The Tama County Conservation Board met in regular session on Wednesday, April 2, 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, Benda, Little and Wrage. Also present: Etzel and Wise.

Minutes from the regular session of March 5, 2008, were read.  Moved by Adolphs, seconded Wrage  to approve the minutes as read, carried. (All voting aye)

The following bills were presented:

BILLS SUBMITTED, BOARD MEETING, APRIL 2, 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 April

1,203.08

1,203.08

0001-6100-412-22-22 Postage

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

as per two (2) receipts

5.19

5.19

0001-6100-414-22-990 Telephone

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

17Mar08, 484-2231 (office), 484-4157 (payphone)

117.22

 

 

17Mar08, 484-5314 (shop)

53.89

 

Verizon

16Mar08, 484-2231 (office)

19.89

 

 

19Mar08, 484-4157 (payphone)

11.52

 

 

16Mar08, 484-5314 (shop)

10.85

 

 

 

213.37

213.37

0001-6100-422-22 School of Instruction

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

Regis- CCPOA Workshop- Muscatine Co.- Etzel, Wise

20.00

20.00

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

 

 

 

Wise, Craig

7-Mar-08

1,439.20

 

 

21-Mar-08

1,439.20

 

 

 

2,878.40

2,878.40

0001-6110-101-22-226 Salary

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

7-Mar-08

1,328.80

 

 

21-Mar-08

1,328.80

 

 

 

2,657.60

2,657.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Health Ins Fund

Wise family for April

1.25

 

 

Dolash Family for April

1,203.08

 

 

 

1,204.33

1,204.33

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

 

 

 

Pamida

#340403 broom

6.70

6.70

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

 

 

 

Auto Glass Center

#4644183 Windshield- '95 Chevy Pickup

254.68

 

Barco Products Co.

#020801141 Smoker's outpost, rugs, planters for NC

727.25

 

Grainger

#9591368049 canvas tarp, squeegee

78.35

 

Pamida

#340403 batteries, coffee, towels, dish clloths, cat food

28.76

 

Premier Office Equip.

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

39.00

 

Rapids Wholesale Equip. Co.

#0678639 1.9L coffee pots (5), Utiility cart for NC

261.83

 

Tama County Highway Dept.

22Feb08 4.2T road salt @ $54.55/T, 2 copies of county road maps

239.11

 

Thomas Mfg. Co.

#00119484 XTH/G-6FR/E ADA(3)  frame only, XT/G-8FR (2) frameonly

1,129.72

 

 

 

2,758.70

2,758.70

0001-6110-431-22 Electricity

 

 

 

Grundy Co REC

OCP thru 5Mar08, 6,120 kwh- meter #1, 7,020 kwh- NC

935.58

935.58

Total Bills Submitted, Gen'l Budget

11,882.95

 

 

 

 

FROM NATURE CENTER TRUST

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

My Mother's Place

Fun Nite (29Mar08),  179 adults catered meals @ $8.25/meal

1,476.75

 

 

9 children @ $5 ea

45.00

 

Outdoor Recreation Products

#5854 Du-mor bench (2) 98-62C (Coleman)

1,726.00

 

Rapids Wholesale Equip. Co.

#0679210 6 cs (24/cs) 12" x 16" cafeteria trays @ $39.99/cs

239.94

 

Thomas Mfg. Co.

#00119484 OWRB/P/G-6CO (2) benches- Sevcik, Vest

1,078.28

 

 

 

4,565.97

4,565.97

0031-6120-296-22-072 Art Supplies

 

 

 

Wild Wings

#99182, #98641 Items for Fun Nite

1,921.98

 

Zach Wildlife Art

#51401 Dream Bucks II, Winter Pair Juncos (matted & framed)

345.00

 

 

 

2,266.98

2,266.98

Total Bills Submitted, Nature Center Trust

 $       6,832.95

Total All Bills Submitted

 $     18,715.90

 

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

Reports and Correspondence. Staff /Work. Wise reported that March work included repair and construction of picnic tables, assembling memorial benches, preparation for Fun Nite, repair of Manatt’s Landing sign (vandalism), painting ceiling of Nature Center display room, replacing thermostat in Nature Center basement, and evaluation of damage to Wolf Creek Nature Trail./ Whitetails Unlimited Contribution Etzel reported the Tama County Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited had presented a $2,000 check to the Conservation Board. $1,500 is for use to enhance habitat on existing county areas and the remaining $500 is for use by the Tama County Hunter Safety Program./Meeting- Hansen Addition to Otter Creek Lake and Park. During March Etzel had met with Rick Trine, Wildlife Biologist and Joe Herring, District Forester, both for the Iowa DNR on site to discuss ideas for habitat enhancements on the addition. Trine and Herring will assist Ettzel in making plans for the site. Etzel had also met with representatives of the Tama County Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited to bring them up to speed on the project./Crop Lease- Hansen Addition The three year lease for 14.93 acres in Parcel A had been signed and payment received for the current crop year./Fun Nite Financial breakdown for the fundraiser will be forwarded to board members when complete. It was reported that donations from Lennox Industries ($250) and Thrivent Financial ($500) are anticipated in support of the Fun Nite event./Rain Gutter (warehouse) It was reported the rain gutter and down spout on the west side of the warehouse was ripped from the building by sliding ice this winter (60’). Wise recommended replacing the gutter with a 6” gutter including downspout. Based on preliminary estimates the work will cost about $250- $400.

Graphic images made for use at the Fun Nite fundraiser by Janet Danek, designer, for the Nature Center Exhibits, were reviewed by the board members. Etzel fielded questions.

Camp fees for 2008 were discussed. Concern was voiced by Adolphs regarding substantial increases in utility rates by Traer Municipal Utilities (TF Clark Park). It was Adolphs’ understanding that increases may be forthcoming from other utilities also. After considerable discussion it was moved by Little, seconded Adolphs that camp fees for the 2008 camp season shall remain the same as 2007, carried. (All voting aye) [Note: The board agreed that if electrical rates change substantially that this topic may be revisited later in the camp season.]

ALL RATES ARE PER ADULT LIVING UNIT PER NIGHT. Rates for 2008 camp season are as follows:

Facility

Electrical Units

Tents w/o electrical

Tents w/electric

Otter Creek Lake & Park

$15

$9

$10

TF Clark Park (all units)

$5

 

 

 

21 Day Book

14 Day Book

7 Day Book

Otter Creek Lake Only (Camp coupons)

$252

$182

$98

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

 

                                                          

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CHAIR                                                                            VICE-CHAIR