The Tama County Conservation Board met in regular session on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, in the Nature Center library, Otter Creek Park.

 

Chairman Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present were: Anderson, Adolphs, Benda, Little and Wiese. Also present: Etzel and Wise.

Minutes from the regular session of May 2, 2007, were read.  Moved by Benda, seconded Little to approve the minutes as read, carried. (All voting aye)

The following bills were presented:

BILLS SUBMITTED, BOARD MEETING, June 6, 2007

 

 

 

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 June

1,203.08

1,203.08

0001-6100-260-22 Office Supplies

 

 

 

Staples Credit Plan

misc supplies #7493662001, #7493662002, #7621454001

412.00

412.00

0001-6100-400-22 Publications

 

 

 

Tama/Grundy Publishing

Help wanted ads, 18Apr07

132.12

132.12

0001-6100-412-22 Postage

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

As per six (6) receipts

5.36

5.36

0001-6100-413-22 Mileage

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

Travel to District Mtg, 7Jun07, Ames  136 mi @ $0.30/mi

40.80

40.80

0001-6100-414-22 Telephone

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

17May07, 484-2231 (office), 484-4157 (payphone)

117.79

 

 

17May07, 484-5314 (shop)

56.95

 

Verizon

16May07, 484-5314 (shop)

10.71

 

 

19May07, 484-4157 (payphone)

11.45

 

 

16May07, 484-2231 (office)

32.00

 

 

 

228.90

228.90

 

 

 

 

0001-6110-101-22-223 Salary- Main Supervisor

 

 

 

Wise, Craig

4-May-07

1,384.80

 

 

18-May-07

1,384.80

 

 

 

2,769.60

2,769.60

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

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

4-May-07

1,274.40

 

 

18-May-07

1,274.40

 

 

 

2,548.80

2,548.80

0001-6110-101-22-224 Salary- Seasonal

 

 

 

Bergmann, Sandy

4-May-07

284.44

 

 

18-May-07

353.63

 

Zell, Todd

18-May-07

132.00

 

Zody, John

18-May-07

170.63

 

 

 

940.70

940.70

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

 

 

 

Health Ins Fund

Wise family for June

2.60

 

 

Dolash Family for June

1,203.08

 

 

 

1,205.68

1,205.68

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

 

 

 

New Century FS, Inc.

11Apr07, #36-342870 260.2 gals dieselex @ $2.5136/gl

518.31

 

 

FET LUST @ $.001/gal

0.21

 

 

Hazmat handling fee

1.65

 

 

11Apr, #36-342871 249.6 gls unleaded gasohol @ $2.27080/gl

566.79

 

 

FET LUST @ $.001/gal

0.25

 

 

State fuel tax (ethanol) @ $0.19 per gal

47.42

 

 

Hazmat handling fee

2.00

 

 

 

1,136.63

1,136.63

0001-6110-253-22-050 Mt Veh- Tires

 

 

 

Z Line Tire & Repair

#1-41743, #1-41908, #1-41909

62.37

62.37

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

 

 

 

Central Iowa Farm Store

#43249 pins, clevis, cartridge, filter

39.03

 

CQ Auto Parts

#2580-33774, #2580-33774, #2580-34427

66.54

 

J&V Auto Parts

#368903 muffler, tail-pipe ('95 Chevy); #368602 washer, oil

193.68

 

MV Motors

#5967 repair A/C on Chevy pickup

152.17

 

Southard Implement

#02-195355, #196629, #196737, #196893

302.79

 

 

 

648.64

648.64

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

 

 

 

Dolezal Farm Supply

#5637 6 bags catfish food @ $14 ea

84.00

 

Etzel, Robert

Regis- District 1 Mtg- Etzel, Wise, Plum, Zell 7Jun07 Ames

28.00

 

Fareway Stores

#37 towelettes for 5th grade field day

7.03

 

Fastenal

#68889 misc supplies

343.78

 

Forestry Suppliers, Inc.

#425071-00 flotation vests (2)

116.41

 

Jerico Services

#10-0185770 900 gals CaCl for OCP @ $0.81/gl

729.00

 

Kroymann, Robert

As per ROW agreement to TFCP Addition (15Jun07-14Jun08)

30.00

 

Menard's

#92797 door bell- residence; #90343 misc supplies

252.07

 

Most Dependable Fountains

#07829 fountain repair (NC)- cartridge

53.00

 

New Century FS, Inc.

#272041 5 gal Pathfinder II

275.70

 

Norton's Greenhouse

#682425, #682421 plants, fert., potting soil for park

126.60

 

Premier Office Equipment, Inc.

#32151 premier platinum plan for Canon IR-210S copier

35.00

 

Poweshiek Water Assoc.

No balance due because of credit

 

 

Scharnweber Water Conditioning

PVC couplers (14) @ $0.67 ea

9.38

 

Sevde Fire Extinguisher

#9239 26 annual inspect., 6 yr main on 5 units, 10# ABC (5)

407.50

 

Tama County Auditor

Replacement stem for West Bend coffee pot (NC)

8.94

 

Tama County Highway Dept.

