The City of Monroe Commission on Environment and Water Quality MINUTES November 10, 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

Barry LaRoy

Richard Micka

Gloria Rafko

Dan Stefanski

Miward Beaudry


Bonnie Finzel-Doster

Brian Egen

Isaac Owens


Melanie Foose – MDEQ

Approval of minutes from October 13, 2016 – Motion by Richard Micka Seconded by Dan Stefanski


NAPL / PCB Sediment Remediation Project/Event

Project is 99.9% competed – should be completed by Thanksgiving.

Armor Stone and filter stone being placed on site.

Monitoring details at next meeting (December 2016)

Details: 11,000 Tons of Armor stone

1306 Truck loads of sediment

1 Million gallons of wastewater treated.

PAC Grant 2016-

All pictures taken were reviewed by Commission.

Field Guide “stuffers” will go out in Water Bill

Flowering Rush Grant

2016 – 30 acres have been treated. Contractor has seen an impact.

No money for next year – Melanie will look out for any grant opportunities

Melanie Foose OGL MDEQ

Michigan Water Strategy Report is on available on-line

4 BUI left.  Now we wait on monitoring.

Members Time

Richard Micka –updated us on activities at the Port of Monroe; handed out on water quality and updated us on meeting attended in October 2016.

Barry LaRoy – Meeting with David Aldrich regarding a Nutrient Reduction Program.

Brian suggested that we submit our Field Guide for a Pure Michigan Award. Motion made by Dan Stefanski and seconded by Milward Beaudry. Motion supported.

Milward Beaudry –  Inquired about the Sister Island –“ Scenic Vista” , progress has been made City Manager and Danielle Conroyd have reached an agreement.

Dan Stefanski- Florida Bound…..see you in the Spring? J

Motion by Dan Stefanski, seconded by Milward Beaudry 8:30 PM