The Tama County Conservation Board met in regular session on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, in the Nature Center library, Otter Creek Park.

 

Chairman Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. Members present were: Anderson, Adolphs, and Little. Also present: Richard Rutledge, Tama, Etzel and Wise.

Minutes from the regular session of June 6, 2007, were read.  Moved by Adolphs, seconded Little to approve the minutes as read, carried. (All voting aye)

The following bills were presented:

BILLS SUBMITTED, BOARD MEETING, JULY 11, 2007

 

 

 

TO BE PAID FROM GEN'L FUND

 

 

 

 

 

Amount of Bill

Category Total

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

 

Text Box: Supervisors passed motion to allow no department exp for July

 

 

Health Ins Fund

 Etzel Family for July

 

 

0001-6100-412-22 Postage

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

As per EIGHT (8) receipts

42.07

42.07

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

 

 

 

Health Ins Fund

Text Box: Supervisors passed motion to allow no department exp for July

Wise family for July

 

 

 

Dolash Family for June

 

 

 

 

 

 

0001-6100-260-22 Office Supplies

 

 

 

Staples Credit Plan

Underpd total of inv in Jun #7621454001,7493662001,7493662002

23.18

23.18

 

 

 

 

0001-6100-412-22 Postage

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

As per eight (8) receipts

42.07

42.07

0001-6100-414-22-990 Telephone

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

17Jun07, 484-2231 (office), 484-4157 (payphone)

117.79

 

 

17Jun07, 484-5314 (shop)

57.65

 

Verizon

16Jun07, 484-2231 (office)

30.14

 

 

19Jun07, 484-4157 (pay phone)

11.45

 

 

16Jun07, 484-5314 (Shop)

10.73

 

 

 

227.76

227.76

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

 

 

 

Wise, Craig

1-Jun-07

1,384.80

 

 

15-Jun-07

1,384.80

 

 

29-Jun-07

1,384.80

 

 

 

4,154.40

4,154.40

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

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

1-Jun-07

1,274.40

 

 

15-Jun-07

1,274.40

 

 

29-Jun-07

1,274.40

 

 

 

3,823.20

3,823.20

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

 

 

 

Bergmann, Sandy

1-Jun-07

516.37

 

 

15-Jun-07

534.30

 

 

29-Jun-07

424.10

 

Plum, Sarah

1-Jun-07

660.00

 

 

15-Jun-07

594.00

 

 

29-Jun-07

694.05

 

Zell, Todd

1-Jun-07

660.00

 

 

15-Jun-07

594.00

 

 

29-Jun-07

628.05

 

Zody, John

1-Jun-07

364.88

 

 

15-Jun-07

396.38

 

 

29-Jun-07

433.13

 

 

 

6,499.26

6499.26

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

New Century FS, Inc.

#36-343419 100 gls unl gasoline @ $2.85416/gl

285.42

 

 

State MFT gasohol @ $0.21/gal

21.00

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.10

 

 

219 gals unl gasohol @ $2.77416/gl

607.54

 

 

State MFT gasohol @ $0.19/gal

41.61

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.22

 

 

Hazmat handling fee 319 gals @ $0.008 per gl

2.55

 

 

#36-343517 285.1 gls dieselex @ $2.34974/gl

669.91

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.29

 

 

Hazmat handling fee  @ $0.008 per gl

2.28

 

 

#36-343231 190 gls unl gasohol @ $2.69676

512.38

 

 

State MFT @ $0.19 per gl

36.10

 

 

FET (LUST) & Haz mat handling fee

3.07

 

 

151.6 gls dieselex dued B5 500 ppm @ $2.34652/gl

355.73

 

 

 

2,538.20

2,538.20

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

 

 

 

Z Line Tire & repair

#1-42648 8.75-16.5 SRMII (8 ply)(2) for Chronkite trailer

280.38

 

 

repair (2) @ $10.75 ea

21.50

 

 

Disposal fee (1 tire)

3.50

 

 

Truck valvae system (2)

11.00

 

 

#1-42678 tire repair

10.75

 

 

#1-42654 7.50-16 Firestone imp 8 ply (2)

194.00

 

 

700/750R16 tube (2)

21.86

 

 

 

542.99

542.99

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

 

 

 

Austin Motors

#0007393 door handle ('95 Chevy)

33.48

 

Central Iowa Farm Store

#CM54131,#54139 stud,nut;#53734 oil;#53733 blades, cartridge

244.54

 

CQ Auto Parts

#33774 wiper, oil, filter; #34427

66.54

 

J&V Auto Parts

#369214 refrig;#369482 starter fluid, etc;#369520 antifreeze

136.90

 

Southard Implement

#197280 filter, hyd fluid;#198288 misc;#192919 oil

156.95

 

 

#02-46276 Install sterring valve 2004 JD1445

845.27

 

USS Polaris

#061450 nuts, studs for Ford 5600

11.90

 

 

 

1,495.58

1,495.58

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

 

 

 

J&V Auto Parts

#369214 rathchet, socket, drive;#369820 metric tap

29.77

 

Menard's

#97138 3" paints brushes (3), 2" paint brushes (4)

18.56

 

 

 

48.33

48.33

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

 

 

 

Central Iowa Distributing

#19957 misc cleaning supplies, odor control

1,038.35

 

Diamond Vogel

#262082949 paint trays (4), deck stain netral (8 gals)

249.68

 

Dolezal Farm Supply

#4960 5 bags 32% catfish food

70.00

 

Ellenbecker Oil Co.

