The City of Monroe Commission on the Environment and Water Quality MINUTES September 11, 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

Dan Stefanski

Brian Egen

Gloria Rafko

Special Guests – Melanie Foose – MDEQ

Absent : Richard Micka & Isaac Qwens

Motion to accept the meeting minutes from August 14, 2014 by Bonnie Finzel-Doster second by Dan Stefanski. Motion passed.

Update on Projects:

GLC 2014 Grant Updates

a)      River Clean Up 2014

  1. 70 Volunteer’s GREAT turn out, Boy Scouts and Drain Commissioners office

b)      Educational Outreach Materials

  1. PAC Grant – Completed – Newpaper Articles

i.      Activity Books

ii.      Brochures

iii.      Science Classes

iv.      LETC Bus

v.      Libraries

  1. Water Trails Signs installed near the Legacy Signage

i.      Fish Consumption Signs

c)      Additional Signage Locations

  1. 3 signs are budgeted

i.      2 designed need to be installed

1 at former pump house location

1 at St. Mary’s or Waterloo or Hellenberg or Veterans’ Park

Motion by Barry to meet with the Mayor and Councilwoman Rafko to discuss a vision for St. Mary’s Park i.e. removing the high fencing and creating a more welcome look. Supported by Dan Stefanski – motion passed.

Monroe County Environmental Grant Application – $3,000.00

Motion made by Bonnie Finzel-Doster to write a grant application to remove the Flowering Rush – Treatment/feasibility study with herbicide

MDEQ UPDATE – Melanie Foose, MDEQ AOC Coordinator

No update on DNAPL

SPAC – Richard Micka will continue to be our representative.

A planning call for SPAC for upcoming meeting:1) Management  Action Area of Recovery 2) Life after Delisting

Items from Members – Discussion among members regarding Zero Phosphorus.

Meeting Adjourned –  Motion to Adjourn by Barry LaRoy – seconded by Brian Egen 8:40 pm

Next Meeting October 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm