The City of Monroe Commission on Environment and Water Quality MINUTES June 16, 2016 7:00 pm

Call to Order: Commissioner Stefanski called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm in the Monroe City Council Chambers

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

Brian Egen

Barry LaRoy

Miward Beaudry

Dan Stefanski

Isaac Owens

Bonnie Finzel-Doster

Richard Micka


Maureen Pfund

Gloria Rafko


Melanie Foose – MDEQ

Bob Vajcner – Community member

Dale DeSloover – Community member

Chuck Pinter – Ford Motor Representative

Ed Kirnicki – Environmental Restoration Representative

Marty Foland – Sevenson Representative

Jennifer Dodds – USEPA Region 5

Scott Cieniawski – USEPA Region 5

Scott Cieniawski – Presentation on the PCB Sediment Project – This is the proposed last project to remove / isolate / entomb the PCB from the Ford site; Presentation covered the site history, attempts at PCB removal & investigations from 1997 through 2012, design/investigations 2013-2015, the proposed design, engineered cap, protection, long term monitoring, protocol for doing the work, safety; COTE members can schedule onsite walk through; This is the last scheduled project (PCB sediment removal) in an effort to be administratively complete with projects to move into a phase of recovery to ultimately delist BUIs and the AOC overall.  Questions were asked and answered from community members Bob Vajcner and Dale DeSloover.

PAC Grant 2016 – Updates on the PAC 2016 Support Grant, agreement has been signed by all parties; an overview of all tasks were discussed; tasks are being started including obtaining proposals for high-resolution photographs, river cleanup, media outreach, flyer for billing stuffers, & website.  A subcommittee will be sought for assisting with all tasks.

Flowering Rush Grant – Rush is starting to show up in river; areas were documented on 6-14-16; contractor is coordinating schedule for up to 3 sprays this season.

Approval of minutes from May 12, 2016 – Motion by Dick Micka Seconded by Brian Egen

Melanie Foose OGL MDEQ Updates – None at this time.

Members Time

Bonnie Finzel-Doster – Provide copies to all people present at meeting including public that are interested of the River Raisin Field Guide.

Dick Micka – Update on upcoming SPAC conference he will be attending; Kick-off celebration of Little Rapids in the St. Mary’s River.

Adjournment – Motion by Dick Micka, seconded by Ike Owens 8:05pm