The Tama County Conservation Board met in regular session on Wednesday, November 7, 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, and Wiese. Also present: Etzel and Wise.

Minutes from the regular session of October 3, 2007, were read.  Moved by AdoLphs, seconded Wiese  to approve the minutes as read, carried. (All voting aye)

The following bills were presented:

BILLS SUBMITTED, BOARD MEETING, NOVEMBER 7, 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 November

1,203.08

1,203.08

0001-6100-412-22 Postage

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

as per five (5) receipts

30.20

30.20

0001-6100-414-22 Telephone

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

484-5314 (shop), 17Oct07

68.56

 

 

484-2231 (office),   484-4157 (payphone) 17Oct07

117.37

 

Verizon

16Oct07,  484-5314 (shop)

10.58

 

 

19Oct07, 484-4157 (payphone)

11.39

 

 

16Oct07, 484-2231 (office)

49.51

 

 

 

257.41

257.41

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

 

 

 

Wise, Craig

5-Oct-07

1,439.20

 

 

19-Oct-07

1,439.20

 

 

 

2,878.40

2,878.40

0001-6110-101-22-224 Salary

 

 

 

Bergmann, Sandy

5-Oct-07

574.00

 

 

19-Oct-07

393.35

 

Zody, John

5-Oct-07

278.26

 

 

19-Oct-07

181.13

 

 

 

1,426.74

1,426.74

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

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

5-Oct-07

1,324.80

 

 

19-Oct-07

1,324.80

 

 

 

2,649.60

2,649.60

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.

25Sep07 #36-344348 213 gals unleaded gasohol @ $2.28186/gl

486.04

 

 

State MFT gasohol @ $0.19/gal

40.47

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.21

 

 

150.7 gals #2 dieselex  dyed B5 500 ppm @ $2.67932/gal

403.77

 

 

Haz mat handling fee

2.91

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.15

 

 

 

933.55

933.55

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

 

 

 

Z Line Tire & Repair

#12657  2- 18x8.50/9.50x8 tubes @ $8.56 ea

17.12

 

 

#1-44619 2- 8.75R16.5/10 ply tires @ $139.20 ea

278.40

 

 

2- pass tires- disposal fee

7.00

 

 

 

302.52

302.52

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

 

 

 

CQ Auto Parts

#41892 refrig, oil, bulb, wiper blades

46.79

 

 

#42192 coupler, tank adapter, other

122.44

 

 

#43077 adapter

25.19

 

 

#43309 return adapter

-25.19

 

 

Credit memo

-33.13

 

J&V Auto Parts

#374542 lens, oil fil, lamp, marker, connectors (20), terminals (2)

126.56

 

MV Motors

#6451 '95 Chevy fuel pump repair; #6538 '93 Ford brakes

434.47

 

Quality Services

#C32552 mirror

50.41

 

 

 

747.54

747.54

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

 

 

 

Central Iowa Distributing, Inc.

#25084 60" wood dust mop, wet mop (2)

59.68

59.68

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

 

 

 

Central Iowa Distributing, Inc.

#25084 trash can bags (10 cs), bug cartridge, drain cleaner.,

912.10

 

 

hand sanitizer, dispenser

 

 

Fareway

Inv #6 Supplies for District 1 meeting

21.64

 

Hansen Supply Co.

#0067799-IN 20- 62" flex posts- road markers, reflectors

446.46

 

Hygienic Labs

Water tests- coliform, west & east wells

127.00

 

Iowa Fire & Equipment Co.

#198154 annual inspection- fire alarm system

123.60

 

New Century FS, Inc.

#553089 200# tall fescue @ $1.25/lb, 400# 13-13-13 fertilizer

352.40

 

Poweshiek Water Assoc.

TFCP thru Oct

34.00

 

Premier Office Equipment, Inc.

#39037 Platinum monthly maintenance plan thru 6Nov06

39.00

 

Schade Lime & Rock, Inc

28Sep07 Trucking 44.97Tflux  road stone to south loop camp area

305.80

 

 

9Nov07 Trucking 44.72T 1" rd stone to south loop camp area

304.10

 

Scharnweber Water Cond.

17Oct07 Replace float- septic tank (main res)

198.45

 

 

16Oct07 pump septic tank 1,500 gals (main residence)

285.00

 

Tama County Auditor

Reimburse for use of credit card, Makita 9.6V, 1.3 amp battery

47.90

 

Tama Co. Solid Waste Disposal

Landfill fee- October

50.00

 

Ternus Electric

A/C repair- main residence

102.17

 

Wendling Quarries

#325927 9Oct07 14.96T 1" rd stone; 10Oct07 29.76T 1" rd stone

324.22

 

Wilkerson Hardware

#A25886 misc hdw;#B32228 16"bow rake;#B32234 sump pump

105.98

 

WW Grainger

#9466799690 lamps (10) F13BX, 13W

53.70

 

 

 

3,833.52

3,833.52

0001-6110-430-22 LP gas

 

 

 

New Century FS, Inc.

