Minutes for May 12, 2022
1. Call to Order – Chair
The meeting was called to order at 10:06am, MDC Credit Union, 2915 Truman Blvd, Jeff City (also by Zoom).
2. Welcome and Introductions / Roll Call / Proxies – Secretary
Dan Rose stated that there were 26 Voting Members present, and 9 non-members in attendance, and that there were enough voting member attendees to have a quorum (17+).
Thomas Vought – MSDIS – p
Tony Spicci – NSGIC Liaison – (proxy by Jennifer Bowden) – p
Tracy Schloss – OA ITSD GIS – p
David Nail – USGS – p
Misty Perry – Dept of Agriculture – p
Jerry Prewett – DNR – a
VACANT – Economic Development – n/a
Tim Bixler – MDC – p
Wiley Howell – MOARNG – p
Colin Duewell – MoDOT – p
Matt Hesser – OA Planning – a
Brandon Wolfe – SEMA – a
Jason Warzinik – Boone County FPD – p
Nathan Mattox – Boone County – p
Dan Rose – City of Columbia – p
Buster Schrage – City of Jefferson – p
Stacey Roberts – KC MO Water – p
Steve Marsh – City of Lee’s Summit – p
Andy Wagner – City of Maryland Heights – a
Melissa Johnson – Cole County, MO – p
Richard Perkins – CPS – p
Jennifer Bowden – Mid-MO RPC – p
Brian Maydwell – MO 911 – (proxy by Shawn Penman) – p
Chris Barnett – MU Extension/CARES – p
Ming-Chih Hung – NW Missouri State – p
Brad Arshat – Sanborn – p
Jeremy Tanz – SEMO RPC – (Nathan Mitchell by proxy) – p
Indi Braden – South East Missouri State University – a
Steve Kasten – Surdex – (proxy by Jack King) – p
Michael Gawedzinski – USACE – p
Katie Philbrick – NRCS – a
Mollie Webb – Washington University – p
Derek Smith – Wilson & Co – p
Kent Park – Woolpert – a
Other Attendees (non-voting)
Joe Eckman – ESRI
Saralyn Hayes – Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)
Craig Best – US Census
Nikki Kaur – St. Louis County
Bill Steele –
Robert Haselwander – USGS National Geospatial Operations Center
Brent Johnson – MO Assessors
Shawn Penman – MO 911
Amanda Bybee – MO Mappers Association
3. Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes – Chair
Voted to approve March 2022 minutes with amendments – minutes said that the next meeting was to be April 14th, when they should have said May 12th. Also, Milwaukie was misspelled and needed to be amended to Milwaukee, WI.
4. MGISAC Administration
4.1 OGI Report – Tracy Schloss
There is multiple legislation in the current budget that has a geospatial aspect to it. We’re not able to do much planning, because we never know how the language is going to turn out in what is finally approved. Who will deal with all the work coming to GIS is TBD. But there are several items with big dollars using ARPA money, including NG9-1-1, broadband and the Hydrology Information Center. Near end of legislative agenda; discussion about the Hydrology Network Office, some things handled in differing units, attempting to bring things together into single unit
The Redistricting process nearly at an end; debate for Congressional Districts, need to know what district that candidates have to file in – may have to stand as is.
4.2 MSDIS Report – Tom Vought
Image server migration – the new server is up, activated, and loaded with all of the services currently available on the existing Image server with a few minor adjustments for natural disaster-related imagery. We’ve spoken with Mizzou IT about issuing an HTTPS security certificate in order to complete the web adaptor installation and are waiting on them to complete the request before we can move forward. Thanks for the support on the coordination award at MAGIC. Security Certificate to enable https on servers. Imagery server is up and running. Loaded with services. Works for internal. Once cert is in place, will look for external testers. New Dean is aware of MSDIS and supports function.
4.3 Treasurer’s Report – Tim Bixler
Payment of $155.88 to reimburse Jennifer for DreamHost website/hosting of https://www.flymoimagery.com and testing/maintenance, leaving a balance of $21,017.94.
4.4 Membership Report – Wiley Howell
34 total members (no change) with one vacancy (EcoDevo membership), the membership list will soon be refreshed and sent out.
4.5 By-Laws Report – Colin Duewell
Colin read Section 2 of the By-Laws to educate the masses on our by-laws.
5. Discussion Topics / Presentations
On the table was one nomination for Chair-Elect – Tim Bixler; no additional nominations were heard. Tim spoke to introduce himself and his background; running unopposed, the Chair accepted his nomination and appointed Tim to the position of Chair-Elect.
On the table was one nomination for Treasurer – Chris Barnett; no additional nominations were heard. Running unopposed, the Chair accepted his nomination and appointed Chris to the position of Treasurer.
On the table was one nomination for Secretary – Misty Perry; no additional nominations were heard. Running unopposed, the Chair accepted her nomination and appointed Misty to the position of Secretary.
Nathan Mattox took over as Chair, after serving as Chair-Elect for the 2021-2022 calendar year.
6. Committee Reports
6.1 Data Development – Buster Schrage
Buster gave a presentation of the https://www.flymoimagery.com/ website showing counties where high-res imagery has been collected, what is in progress, and which ones are set to be collected in the future.
Shawn Penman spoke about the NG911-related statehouse bill that is expected to be passed soon.
Tim Bixler mentioned that an additional bill (DNR) will fund QL2 LiDAR acquisition for seven counties next year, potentially more counties in the future. (Current counties: Johnson, Pettis, Henry, Benton, St Clair, Cedar, Dade).
6.2 Education – Richard Perkins
6.3 Legislative – Jennifer Bowden
The Legislative committee met briefly this week to discuss a letter NSGIC was going to send out to all state governors in regards to the Geospatial Maturity Survey we will out about our GIS capabilities. Unfortunately, the timeline from NSGIC to offer response to the letter was extremely short and the letter was already sent before the committee could meet and offer any input. The letter is not expected to have any impact on current GIS funding in the state budget.
6.4 Mo GIS Conference – Jennifer Bowden
Set for April 2023 – Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Columbia; Volunteers: Mollie Webb, Dan Rose,
7. Liaison Reports
7.1 MidAmerica GIS Consortium – Steve Marsh
Good turnout, positive feedback. Financially, the conference broke even, if it didn’t make a little money. Elections were held in May, and the new 2-year Board of Directors were sworn in.
7.2 National States Geographic Information Council – Tony Spicci (absent)
NSGIC Board of Directors (BOD) has hired John Jordan as the new NSGIC Executive Director. John joins NSGIC with over 20 years executive association experience. He is a seasoned leader who possesses the knowledge, skills, abilities and personality the Board believes will serve NSGIC well today and in the future.
8. Cooperating Agency / Organization Reports (Brief by Exception)
8.1 USGS – David Nail
Two recent USGS lidar projects have been published and the LPC and DEMs are now available.
8.2 NRCS – Katie Philbrick
8.3 Missouri Mappers Association – Amanda Bybee
Still planning on the MMA Conference in August, not many details yet. Amanda is starting a new job with another agency, but wishes to still represent MMA with MGISAC.
8.4 Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors – Jon Cole
9. Open Discussion
• July UC Conference Attendance – a quick ‘who will be attending’ question was presented, to see if the July MGISAC meeting would be held or not. Only a couple people say they would not be able to make it, so the July meeting will be held as usual.
10. Next Meeting: June 9, 2022 10:00am at the MDC Credit Union, 2915 W. Truman Blvd Jefferson City (hybrid).
The meeting was adjourned at 11:42 am