The City of Monroe Commission on the Environment and Water Quality MINUTES October 9, 2014 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 – Excused

Richard Micka

Bonnie Finzel-Doster

Dan Stefanski

Brian Egen

Gloria Rafko

Special Guests – Melanie Foose, MDEQ AOC Coordinator

Absent: Bonnie Finzel-Doster & Isaac Owens

Motion to accept the meeting minutes from September 11, 2014 by Richard Micka second by Dan Stefanski. Motion passed.

Update on Projects:

Life after De-listing Discussion – Public Sector Consultants Jon Beard

Jon gave a brief description of himself and background of firm.

Discussion was held regarding the “image” and how to continue providing a positive view of the River Raisin. His firm can help us with a; Transition Plan, a Strategic Plan and also providing a View of our work to the public in simpler terms.

Jon indicated that a Transition Plan is VERY important as we move forward.

Discussion regarding Partnerships at the Local, State and Federal Levels.

Reviewing Case Studies, Challenges, Opportunities, Lessons Learned and Visioning Sessions.

In Conclusion Jon will put together a 1 page Transition plan for us to review.

2014 PAC Grant– Barry and Dan are reviewing Transition Plan and seek funding.

Flowering Rush DemonstrationIt appears after a “Field Trip” to the area by MDEQ we have their attention to our problem.  Discussion will continue with State and Local officials.

Monroe County Environmental Grant – We have been awarded $3,000.00.

MDEQ Updates –      DNAPL– nothing

Fish Consumption – Almost complete.

Shore Bird Monitoring – Completed

Great Lakes Fish Monitoring – Completed

Fish and Wildlife BUI – is on the Horizon.

Items from Members –

Richard Micka – Mr. Micka will be attending the SPAC meeting in October

Meeting Adjourned – Motion to Adjourn by Brian Egen – seconded by Gloria Rafko 8:15 pm

Next Meeting November 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm