The Tama County Conservation Board met in regular session on Wednesday, August 8, 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, and Little. Also present: Etzel and Wise.

Minutes from the regular session of July 11, 2007, were read.  Moved by Little, seconded Benda to approve the minutes as read, carried. (All voting aye)

The following bills were presented:

BILLS SUBMITTED, BOARD MEETING, AUGUST 8, 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 Fam for August (Adjusted due to June payment)

1,203.08

1,203.08

0001-6100-412-22 Postage

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

As per two (2) receipts

                                           18.01

18.01

0001-6100-294-22 Uniforms

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

Reimburse- 1 pr dress slacks 17Jun07 receipt Dillards

                                           44.00

44.00

0001-6100-414-22 Telephone

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

17Jul07,  484-2231 (office), 484-4157 (payphone)

                                         117.55

 

 

17Jul07,  484-5314 (shop)

                                           66.29

 

Verizon

16Jul07, 484-5314 (shop)

                                           10.61

 

 

16Jul07, 484-4157 (payphone)

                                           11.42

 

 

16Jul07,  484-2231 (office)

                                           11.62

 

 

 

217.49

217.49

0001-6100-422-22 School of Instruction

 

 

 

Tama County Extension

Regis- Wise, Dolash- Continuing Ed- Pest Appl 3Oct07

60.00

60.00

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

 

 

 

Wise, Craig

13-Jul-07

1,439.20

 

 

27-Jul-07

1,439.20

 

 

 

2,878.40

2,878.40

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

 

 

 

Bergmann, Sandy

13-Jul-07

544.54

 

 

27-Jul-07

449.73

 

Plum, Sarah

13-Jul-07

594.00

 

 

27-Jul-07

660.00

 

Zell, Todd

13-Jul-07

594.00

 

 

27-Jul-07

660.00

 

Zody, John

13-Jul-07

443.64

 

 

27-Jul-07

459.38

 

 

 

4,405.29

4,405.29

0001-6110-101-22-226 Salary- Conservation Tech.

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

13-Jul-07

1,324.80

 

 

27-Jul-07

1,331.01

 

 

 

2,655.81

2,655.81

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

 

 

 

Health Ins Fund

Dolash family for Aug (Adjusted due to June payment)

1,203.08

 

 

Wise- life insurance (JUL)

2.60

 

 

Wise- life insurance (AUG)

2.60

 

 

 

1,208.28

1,208.28

001-6110-254-22-050 Motor Vehicle- Minor Repair

 

 

 

Central Iowa Farm Store

#55173 grease fit, belt (2)

189.64

 

 

#54944 cart, blades (3), oil

103.69

 

 

#55033 bolts (3), nipples (4), freight

30.62

 

J &V Auto Parts

#370389 battery, core deposit

                                         101.95

 

 

#370844 refrig, stop leak, plug kit

                                           49.70

 

 

#370700 oil fil, 10W30 (12)

                                           32.24

 

 

#371120 quik weld putty, clamps (4), ground wheel

                                           57.90

 

Southard Implment

#02-199115 bushings (4)

                                           11.60

 

 

 

577.34

577.34

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

 

 

 

Blink Electric Motors

#36595 repair B&D grinder

31.00

 

Central Iowa Dist.

#21574 misc supplies

408.73

 

Dolezal Farm Supply

#0001532 5 bags catfish food; #0001919 5 bags catfish food

133.00

 

E;lectric Supply of Marshalltown

#1029231 electrical box

51.45

 

Fastenal

#IAMAR70770 misc supplies

304.09

 

Hrabak Lumber

#0085384-IN 4x6x16' CCA (2)

                                           56.64

 

Jerico Services

#0051490-IN  900 gals CaCl- OCP

                                         729.00

 

Midwest Telephone Supply

#307176 battery (repair payphone)

                                           22.65

 

Poweshiek Water Assoc.

TFCP for July

32.00

 

Premier Office Equip., Inc.

#37323 premier platinum plan, Canon IR-210S copier

                                           35.00

 

Scharnweber Water Cond., Inc.

