The Tama County Conservation Board met in regular session on Wednesday, August 6, 2008, in the library, Tama County Nature Center, Otter Creek Park. Members present were: Adolphs, Anderson,  Benda and Wrage. Also present: Jim Little, Etzel, and Wise.

Minutes from the regular session of July 2, 2008, were read.  Moved by Wrage, seconded Anderson to approve the minutes as read, carried. (All voting aye)

The following bills were presented:

BILLS SUBMITTED, BOARD MEETING, AUGUST 6, 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 Fam for August (Adjusted due to June payment)

1,203.08

1,203.08

0001-22-6100-000-26000 Office Suppllies

 

 

 

Staples Credit Plan

#8823780001 misc supplies

249.28

249.28

0001-22-6100-000-29400 Uniforms

 

 

 

Lands' End Business Outfitters

#06577616 mesh shirts w/logos (5)

152.50

152.50

0001-22-6100-000-40000 Publications/Legal Notices

 

 

 

Tama Grundy Publishing

Ads- Vehicles for sale

143.34

143.34

0001-22-6100-000-41200 Postage

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

As per six (6) receipts

                              33.41

33.41

0001-22-6100-000-41400 Telephones

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

17Jul0,  484-2231 (office), 484-4157 (payphone)

                            116.82

 

 

17Jul08,  484-5314 (shop)

                              58.61

 

Verizon

16Jul08, 484-5314 (shop)

                              10.90

 

 

19Jul08, 484-4157 (payphone)

                              11.69

 

 

16Jul08,  484-2231 (office)

                                9.61

 

 

 

207.63

207.63

0001-22-6100-000-42200 School of Instruction

 

 

 

Tama County Extension

Regis- Wise, Dolash- Continuing Ed- Pest Appl 1Oct08

70.00

70.00

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

 

 

 

Wise, Craig

11-Jul-08

1,481.60

 

 

27-Jul-08

1,481.60

 

 

 

2,963.20

2,963.20

0001-6110-101-22-224 Salary- Seasonal

 

 

 

Beenken, Shawn

11-Jul-08

612.00

 

 

27-Jul-08

582.25

 

Bergmann, Sandy

11-Jul-08

500.63

 

 

27-Jul-08

471.11

 

Gettle, Clay

11-Jul-08

501.25

 

 

27-Jul-08

427.50

 

Peska, Derriss

11-Jul-08

612.00

 

 

27-Jul-08

680.00

 

 

 

4,386.74

4,386.74

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

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

11-Jul-08

1,368.00

 

 

27-Jul-08

1,368.00

 

 

 

2,736.00

2,736.00

0001-22-6100-000-25050 Fuels

 

 

 

New Century FS

#346262, 26Jun08, 268 gals unleaded gasohol @ $3.4034/gl

912.11

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.27

 

 

SMFT

50.92

 

 

204.5 gls dieselex dyed B2 500 ppm @ $4.1909/gl

857.02

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.20

 

 

HAZMAT handling fee

4.25

 

 

#346396,17Jul08 275.1 gals unleaded gasohol @ $3.4959/gl

961.72

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.28

 

 

SMFT

52.27

 

 

231.6 gals dieselex @ $4.2311/gl

979.92

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.23

 

 

HAZMAT handling fee

4.56

 

 

 

3,823.75

3,823.75

0001-22-6110-000-29400 Uniforms

 

 

 

Lands' End Business Outfitters

#06577616 shirts w/logos (6)

135.95

135.95

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

 

 

 

Health Ins Fund

Dolash family for Aug

1,203.08

 

 

Wise- life insurance (AUG)

2.60

 

 

 

1,205.68

1,205.68

0001-22-6110-000-25350 Tires & Tubes

 

 

 

Z Line Tire & Repair

#1-49337 tire repair (1), #1-50103 tube (2); #1-50168 repair (1)

39.32

39.32

0001-22-6110-000-25450 Mt Veh- Minor Repair

 

 

 

Central Iowa Farm Store

#66004 blades (3), #66899 misc supplies,;#66906 blades w/credit

424.93

 

J &V Auto Parts

#38277 wiper blade, iol;#382995 misc;#383146 hose ends, hose;

 

 

 

#384045 oil fil, antifreeze;#384280 oil, bolt; #384217 hyd oil

                            450.45

 

Southard Implment

#02-211476 o-ring, etc;#02-210915 i=beam line, dry charge battery

                            167.36

 

 

 

1,042.74

1,042.74

0001-22-6110-000-29252 Main & Supplies

 

 

 

Central Iowa Dist.

