, and trout permits — Mike Hubbard, Deputy Director and Chair, Regulations Committee

Administrative Services Division: Andrew Bond, Financial Services Chief 

  • Fiscal Year 2019 Year-End Financial Report
  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to submit estimated Fiscal Year 2021 appropriate requests to the Office of Administration budget director pursuant to Section 33.220 RSMo.

Information Technology Unit:

  • Fiscal Year 2019 Year-End Report of Information Technology Projects Completed — Douglas Fees, Information Technology Services Chief

Design and Development Division:

  • Fiscal Year 2019 Year-End Report of Major Construction Projects Completed — Jacob Careaga, Design and Development Division Chief

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

  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to exchange two tracts containing 0.19 acre and 0.98 acre, respectively, of August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles County for one tract containing 1.17 acres as an addition to August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval to exchange approximately 35 acres of Poplar Bluff Conservation Area in Butler County for approximately 11 acres as an addition to Poplar Bluff Conservation Area, together with compensation for the difference in the amount of acreage being exchanged

Human Resources Division: Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Division Chief

  • Action Item: Conservation Employees’ Benefits Plan 2020 recommendation and plan update
  • Action Item: Recommendation for approval of personnel reclassification(s)
  • Quarterly Report of Personnel Changes

Administration:

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

Future Meeting Dates:

  • 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.

C.1 Action Item: Approval of minutes of previous open meeting(s)

(For the purposes of this item only and for this meeting only, the Commission Chair has appointed a special committee consisting of Commission Chair Don Bedell and Commissioner Barry Orscheln, who were both present at the previous meeting held June 27-28, 2019, to approve those minutes.  Only votes from these commissioners will be counted towards approval of the June minutes.)

C.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

C.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

C.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

C.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

C.6 Action Item: Recommendation for approval to advertise and sell:

  1. approximately 584,512 board feet of timber located on 173 acres of Compartment 3, Birch Creek Conservation Area in Shannon County;
  2. approximately 469,676 board feet of timber located on 139 acres of Compartment 4, Logan Creek Conservation Area in Reynolds County; and
  3. an estimated 1,652,260 board feet of timber located on 551 acres of Compartment 3, Current River Conservation Area in Shannon County — Justine Gartner, Acting Forestry Division Chief

C.7 Major Construction Projects Status Report — Jacob Careaga, Design and Development Division Chief

C.8 Information Technology Projects Status Report — Douglas Fees, Information Technology Services Chief

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Regulation Recommendations for Commission Consideration

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