The City of Monroe Commission on Environment and Water Quality MINUTES January 14 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

Milward Beaudry


Dan Stefanski


Issac Owens

Special Guests:

Melanie Foose, MDEQ

Approval of minutes from December 10 2015


PAC Grant 2015 –

  • Media Outreach – City of Monroe Public Relations Specialist (Jody Egan) created an ad for the Monroe Evening News MEN for Friday January 15, 2016 and another ad will in March 2016 for and update of the Area of Concern AOC. Because of cost increases the committee moved money from one line item to another Education and Outreach to Media Outreach.
  • A sub committee was formed to refresh the Outreach Booklet. To include “Eat Clean Fish, Flowering Rush, and the Legacy Project. It will be a PDF and MPACT System ready.

Subcommittee members: Melanie, Barry, Brian, Milward and Maureen.

  • REMINDER January 21, 2016 Strategic Planning Session 10 am until 3 pm.

Flowering Rush

  • Solid Waste Grant has received an update. 17.5 – 18 Acres have been treated on two separate days. Three spray will take place in 2016, schedule is pending weather conditions.

MDEQ Update

  • Reviewed slide show from Michigan DEQ/US EPA Annual Update Meeting.
  • Melanie is sending 2 reports; Fish Consumption BUI report and Bird and Wildlife deformities BUI report. Please review and send Melanie any concerns.
  • At the April meeting Joe Bohr and Michelle Bruneau provide a Fish Consumption presentation.
  • State of the Great Lakes Report is forth coming.

Items from Members

  • Micka is concerned for the Ice flow and build up, and if someone is watching for flooding. Would encourage the COTE members to take a Refuge Tour.

Adjournment – Motion by Bonnie seconded by Barry – 8:25 pm