26Jul07 2- 50# bags salt, BB filters (2)

                                           50.00

 

Spahn & Rose Lumber

#2623341 flood gr

                                           10.49

 

Tama Co. Solid Waste

Landfill fees- July

                                         103.50

 

Wilkerson Hardware

#A21929 outlet box, covers

                                           15.36

 

 

#A22322 pressure switch

                                           19.99

 

 

#A22364 fasteners (48), safety snaps (8)

                                           48.08

 

 

#A22566 tank repair kit

                                           14.29

 

 

 

1,833.05

1,833.05

0001-6110-431-22 Electricity

 

 

 

Grundy Co REC

OCP thru 3Jul07, 12,630 KWH- meter #1, 1,470- (NC)

1240.53

 

Traer Municipal Utilities

TFCP thru 16Jul07, 191 KWH

                                           55.40

 

 

 

                                      1,295.93

1,295.93

 

Total Bills Submitted, Gen'l Budget

 

 $         16,396.68

 

 

 

 

TO BE PAID FROM LAD Account

 

 

 

Koehler, Richard

#44923 Archery Equip for Hunter Safety Prog (Whitetails Unl Donation)

315.00

 

 

Total Bills Submitted, LAD Account

 

$315.00

 

 

 

 

 

Total All Bills Submitted

 

 $        16,711.68

 

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

Reports and Correspondence. Staff /Work. Wise reported on work performed during July. Included were preparation of earth fill in south loop camp area for fall grass seeding, painting of restroom and play equipment at TF Clark Park, removing silt from area adjacent to boat ramp at Duffus’ Landing, repair sign- Manatt’s, new downspout and eaves installed- Camper’s Hill Restroom, weeding of flower beds, as well as routine maintenance/ Well samples Relative to the bad bacteriological samples drawn in early July the system was shock chlorinated and four special samples were ran as requested by the DNR. Four special samples ran following the shock chlorination were negative for bacteria. It was reported that five routine samples would be drawn in August. If they all come back negative the testing cycle will return to the once per quarter requirements of the DNR./Nature Center Questionnaires Four questionnaires returned by Nature Center renters were shared with the board./Camping Coupon Promotion There have been questions raised by one camper concerning the three days for two coupons camping promotion. Etzel relayed the promotion allows campers to use two coupons for any three consecutive days in the Sunday through Thursday night period. One camper would like to extend it through to the following week tying a Wednesday, Thursday followed by a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The current policy does not allow this. Etzel pointed out to maximize the savings over an eight period the camper can camp Tuesday night through the next Tuesday night. This would couple three qualifying camping days with the full rate nights of Friday and Saturday nights. Etzel recommended no changes at this time as there have been several campers using the promotion with no problems or complaints. The Board agreed that the promotion would be reviewed prior to the 2008 camping season. Any changes would be considered at that time.

Etzel reported to the Board regarding the design work for the Nature Center displays. Terry Brown, Museum Professionals, had contacted Etzel to review progress in the initial design. Brown relayed that the larger diorama included in the concept plans will not fit into the existing $300,000 budget for Phase I. [Phase I encompasses completion of the formal display room of the Nature Center.] Potential options will be discussed by the Exhibit Team and their findings shared with the Board.

The Board discussed possible land acquisition. The tract is critical in the long range plans of the board. It was moved by Adolphs, seconded Little, to enter in to closed session in accordance with Iowa Code Chapter 21.5(1)(j) to discuss terms of the acquisition. [Note: 21.5(1)(j) states that closed session is admissible...”To discuss the purchase of particular real estate only where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the governmental body would have to pay for that property.”]  Etzel noted that the minutes and the tape recording of the session closed under this paragraph will be available for public examination when the transaction discussed is completed. Roll call vote to enter into closed session: Adolphs- aye, Anderson- aye, Benda- aye, Little-aye. The Board entered into closed session at 8:22 p.m.. Moved by Adolphs, seconded Roger Benda to return to open session. Roll call vote: Adolphs- aye, Anderson- aye, Benda- aye, Little-aye. The Board returned to regular session at 8:27 p.m..

Benda inquired if Etzel had heard when the DNR Fisheries personnel were to attend a Conservation Board meeting to update everyone on the status of the Otter Creek Lake fishery. Etzel indicated that he had not but assumed the DNR personnel were planning to come before the board following completion of the fall netting surveys. He indicated that he would contact the DNR personnel and let the Board members know when this was to occur.

After discussion of conservation topics of interest it was moved by Adolphs, seconded Little to adjourn, carried. (All voting aye) Adjourned 8:40 p.m..

 

 

                                                          

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CHAIR                                                                            VICE-CHAIR