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

 

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

Minutes from the regular session of October 1, 2008, were read.  Moved by Wrage,  seconded Keenan to approve the minutes as read, carried. (All voting aye)

The following bills were presented:

TO BE PAID FROM GEN'L FUND

 

 

 

 

 

Amount of Bill

Category Total

0001-22-6100-000-40000 Publications/legal notices

 

 

Tama/Grundy Publishing

Public notices- Star Clipper, Chron, NH- rip-rap work

74.47

74.47

0001-22-6100-000-41200 Postage

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

as per five (5) receipts

24.96

24.96

0001-22-6100-00-41400 Telephones

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

484-5314 (shop), 17Oct08

63.70

 

 

484-2231 (office),   484-4157 (payphone) 17Oct08

116.88

 

Verizon

16Oct08,  484-5314 (shop)

10.44

 

 

19Oct08, 484-4157 (payphone)

11.69

 

 

16Oct08, 484-2231 (office)

23.54

 

 

 

226.25

226.25

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

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

regis- Forestry Field Day- Etzel & Wise

20.00

 

ISAC

Regis- ISAC Fall School  19- 21Nov08

110.00

 

 

 

130.00

130.00

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

 

 

 

Wise, Craig

3-Oct-08

1,481.60

 

 

17-Oct-08

1,481.60

 

 

31-Oct-08

1,481.60

 

 

 

4,444.80

4,444.80

0001-6110-101-22-224 Salary

 

 

 

Bergmann, Sandy

3-Oct-08

503.45

 

 

17-Oct-08

549.86

 

Gettle, Clayton

3-Oct-08

482.50

 

 

17-Oct-08

347.50

 

 

 

1,883.31

1,883.31

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

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

3-Oct-08

1,387.24

 

 

17-Oct-08

1,368.00

 

 

31-Oct-08

1,374.41

 

 

 

4,129.65

4,129.65

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

 

 

 

New Century FS, Inc.

5Sep08,#346657 265.1 gals unleaded gasohol @ $3.1364/gl

831.46

 

 

State MFT gasohol @ $0.19/gal

50.37

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.27

 

 

122.6 gals #2 dieselex  dyed B5 500 ppm @ $3.5937/gal

440.59

 

 

Haz mat handling fee

3.49

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.12

 

 

 

1,326.30

1,326.30

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

 

 

 

Z Line Tire & Repair

#1-51029 LT225/75R16 tire- '95 Chevy

100.00

100.00

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

 

 

 

Central Iowa Farm Store

#69693 cover (2); #69409 collar, clip, ball

19.54

 

CQ Auto Parts

#60967 20A fuse (2)

10.54

 

J&V Auto Parts

#386017 antifreeze, fuse;#386100 term,fuse;#385510 fuse

126.56

 

 

#386475 v-belt;#386994 v-belt;#387190 hose end; #387294 misc

 

 

 

#387465 hose parts;#387562 filters, grease;#387597 lamp, oil

532.51

 

 

 

689.15

689.15

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

 

 

 

Central Iowa Distributing, Inc.

#39029 garbage bags (10); gel deo,vinyl gloves

551.60

 

Culligan of Boone

#22446 piston assembly, labor

215.00

 

Dolezal Farm Supply

#0014452 25# alfalfa mix;#0013803 credit memo

14.00

 

Hotsy

#0127304-IN pump, motor, install

1,042.95

 

Hygienic Labs

Water tests- coliform, west & east wells 15& 27Jul08

44.00

 

IACCB

#2029 1 box (40 copies) Outdoor Adventure Guide

180.00

 

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

1 yr membership- Steward Level

500.00

 

J&V Auto Parts

#386100 running boards- '08 Ford F250

250.50

 

Landscaper Pro

#276421 OC roller bearing (6);#276372 roller bearing (1)

65.85

 

New Century FS, Inc.

#557026 herbicide sparying (OCP- Parcel A, CWA)

492.69

 

Pamida

#0174-19580 misc supplies

23.27

 

Poweshiek Water Assoc.

TFCP thru Oct

34.00

 

Premier Office Equipment, Inc.

#51491 Platinum monthly maintenance plan,Sharp AR-651

39.00

 

RC Systems

#73483 Kenwood 50 watt VHF mobile radio for '08 Ford F250

543.10

 

Schade Lime & Rock, Inc

2Sep08 Trucking 60.73T stone- OCP (FEMA)

394.75

 

 

5Sep08, Trucking 92.25T stone- Longpoint (FEMA)

599.63

 

 

3Sep08 Trucking 45.87T stone- Duffus' Landing (FEMA)

321.09

 

Scharnweber Water Cond.

Remote base- K-100 Kinetico

25.00

 

Tama County Highway Dept

#296 Wise- random drug screen

30.00

 

Tama Co. Solid Waste Disposal

Landfill fee- September & October

134.80

 

Waterloo Boats

#6809 oil, spark plugs, lube, filter

36.31

 

Wendling Quarries

#358208 Tickets 811766,811821,811826,811729,811751,811848

 

 

 

15.02T 1" rd stone, 43.85T 1-1/2" clean, 30.24T 1x3 Macadam

764.70

 

Wilkerson Hardware

#B51606 keys,#B52872 coupler;#B52891 rug doctor,

 

 

 

#B52892 credit;#B54043 elbow, nipples;#B54131 nipples

82.63

 

WW Grainger

#9754383926 8" wheel brush;#9755485118 crimp wheel;

 

 

 

#9759704613 credit memo

31.44

 

 

 

6,416.31

6,416.31

0001-6110-431-22 Electricity

 

 

 

