The Tama County Conservation Board met in regular session on Monday, January 7, 2008, in the Nature Center library, Otter Creek Park.

 

Chairman Benda called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. Members present were: Adolphs, Anderson, Benda and Wrage. Also present: Etzel. [Note: Adolphs to serve as acting vice-chair in Little’s absence.]

Minutes from the regular session of December 5, 2007, were read.  Moved by Anderson, seconded Adolphs  to approve the minutes as read, carried. (All voting aye)

The following bills were presented:

BILLS SUBMITTED, BOARD MEETING, JANUARY 7, 2008

 

 

 

TO BE PAID FROM GEN'L FUND

 

 

 

 

 

Amount of Bill

Category Total

0001-6100-113-22-013 Health Ins- Co Share

 

 

 

Health Ins Fund

 Etzel Family for January

1,203.08

1,203.08

0001-6100-261-22 Books, Magazines

 

 

 

Chicago Distribution Center

#5296415 1- "Country So Full of Game" Dinsmore

22.58

22.58

0001-6100-414-22-990 Telephone

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

17Dec06,  484-2231 (office), 484-4157 (payphone)

117.37

 

 

17Dec06,  484-5314 (shop)

58.48

 

Verizon

16Dec06, 484--5314 (shop)

10.78

 

 

19Dec06, 484-4157 (payphone)

11.39

 

 

16Dec06, 484-2231 (Office)

20.57

 

 

 

218.59

218.59

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

 

 

Wise, Craig

14-Dec-07

1,439.20

 

 

28-Dec-07

1,439.20

 

 

 

2,878.40

2,878.40

0001-6110-101-22-224 Salary

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

14-Dec-07

1,324.80

 

 

28-Dec-07

1,324.80

 

 

 

2,649.60

2,649.60

0001-6110-113-22-013 Health Ins- Co Share

 

 

 

Health Ins Fund

Dolash family for January

1,203.08

 

 

Wise for January (life insurance only)

2.60

 

 

 

1,205.68

1,205.68

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

 

 

 

Z Line Tire & Repair

#1-45417 1- 16.5Lx16.1 10 ply tire, disposal fee

228.86

228.86

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

 

 

 

CQ Auto Parts

#44639 oil (12), filter

34.56

 

Southard Implement Co.

#02-204929 ball bearing, eccentric

24.00

 

 

#02-204913 ball beqaring, eccentric, pressed flange

21.00

 

 

 

79.56

79.56

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

 

 

CQ Auto Parts

#45750 torx bit, tap;#45526 1/4 20 tap;#44639 T30 bit, T27 bit

19.79

19.79

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Dolezal Farm Supply

#0006007 bird food for NC (sunflower, cracked corn)

23.00

 

Hygienic Lab

23Oct07 total coliform test- west and east well

22.00

 

Premier Office Equip

#41810 service agreement (Platinum) Canon IR-210S copier

39.00

 

Scharnweber Water Conditioning

30Nov07 Work on water system- west side- OCP- tent section

 

 

 

replace curb box and two hydrants

949.70

 

Tama County Highway Dept

20T road salt (29Nov, 13& 26 Dec), hearing tests (31Oct07)

1136.66

 

Tama County Solid Waste Disposal Comm.

31Dec07 Landfill fees- December

30.80

 

Thomas Co.

10Dec07 replace thermocoupler @ main res- boiler

96.04

 

Wilkerson Hardware

#A28695 elec tape (3), cable clamp (8)

18.19

 

 

 

2,315.39

2,315.39

0001-6110-430-22 LP gas

 

 

 

New Century FS, Inc.

6Dec07 1,200 gals LP @ $1.539/gal

1,862.40

 

 

19Dec07 550 gals LP @ $1.569/gal

870.10

 

 

 

2,732.50

2,732.50

001-6110-431-22-990 Electricity

 

 

 

Grundy Co REC

OCP thru 5Dec07, 5,970 KWH- meter #1, 3,630 KWH- (NC)

796.03

 

 

Credit- patronage dividend 1986, 87, and 88

-132.88

 

 

 

663.15

663.15

 

Total Bills Submitted, Gen'l Budget

 

14,217.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TO BE PAID FROM NATURE CENTER TRUST

 

 

0031-6120-610-22-642 Permanent Improvements

 

 

 

Museum Professionals, Inc.