Inv#55546, 6 doz worms (youth fishing seminar), 6/19/07

12.00

 

Hillyard/Des Moines

#2166451 2 - 5 gal pails Hillyard Top Clean, shipping

90.22

 

Hotsy

#0120890-IN  hose assm, coupler, plug

                                      131.57

 

Hrabak Lumber

#0047117 mor flex sealant (4)

                                        20.40

 

Hygienic Laboratory

11Apr07 Coliform test- E&W well; 19Jun07 Nitrate test- E&W

                                        52.00

 

Iowa DNR

Annual Water Supply fee (PWSID8676998, 86768999)

50.00

 

Menard's

#97138 misc supplies- paint, crack sealer, toilet

216.12

 

New Century FS, Inc.

#73-552314 Pathfinder II (5 gals)

275.98

 

Pamida

#375782  ant control, chair, Dawn dish soap, cat food

34.39

 

Poweshiek Water Assoc.

Water- TFCP thru 21Jun07

32.00

 

Premier Office Equipment, Inc.

#36505 Maintenance Agreement- Canon IR-210S copier

35.00

 

Scharnweber Water Cond.

21Jun07 50# bag salt (4)

20.00

 

Schade Lime & Rock

22May07 Trucking 45.31T road stone (#510650,510642,510646)

181.24

 

Spahn & Rose Lumber

#2622277 gutter supplies;#2622904 flood, blade

95.33

 

Tama Co. Solid Waste Disposal Commission

Landfill charges for June

133.10

 

Thomas Co., Inc.

#61202 install toilet- main residence

92.59

 

Wilkerson Hardware

#A20163 teflon paste, solid solder;#A20519 fasteners, connector

                             26.16

 

 

 

2,856.13

2,856.13

0001-6110-431-22-990 Electricity

 

 

 

Grundy Co. REC

OCP thru 5Jun07, 12,220 KWH- meter #1, 1,280- (NC)

1152.36

 

Traer Munnicipal Utilities

TFCP thru 14Jun07, 199 kwh

56.25

 

 

 

1,208.61

1,208.61

 

Total Bills Submitted, Gen'l Budget

 

 $   23,501.78

 

 

 

 

0031-6120-292-22-072 Recreational Supplies

 

 

 

Cooley Pumping

19Jun07 Porta-potties (2) for youth fishing seminar

120.00

 

Tama Soil & Water Conservation Dist.

11May07 Porta-potties (2) for 30Apr07 event

60.00

 

 

Total Bills Submitted, LAD Account

 

 $        180.00

 

 

 

 

 

Total All Bills Submitted

 

 $   23,681.78

 

Moved by Adolphs, seconded Little to approve bills, carried. (All voting aye).

Reports and Correspondence. Staff /Work. Wise reported on work performed during June. Included were cleaning of boat ramps, staining items in the park, electrical work in the campground and the visitor’s kiosk/ Dam Inspection Etzel reported the DNR representative visited Otter Creek Park on June 27 to inspect the dam and spillway. Items noted were: minor cracking in walls of spillway (considered typical of structure of its age) and request to remove willow at bottom of spillway. A formal report will be forthcoming from the DNR. ./Letter to Board A letter sent by Randy & Judy Welton was shared with the board. The Welton’s inquired if the Board would consider placing play equipment (perhaps a sand box) near the campground so children could play while camper’s socialize. After discussion the Board felt the inclusion of play equipment adjacent to or in the camp loops would not be pursued. [Currently a play area lies adjacent to the beach camp pads.] /Donation  Fred Vore wishes to donate a memorial bench for Vurl and Lorraine Vore. The bench will be placed near the large cottonwoods south of  south loop camp area. / Fishing Seminar The event was held  on Tuesday, June 19. Seveteen youth aged 10- 13 attended the event./ REAP Assemblies It was reported the next REAP Assembly for Tama County’s district will occur on October 23 at the Grimes Farm and Conservation Center in Marshall County. Etzel encouraged board members to attend. This year a tour is being planned in advance of the 7-9 p.m. meeting./End of FY ’07 Budget Report Etzel reported that a shortfall in revenues predicted for the FY ’07 budget resulted in the purchase of a laptop computer being postponed and a reducation in the amount of funds placed into the Land Acquisition and development fund.

Richard Rutledge, Tama, addressed the board regarding concerns that he had relative to management of the Otter Creek Lake and Park campgrounds. Rutledge felt the weeds adjacent to campsites 14- 20 were unsightly and affecting the use of the camp areas by being bagged off. Etzel explained the plans for the area adjacent to those sites and while agreeing they may be unsightly at this time that the improvement when complete will be a good addition to the camp area. Rutledge also voiced concerns regarding lack of flush toilets, too high of camp fees, and the “dark” showerhouse. He felt the facilities at other campgrounds in the area were superior to Otter Creek’s.

The Board thanked Rutledge for coming to the board meeting and sharing his concerns.

The Board discussed land acquisition potential on property of high value to the conservation program. The Board discussed their goals and needs in this regards and how to best approach the acquisition if it becomes available. Etzel had met with a representative for the family and it appeared encouraging at this initial stage.

The Nature Center Exhibit Team had met on June 28 with Terry Brown of Museum Professionals. Brown had requested that the budget for Phase 1 of the display component be increased from $250,000 to $300,000. The two phases will include: Phase 1- completion of formal display room, Phase 2- completion of displays for the remaining portions of the building. The Team still wishes to retain the diorama as the “wow factor” of the displays. The diorama is to interpret a riverine habitat and stress water quality. Brown indicated that he will build a model for fundraising purposes.

Several problems need to be addressed prior to display construction including: moisture problems in the exhibit room ceiling and possible floor joist realignment.

After discussion of conservation topics of interest it was moved by Adolphs, seconded Little to adjourn, carried. (All voting aye) Adjourned 9:30 p.m..

 

 

                                                          

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CHAIR                                                                            VICE-CHAIR