The Tama County Conservation Board met in regular session on Wednesday, November 1, 2006, in the main activity room- Nature Center, Otter Creek Park.

 

Adolphs called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. Members present were: Adolphs, Anderson, and Benda. Also present: Etzel and Wise.

Minutes from the regular session of October 4, 2006, were read. Moved by Anderson, seconded Benda to approve the minutes as read, carried. (All voting aye)

The following bills were presented:

BILLS SUBMITTED, BOARD MEETING, NOVEMBER 1, 2006

 

 

 

TO BE PAID FROM GEN'L FUND

 

 

 

 

 

Amount of Bill

Category Total

0002-6100-113-22-013 Health Ins- Co Share

 

 

 

Health Ins Fund

Etzel Family for November

1,203.08

1,203.08

0001-6100-260-22 Office Supplies

 

 

 

Staples Credit Plan

#6357423003battery- replacement for Back UPS pro

46.49

46.49

0001-6100-412-22 Postage

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

as per two (2) receipts

3.90

3.90

0001-6100-414-22 Telephone

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

484-5314 (shop), 17Oct06

49.91

 

 

484-2231 (office),†† 484-4157 (payphone) 17Oct06

115.13

 

Verizon

16Oct06,484-5314 (shop)

8.43

 

 

19Oct06, 484-4157 (payphone)

9.58

 

 

16Oct06, 484-2231 (office)

17.96

 

 

 

201.01

201.01

0001-6100-422-22 School of Instruction

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

31Oct06 District 1 meeting-Marshall County, Regis- Etzel, Wise

16.00

16.00

0001-6100-636-22 Office Equipment

 

 

 

Staples Credit Plan

#6357423003 battery backup- APC 650VA/390W

79.99

79.99

 

 

 

 

0001-6110-100-22-223 Salary- Main Supervisor

 

 

 

Wise, Craig

6-Oct-06

1,384.80

 

 

20-Oct-06

1,384.80

 

 

 

2,769.60

2,769.60

0001-6110-101-22-224 Salary

 

 

 

Bergmann, Sandy

6-Oct-06

568.75

 

 

20-Oct-06

380.00

 

Zody, John

6-Oct-06

351.07

 

 

20-Oct-06

266.50

 

 

 

1,566.32

1,566.32

0001-6110-101-22-226 Salary- Conserv Tech

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

6-Oct-06

1,274.40

 

 

20-Oct-06

1,274.40

 

 

 

2,548.80

2,548.80

0002-6110-113-22-013 Health Ins- Co Share

 

 

 

Health Ins Fund

Wise (Life Insurance)for November

2.60

 

 

Dolash family for November

1,203.08

 

 

 

1,205.68

1,205.68

0001-6110-250-22-050 Mt Veh- fuels

 

 

 

New Century FS, Inc.

11Sep06, #36-340879†† 254.4 gals unleaded gasohol @ $1.96272/gal

499.32

 

 

State MFT gasohol @ $0.19/gal

48.34

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.25

 

 

204.9 gals #2 dieselex @LS dyed 500 ppm @ $2.33202/gal

477.83

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.20

 

 

 

1,025.94

1,025.94

0001-6110-254-22-050 Mt Veh- Minor Repair

 

 

 

CQ Auto Parts

#2580-22548 ribbed gasket, #22413 clamps, #22363 clamps

33.95

 

J&V Auto Parts

#359956 oil absorb, #361433 oil, filters, #36050 15W40, #360731 filters

290.97

 

MV Motors

#5245 Repair '93 Ford PU replace oil pan

600.29

 

USS Repair

#058783 repair Ford 5600, radiator

562.69

 

 

 

1,487.90

1,487.90

0001-6110-290-22-050 Min Equip- hand tools

 

 

 

J&V Auto Parts

#359956socket

23.69

 

Pamida

#340215 upright vacuum cleaner (NC)

88.00

 

Wilkerson Hardware

#A101401/2" combination wrench (3) @ $5.99 ea

17.97

 

 

 

129.66

129.66

0001-6110-292-22-052 Main & Supplies

 

 

 

Central Iowa Distributing, Inc.

#11436 Insect Inn, cartridge, drain cleaner, air fresh, fuel surcharge

512.45

 

Hotsy Cleaning Systems Inc.

#0117799-IN repair pressure washer

162.99

 

Hygienic Labs

Water tests- coliform, west & east wells

22.00

 

Iowa Fire & Equipment Co.