As per contract, fourth payment- design fees 90% complete

10,500.00

 

 

Total Bills Submitted, Nature Center Trust

10,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

Total All Bills Submitted

 

24,717.18

 

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

 

Reports and Correspondence. Staff /Work. Etzel presented the staff report in Wise’s absence. Staff have worked on the following during December: removal of snow and ice from park roads and sidewalks, prepare memorial benches for placement in the spring, repace stolen cable at Ike’s Tract parking lot, repair floor of ’89 Dodge dump box, repair and rebuild salt spreader, 2004 JD1445 is being repaired at Southard’s for front engine seal failure, currently working on annual shop inventory, Parcel A- Hansen Addition has been signed./ Steveson donation Richard and Colleen Steveson, Toledo, have indicated they would like to donate serving trays to the Nature Center. Etzel is to research this request./Wildlife Habitat Stamp Grant Application Etzel reported that the field inspection team will be viewing Parcel B & D- Hansen Addition on Thursday, January 10, relative to the grant application that has been filed on the parcels. The grant review will be held in Des Moines on January 11.

Etzel reported that Parcel A- Hansen Addition land acquisition had been closed on December 28. Title has been transferred to Tama County on the approximately 71.28 acres. Temporary signage has been placed on the property to notify the public of the change in ownership. The Board discussed Parcel A and the  management intended for the parcel. Plans for Parcel A include construction of a larger silt pond to replace the existing silt pond in the park, planting of vegetation to enhance the wildlife habitat and scenic properties, possible future road realignment and group camp/cabin area, and some wildlife food plots. Previously because of the close proximity of the main residence and the Nature Center the board had indicated the parcel would not be open to public hunting but rather would be treated as a wildlife refuge as the original acres of Otter Creek Lake and Park are. After discussion it was moved by Anderson, seconded Wrage that Parcel A be designated (and signed) as a wildlife refuge, carried. (All voting aye)

The Board discussed salaries for conservation staff  for FY ’09. Etzel relayed the request made by the Board of Supervisors suggesting a 3% cost of living increase for all non-union employees. After short discussion it was moved by Adolphs, seconded Anderson that conservation staff receive a 3% cost of living increase for FY ’09. (Note: This makes the FY ’09 salaries as follows: Director: $41,846 (tentative awaiting comp board decision setting elected officials salaries), Maintenance Supervisor/Park Ranger: $18.27/hr (base) + $0.25 (longevity bonus) = $18.52/hr, Conservation Technician: $16.80/hr (base) + $0.30 (longevity bonus) = $17.10/hr

The following proposed FY ’09 budget was presented.:

2008- 2009 TAMA COUNTY BUDGET WORKSHEET

 

 

Approved by Board: 

Dept Name:  Conservation  Dept No.:  22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed

CAPITAL PROJECTS

Actual

Actual

Budgeted

Re-estimated

Budget

Description

2005-2006

2006-2007

2007-2008

2007-2008

2008-2009

Buildings-Perm Improvmnt

 

 

 

 

 

001 0210 610 22 642

27,296.00

33,774

33,774

33,774

33,774

Buildings-Perm Landscape

 

 

 

 

 

001 0210 624 22 000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Activity Totals

27,296.00

33,774

33,774

33,774

33,774

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed

 

Actual

Actual

Budgeted

Re-estimated

Budget

ADMINISTRATION

2005-2006

2006-2007

2007-2008

2007-2008

2008-2009

Salary- Director

 

 

 

 

 

001 6100 100 22 661

35,790.00

39,064

40,627

46,251

42,328

Part Time & Temp Emp

 

 

 

 

 

001 6100 101 22 668

 

 

 

 

 

FICA     (7.65%)

 

 

 

 

 

001 6100 110 22 010

2,738.00

2,988

3,108

3,538

3,238

Salaries

 

 

 

 

 

001 6100 110 22 110

 

 

 

 

 

IPERS(5.75%), '04  9.07%, '06 9.23%, '07 9.12%, '08 8.47%. '09 8.45%

 

 

 

 

 

001 6100 111 22 011

3,303.00

3,563

3,441

3,917

3,577

Stationery & Forms

 

 

 

 

 

001 6100 260 22 990

742.00

1,353

950

950

950

Magazines/Books

 

 

 

 

 

