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LCCMR Agenda 06/25/2013

LCCMR Meeting Agenda for June 25, 2013

For printable version of LCCMR Agenda for June 25, 2013 click "here". (pdf file)

Revised 6/24/2013
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR)
Agenda
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
State Office Building, Room 5
St. Paul, MN 55155

Co-Chair: Rep. Jean Wagenius

8:30 a.m. 1. Approve agenda for LCCMR meeting for June 25, 2013 (LCCMR Members)

  2. Approve the minutes for June 11, 2013

  3. Members report potential conflicts of interest regarding today's business
M.S. 116P.09, Subd. 6, Conflict of Interest. A commission member, technical advisory committee member, a peer review panelist, or an employee of the commission may not participate in or vote on a decision of the commission, technical advisory committee, or peer review panel relating to an organization in which the member, panelist, or employee has either a direct or indirect personal financial interest. While serving on the commission, technical advisory committee, or peer review panel, or being an employee of the commission, a person shall avoid any potential conflict of interest.

9:00 a.m. 4. MN State Lottery overview

9:30 a.m. 5. State Board of Investment Overview of Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund

10:00 a.m. 6. a. DNR response to LCCMR Co-chair letter of May 21, 2013 regarding allocation of "direct and necessary" expenditures for M.L. 2013 appropriations - Dave Schad, Deputy Commissioner DNR

- DNR Letter dated 6/20/2013
- DNR Spreadsheets

b. Overview of LCCMR Responsibilities and Processes

- Overview
- 2012 M.S. 116P Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund
- LCCMR Funding Recommendation Process for ML 2013 Recommendations
- M.L. 2013, Chp. 52 changes to M.S. 116P

  7. 2013-2014 Calendar
Draft Agenda for LCCMR Site Visit in July

10:30 a.m. 8. Continuation of 6/11/2013 Agenda - Amendment request to M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Chp. 2, Art. 3, Sec. 2, Subd. 04c "Metropolitan Regional Park System Acquisition" to modify ENRTF acquisition list to add Camp Kingswood property to adopted work plan - Arne Stefferud, Metropolitan Council and Jonathan Vlaming, Three Rivers Park District
- Met Council Letter and Three Rivers Letter
- Kingswood Map
- Kingswood Property Briefing Paper
- Camp Kingswood Calculations
- Letter from Arne Stefferud dated 6/17/2013

NOTE: Requires affirmative vote of 12 members

- Camp Kingswood property to be acquired has a conservation easements that were funded by ENRTF in M.L. 2009, Chp. 143, Sec. 2, Subd. 04f3.2 & M.L. 2010, Chp. 362, Sec. 2, Subd. 04g3.2 for a total of $172,500, Minnesota Land Trust and M.L. 2001, First Special Session, Chp. 2, Sec. 14, Subd. 04g "Metro Greenways", DNR Metro Greenways

- M.S. 116P.18 Lands in Public Domain

11:45 a.m. 9. Continuation of 6/11/2013 Agenda - Partial easement conveyance approval requested for Camp Kingswood proprerty in M.L. 2001, First Special Session, Chp. 2, Sec. 14, Subd. 04g "Metro Greenways", MN DNR as required by M.S. 116P.15, DNR - Jodi Dehn, Realty Supervisor, Division of Lands and Minerals
- DNR Letter dated 5/24/2013
- DNR Letter dated 4/30/2013
- 2013 M.S. 116P.05
- Map

11:30 a.m. 10. Continuation of 6/11/2013 Agenda - Amendment request to M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Chp. 2, Art. 3, Sec. 2, Subd. 04j4c "HCP VII - TPLs Critical Lands Protection Program (4c)" to modify ENRTF acquisition list to add in Upper Cullen Lake, Crow Wing County and to allow the land to be conveyed to Crow Wing County instead of the MN DNR. The adopted work plan requires acquisitions to be conveyed to DNR - Robert McGillivray, The Trust for Public Land
- Upper Cullen Lake Maps
- Crow Wing County Letter
- MN DNR Letter

- M.S. 116P.10 Royalties, Copyrights, Patents, and Sale of Products and Assets

1:00 p.m. 11. M.L. 2013 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Work Plan Approval Discussion and Action Proposed Work Plans, as available, can be viewed at https://www.lccmr.mn.gov

- Work Plan Approval List - LCCMR Meeting June 25, 2013 - Spreadsheet line number

Line 41 - Subd. 08b, "Contract Management", MN DNR, Amanda Graeber, $135,000

New - Line 40 - Subd. 04l, "Restoration Evaluation", U of MN, Sue Galatowitsch, $200,000

Line 44 - Subd. 06a, "An Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center", U of MN, Peter Sorensen, $8,700,000

Acquisition Fee Title - Line 34 - Subd. 04d3.3 "MeCC VII - 3.3: Priority Expansion of Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge", Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust Inc, Deborah Loon, $400,000

Acquisition Conservation Easements - Line 36 - Subd. 04d2.6/3.7 "MeCC VII - 2.6 & 3.7: Dakota County Lakeshore and Riparian Protection", Dakota County, Al Singer, $368,000

Acquisition Conservation Easements - Line 37 - Subd. 04d3.2, "MeCC VII - 3.2: Protect Signifcant Habitat by Acquiring Conservation Easements", Minnesota Land Trust, John Curry, $300,000

Acquisition Conservation Easements - Line 38 - Subd. 04j, "Preserving the Avon Hills Landscape - Phase II", Saint Johns Arboretum and University, Thomas Kroll, $722,000

Line 43 - Subd. 05d, "Southern Minnesota Lakes Restoration", Le Sueur SWCD, Lauren Klement (Michael Schultz), $463,000

Lines 46 - 55 - DNR Appropriations awaiting additional budget information on "direct and necessary" expenses in order to comply with ML 2013 session law per 05/22/13 letter to DNR Commissioner from LCCMR Co-Chairs

- DNR Letter dated 6/20/2013
- DNR Spreadsheets

- Decide on work plans (if any) to be scheduled for review or presentation at a later date

  12. Other business (as needed)

3:00 p.m. 13. Adjourn
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