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.

  • July 28-29, 2022
  • September 8-9, 2022
  • December 1-2, 2022
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  • Thursday, May 19, 1 p.m. – WORKSHOP and CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION
  • Friday, May 20, 8 a.m. - REGULAR OPEN MEETING

Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City

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.

May 19 at 1 p.m. -- Workshop and Closed Executive Session

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

May 20 at 8 a.m. -- Regular Open Meeting

Call to order -- Barry Orscheln, Chair

Administration:

1. Director’s Comments - Sara Parker Pauley, Director

2. Presentation: Kansas City in Review: A Virtual Tour -- Debra Burns, Kansas City Regional Administrator   

3. 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:

Mike Hubbard, Deputy Director and Chair, Regulations Committee

4. Action Item: Report of the Regulations Committee, and associated action items -- Mike Hubbard, Deputy Director and Chair, Regulations Committee

a) Presentation/Action Item: CWD update and recommendations for changes to the Wildlife Code regarding rules pertaining to all portions of the 2022-2023 deer hunting season -- Jasmine Batten, Wildlife Health Program Supervisor, and Jason Isabelle, Cervid Program Supervisor, with Action Item by Mike Hubbard

b) Presentation: Wild Turkey -- Reina Tyl, Scientist

Administration – Budget:

5. Financial Report -- Jennifer Battson Warren, Deputy Director

6. Action Item: Recommendation for approval of the Department’s Fiscal Year 2023 Internal Expenditure Plan.      

Infrastructure Management Branch:

7. Presentation: Major Construction Projects Status Report -- Jacob Careaga, Infrastructure Management Branch Chief      

Realty Committee:

Jennifer Battson Warren, Deputy Director and Chair, Realty Committee

8. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to purchase approximately 146 acres in Vernon County as an addition to Four Rivers Conservation Area.

9. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to purchase approximately 10 acres in Vernon County as an addition to Four Rivers Conservation Area.

10. Action Item: Recommendation for approval to sell a 2.6-acre portion of the 5.3-acre Odessa Communication Towersite in Lafayette County.

11. Bruce Loewenberg Donation – Acknowledgement

Administration:

12. Action Item: Consideration of items removed from the Consent Calendar, if any.

13. Legislative Update -- Aaron Jeffries, Deputy Director

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.

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

C.2    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

C.3    Quarterly Permit Suspensions/Revocations Report -- Catherine Lucia, Internal Auditor

C.4    Conservation Employees’ Benefits Plan Update -- Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Branch Chief

C.5    Action Items: Conservation Employees’ Benefit Plan Trust Fund recommendation -- Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Branch Chief

C.6    Quarterly Personnel Changes Report -- Tom Neubauer, Human Resources Branch Chief

C.7     Information Technology Projects Status Report -- Douglas Fees, Information Technology Branch Chief

 

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