The Tama County Conservation Board met in regular session on Wednesday, January 7, 2009, in the library, Tama County Nature Center, Otter Creek Park.

 

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

 

Since this action was overlooked at the December board meeting election of officers for 2009 was held. It was moved by Anderson, seconded Benda that Wrage serve as Chairman for 2009, carried. (All voting aye)

 

Moved by Anderson, seconded Benda for Adolphs to serve as Vice- chair for 2009, carried. (All voting aye)

Minutes from the regular session of December 3, 2008, were read.  Moved by Adolphs, seconded Keenan to approve the minutes as read, carried. (All voting aye)

The following bills were presented:

 

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

TO BE PAID FROM GEN'L FUND

 

 

 

 

 

Amount of Bill

Category Total

0001-22-6100-000-26000 Office Supplies

 

 

 

Staples Credit Plan

#817906001 clips, disp, ink, notebooks; #8836856001 pizza stone,

 

 

 

shop calendar, chair runner

235.00

235.00

0001-22-6100-000-29400 Uniforms

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

#219268316 reimburse for 2 pr khaki slacks

98.83

98.83

0001-22-6100-000-41200 Postage

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

As per four (4) receipts

28.24

28.24

0001-22-6100-000-41400 Telephone

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

17Dec08,  484-2231 (office), 484-4157 (payphone)

116.88

 

 

17Dec08,  484-5314 (shop)

53.26

 

Verizon

16Dec08, 484--5314 (shop)

11.05

 

 

19Dec08, 484-4157 (payphone)

11.69

 

 

16Dec08, 484-2231 (Office)

9.66

 

 

 

202.54

202.54

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

 

 

IACCBE

Regis.- Winterfest workshop  Etzel, Dolash, Wise

255.00

255.00

0001-22-6100-000-63600 Office Equip & Furniture

 

 

Staples Credit Plan

#8836856001 HP Officejet Pro (office), HP Deskjet 6988 (shop)

289.97

289.97

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

 

 

Wise, Craig

12-Dec-08

1,481.60

 

 

26-Dec-08

1,481.60

 

 

 

2,963.20

2,963.20

0001-6110-101-22-224 Salary

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

12-Dec-08

1,368.00

 

 

26-Dec-08

1,368.00

 

 

 

2,736.00

2,736.00

0001-22-6110-000-25050 Fuels

 

 

 

New Century FS

#347375 26Nov08  270 gals unleaded gasohol @ $1.3489/gal

364.20

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.27

 

 

SMFT @ $0.19 per gal

51.30

 

 

Hazmat handling fee

2.43

 

 

 

418.20

418.20

0001-22-6110-000-252350 Mt Veh- Tires

 

 

 

Z Line Tire & Repair

#1-52216 imp tire repair, Firestone tube

65.33

65.33

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

 

 

CQ Auto Parts

#64966 refl (4), 15W40 (5 gal), metric hex nuts (4)

87.74

 

J&V Auto Parts

#389729 clamp, #389730 Pwr Ser,#389430 bettry term,

 

 

 

#389802 battery

140.97

 

Z Line Tire & Repair

#1-52186 Work on IH 4900 Dump truck Pump

832.60

 

 

 

1,061.31

1,061.31

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

 

 

 

Central Iowa Dist.

#41737 Triple Melt (500#)

216.75

 

Dolezal Farm Supply

#0015963 black sunflower seeds, cracked corn- NC bird feeders

30.00

 

Fastenal

5Jan09 IAMAR83654 Fog Drop-um (12)

125.97

 

Hrabak Lumber

#0098456-IN Proflex clear (2), concealed hangers (12)

19.20

 

Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center

Acct#01045030 Drug Screen- Wise  11Sep08

35.00

 

Premier Office Equip

#50569,#52427  service agreement Shapr AR-651 (Sep & Nov)

78.00

 

Tama County Highway Dept

#121 4.78T sand/salt;#115 4.35T sand/salt;#116 hearing test (Etzel,Wise)

609.72

 

Tama County Solid Waste Disposal Comm.

