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Miranda Wecker, Chair
Bradley Smith, Ph.D., Vice Chair

 

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August 5, 2010 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

MEETING MINUTES

FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION
SPECIAL MEETING

August 5, 2010 - 2:00 p.m.
Natural Resources Building
1111 Washington St S
First Floor, Room 172
Olympia, Washington


ATTENDANCE:
Commission
Department Staff (continued)
Miranda Wecker, Chair
Jeff Olsen, Asst. Director, Technology & Financial Mgmt.
Gary Douvia, Vice Chair
David Giglio, Budget Director, Technology & Financial Mgmt
Connie Mahnken
Dave Geiger, Special Asst., Performance & Accountability
David Jennings
Margaret Ainscough, Special Assistant Public Affairs
Chuck Perry
Dave Pulliam, Asst. Director, Wildlife Program
George Orr
Glenn Gerth
Kathy Cody
Commission Staff:
Jair Reitsma
Susan Yeager, Exec. Assistant
Bill Frymire, AGO
Darline Bartlett, Admin. Assistant
Bill Phillips, Asst. Director, Capital & Asset Mgmt
Bill Joplin, Licensing Division Manager
Department Staff:
Other Department Staff
Phil Anderson, Director
Joe Stohr, Deputy Director
Public
Curtis Tanner, Nearshore Project Manager, Habitat
Al Schmauder
Margen Carlson, Puget Sound Policy Lead, Habitat
Chris Sterns
Bruce Bjork Chief, Enforcement Program
 
 

THURSDAY, August 5, 2010

Chair Wecker called the meeting to order at 2:08 p.m.

1.PUGET SOUND NEARSHORE ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PROGRAM OVERVIEW - BRIEFING:
Curtis Tanner and Margen Carlson briefed the Commission on the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project (PSNERP), which is a large-scale initiative that affords a unique opportunity to tackle some of the foremost habitat restoration needs in Washington State's Puget Sound basin. Nearshore Project goals are to identify significant ecosystem problems, evaluate potential solutions, and restore and preserve critical nearshore habitat. PSNERP represent a partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), state, local, and federal government organizations, tribes, industries, and environmental organizations.

2. PROPOSED 2011-2010 DEPARTMENT BUDGET REQUEST - DECISION:
Joe Stohr introduced the Department staff to present the budget proposals to the Commission. David Giglio updated the Commission on the falling revenue growth, increasing expenditures, and statewide solutions. Dave Geiger presented to the Commission a progressive overview of the 2011-2017 Strategic Plan and the next steps to completing the plan. Bill Phillips led the Commission through the Capital Budget list of projects. He suggested the Department’s holistic view mirrors the direction of the agency. David Giglio presented an overview of the Department’s operating request for the Commission’s review and approval. Two people provided oral testimony on the above rule proposals during this portion of the meeting:

  • Al Schmauder (Olympia)
  • Chris Sterns (Olympia)

Commissioner Douvia moved, seconded by Commissioner Perry to approve the Department’s 2011-2013 Operating and Capital Budget Requests as proposed.

Commissioner Jennings moved to amend the motion by removing the line item for the Wenas Shooting Range. The motion to amend failed due to lack of a second.

The main motion carried.

3. PROPOSED 2011 DEPARTMENT REQUEST LEGISLATION - DECISION:
Ann Larson reviewed the list of Legislative proposals with the Commission. Ann stated that is a working list of ideas and that a lot of work needs to happened before the September 13, 2010, OFM submission. Two people provided oral testimony on the above proposals during this portion of the meeting:

  • Al Schmauder (Olympia)
  • Chris Sterns (Olympia)

Commissioner Douvia moved, seconded by Commissioner Orr to continue the Proposed 2011 Department Legislative Request to the next Commission conference call on August 20, 2010.

The motion carried unanimously.

4. COLUMBIA RIVER ALTERNATIVE GEAR STUDY - BRIEFING:
The Commission, per staff recommendation, chose to postpone the Columbia River Alternative Gear Study to the October 1-2, 2010, Commission meeting in Olympia.

Chair Wecker adjourned the meeting at 5:30 p.m.