The Tama County Conservation Board met in regular session on Wednesday, October 3, 2007, in the Nature Center library, Otter Creek Park.

 

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

Minutes from the special session of August 28, 2007, were read. Moved by Wiese, seconded Benda, to approve the minutes as read, carried. (All voting aye)

Minutes from the regular session of September 5, 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, OCTOBER 3, 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 October

1,203.08

1,203.08

0001-6100-412-22 Postage

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

As per one (1) receipts

24.60

24.60

0001-6100-414-22-990 Telephone

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

17Sep07,  484-2231 (office), 484-4157 (payphone)

117.41

 

 

17Sep07,  484-5314 (shop)

60.25

 

Verizon

16Sep07, 484-5314 (shop)

10.68

 

 

16Sep07, 484-4157 (pay phone)

11.42

 

 

16Sep07, 484-2231 (office)

54.09

 

 

 

253.85

253.85

0001-6100-422-22 School of Instruction

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

Reimburse for meal while attending REAP Grant review

8.00

8.00

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

 

 

 

Wise, Craig

7-Sep-07

1,439.20

 

 

21-Sep-07

1,439.20

 

 

 

2,878.40

2,878.40

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

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

7-Sep-07

1,374.48

 

 

21-Sep-07

1,324.80

 

 

 

2,699.28

2,699.28

0001-6110-101-22-224 Salary

 

 

 

Bergmann, Sandy

7-Sep-07

667.55

 

 

21-Sep-07

671.40

 

Duffy, Sarah (Contract Fulfillment Payment)

7-Sep-07

239.13

 

Zody, John

7-Sep-07

326.82

 

 

21-Sep-07

294.01

 

 

 

2,198.91

2,198.91

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

 

 

 

Health Ins Fund

Wise (Life Insurance only)

2.60

 

 

Dolash family for October

1,203.08

 

 

 

1,205.68

1,205.68

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

 

 

 

New Century FS, Inc

#36-343923 272.8 gls unleaded gasohol @$2.35090/gl

641.33

 

 

State MFT tax @ $0.19 per gal

51.83

 

 

FET (lust)

0.27

 

 

178.4 gals Diselsex LS Dyed 500 ppm @ $2.59602/gal

463.13

 

 

FET (lust)

0.18

 

 

Hazmat handling fee

3.61

 

 

#36-344070 100 gals unleaded gasoline @ $2.46158/gl

246.16

 

 

State MFT tax @ $0.207 per gal

20.70

 

 

FET (lust)

0.10

 

 

207.3 gals unleaded gasohol @ $2.36158/gl

489.56

 

 

State MFT tax @ $0.19 per gal

39.39

 

 

FET (lust)

0.21

 

 

186.6 gals dieselex dyed B5 500 ppm @ $2.54360/gl

474.64

 

 

FET (lust)

0.19

 

 

Hazmat handling fee

3.95

 

 

 

2,435.25

2,435.25

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

 

 

 

Z Line Tire & Repair

#1-43478 P105/70R14 Kunho 795 (1)

73.42

 

 

#1-44052 24/26x12R12 tube, 9x350-4 tube

16.88

 

 

 

90.30

90.30

0001-6110-254-22-050 Motor Vehicle- Minor Repair

 

 

Central Iowa Farm Store

#56403 filters (2), cartridge, oil (2)

50.61

 

J&V Auto Parts

#371852 fittings (4);#371809 filter, grease, u-bolt, adh;#371402

41.36

 

 

#373069 carb clnr, inj plus, air filter, dist cap, rotor ('95 Checy pickup)

46.18

 

 

#373124 compressor, orifice, accumlar, frig oil, refrigerant

274.56

 

 

#373288 switch and core deposit (credit)

-9.71

 

 

 

403.00

403.00

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

 

 

 

Ar-Jay Center

#0698508 Juno transformer, MR 16 socket

81.50

 

Campbell Supply Co.

#1432611-01 transfer tube, nut & sleeve

20.90

 

Electric Supply of Marshalltown

#1031955 lights fixtures (8) for showerhouse

220.00

 

Grainger

#9463421876 ballast (F96T12 lamp); #9461330749 lamps F96T12, 75W (15)

176.43

 

Marion Brush Mfg & Janitorial Supply

#00052818 premiere towels (4 cs), Toilet paper (6 cs)

576.91

 

Menard's

#9811 misc supplies

139.43

 

Poweshiek Water Assoc.

Water, TFCP for Sept 

32.00

 

Premier Office Equip.

#39037, Premier Platinum Monthly Plan for Canon IR-210S copier

35.00

 

Scharnweber Water Cond

2Feb07 filters; 7Sep07 bio-clean, pump NC & dump station

421.00

 

Tama County Solid Waste Disp Comm

Landfill fees- September

80.60

 

Wendling Quarries, Inc.