Grundy Co REC

OCP thru 1Oct08, 10,510 KWH, meter #1

854.94

 

 

530 KWH meter #2

22.79

 

 

maintenance lights

96.00

 

 

security lights

18.00

 

Traer Municipal Utilities

TFCP thru 15Oct08, 466 KWH

102.81

 

 

TFCP thru 16Sep08, 865 KWH

149.42

 

 

 

1,243.96

1,243.96

0001-22-6110-000-63000 Ag & horticultural

 

 

 

Monroe Truck Equip

#5112849 TG spreader, MS969

2,700.00

2,700.00

0001-22-6110-000-63700 Shop Equip

 

 

 

WW Grainger

#9760938226 8" bench grinder;#9755485126 credit memo;

 

 

 

#9754383934 8" bench grinder

201.83

201.83

0001-22-0210-000-61094 Bldgs & Perm Imp

 

 

 

Dostal Const & Excavating

Partial payment- rip rap- OCP Fish Habitat Proj #07-02

3,610.11

3,610.11

 

 

 

 

 

Total Bills Submitted, Gen'l Budget

27,201.10

 

 

 

 

TO BE PAID FROM LAD Account

 

 

 

0027-22-0210-000-6000 LAD Account

 

 

 

Dostal Const & Excavating

Partial payment- rip rap- OCP Fish Habitat Proj #07-02

 

 

 

Portion of contract covered by grant

6,923.00

 

 

Total Bills Submitted, LAD Account

6,923.00

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL BILLS SUBMITTED

$34,124.10

 

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

 

Reports and Correspondence. Staff /Work. Wise reported on work projects during October. Work included shutting down facilities in preparation for winter and equipment repair./ Nature Center Visit (Webster County) A six member planning committee from Webster County visited the Nature Center to get ideas for a similar facility being considered for their county./SWCD Banquet Etzel reminded Board members that an invitation has been extended to all board members and county conservation staff to attend the annual conservation awards banquet slated for November 20. The event is to be held at the Nature Center./State Tourism Conference Etzel shared a passage in the recent IACCB Newsletter with the Board. The newsletter shared that Senator Dotzler, Black Hawk County, as part of a speech he gave at the annual State Tourism Conference  in Sioux City during October touted “Otter Creek Park in Tama County .... as a must-see Central Iowa place to visit.”/Wetland Mitigation Site An inquiry had been made by a planning and design firm seeking potential sites for use as wetland mitigation for work being done in Poweshiek County. Etzel provided information to the firm of potential sites on the Hansen Addition to Otter Creek Lake and Park and the Reinig Wildlife refuge and Nature Study Area for consideration. The firm is looking for a site or sites to house a 10 acre wetland mitigation./ Elections Etzel reported to the board that Dan Wilkens and Kendall Jordan had been elected as Board of Supervisors at the recent elections./ Hansen Addition (Parcel B) Steve Kenkel, Toledo attorney, has begun work leading to an anticipated closing on the tract by December 20. Etzel reminded Board Members that a Wildlife Habitat Stamp has been awarded to assist in the acquisition./ Critical Land Project  The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation has assisted in an attempt to protect a significant remnant savannah in Tama County. The 40 acre tract, of biological and historical significance, has temporarily been saved from clearing pending negotiations with the owner./Rip-rap project (Otter Creek Lake)  Dostal Construction (Toledo) has completed work to place 163.7 T of Class E rip-rap as shoreline armoring at three locations on the lake. The project will receive funding assistance through the State’s Fish Habitat Grant program in the amount of $6,923 (66% of the total project cost)./ Wolf Creek Nature Trail Etzel met with representatives of Peterson Contractors Inc.. They are preparing cost estimates to repair the trail which received significant flood damage during 2008. The cost estimates will be used in discussion with FEMA officials.

 

The Board reviewed an inventory of junk items located on the Hansen Addition (Parcel A). A wide variety of items are present. The Board discussed strategy in getting the items off the site. The goal is to have the items removed during 2009.

 

Etzel suggested to the Board that a grant application be filed seeking funding assistance through the Fish Habitat Grant process. The funds are needed to help construct a pond or series of wetlands in the major drainage into Otter Creek Lake from Parcel A of the Hansen Addition. Etzel will be working with staff of the Tama SWCD/NRCS to determine the size of the structures and to work up cost estimates. The application deadline is the end of November. After discussion it was moved by Anderson, seconded Adolphs that a grant application be filed seeking funding assistance through the Fish Habitat Grant program, carried. (All voting aye)

 

Brett Reece, Conservation Officer, Iowa DNR, contacted Etzel regarding an ongoing investigation adjacent to a county conservation facility. Reece indicated that in past discussions with the county attorney’s office it was suggested that codification of some of the county conservation rules and regulations would give more teeth for enforcement actions on county areas. After considerable discussion it was moved by Anderson, seconded Keenan to contact the County Attorney’s office to pursue a review and update of current county conservation rules and regulations and seek codification of suggested sections.

 

Winterfest, the annual training workshop of the Iowa Association of County Conservation Board Employees (IACCBE), will be held in Waterloo on February 2- 4, 2009. Etzel sought approval for two nights lodging for that event. Board members voiced no objections to the request.

 

The garage doors for the main residence need to be replaced. After discussion it was moved by Adolphs, seconded Keenan that both doors be replaced by Dan’s Overhead Doors and More for $1,075, carried. (All voting aye)

 

After discussion of assorted conservation topics it was moved by Anderson, seconded Wrage to adjourn, carried, Adjourned 8:25 p.m..

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIR                                                                            VICE-CHAIR