Commission on the Environment and Water Quality-November 14, 2013 7:00 pm

CALL TO ORDER: Chairperson Pfund called the meeting to order at 7:06 pm

MEMBERS PRESENT: A roll call of members was taken and a quorum was present.
Maureen Pfund
Barry LaRoy
Richard Micka
Dan Stefanski
Brian Egen
Bonnie Finzel – Doster
Hal Weakly
Special Guest – Melanie Foose – MDEQ
Excused – Isaac Owens
Absent – Jerry McKart
Motion to accept the meeting minutes from September 26, 2013 by Dan Stefanski; second by Barry LaRoy. Motion passed.

Update on Projects:
DNAPL – Discussions continue with MDEQ and EPA – regarding options for additional cleanup and funding.
Fish Passage Phase 2 – Dams 4 and 5 – complete; Veterans park is 70 % complete; Mill Race is 50% complete.
GLC Update – support grant report going to finalize 2013 grant; modify to support and promote outreach and support DNAPL; motion made to modify $$$ to promote outreach by Dan Stefanski, second by Bonnie Finzel- Doster. Motion passed.
Boy Scouts – Dan has been meeting with Boy Scouts to discuss an Adopt a Dam project.
Earth Expo 2014 – April 5th 2014 at the Monroe Bank and Trust Expo Center.

Items from Members-
Dan Stefanski – membership to Water Shed Council discussed. Motion made to take the 2014 dues from the general Fund by Dan Stefanski, second by Richard Micka motion passed.
Richard Micka – mentioned the MDOT Study Committee for the I275 – I75, reconstruction.
Melanie Foose – Fish Sampling plan completed and BUI need to be discussed.

ADJOURN – Motion made by Bonnie Finzel -Doster, second by Brian Egen 8:06pm