The Tama County Conservation Board met in regular session on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, in the Nature Center library, Otter Creek Park.

 

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

Minutes from the regular session of February 6, 2008, were read.  Moved by Anderson, seconded Wrage  to approve the minutes as read, carried. (All voting aye)

The following bills were presented:

BILLS SUBMITTED, BOARD MEETING, MARCH 5, 2008

 

 

 

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 March

1,203.08

1,203.08

0001-6100-294-22 Uniforms

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

reimburse- 1 pr dress slacks (Dillard's)

42.00

42.00

0001-6100-412-22 Postage

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

As per one (1) receipts

11.40

 

USPS

500- $0.41 stamps

205.00

 

 

 

216.40

216.40

0001-6100-414-22 Telephone

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

17Feb08,  484-5314 (shop)

52.50

 

 

17Feb08, 484-2231 (office), 484-4157 (payphone)

117.22

 

Verizon

16Feb08,  484-2231 (office)

13.36

 

 

19Feb08, 484-4157 (payphone)

11.52

 

 

16Feb08, 484-5314 (shop)

10.89

 

 

 

205.49

205.49

0001-6100-422-22 School of Instruction

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

Meals- Etzel, Wise while attending Dist 1 Mtg, 28Feb08

14.00

14.00

0001-6100-480-22 Dues & Membership

 

 

 

CCDA

Annual dues (Etzel) 2008-2009

25.00

25.00

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

 

 

 

Wise, Craig

8-Mar-08

1,439.20

 

 

22-Mar-08

1,439.20

 

 

 

2,878.40

2,878.40

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

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

8-Mar-08

1,324.80

 

 

22-Mar-08

1,324.80

 

 

 

2,649.60

2,649.60

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

 

 

 

Health Ins Fund

Dolash family for March

1,203.08

 

 

Wise- Life Insurance for March

1.25

 

 

 

1,204.33

1,204.33

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

 

 

 

New Century FS, Inc.

11Jan08, 223.6 gls gasohol @ $2.60988'gl

583.57

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.22

 

 

State fuel tax @ $0.19/gl

42.48

 

 

55.5 gls #2 Dieselex @ $2.9112/gl

161.57

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.06

 

 

55.5 gals #1 LS DYED 550 PPM @ $3.09960/gl

170.48

 

 

Hazmat Handling fee

3.01

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.06

 

 

 

961.45

961.45

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

 

 

 

CQ Auto Parts

#2580-48675 silicone, 5W-30 (12), wipers

41.53

 

J&V Auto Parts

#378466 credit memo;#377685 fasteners (6), solvent, detergent

 

 

 

#378294 hy oil, hyd filter, fog lamp, tool

96.25

 

Z Line Tire & Repair

#1-47317 repair snow plow hyd hose

423.44

 

 

 

561.22

561.22

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

 

 

 

Chyma's Machine & Welding Shop

#26144  68" of 1"x1/4" flat metal

4.25

 

Dolezal Farm Supply

#0007471 black sunflower seed (1), cracked corn (1) for NC

25.00

 

Fastenal

#IAMAR75351 Quick-Thaw Ice Melt (12) 50# bags

194.31

 

Hrabak Lumber

#0091155-IN Western Red Cedar 2x10x14' (10)

544.60

 

 

2x10x16' Western Red Cedar (3)

186.72

 

IACCBE

Hotel room (Etzel) while attending Winterfest, 20 & 21Jan08

109.76

 

Martin's Flag Co, Inc.

#46728, 3'x5' US flags (3), chrome halyard snaps, covers for snaps

122.48

 

Menard's

#22285 elongated toilet seat

12.98

 

Premier Office Equip., Inc.

#43571, Premier Platinum Plan- Canon IR-210S copier

39.00

 

Tama Co. Solid Waste Disposal Commission

Landfill charges, Feb for OCP

20.00

 

Wilkerson Hardware

#B38887- 13 gal trash bags (NC)

5.00

 

Zack's Game Bag

#004850 2 plates for NC (Wiese, Wrage)

7.00

 

 

 

1,271.10

1,271.10

0001-6110-430-22 LP Gas

 

 

 

New Century FS, Inc.

