The City of Monroe Commission on Environment and Water Quality MINUTES August 10, 2017 7:00 pm

Meeting was called to order by Acting Chairman Stefanski at 7:03 pm, August 10, 2017.

Members present:  Bonnie Doster, Richard Micka, Dan Stefanski, Milward Beaudry, and

Gloria Rafko

Members excused:  Barry LaRoy, Isaac Owens, Brian Egen, and Melanie Foose-MDEQ

Others present:  William Doster, and Gloria Rafko’s grandson.

A motion by Doster, supported by Micka to accept the minutes of the June 8th meeting.

Motion carried.

Stefanski briefed members on the following items:

  1. 2016 PAC Grant Final Report
  2. 2016 & 2017 County Environmental Final Grant
  3. 2017 PAC Grant submitted


There was discussion on the clean-up scheduled for August 19th 9-noon.  Milward will video tape the clean-up.  He also requested to be informed of dates DPS will be conducting future log removal so he can get footage of the removal.

Ed Kane brought in examples of mesh bags.  Melanie Foose informed the commissioners that our 2017 Grant has been submitted for approval.

Milward will include donors of the bags on the clean-up PSA.

Dick Micka informed members about an upcoming tour of Stoney Island scheduled for August 16th.  He also informed members about the details of an NSA investigation at the Port of Monroe.  Finally he also told a great story about General Custer capturing a shipment of gold where he utilized a canoe to capture the Confederate vessel carrying the gold.

Bonnie Doster submitted a communication with her new address and email address.

With no additional business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:40 pm.