Random dru/alcohol screen- Dolash (30Apr07)

50.00

 

Tama County Solid Waste & Disposal Commission

Landfill charges for April, May

111.40

 

The Ar-Jay Center

#0481257 transformer & socket- Juno (NC)

84.25

 

Wendling Quarries

#311422 45.31T, 1" rd stone @ $7.25/T; tickets #510642,

 

 

 

#510646, #510650

328.50

 

Wilkerson Hardware

#B22816 rug doctor; #A18896 furn filters;#A19257 cement;

 

 

 

#B24128 sprayer head; #A19895 safety snap

109.85

 

 

 

3,190.41

3,190.41

0001-6110-294-22-050 Uniforms

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

Reimburse for 1 pr of uniform pants

44.94

44.94

0001-6110-430-22 LP Gas

 

 

 

New Century FS, Inc.

#56-72839 1,850 gl LP @ $1.469/gl,#73-551398 20#bottle LP

2,757.71

2,757.71

0001-6110-431-22-990 Electricity

 

 

 

Grundy Co REC

OCP thru 2May07, 6,200 kwh- meter #1, 2,200 kwh- NC

721.35

 

Traer Municipal Utilities

TFCP thru 14May07,  147 KWH

100.70

 

 

 

822.05

822.05

0001-0210-610-22-642 Bldgs & Perm Imp

 

 

 

Premier Recreation Products

#7010 160 cu yd woodcarpet, 137 panels duradrain

6,780.00

6,780.00

 

Total Bills Submitted, Gen'l Budget

$24,929.79

 

 

 

 

TO BE PAID FROM Nature Center Trust

 

 

 

Mauskemo, Adrienne

Refund damage deposit (paid in cash)

100.00

$100.00

 

 

 

 

 

Total Bills Submitted, Board Meeting

$25,029.79

 

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

Reports and Correspondence. Staff /Work. Wise reported on work performed during May. Included were cleanup of fallen trees, placement of x-mas trees into lake basin, placement of 3,700 catfish into fish cages, pump out vault toilets,  and general park maintenance/ Environmental Education Etzel reported the following programs were provided: 5th Grade Field Day (instructor), hikes for North Tama 1st grade, Meskwaki 1st -4th grade boys, and program to Tama/Toledo Civic Women./Salt Creek Mitigation Site All documents have been received from Gary Thien./Shocking survey  The DNR had performed a shocking survey at Otter Creek Lake on June 5. Raw data was presented to the board members./Sick Leave Payout  Etzel provided general information to board regarding the payout plan of the Supervisors regarding accumulated sick leave in excess of 800 hrs./ Fishing Seminar The event is to take place on Tuesday, June 19. One instructor is still needed for Class III.

Etzel relayed to the board an incident that occurred in the camp area at Otter Creek Lake and Park in early May. After short discussion it was moved by Adolphs, seconded Wiese that camping privileges for Josh Rosenberger, Tama, be revoked for the entire 2007 camp season, carried. (All voting aye)

The Conservation Board considered bids submitted on a new hydrostatic outfront commercial mower, 72” deck, diesel engine. The following bids were received:

Company

Unit Description

Bid

Central Iowa Farm Store

Kubota F2880F

$6,900.00

Monte Motor Parts

Kubota F2880F

$7,600.00

Southard Implement

John Deere 1445 Series II

$8,351.00

After discussion it was moved  by Adolphs, seconded Little to purchase the Kubota F2880F from Central Iowa Farm Store as submitted, carried. (All voting aye)

The Board discussed the need for a laptop computer to allow Powerpoint presentations as part of their outreach programming and presentations. After considerable discussion it was moved by Wiese, seconded Adolphs to purchase the highest quality laptop that can be found not to exceed $1,500, carried. (All voting aye)

Etzel recommended the board implement a special promotion to increase camping coupon book purchases and to increase camping units using the park during the Sunday – Thursday night period. Traditionally this period of the week sees few campers. The promotion as proposed would be that holders of camping coupons could receive three nights camping (Sunday- Thursday nights only, excluding holidays) for two camping coupons. After discussion it was moved by Wiese,  seconded Benda to enact a policy that will allow three nights camping for two camping coupons valid for use for Sunday through Thursday nights only (excluding holidays) effective July 1, 2007, carried, (All voting aye) [Note: Due to the 4th of July holiday the camping coupon book special promotion will be implemented starting on Sunday,  July 8]

Little mentioned that Russ Upah, Manatt’s Inc. was pleased with the placement of the granite boulder at the beach play area. Etzel indicated the maintenance crew will be installing play safety surfacing around the boulder later this summer.

Etzel reported to the board of major problems being encountered at the beach/camper’s hill restroom. The vault is collapsing. Also the building has settled considerably causing cracking along mortar block seams and the floor of the structure. Etzel will meet with Bob Engel, Engel Construction, to see what he recommends. It was also mentioned that this problem may cause a change in the capital improvements planned for FY ’08.

Little inquired as to the future plans of the abandoned restroom located near the boat ramp. He felt that in conjunction with the work needed on the camper’s hill restroom the board should demolish the old boat ramp restroom. Etzel will report on options at a future board meeting.

After discussion of conservation topics of interest it was moved by Adolphs, seconded Benda to adjourn, carried. (All voting aye) Adjourned 9 p.m..

 

 

                                                          

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CHAIR                                                                            VICE-CHAIR