The City of Monroe Commission on Environment and Water Quality MINUTES July 14, 2016 7:00 pm

Call to Order: Chairperson Pfund called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm

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

Maureen Pfund

Barry LaRoy

Dan Stefanski

Isaac Owens

Bonnie Finzel-Doster

Richard Micka

Excused

Gloria Rafko

Brian Egen

Miward Beaudry

Guests

Melanie Foose – MDEQ

Approval of minutes from June 16, 2016 – Motion by Dan Stefanski Seconded by Bonnie Finzel-Doster

UPDATES

PAC Grant 2016-

Completed one of several media outreach promotions

Ad in the MEN for Remediation Project (June 2016)

Others include: River Clean up, and Billing insert

River Clean up 2016 will be September 10 from 9-noon, River Front Park. Boy Scouts will be available.

Website maintenance

And Scoop of work was sent out for the High Resolution photographs. Bids due 7/15/16

Flowering Rush- on hold no communication from contractor.

NAPL/PCB Sediment Remediation Project – Barry, Dan and Richard toured site with the contractor and provided members with a photo journal and summary of project.

Melanie Foose OGL MDEQ – Toured site of Remediation Project and provided a summary along with photos.

GreatlakesMud.org has the river raisin project now highlighted on their website. Melanie has suggested a few changes and hope that the COTE will cross link from our website to theirs.

Funding continues with the Fish and Wildlife services to look for deformities, relating to our BUI.

Members Time

Richard Micka – Attended the SPAC meeting

Dan – Excused for August meeting

Barry – Excused for August meeting

Isaac – Saw 3 sea gulls and Bolles Harbor with club feet ….. Melanie will look into this deformity.

Bonnie – thank those who provided a summary of the Remediation Project.

Adjournment – Motion by Dan Stefanski, seconded by Isaac 8:20pm