October 2018 Meeting Notice / Tentative Agenda for the Oklahoma Conservation Commission



Agriculture Building Board Room • 2800 N. Lincoln • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Monday, October 8, 2018 – 9:30 a.m.

1. Call to Order

2. Roll call

3. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Discussion and possible approval of the September 10, 2018 regular meeting minutes.

5. Discussion and possible approval of Claims, Financial Statement and Purchase Card Summary (Exhibit #1).

6. Recognition of Commission Employee:

a. Leonard Moore, Water Quality Monitoring Specialist, for 35 years of service.

7. Presentation of Commission Agreements (Exhibit #2):

Discussion and possible ratification of the following amended agreements (previously approved by Chair Clark):

a. Natural Resources Conservation Service (OCC 387) 68-7335-14-16 to provide assistance for rehabilitation of Sallisaw Creek Site 33 in Sequoyah County. Amendment 2 extends the time period to September 30, 2020.

b. Natural Resources Conservation Service (OCC 401) 68-7335-15-09 to provide engineering services and technical assistance for the construction management activities of rehabilitation of Sallisaw Creek Site 33 in Sequoyah County. Amendment 3 extends the time period to September 30, 2020.

c. Natural Resources Conservation Service (OCC 486) 68-7335-17-201 to provide technical assistance with design and engineering services for the rehabilitation of Upper Elk Creek Site 23D in Beckham County. Amendment 1 adds $75,000 to the agreement.

Discussion and possible approval of the following amended and continued agreements: d. Oklahoma State University Environmental Sciences Graduate Student Program (OCC-543) to develop a watershed based plan for Lake Hudson, in support of a riparian protection program for Lake Hudson in partnership with Grand River Dam Authority. Amendment 1 extends the time period to August 31, 2019 and adds $27,980 to the agreement.

e. Kansas Department of Health and Environment (OCC-438) to provide support to KS Dept. of Health and Environment for the WRAP’s Coordinator overseeing the Neosho Basin RCPP in Kansas. The amendment continues the agreement to December 31, 2019.

Discussion and possible approval of the following new agreement:

f. Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security No. 1040.020 (OCC-566 ) for continued support

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of the OKMaps Project to support the Central Oklahoma Urban Area Security Initiative using GIS data to enhance the Oklahoma Spatial Data Infrastructure. This project is a key component in the ongoing effort to improve law enforcement information sharing in Oklahoma.

8. Discussion and possible approval Discussion and possible approval of Recommendations for Appointment of Conservation District Director (Exhibit #3).

9. Discussion and possible approval of Conservation District Joint Plans of Operation for Bryan, Cimarron County and Osage County.

10. Discussion and possible approval of the Commission’s FY2020 budget request. (Exhibit #4)

11. Discussion and possible approval of attendance at the Governor’s Water Conference,

December 5 – 6, 2018, Reed Conference Center, Midwest City, Oklahoma. (Exhibit #5)

12. Public Comments

13. New Business

14. Break (at option of the Chair)

15. Partnership Reports:

a. Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

b. USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service

c. Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts

16. Status Reports:

a. Oklahoma Conservation Commission Members

b. Oklahoma Conservation Commission Staff

1. Trey Lam, Executive Director

2. Shanon Phillips, Water Quality Director

3. Mike Sharp, Office of Geographic Information and Technical Services Director

4. Robert Toole, Abandoned Mine Land Program Director

5. Tammy Sawatzky, Conservation Programs Director

6. Lisa Knauf Owen, Assistant Director

17. Next Meeting: Monday, November 5, 2018, Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives

Board Room, 2325 E I-44 Service Road, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at 7:30 a.m.

18. Adjournment

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