12/31/08 Landfill fees- December

82.10

 

Wilkerson Hardware

#B57209 mailbox

27.99

 

 

 

1,007.98

1,007.98

0001-22-6110-000-43100 Electricity

 

 

 

Grundy Co REC

OCP thru 2Dec08, 4,130 KWH- meter #1, 4,030 KWH- (NC)

655.06

 

 

Credit- patronage dividend 1986, 87, and 88

-156.37

 

 

 

498.69

498.69

001-22-6110-000-63700 Shop Equipment

 

 

 

Wilkerson Hardware

#B57209 18V drill/driver set

49.99

49.99

 

Total Bills Submitted, Gen'l Budget

 

9,910.28

 

Reports and Correspondence. Staff /Work. Wise reported on work projects during December. Work included annual inspections (respirators, jacks, air grinder, etc.), Ike’s Tract- repair 100 yd shooting station and replace stolen trash cans, well inspections (NE Iowa Inspections), repair picnic tables, move snow and ice./ Fish Habitat Grant Application Preliminary acceptance of the grant application for 90% cost share to help fund a 3.6 acre silt pond to be located in Parcel A- Hansen Addition has been received. Will not be confirmed until approved by the Natural Resource Commission./Hansen Addition- Parcel B Closing on the property was on 29Dec08. The 52 acre parcel joins Parcel A, which was purchased during 2007, bringing total acreage of the addition to 123.28 acres.The Hansen Addition project is a project to increase habitat adjacent to the park, provide additional acres for recreation and nature appreciation while helping to improve water quality in the Otter Creek Lake basin./Critical Land Project Wrage reported that attempts to save the property from being cleared have been unsuccessful. A financially able person willing to acquire the ground and place a conservation easement on it is still being sought./Farming adjacent to NW silt pond- Otter Creek Lake & Park  A letter has been sent to the owner asking them to reconsider row cropping the property immediately west of the park property. Information was shared with the owner regarding the Conservation Board’s efforts to improve water quality in the lake and how this change in agricultural practice will have a negative impact on the lake basin. No reply has been received./Impaired Waters List It was reported that Otter Creek Lake has been added to the state’s Impaired Waters List citing algae, turbidity and ammonia as the impacts placing it upon the list./Vandalism- Ike’s Tract An increased level of vandalism at the tract starting in the fall has continued through December. The last incident included someone intentionally shooting out the legs of the 100 yard shooting station. This was a deliberate act and not someone hanging a target on the station. Also, two plastic trash cans and lids were stolen by cutting the chain that secured them. Etzel has contacted Sheriff Kucera and Conservation Officer Reece to make them aware of the problem and to request their assistance in stopping the vandalism.

 

Camping fees for the 2009 camp season were discussed. Board members felt it would be best to leave the fees at the same rate as the past few years. Moved by Anderson, seconded Keenan to set 2009 camp fees as follows, carried. (All voting aye)

 

2009 Camp Rates

 

Electric camp sites

$15 per unit per night

Tent sites

$9 per unit per night

Tents w/electricity in tent section

$10 per unit per night

Camp coupons

 

Seven day book

$98 ($14 per night)

Fourteen day book

$182 ($13 per night)

Twenty-one book

$252 ($12 per night)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Board was presented with suggested salary increases for conservation staff for FY ’10. After discussion the board tabled any motion on this until they looked at the proposed conservation budget and could weigh how the salary increases would impact the budget.

 

The FY ’10 budget was presented to the Board members with a thorough presentation and discussion. The proposed budget was as follows:

2009- 2010 TAMA COUNTY BUDGET WORKSHEET

 

 

 

Dept Name:  Conservation  Dept No.:  22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed

CAPITAL PROJECTS

Actual

Actual

Budgeted

Re-estimated

Budget

Description

2006-2007

2007-2008

2008-2009

2008-2009

2009-2010

Buildings-Perm Improvmnt

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-0210-000-61094

33,774

218

33,774

33,774

33,774

Buildings-Perm Landscape

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-0210-000-62494

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Activity Totals

33,774

218

33,774

33,774

33,774

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009- 2010 TAMA COUNTY BUDGET WORKSHEET

