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Natural Resources Trust Fund Meeting Agenda Dec. 1, 2021

Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board of Trustees
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab – Room 101 4125 Beaumont Road, Lansing

A live stream broadcast of the meeting will be available on the Board’s website. This will be viewing only. Anyone wishing to make public comment will need to attend in person.

Notice

According to MSU’s safety/health guidance and facility protocols, masks will be required to enter the facility, throughout the building, and during the meeting by all individuals, regardless of vaccination status.

Agenda details

  1. INTRODUCTIONS
  2. ADOPTION OF MINUTES FOR MEETING OF OCTOBER 20, 2021 – Chair McDonough
  3. ADOPTION OF AGENDA FOR MEETING OF DECEMBER 1, 2021 – Chair McDonough
  4. PUBLIC COMMENT [5 MINUTE TIME LIMIT
    1. TF21-0138 – Belle River Acquisition, Marine City (St. Clair County) and New Spending
      Chris Bunch, Executive Director, Six Rivers Land Conservancy
    2. TF21-0032 – Pratt Road Property Acquisition, Clinton County Parks (Clinton County)
      Kyle Thornton, Clinton County Parks and Greenspace Coordinator
    3. TF21-0183 – Forester Park Accessible Playground Renovation Project (Sanilac County)
      John Frazier, Grant Writer/Adviser, Sanilac County Parks Commission
    4. TF21-0033 – Kawkawlin River Access Improvements, Monitor Charter Township (Bay County); and TF21-0022 – Lake Huron Coastal Preserve Acquisition, Alabaster Township (Iosco County) Michael Kelly, Director, Great Lakes Office – The Conservation Fund
    5. TF21-0060 – Milton Road into Alanson Trail Acquisition, Littlefield Township (Emmet County)
      Mike Smith, MDOT Transportation Alternatives Program Manager
    6. TF21-0076 – Saginaw Riverfront Park Phase 3 Development, DNR Parks and Recreation (Saginaw County)
      Brian Keenan-Lechel, Director, Saginaw County Parks and Recreation Commission
  5. NEW BUSINESS
    1. Recap of Consensus Meeting Pursuant to MCL 324.1907 – Bill Rustem and Director Eichinger
    2. WITHDRAWAL OF PROJECTS – Jon Mayes, DNR Recreation Grants Unit Manager
      1. TF17-0068 – M-24 Pedestrian Tunnel Connection Land Acquisition, City of Lapeer (Lapeer County), Grant Amount: $108,000
      2. TF17-0240 – Huron River Preserve Acquisition, Washtenaw County Parks (Washtenaw County), Grant Amount: $391,600
      3. TF18-0090 – Schutmaat Park Acquisition, Heath Township (Allegan County), Grant Amount: $50,000
      4. TF18-0195 - Watkins Lake County Preserve Addition, Washtenaw County Parks (Washtenaw County), Grant Amount: $60,600
      5. TF19-0003 – Cavanaugh Road Property, City of Lansing (Ingham County), Grant Amount: $75,000
      6. TF20-0123 – Saturn Memorial Township Park Expansion, Whitefish Township (Chippewa County), Grant Amount: $185,000
    3. Funding Projections and Overall Investment Fund Management Update – Woodrow Tyler, Senior Investment Manager, Michigan Department of Treasury
    4. Funding Available for Grant Awards – Erik Eklund, Chief Budget Officer, DNR Finance and Operations
    5. 2021 MNRTF Acquisition and Development Applications – FOR BOARD ACTION
      1. Final Staff Rankings
        1. Development Applications
        2. Acquisition Applications
    6. Board Member(s) for the mParks Annual Conference Panel Discussion; March 6-9, 2022, Grand Traverse Resort - Dan Lord, DNR Grants Management Section Manager
    7. Election of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson for 2022 – Chair McDonough
    8. Adoption of 2022 MNRTF Board Meeting Dates – Dan Lord
    9. Update on MNRTF Staff Activities – Dan Lord
  6. BOARD PACKET REFERENCE MATERIALS
    1. MNRTF Financial Report
    2. DNR Real Estate Report – MNRTF State Acquisitions
    3. MNRTF Completed Projects Report
    4. MNRTF Open Projects Status Report
  7. OTHER MATTERS AS PROPERLY BROUGHT BEFORE THE BOARD
  8. ANNOUNCEMENTS
    1. The next meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board is scheduled for 9:00 AM, Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Confirmation on the exact location and format will be posted in advance on the Board’s website
  9. ADJOURNMENT

Meeting notes

Requests for public comment can be made by using form PR1901, Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Public Comment Card. The form should be returned to DNR-Grants@Michigan.gov. Requests received 5 business days in advance of the meeting date will get 5 minutes under Public Comment. Requests received less than 5 business days prior to the meeting date will get 3 minutes under Public Comment.

Anyone needing accessible accommodations under the ADA to participate in this meeting should contact the DNR at 517-284-5954 at least five business days before the scheduled meeting date.