The City of Monroe Commission on Environment and Water Quality MINUTES May 12, 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

Brian Egen

Barry LaRoy

Miward Beaudry

Dan Stefanski

Absent

Isaac Owens

Bonnie Finzel-Doster

Richard Micka

Excused

Gloria Rafko

Guests

Melanie Foose – MDEQ

Joe Bohr – MDEQ

Michelle Bruneau – MHHS

Approval of minutes from April 7, 2016 –  Motion by Dan Stefanski Seconded by Brian Egen

Michelle Bruneau – EAT SAFE FISH – Michelle shared with the committee the updated signs and swag. The signs are great and will be distributed thought Monroe County.

Joe Bohr –  Presention on the 2013 Fish Collection- Main issue PCB carp are used to measure contamination levels; Herring Gulls, Tree Swallows and Bald Eagles are also used to measure contamination in regards to Delisting our BUI

UPDATES

PAC Grant 2015 – DONE – Final report has been submitted.

PAC Grant 2016-The PAC 2016 Support Grant Proposal was submitted and is in the review process.

Flowering Rush Grant – Contractor is scheduling for 3 sprays this season; a proposal was submitted through CISMA to continue spraying through a Nature Conservancy grant.

Melanie Foose OGL MDEQ – State of Great Lakes Report Completed.

Stake Holders Lake Erie Lamp Program met.

Members Time

Barry – Filed Guide is available; calls from agencies and citizens are requesting the guide.

Discussion on Solar Alliance website Maureen signed up to see if spam is received.

Toledo Blade had a nice article on the River Raisin and all the work that is being done.

NPR – Detroit office also gave some air time to our efforts.

Discussion was had regarding a request from the Mayor in regards to Sampling the River Raisin for Phosphorus, and Suspended Solids.  The following locations were identified : By Pass Veterans, YMCA, Dam #5 ( Brian’s House),  Fish Passage #1 (Water Plant)and Mason Run by FORD plant.

Milward – presented a draft of the Fish Guide for the Community Bulletin Board / MPACT Government Channel. The slides looked great.

Brian – the Ruddy Duck passed away L

Adjournment – Motion by Dan Stefanski , seconded by Brian 9pm