 

 

 

Dept Name:  Conservation  Dept No.:  22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed

 

Actual

Actual

Budgeted

Re-estimated

Budget

ADMINISTRATION

2006-2007

2007-2008

2008-2009

2008-2009

2009-2010

Salary- Director

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6100-100-661

39,064

45,743

42,328

42,328

44,227

Stationery & Forms

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6100-000-26000

1,353

419

950

950

1,100

Magazines/Books

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6100-000-26100

98

119

80

80

100

Wearing Apparel

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6100-000-29400

185

196

250

250

250

Off Pub, Legal Not

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6100-000-40000

303

154

600

850

850

Postage

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6100-000-41200

337

488

500

500

500

Employee Mile/Subsist

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6100-000-41300

548

497

677

550

650

Telephone

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6100-000-41400

2,539

2,722

2,900

3,100

3,100

School of Instruction

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6100-000-42200

809

514

650

650

650

Dues & Memberships

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6100-000-48000

645

645

650

650

650

Office Equip & Furniture

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6100-000-63600

180

0

600

600

1,800

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Activity Totals

46,061

51,497

50,185

50,508

53,877

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009- 2010 TAMA COUNTY BUDGET WORKSHEET

 

 

 

Dept Name:  Conservation  Dept No.:  22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed

PARK MAINTENANCE

Actual

Actual

Budgeted

Re-estimated

Budget

 & OPERATIONS

2006-2007

2007-2008

2008-2009

2008-2009

2009-2010

Main Supv/Ranger

 

 

 

 

 

001 6110 101 22 223

36,725

36,725

39,355

39,355

40,629

Conservation Tech

 

 

 

 

 

001 6110 101 22 226

33,158

33,158

35,825

35,825

36,851

Seasonal Workers

 

 

 

 

 

001 6110 101 22 224

20,138

20,138

25,029

25,029

25,110

Total Salaries

90,021

91,571

100,209

100,209

102,590

 

Fuels

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6110-000-25050

8,324

9,386

15,000

13,000

15,000

Tires & Tubes

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6110-000-25350

1,039

1,214

898

898

1,382

Minor Motor Vehicle Parts

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6110-000-25450

8,308

6,659

8,700

8,700

8,700

Minor Equip & Hand Tools

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6110-000-29050

229

294

185

185

320

Recreational Supplies

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6110-000-29252

29,670

35,412

36,000

37,000

38,000

Wearing Apparel

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6110-000-29400

160

31

230

230

230

Natural & LP Gas

$1.469/gal

$1.569/gal

$2.109/gal

 

 

0001-22-6110-000-43000

9,750

8,598

8,500

9,000

9,000

Electric Light & Power

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6110-000-43100

10,549

12,751

13,000

13,000

13,700

Agricultural & Horticultural

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6110-000-63000

14,172

0

26,000

26,000

26,000

Motor Vehicle

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6110-000-63597

0

0

0

 

0

Shop Equipment

 

 

 

 

 

0001-22-6110-000-63700

0

0

500

500

375

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Activity Totals

172,222

165,916

209,222

208,722

215,297

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Supplemental Funds

 

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

 

 

 

 

FICA     (7.65%)

 

 

 

 

 

0002-22-6100-000-11000

2,988

3,481

3,238

3,238

3,383

IPERS  (9.2%)

 

 

 

 

 

0002-22-6100-000-11100

3,563

3,874

3,577

3,577

4,069

Health Ins- Co Share (Admin.)

 

 

 

 

 

0002-22-6100-000-11300

13,129

13,234

14,437

14,437

14,437

TOTALS

19,680

20,589

21,252

21,252

21,889

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARK MAINTENANCE & OPER.

 

 

 

 

FICA    (7.65%)

 

 

 

 

 

0002-6110-000-11000

6,887

6,987

7,666

7,666

7,848

IPERS    (6.65%)

 

 

 

 

 

0002-6110-000-11100

4,018

4,416

4,774

4,774

5,152

Health Ins- Co Share (Pk. Main.)

