The City of Monroe Commission on Environment and Water Quality MINUTES December 14, 2017 7:00 pm

Call to Order: Chairman Egen called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm

Members Present: A roll call of members was taken and a quorum was present.

Isaac Owens

Bonnie Finzel-Doster

Richard Micka

Dan Stefanski

Milward Beaudry

Brian Egen

Councilwomen Gloria Rafko

Ed Kane

Barry LaRoy

Guests:          Bill Doster

Scarlett Egen

Ike Owens brought donuts for the COTE.

Approval of minutes from November 9, 2017 meeting – Motion by Micka, Seconded by Stefanski

PAC Grant 2017:

Reviewed all revised grant tasks.  COTE reviewed, discussed and made suggestions to River Raisin AOC GIS storymap.  COTE discussed the PSA, scripting, and content.

MDEQ Items:

Future COTE day meeting may occur in an effort to discuss PCB sediment results – will discuss options at January 2018 meeting.

Members Time:

Finzel-Doster-She will not be able to attend January or February COTE mtgs-out of state.

Micka-Suggested Monroe News cover all rivers in their publishing’s on what is caught in waterways (i.e. Include the River Raisin).

Stefanski-Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all, Thanks Councilwomen Rafko for her time on the COTE.

Owens-Went over Representative Joe Bellino’s letter to his request to restock River Raisin with walleye and other species.

Kane-Amend Eat-Safe-Fish signage to add a small sign to say “Catch and Release is Encouraged”.  Also, suggests putting signage up for fisherman to remind them to pick up their debris / trash.


Rafko-This will likely be her last COTE mtg; COTE has been her favorite.

Egen-Same as Stefanski

LaRoy-Went over Dr Hartig’s comprehensive writeup on River Raisin AOC & actions to delist AOC-will forward to all members.


8:19 pm motion made by MIcka, Seconded by Beaudry.