178 gals LP @ $1.5690/gal, LPER, hazmat handling fee

281.59

281.59

0001-6110-431-22 Electricity

 

 

 

Grundy Co REC

OCP thru 2Oct07, 9,210 KWH, meter #1

754.02

 

 

690 KWH meter #2

29.67

 

 

maintenance lights

96.00

 

 

security lights

18.00

 

Traer Municipal Utilities

TFCP thru 15Oct07, 286 KWH

65.54

 

 

 

963.23

963.23

 

 

 

 

 

Total Bills Submitted, Gen'l Budget

 

16,772.74

 

 

 

 

TO BE PAID FROM NATURE CENTER TRUST

 

 

0031-6120-292-22-072 Main & Supplies

 

 

 

My Mother's Place

25Oct07 Meals- District 1 Meeting, 27 meals @ $7 ea

189.00

 

0031-6120-610-22-642 Permanent Improvements

 

 

International Bronze

#07-11438 10" x 2" bronze plaques (Vore, Atchison memorials)

270.00

 

Museum Professionals

Inv# 733 Second payment- design services (30% complete)

10,500.00

 

RJ Thomas Mfg, Inc.

#00117291 Park bench OWRB 6' (Vore, Atchison memorials)

1,113.00

 

 

 

12,072.00

 

 

Total Bills Submitted, NC Trust

 

12,072.00

 

TOTAL BILLS SUBMITTED

 

$28,844.74

 

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

Reports and Correspondence. Staff /Work. Wise reported on work performed during October. Work included preparation of OCP for winter shut-down, removal of trees on the Wolf Creek Nature Trail, cleaning of boat ramps, and closing down roadside park for the winter/ Nature Center Questionnaires Questionnaires received during October were shared with the Board/Nature Center Donation Etzel reported that a donation had been received from the Board of Trustees- Heartland Insurance Risk Pool for use of the building for the annual Employment Practices Seminar held in early September./SWCD Conservation Awards Banquet The annual conservation awards banquet hosted by the Tama SWCD will be held at the Nature Center on Tuesday, November 13. The Board was reminded that board members and their spouses were invited to attend the event./ Ike’s Tract/Eagle Scout Project Andy Boyd, Troop 391, Tama-Toledo,  has completed work at the Ike’s Tract Shooting Facility. Wise reported that the work was done very well and was a nice improvement./Iowa Trust  for Local Conservation (ITLC)  A new effort to encourage contributions to the Trust from county conservation boards is underway. Etzel suggested the board member consider contributing $20 each as a board to the Trust./ REAP Assembly Wise was selected at the REAP Assembly held on October 23 as the Tama County Representative to the REAP Congress. The Congress is to be held in January at the Statehouse in Des Moines.

The Nature Center Exhibit Team met with Terry Brown, Museum Professionals, on October 25, to review species selection for the diorama. Also reviewed were preliminary drawings of the size and layout of the diorama.

The Board was updated on progress regarding acquisition of the Hansen Addition to Otter Creek Lake and Park. Etzel had filed a request for a “waiver of retroactivity” for Parcel A with the Iowa DNR. If approved, this will allow grant applications to be made for REAP, Wildlife Habitat Stamp, and/or LAWCON grants during 2008 even though the property will have to be acquired by the end of 2007.

Etzel had met with Bruce Mountain, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, regarding strategy for acquisition of the four parcels. Actions suggested through that meeting were:

-          Transfer assignment of the “Offer to buy” on parcels A & B to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF).

-          INHF make application for loan from State Revolving Fund to purchase Parcels A & B. The rate on these loans is 0% interest

-          Submit Wildlife Habitat Stamp Grant application for Parcels B & D. Filing deadline is November 30.

-          Refine grant application for Parcel for submittal for REAP funding in August, 2008.

After discussion it was moved by Wiese, seconded Adolphs to transfer assignment of the offer to buy on parcel A & B to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, carried. (All voting aye)

After discussion it was moved by Adolphs, seconded Wiese  to submit a Wildlife Habitat Stamp grant application to purchase parcels B & D with Etzel serving as the agent for the board in this application, carried. (All voting aye)

A new “Fish Iowa! Aquatic Education Program Agreement” was presented to the Board. The agreement pertains to rods, reels, and rod caddies provided to the Conservation Board several years ago. The board reviewed the requirements under the agreement. Etzel pointed out the requirements have remained unchanged since the original agreement. After discussion it was moved by Wiese, seconded Adolphs to accept the agreement, carried. (All voting aye)

The board discussed suspending  the wildlife refuge status on the T.F. Clark Park Addition  for the late season doe hunt. The board has suspended the refuge in the past. Adolphs requested Etzel to determine if there was adequate time to work through the process before for the season.

Bob Wiese, Gladbrook, informed the board members that he will be resigning as a county conservation board member. Wiese indicated that he enjoyed serving on the board but since his retirement he and his wife have doing a lot of traveling which has caused him to miss several meetings during the past year. Wiese did not see this pattern changing and felt the position should be held by someone who can dedicate more time to the board. Board members thanked Wiese for his service and all were in agreement that his presence would be sorely missed. [Note: Wiese’s five year term expires on December 31, 2010.]

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

 

 

                                                          

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CHAIR                                                                            VICE-CHAIR