 

 

 

 

 

0002-6110-000-11300

13,160

13,261

14,468

14,468

14,437

TOTALS

24,065

24,664

26,908

26,908

27,437

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Activity Totals

0.00

0.00

0

0

0

       Department Totals

295,802.28

262,884.21

341,340.70

341,164.20

352,274.44

 

2009- 2010 TAMA COUNTY BUDGET WORKSHEET

 

 

 

LAD ACCOUNT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed

 

Actual

Actual

Budgeted

Re-estimated

Budget

Description

2006-2007

2007-2008

2008-2009

2008-2009

2009-2010

Capital Projects

 

 

 

 

 

0027-0210-600-22

0

19,450

189,031

189,031

200,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Department Totals

0

19,450

189,031

189,031

200,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009- 2010 TAMA COUNTY BUDGET WORKSHEET

 

 

 

Dept Name:  Conservation Board  Dept No.:  22

 

 

 

REAP ACCOUNT

 

 

 

 

Proposed

 

Actual

Actual

Budgeted

Re-estimated

Budget

Description

2006-2007

2007-2008

2008-2009

2008-2009

2009-2010

Capital Projects

 

 

 

 

 

0023-0210-600-22-096

0

0

17,000

17,000

61,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Department Totals

0

0

17,000

17,000

61,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009- 2010 TAMA COUNTY BUDGET WORKSHEET

 

 

 

Dept Name:  Conservation Board  Dept No.:  22

 

 

 

NATURE CENTER TRUST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed

 

Actual

Actual

Budgeted

Re-estimated

Budget

Description

2006-2007

2007-2008

2008-2009

2008-2009

2009-2010

Recreational Supplies

 

 

 

 

 

0031 6120 292 22 072

5,502

 

15,000

15,000

15,000

Art Supplies

 

 

 

 

 

0031 6120 296 22 072

1,051

 

 

 

 

Permanent Improvements

 

 

 

 

 

0031-6120-610-22-642

 

59,052

 

 

60,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Department Totals

6,553

59,052

15,000

15,000

75,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009- 2010 TAMA COUNTY BUDGET WORKSHEET

 

 

 

Dept Name:  Conservation Board  Dept No.:  22

 

 

 

Machinery & Equipment  ACCOUNT

 

 

 

Proposed

 

Actual

Actual

Budgeted

Re-estimated

Budget

Description

2006-2007

2007-2008

2008-2009

2008-2009

2009-2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

0

23,911

23,911

20,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Department Totals

0

0

23,911

23,911

20,000

 

 

The Board discussed the salaries as recommended in the FY ’10 proposed budget. After discussion it was moved by Keenan, seconded Adolphs that the following salaries be accepted for FY ’10, carried (All voting aye):

 

Position

Wage rate

Percentage Increase

Director

$44,227 per year

4.5%

Maintenance Supervisor/Park Ranger

$18.85 base rate plus longevity bonus

3.2%

Conservation Technician

$17.29 base rate plus longevity bonus

2.9%

Seasonal Staff (applies to all positions) Seasonal Park Rangers, Conservation Aides

$0.25 per hour increase in hourly rate

Dependent on current rate of pay, includes

 

 

After discussion it was moved by Adolphs, seconded Benda to approve the FY ’10 Conservation Board budget as presented, carried. (Roll call vote: Adolphs- aye, Anderson- aye, Benda- aye, Keenan-aye, Wrage- aye)

 

Doug Dolezal had purchased the forty-six round bales of hay harvested from Parcel A- Hansen Addition for $1,380. After discussion it was moved by Anderson, seconded Benda that the Supervisors be requested to place the funds into the LAD Account, carried. (All voting aye) [Note: The board wishes to utilize the funds to establish native vegetation on the parcel and other soil protection practices in an effort to protect the Otter Creek Lake basin.]

 

The February board meeting date will be moved to Wednesday evening, February 11, as staff will be attending workshops on the typical board meeting date.

 

After discussion of assorted conservation topics it was moved by Benda, seconded Keenan to adjourn, carried, Adjourned 9:45 p.m..

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIR                                                                            VICE-CHAIR