30Jan08 1,400 gals LP @ $1.569/gal

2,196.60

 

           (Main res- 300, Trailer- 350, Shop-750)

LPER

8.40

 

 

Hazmat handling fee

12.60

 

 

 

2,217.60

2,217.60

0001-6110-431-22 Electricity

 

 

 

Grundy Co REC

OCP thru 4Feb08, 7,480 KWH- meter #1,

623.57

 

 

7,460 kwh- meter #2 (NC)

320.78

 

 

Security light charge

18.00

 

 

maintenance light charge

96.00

 

 

 

1058.35

1,058.35

Total Bills Submitted, General Fund

14,508.02

From Nature Center Trust

 

 

 

0031-6120-292-22-072 Recreational Supplies

 

 

 

International Bronze

#18663 2 memorial plaques (Sevcik, Vest) @ $135 ea

270.00

 

Total Bills Submitted, Nature Center Trust

270.00

Total Bills Submitted

14,778.02

 

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

 

Reports and Correspondence. Staff /Work. Wise reported that it seemed like all they were able to accomplish during February was move snow and repair equipment that was broke down./ Fun Nite for the Nature Center Etzel reminded board members the event is slated for Saturday, March 29. Board members were reminded to solicit items for the open and silent auctions./Otter Creek Lake Fishery (Report from DNR) It is still hoped that it will be possible to meet with DNR personnel during March to discuss the fishery at Otter Creek Park and learn what research is showing. Etzel will contact board members regarding possible dates as soon as he hears from Paul Sleeper, Fisheries Biologist- Iowa DNR./Exhibit Team The Nature Center Exhibit Team had met on February 27 to review the concept walkthrough for the exhibit. Comments and suggestions resulting from discussion by the team will be submitted to Janet Danek, lead designer on the project./RAGBRAI Etzel has been recruited to assist in the planning of the campgrounds to host RAGBRAI as riders stay in Tama/Toledo on July 23. He indicated that this will require some county time during the planning process but would take vacation time to work on RAGBRAI that week during July.

Etzel reviewed the concept walkthrough for the Nature Center Exhibits with board members.  He provided information as discussed by the Exhibit Team in February. The board discussed the walk through and asked questions.

Regarding the Hansen Addition to Otter Creek Lake and Park it was reported that Etzel had met with Dave Draisey, National Wild Turkey Federation, Larry Jones, District Conservationist- NRCS, Rick Trine, Wildlife Biologist- Iowa DNR, and Joe Herring- District Forester- Iowa DNR during February. He updated these persons and sought technical support and suggestions regarding the project. He is to meet with the District Commissioners (Tama Soil Water Conservation District) tomorrow. Plans were still in place to meet with leaders for Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and Whitetails Unlimited. The board agreed to the importance of partnerships to assure successful completion on the project.

The Board reviewed the agreement for the Wildlife Habitat Stamp Fund (WHSF) grant to partially fund acquisition of Parcel B- Hansen Addition to Otter Creek Lake and Park. The state share of the grant is not exceed $88,427 and must be completed by December 31, 2010. After discussing the agreement in depth it was moved by Wrage, seconded Little to enter into Cooperative Agreement, Wildlife Habitat Stamp Fund, Project #08-08 as submitted, carried. (Roll cal vote: Anderson- aye, Benda-aye, Little-aye, Wrage-aye)

Relative to acquisition of Parcel B and as stipulated in the cooperative agreement (WHSF) an appraisal will be required on Parcel B prior to payment being issued for the grant. The Board instructed Etzel to contact Byron Witt regarding performing the appraisal.

Information regarding dishes being sold by the Dysart United Methodist Church was relayed to the Conservation Board. The availability of the dishes was shared by Cathy Wieck, Dysart, who is a long time supporter of the Nature Center project, a member of the Nature Center Fundraising Committee, and an Exhibit Team member. The church had assorted items in green Texas melamine and Syracuse china. The board felt that the China set, even though prettier, might not be durable enough for use by the general public renting the Nature Center. Following discussion it was moved by Anderson, seconded Little that the Board purchase the Texas melamine set of dishes, carried. (All voting aye)

After discussion of conservation topics of interest it was moved by Anderson, seconded Wrage to adjourn, carried. (All voting aye) Adjourned 9:00 p.m.

 

                                                          

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CHAIR                                                                            VICE-CHAIR