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

Call to Order: Chairperson Pfund called the meeting to order at 7:05pm

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

Richard Micka

Maureen Pfund

Brian Egen

Bonnie Finzel-Doster

Barry LaRoy

Gloria Rafko

Miward Beaudry

Dan Stefanski – via phone


Isaac Owens


Melanie Foose – MDEQ

Katherine Kahl – Nature Conservancy

Approval of minutes from March 10, 2016 – with spelling errors corrected


PAC Grant 2015 –

Monies from grant were combined to produce a field guide. Guide is currently at the printers. The Guide will be added to the Legacy Website. Work needs to be done to develop VOIP over for MPACT.

PAC Grant 2016-

The PAC 2016 Support Grant Proposal was reviewed.

Motion made by Bonnie Finzel-Doster and supported by Milward Beaudry to submit PAC 2016 Support Grant.

Presentation by Katherine Kahl, Nature Conservancy- Southeast Michigan Coastal Resilience Analysis Tool

Barry to discuss using tool with City Planners/Recreation.

Melanie Foose – MDEQ

Permit for EPA Project issued April 7, 2016

Port of Monroe Dredge Project discussed

May 12, 2016 Joe and Michelle from MDEQ will discuss Deformities

Mr. Micka was featured in a Profile publication

Member’s time:

Gloria Rafko – would like to present the Field Guide to City Council

Brian Egen – Thanks to John Allen for writing the letter in our Field Guide publication

Barry LaRoy – Again thanks to all who helped put this Field Guide together.

Mr. Micka – 2005 Web Dialogue handout

Bonnie Finzel-Doster – Update about Osprey Nest at Navarre Field being relocated

Milward Beaudry – Pass

Dan Stefanski – River Raisin Water Shed Council meeting April 21, 2016 at 6pm Cabelas

Maureen Pfund – Thanks to everyone for putting the Field Guide together

Adjournment – Motion by Gloria Rafko , seconded by Brian 9pm