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January 9, 2023 District Meeting Agenda and Minutes

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AGENDA – Missoula Conservation District
January 9, 2023 at 7:00 pm
USDA Service Center Conference Room
3550 Mullan Road, Suite 106, Missoula, MT 59808

For access information on joining the meeting virtually by Zoom video conference or by phone, please contact:
Radley Watkins: or 406-214-5131
Bryan Vogt: or 406-880-3526

I.  Call Meeting to Order
II.  Supervisor Oath of Office – Sidney Wills, Robert Schroeder, and Art Pencek
III.  2023 Missoula CD Officer Elections
IV.  Minutes/Treasurer’s Report

          A.  December Board Meeting Minutes
          B.  Joint Budget & Grants Committee Meeting Minutes
          C.  Transfer of Prior FY Funds from County Account
          D.  Allocation of Ear Marked Funds

V.  Public Comment
VI.  Introduction of 2023 BSWC Member – Julia Drennan
VII.  Gilly Software for 310 Permits – Karen Filipovich, The Four Corners Foundation
VIII.  NRCS Report
          A.  Review/Update Agreement Documents

IX.  310 Emergency Notices
X.  Existing 310 Permits

MS-07-18 – Threshold Contracting – Rattlesnake Creek – Vegetation Removal, Tree Removal, Building in Riparian Zone
Geocode: 04-2200-11-2-05-08-0000

XI.  310 Permit Applications

MS-47-22 (Tabled 11/14/2022) – Mark Krug – Madison Creek – Replace Micro-hydro Power
Geocode: 04-2323-19-1-01-03-0000

MS-48-22 (Tabled 11/14/2022) – Tollefson Properties LLC – Bitterroot River – Stormwater Drainage
Geocode: 04-2092-02-4-03-01-0000

MS-52-22 (Tabled 12/12/2022) – Malcolm Miller (Treasure State Tree Service) obo ADEA Property Management – Clark Fork River – Tree Removal
Geocode: 04-2200-17-2-01-02-7000

MS-53-22 – Shannon Dougherty – LaValle Creek – Bridge Construction
Geocode: 04-2325-13-1-01-13-0000

XII.  310 Complaints

CM-11-22 – Jack Hamilton – Morrell Creek – Vegetation Removal
Geocode: 04-2540-14-2-02-17-0000

XIV.  310 Existing Violations

CM-02-21 (Re: MS-33-21) – Todd & Lisa Bender – Cooney Creek – Point of Diversion
Geocode: 04-2992-06-2-01-13-0000

CM-03-22 (Re: MS-22-22) – Justin Turley – Lolo Creek – Vegetation Removal
Geocode: 04-2092-35-3-02-05-0000

CM-08-22 (Re: MS-22-22) – Henry Wheeler – Grant Creek – Damming/Concrete/Operating Machinery in Stream
Geocode: 04-2326-32-3-09-01-0000

CM-10-22 – John Gardner – Grant Creek – Vegetation Removal
Geocode: 04-2326-10-3-03-01-0000

XIV.  310 Inquiries & Issues
          A.  Notice of Seeley Lake DNRC Cabin and Home Site Sales (16 sites)

XV.  Reports

A.  County Attorney Report
B.  Montana FWP
C.  DNRC Conservation District Bureau
D.  Bitter Root RC&D
E.  Weed District/Extension/New Building
F.  Watershed Groups
G.  Planning Board Update
H.  Water Quality District
I.  District Committees
J.  Missoula CD Employees
K.  Middle Clark Fork Corridor Project (PL566)
L.  Other Reports

XVI.  New Business

A.  Correspondence and Upcoming Events
B.  Site Inspections Scheduling
C.  2023 BSWC Orientation
D.  Western Montana Grazing & Ag Conference
E.  Capitol Rotunda Day and MACD Legislative Meet & Greet
F.  Montana Soil Health Symposium
G.  New Building Office Furniture
H.  Montana Native Seed Network
I.  MACD/NACD Floodplain Permitting resolution
J.  Programs
          i.  Grants Program
                    1.  MCD Grants
                              a.  CEG 02-22 Highlander Grant Creek Bank Stabilization
                    2.  Sponsored Grants
          ii.  Equipment Program
          iii.  Pollinator Program
          iv.  Wildlife Damage & Habitat Conservation Program
          v.  Urban & Small Agriculture Program
K.  Strategic Planning
L.  Other New Business

XVII.  Old Business

A.  Cancellation of MACo PCT Insurance
B.  Other Old Business

XVIII.  Payment of Bills and Claims/Adjournment

The next Missoula Conservation District meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 13, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the USDA Service Center conference room at 3550 Mullan Road, Suite 106, Missoula, MT 59808.
Meeting location is subject to change based on the most updated COVID guidance.
Please contact staff listed above for options to join virtually via Zoom or phone.

Bryan is the Program Specialist with the Missoula Conservation District.

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