#323630 tickets 55617,555628,555646 44.97T 1x3 macadam (SO loop)

371.00

 

Wilkerson Hardware

#A22993 1/2" cable clamp (2), 3/8" clamp (4);#A23990 jelly jar fixture

15.33

 

 

 

2,170.10

2,170.10

0001-6110-431-22-990 Electricity

 

 

 

Grundy Co REC

OCP thru 5Sep07, 17,190 KWH- meter #1, 2,130 KWH- (NC)

1,638.19

 

Traer Municipal Utilities

TFCP thru 14Sep07, 373 KWH

74.83

 

 

 

1713.02

1,713.02

 

 

 

 

 

Total Bills Submitted, Gen'l Budget

 

$17,283.47

 

 

 

 

TO BE PAID FROM NATURE CENTER TRUST

 

 

0031-6120-610-22-642 Permanent Improvements

 

 

Museum Professionals, Inc.

Start-up fees- Nature Center Exhibit Design as per contract

12,600.00

 

 

Total Bills Submitted, Nature Center Trust

 

$12,600.00

 

 

 

 

 

Total All Bills Submitted

 

$29,883.47

 

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

Reports and Correspondence. Staff /Work. Wise reported on work performed during September./ REAP Assembly The next REAP assembly, which is held every two years, will be held at the Marshall County Conservation Education Center on Tuesday, October 23 with a bus tour of REAP projects in Marshall County starting at 2:30 p.m.. The Assembly is slated for 7 p.m.- 9 p.m../District Meeting IACCB Etzel reported the next District meeting for District 1 of the Iowa Association of County Conservation Boards will be held on October 25 in the Nature Center./REAP Grant The REAP grant that was submitted for funding of land acquisition adjacent to Otter Creek Lake and Park was unsuccessful. Of the thirty-four projects submitted the Tama County project ranked 7th. Unfortunately only enough revenues were available to fund the first six projects.

It was reported that legal documents have been signed by all parties for Parcels A-D, Hansen Addition to Otter Creek Lake and Park. Offers to Buy were made for Parcels A & B, Option to Purchase Agreements were entered into for Parcels C & D. The four parcels are located in Section 30 & 31, Carroll Township and total 252.32 acres. Parcel A (71.28 acres) will be purchased during 2007, Parcel B (51.82 acres) during 2008, and options (if exercised) for Parcel C (69.25 acres) between 2010 and 2012, and Parcel D (59.97 acres) by the end of 2009. The negotiated price on the property is $2,297.10 per acre for a total purchase price of $579,604.28.

Etzel will be meeting with Bruce Mountain, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, regarding strategy relative to the acquisition and grants that can be sought. The Board reviewed different financial scenarios regarding the project, revenues on hand, and if grant applications are successful or not.

Materials were presented to the Board regarding the design of Nature Center exhibits. Photos of a clay model of the land base for the diorama were shared. Also reviewed were budget breakdown, schedule for Phase 1 design, and payment schedule. Etzel reported that Brown/Danek had agreed to reduce the design fees on the project to help the board accomplish the addition of a researcher/text writer/image acquisition (RTWIA) professional to the project. It is estimated the RTWIA professional will cost about $15,000 for Phase 1 & 2 work.

Phase 1 of the design project will include a conceptual design of the entire space and final design of the diorama and supporting elements.  It is anticipated each banner will give a peek of what will be coming in that space. The schedule anticipates the Phase 1 design work being complete by the end of February, 2008. This is based on the Exhibit Team being able to get information or feedback requested in a five day turnaround period.

The budget breakdown for Phase 1 design work is as follows:

Conceptual design entire room and final design of diorama & supporting elements

$39,600.00

Research, writing, image selection/acquisition

$7,500.00

Project management (20% of project mgmt. budget)

$4,000.00

Diorama scale model (when diorama is fabricated and invoiced amount will be deducted from the total)

$3,500.00

TOTAL

$54,600.00

 

Payments will be due as follows:

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Board Meeting Date

Amount of Payment

Start-up

3Oct07

$12,600

30% complete

7Nov07

$10,500

60% complete

5Dec07

$10,500

90% complete

2Jan07

$10,500

100% complete

6Feb07

$10,500

The Board discussed hosting a 50th anniversary celebration. Etzel polled the board members regarding their preferences. [Note: The Conservation Board was voted into existence at the general election of 1958 with the first board meeting occurring in January, 1959.] Many ideas were thrown around. Most of the discussion centered on hosting a special event at Otter Creek Lake and Park in October, 2008. (Possible activities discussed included: kids activities, hay rack ride, boat rides on lake, buckskinner encampment, food, music, entertainment, field trial demonstration, other conservation/cultural demonstrations.) Board members are to think further on this before the next board meeting.

Paul Sleeper, Iowa DNR, Fisheries Biologist, spoke with Etzel indicating his staff would be performing netting surveys on Otter Creek Lake next week. Sleeper relayed that he would hopefully be able to attend the November conservation board meeting to report on the fishery.

Benda shared that a written survey of campers at Otter Creek Park would be a good idea during 2008 to find out what the campers felt about fishing at the lake. Some of the board members felt it would be wise to include other aspects also with the survey. Adolphs indicated that a community college like Hawkeye may be able to work up the survey for little or no cost. Etzel shared that if a survey is not drafted carefully it can steer the person being surveyed and not give good information that can be used. Benda felt something should be done. Motion made by Benda, seconded Little to develop a survey for use next camping season, carried. (All voting aye)

After discussion of conservation topics of interest it was moved by Benda, seconded Wiese to adjourn, carried. (All voting aye) Adjourned 8:30 p.m..

 

 

                                                          

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CHAIR                                                                            VICE-CHAIR