#186217 annual inspection- fire alarm system

185.00

 

 

#186223 Perform smoke detector calibration test (9 detectors)

300.30

 

Pamida

#380247 dish cloths (NC), cat food

22.48

 

Plumb Supply

#8796236 48" curb box key

63.39

 

Poweshiek Water Assoc.

TFCP thru Oct, Prev: 23,000, current: 23,000

32.00

 

Premier Office Equipment, Inc.

#30389 Platinum monthly maintenance plan thru 6Nov06

35.00

 

Waterloo Boats

#CW07254 oil filter, oil, spark plugs (2)

28.30

 

Wendling Quarries

#296273 7.15T 1x3 macadam (flux) @ $8.25/T

58.99

 

Wilkerson Hardware

#A10105 soap, signs;#B12430 signs;#A10140 antifreeze;#A9684tape

 

 

 

#A9790 ballasts (2)

144.47

 

WW Grainger

#9201712867 80 cup coffee pot;#9219506368 water preservative

155.91

 

 

 

1,723.28

1,723.28

0001-6110-431-22 Electricity

 

 

 

Grundy Co REC

OCP thru 3Oct06, 9,790 KWH, meter #1

730.85

 

 

650 KWH meter #2

28.80

 

 

maintenance lights

96.00

 

 

security lights

18.00

 

Traer Municipal Utilities

TFCP thru 17Oct06, 265 KWH

63.30

 

 

 

936.95

936.95

 

Total Bills Submitted, Gen'l Budget

 

14,944.60

 

Moved by Anderson, seconded Benda to approve bills, carried. (All voting aye).

Reports and Correspondence. Staff /Work. Wise updated board members on work accomplished during October. Recently staff has been busy preparing the park for winter closing./ Rip-rap Project Dostal Construction is anticipated to begin the project on November 2. A signed contract and certificate of insurance have been received./Iowa Conservationist Board members were reminded that if they were looking for a good stocking stuffer that the Iowa Conservationist, soon to become Iowa Outdoors, is a good choice./SWCD banquet Board members were reminded of the invitation received from the Soil & Water Conservation District Commissioners to attend the annual SWCD Recognition banquet. The event will be held at the Nature Center on Tuesday, November 14. RSVPís are to be in to the SWCD office by November 8./ REAP A poster to be hung in the Nature Center was shared with the board. It outlined how REAP has impacted Tama County since its inception in 1990. $337,236 have been invested through this program in Tama County.

Mike Rohach, rural Garwin, had contacted the office regarding a twenty-one camping coupon packet he had purchased this summer. He indicated that because of his daughterís moving out-of-state he had been busy moving items to her new location and had been unable to use all twenty-one coupons. At this time he still has fifteen coupons remaining. Etzel explained the policy regarding camp coupons. It as follows:

1.        The coupons are for purchaserís use only..... they are nontransferable to anyone else

2.        The coupons are good for the current camping season only.

3.        The coupons are valid for use only at Otter Creek Lake and Park, located in Sections 30 & 31, Carroll Township, Tama County, IA.

 

This information is shared with the camper when purchasing the coupons and is printed on each camping coupon.

 

According to conservation board records the coupons were purchased on June 30, 2006. Etzel explained that between the purchase date and October 15, when off-season rates went into effect, there were sixteen camping weekends. Etzel indicated that a twenty-one coupon packet costs $252 ($12 per night). He also shared that Rohach is probably not the only camper to be unable to use all his camping coupons this season.

 

The Board agreed this was a difficult decision. Considerable discussion ensued. It was the general feeling of the board, even though sympathetic to Rohachís predicament, that the policy is in place for a reason, is explained to each coupon purchaser, and is displayed on each camping coupon. It was moved by Benda, seconded Anderson, that Rohach be offered a twenty-one coupon packet for the 2007 camping season at a reduced rate of $210 (savings of $42 off regular price) if he turns in the fifteen remaining coupons from 2006, carried. (All voting aye)

 

The Board discussed the current policy that allows dancing in the Nature Center with special permission. Etzel relayed he has concerns regarding the general wear and tear on the building including stresses placed on the structure from vibration and motion of dancers. Dances also increase the likelihood of the no alcohol and smoking policies being disregarded. The board discussed the role of the facility and if dancing fits into that. Etzel suggested a decision should be made by the first of the year to allow disseminating information to persons who have reservations for 2007. Any decision was tabled until the December board meeting. ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

After discussion of conservation topics of interest it was moved by Anderson, seconded Benda to adjourn, carried (All voting aye). Adjourned 8:25 p.m..

 

 

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