#36335 misc supplies; #35943 17" red spray buff pads

663.90

 

Cooley Pumping

#681, #975 porta-potty rental Apr- July

424.10

 

Culligan

#18186 work on iron filter, piston assembly, labor

215.00

 

Dolezal Farm Supply

#0013500 catfish food (5); #0012248 catfish food (5)

170.00

 

Fastenal

#IAMAR78747 misc supplies

151.70

 

Fontinel, Kim

#741568 mow, rake & bale 25 acres (46 bales) Hansen- Parcel A

964.75

 

Hillyard/Des Moines

#2547665 Taski P-44 (for NC) (2 cs)

308.86

 

Hrabak Lumber

#0094843-IN tube sand (8)

                              32.48

 

Hygienic Labs

15Apr coliform test (both wells), 18Jun08 (Nitrate samples- both wells)

                              52.00

 

Iowa Step & Tank

#14285 6"x24"x72" slabs (4) for memorial benches

                            300.00

 

Kupka Towing

#1877 tow Dodge 600 truck to auction

                            135.00

 

Menard's

#44684 chainsaw sharpener bit, sediment cart (2), pleated filters (6), etc

                              38.42

 

Midwest Telephone Supply

#309297 battery (repair payphone)

                              22.65

 

New Century FS

#555861 2.5 gal 4 Plus 2.5

                            114.86

 

Poweshiek Water Assoc.

TFCP for July

36.50

 

Premier Office Equip., Inc.

#48043 premier platinum plan, Canon IR-210S copier, #48179 Sharp AR-651

                              78.00

 

Schade Lime & Rock

10Jun08 Trucking 30.1T road stone

                            212.21

 

Tama Co. Solid Waste

Landfill fees- July

                            120.10

 

Tama Timber & Lawn

#3105 bar adj screw(2), 20" bar (2); #3109 hose, labor

                            152.78

 

Wilkerson Hardware

#B48334 pile sol, mop, ant bait;#B48418 misc;#B48971 bar & chain oil

                              67.13

 

 

 

4,260.44

4,260.44

0001-22-6110-000-43100 Electric

 

 

 

Grundy Co REC

OCP thru 2Jul08, 9,260 KWH- meter #1, 880- (NC)

940.69

 

Traer Municipal Utilities

TFCP thru 16Jul08, 950 KWH

                            156.47

 

 

 

                         1,097.16

1,097.16

 

Total Bills Submitted, Gen'l Budget

 

 $   23,750.22

 

 

 

 

TO BE PAID FROM LAD Account

 

 

 

0027-22-0210-000-60000 Capital Projects

 

 

 

Koehler, Richard

#2349 dokosil bow case (3) @ $43 ea (Whitetails Unl donation- Hunter Safety)

129.00

 

 

Total Bills Submitted, LAD Account

 

$129.00

 

Total All Bills Submitted

 

 $   23,879.22

 

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

 

Jim Little addressed the Board. Little indicated that he had resigned from the Board due to demands on his personal schedule. He felt at this time of his life he was required to prioritize things he wanted to accomplish during retirement (including traveling). He thanked the Board members and indicated that he will cherish his eight years on the board and leaves with fond memories. He pointed to the success of the Nature Center project as one of his most fondest and encouraged the board to keep pursuing the exhibits and addition of a Naturalist to conduct programs at the Nature Center.

 

Board members thanked Little for his service and voiced that his leadership and enthusiasm will be sorely missed.

 

Reports and Correspondence. Staff /Work. Wise reported on work projects during July./Hansen Addition- Parcel D-Wildlife Habitat Stamp Grant Application Etzel reported the grant application for acquisition of Parcel D- Hansen Addition did not score well enough to receive funding. He explained since the acquisition of Parcel B has not been completed the project score was reduced by five ponts. Etzel indicates that it appears the next grant cycle the project will be considered will be in May, 2009.