001 6100 261 22 990

91.00

98

80

80

80

Wearing Apparel

 

 

 

 

 

001 6100 294 22 990

132.00

185

250

250

250

Off Pub, Legal Not

 

 

 

 

 

001 6100 400 22 990

930.00

303

600

600

600

Postage

 

 

 

 

 

001 6100 412 22 990

302.00

337

500

500

500

Employee Mile/Subsist

 

 

 

 

 

001 6100 413 22 990

503.00

548

677

500

677

Telephone

 

 

 

 

 

001 6100 414 22 990

2,394.00

2,539

2,500

2,800

2,900

School of Instruction

 

 

 

 

 

001 6100 422 22 990

751.00

809

650

650

650

Dues & Memberships

 

 

 

 

 

001 6100 480 22 990

545.00

645

650

650

650

Office Equip & Furniture

 

 

 

 

 

001 6100 636 22 990

46.00

180

600

600

600

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Activity Totals

48,267.00

52,612

54,632

61,287

57,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed

PARK MAINTENANCE

Actual

Actual

Budgeted

Re-estimated

Budget

 & OPERATIONS

2005-2006

2006-2007

2007-2008

2007-2008

2008-2009

Main Supv/Ranger

 

 

 

 

 

001 6110 101 22 223

36,181.00

36,725

38,229

38,229

39,355

Conservation Tech

 

 

 

 

 

001 6110 101 22 226

30,452.00

33,158

34,745

34,745

35,825

Seasonal Workers

 

 

 

 

 

001 6110 101 22 224

22,533.00

20,138

24,027

22,027

25,029

FICA    (7.65%)

 

 

 

 

 

001 6110 110 22 010

6,821.00

6,887

7,421

7,268

7,666

IPERS    (6.05%)

 

 

 

 

 

001 6110 111 22 011

3,831.00

4,018

4,415

4,415

4,774

Fuels

 

 

 

 

 

001 6110 250 22 050

7,041.00

8,324

8,500

13,000

15,000

Tires & Tubes

 

 

 

 

 

001 6110 253 22 050

772.00

1,039

1,342

1,342

898

Minor Motor Vehicle Parts

 

 

 

 

 

001 6110 254 22 050

8,687.00

8,308

8,000

8,000

8,700

Minor Equip & Hand Tools

 

 

 

 

 

001 6110 290 22 050

100.00

229

100

108

185

Recreational Supplies

 

 

 

 

 

001 6110 292 22 052

33,127.00

29,670

31,000

31,000

36,000

Wearing Apparel

 

 

 

 

 

001 6110 294 22 050

0.00

160

230

230

230

Natural & LP Gas

$1.229/gal

$1.469/gal

$1.569/gal

 

 

001 6110 430 22 990

4,600.00

9,750

8,000

8,000

8,500

Electric Light & Power

 

 

 

 

 

001 6110 431 22 990

12,613.00

10,549

13,000

12,300

13,000

Buildings

 

 

 

 

 

001 6110 441 22 052

0.00

0

0

 

0

Agricultural & Horticultural

 

 

 

 

 

001 6110 630 22 990

425.00

14,172

0

0

26,000

Motor Vehicle

 

 

 

 

 

001 6110 635 22 050

16,500.00

0

30,000

30,000

0

Shop Equipment

 

 

 

 

 

001 6110 637 22 990

0.00

0

575

575

500

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Activity Totals

183,683.00

183,127

209,584

211,239

221,662

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Ins- Co Share (Admin.)

 

 

 

 

 

002-6100-113-22-013

15,695.00

13,129

14,437

13,234

14,437

Health Ins- Co Share (Pk. Main.)

 

 

 

 

 

002-6110-113-22-013

13,103.00

13,160

14,468

13,306

14,468

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Activity Totals

28,798.00

26,289.00

28,905

26,540

28,905

       Department Totals

288,044.00

295,802.28

326,895

332,839

341,341

 

Etzel provided information on how the amounts were established on critical budget categories. After considerable discussion and questions it was moved by Adolphs, seconded Wrage to approve the budget as presented for consideration by the Board of Supervisors, carried. (All voting aye)

After discussion of conservation topics of interest it was moved by Anderson, seconded Adolphs to adjourn, carried. (All voting aye) Adjourned 9:10 p.m.

 

                                                          

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CHAIR                                                                            VICE-CHAIR