The City of Monroe Commission on the Environment and Water Quality MINUTES November 13, 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

Richard Micka

Bonnie Finzel-Doster- Excused

Dan Stefanski

Brian Egen- Excused

Gloria Rafko

Isaac Owens – Excused

Special Guests – Melanie Foose – MDEQ

Bob Potter – Monroe County Conservation District

Motion to accept the meeting minutes from October 9, 2014 by Dan Stefanski second by Gloria Rafko Motion passed.

Update on Projects:

DNAPL Update – Email Received from Scott Cieniawski EPA, indicated the he will make a presentation to the Monroe City Council in January 2015. Draft Plan of Action is complete, with design work being completed 2015 and remediation completion in 2016. Scott express that he would like COTE to be involved with multiple agencies for outreach. This is great news!

2014 PAC Grant– Barry and Brian are reviewing redesigning some sign as we still want 3 more signs 1) Dam #4 (St. Mary’s Park) 2) Soldiers and Sailors Park 3) North side of East Elm. We still have money to do posters and placemats.

Flowering Rush Demonstration – Barry and Dan met with Aqua Weed Inc., to discuss location and options for demonstration of spraying Flowering Rush. It was also learned of other Grant opportunities and the State level COTE will be applying for additional grants to provide a large demonstration area and options. Discussion will continue with State and Local officials.

Strategic Planning – we will be discussing in January 2015.

Statewide Delisting Criteria / MDEQ Updates –Discussion was held regarding the Restrictions on Dredging Activities – Melanie will present a draft for consideration.

AOC conference will be held on Toledo March 11-12, 2015 at Toledo University.

Motion to Adjourn by Dan Stefanski– seconded by Gloria Rafko 8:45pm

Next Meeting December 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm