Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thurdsday June 5, 2014
Operations and Programs Committe
Big Island Room
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Office
15320 Minnetonka Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55345

Operations and Programs Committee Members:  William Olson, Chair;  Jeff Casale; Pam Blixt

Note:  No official action will be taken during committee meetings.  Items discussed in committee may be continued, forwarded to another committe, or advanced to a Board workshop or meeting.  Individuals who wish to speak to the committee members are encouraged to be in attendance when the meeting is called to order.


1.      Committee Meeting Call to Order and Roll Call

2.      Matters from the Floor
         Anyone wishing to address the Board of Managers on an item not on the agenda or on the consent agenda may come forward at this time.  Comments are limited to two minutes.

3.      Approval of Agenda (Additions/Corrections/Deletions)

4.      Information Items/Correspondence (items listed under the information/correspondence section of the agenda will be considered as one item of business.  It consists of routine administrative items or items not requiring discussion.  Items can be removed and discussed at the request of a Board member, Staff member, or a member or the audience.)
         4.1    None

5.      Discussion Items
    Revisions to the District’s Variances and Exceptions Rule to replace the undue hardship standard with the practical difficulties standard – Welch
Memo: 2015 Workplan Summary – Dawson
    2015 Lake Nokomis Biomanipulation Part 2 Workplan – Dooley/Christianson
    2015 Joint Watershed Research Grant Workplan – Dooley/Christianson
    2015 Hydrological Data Monitoring and Research Workplan – Dooley/Christianson
2015 AIS Workplan – Dawson/Fieldseth
2015 Education Workplan – Mamayek/Thompson
2015 Cynthia Krieg Grant Program Workplan – Mamayek/Thompson
2015 Communications Workplan – Mamayek
2015 Regulatory Workplan – Wisner

6.      Staff Updates

7.     Adjournment

Upcoming agenda items:
–       General Operations and Personnel Budget
–       1st Draft of 2015 Budget and Levy
–       Cost Share Cost Benefit Analysis