 

The Board discussed a REAP grant application for Parcel A- Hansen Addition. Etzel indicated the grant will be submitted later in the month. Relative to the REAP grant application it was moved by Adolphs, seconded Wrage that the Board agrees to conform with the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act, Section 504, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, carried. (All voting aye)

 

It was moved by Anderson, seconded Adolphs that the Conservation Board approves submittal of a REAP grant application to acquire Parcel A- Hansen Addition, carried. (All voting aye)

 

Etzel reported that in response to Jim Little’s resignation from the Conservation Board the Supervisor’s had appointed John Keenan, Tama, as the new board member to fulfill the remainder of Little’s term set to end on December 31, 2009. The appointment took effect on July 29. Etzel will be in contact with Keenan regarding the appointment.

 

Since Little was serving as vice-chairman it was moved by Anderson, seconded Adolphs that Wrage serve as vice-chairman for the remainder of 2008, carried. (All voting aye)

 

Discussion on purchasing a new hydrostatic out-front mower was tabled until the September meeting.

 

Etzel reported on the three motor vehicles which were sold recently. The 1974 Dodge 600, single axle dump truck and the ’83 GMC 3500 High Sierra crew cab were sold at auction. The ’93 Ford was sold by sealed bid in July. Following are the vehicles and the net revenues from the sale.

 

Vehicles Sold- July, 2008

 

 

 

 

Item #

Item Description

 

 

1

1974 DODGE 600, single axle dump truck

$1,400.00

 

2

1983 GMC 3500 High Sierra, crew cab pickup

$1,200.00

 

 

Auctioneer Commission (10%)

 $    (260.00)

 

3

1993 Ford F-150 XLT, 4x4, 6,250 GVW

$2,651.00

 

 

Total Net

$4,991.00

 

 

It was moved by Wrage, seconded Anderson to request that the Supervisors place these revenues into the Machinery & Motor Vehicle Account, carried. (All voting aye)

 

A letter received from Phillip Williams, Toledo, was relayed to the board members. In the letter Williams requests the action by the board to ban him from all facilities managed by the Tama County Conservation Board be lifted for Otter Creek Lake & Park only. He indicated the request was “to allow my family and I to camp and fish at the lake.”  After considerable discussion it was moved by Anderson, seconded Adolphs to extend the ban from all facilities to Phillip Williams for an indefinite period of time but in no circumstance for a period of less than five years from the date of this action, carried. (Adolphs- aye, Anderson- aye, Benda- aye, Wrage- aye)

 

Etzel relayed that two individuals, Larry John Bartlett & Ron Zhorne, were apprehended in separate incidents at Hladik Roadside Park recently. The persons were engaged in activities other than what the facility was intended for. A motion passed at the board meeting of August 4, 2004,  was discussed. The motion passed at that time stated “ that any party apprehended using the facility [Hladik Roadside Park] for activities other than for what it was designed shall be evicted from all facilities managed by the Tama County Conservation Board for an indefinite period of time and in no circumstances for less than one year. The only way for this eviction to be reversed is by motion of the Tama County Conservation Board after the year has expired otherwise the eviction will remain in place.”

 

After discussion it was moved by Anderson, seconded Adolphs,  that Larry John Bartlett & Ron Zhorne shall be evicted from all facilities managed by the Tama County Conservation Board for an indefinite period of time and in no circumstances for less than one year. The only way for this eviction to be reversed is by motion of the Tama County Conservation Board after the year has expired otherwise the eviction will remain in place, carried. (All voting aye)

 

The Board discussed forty-six bales of hay produced on Parcel A- Hansen Addition. Etzel inquired about how the board wished to dispense of the bales. It was moved by Adolphs, seconded Wrage that Etzel contact some hay buyers and sell the bales to the buyer with highest quoted price with the stipulation the buyer must pick up and load the bales prior to November 1, 2008, carried. (All voting aye)

 

Nathan Wrage spoke to the board about possibly forming a working relationship with the Tama/Grundy Ike’s Chapter. He cited the suggested work for Ike’s Tract as a possible project the chapter might be interested in. The Board felt it was good idea to form relationships with all the conservation organizations in the county. Etzel will plan on attending the August meeting of the Ike’s.

 

After discussion of assorted conservation topics it was moved by Adolphs, seconded Anderson to adjourn, carried, Adjourned 8:50 p.m..

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIR                                                                            VICE-CHAIR