The Tama County Conservation Board met in regular session on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, in the library, Tama County Nature Center, Otter Creek Park.

 

Chairman Wrage called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.. Members present were: Adolphs, Anderson, Keenan and Wrage. Also present: Etzel and Wise.

 

Minutes from the regular session of January 7, 2009, were read. Moved by Adolphs, 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

0001-22-6100-000-26000 Office Supplies

 

 

 

Staples

#9833048002 calendar;#9833048001 printer ink, etc.

207.54

207.54

0001-22-6100-000-26100 Magazines, books

 

 

 

Tama Toledo Newspapers

1 yr subscription- Chronicle, News-Herald

55.00

55.00

0001-22-6100-000-41200 Postage

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

As per five (2) receipts

12.78

12.78

0001-22-6100-000-41400 Telephone

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

17Jan09, 484-2231 (office), 484-4157 (payphone)

121.22

 

 

17Jan09, 484-5314 (shop)

53.26

 

Verizon

16Jan09, 484-2231 (office)

15.56

 

 

19Jan09, 484-4157 (payphone)

23.06

 

 

16Jan09, 484-5314 (shop)

10.94

 

 

 

224.04

224.04

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

 

 

 

ISAC

Registration- Etzel, Spring School 4-6Mar09

110.00

110.00

0001-22-6100-000-48000 Dues & Membership

 

 

 

CCDA

Dues for FY '09

25.00

25.00

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

 

 

 

Wise, Craig

9-Jan-09

1,481.60

 

 

23-Jan-09

1,481.60

 

 

 

2,963.20

2,963.20

0001-6110-101-22-224 Salary

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

9-Jan-09

1,368.00

 

 

23-Jan-09

1,400.06

 

 

 

2,768.06

2,768.06

0001-22-6110-000-25050 Mt Veh- fuels

 

 

 

New Century FS

19Dec08 111.1 gls diesel @ $1.8613/gal

246.79

246.79

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

 

 

 

J&V Auto Parts (NAPA)

#391025 springs;#391059 credit;#390835 misc

 

 

 

#391096 thermostat, rd cap;#391203 tubing

119.46

 

Road Machinery & Supplies Co.

#011263 cable

172.95

 

Sandhill Auto Salvage

#01139564 washer reservoir for '95 Checy

15.00

 

Southard Implement

#02-217364 cable

27.50

 

USS Polaris

#068222 battery cable

14.43

 

Z Line Tire & Repair

#53554 cross link;#53685 cable chains;#53807 cross link

 

 

 

#53933 black mudflap (for '08 Ford pickup)

186.53

 

Zobel Radiator

#839953 Radiator Repair- '95 Chevy

88.10

 

 

 

623.97

623.97

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

 

 

 

Des Moines Stamp

#0820111 perma stamps (3)

79.14

 

Etzel, Robert

Reimburse for paint- main residence

39.57

 

 

Registration- Etzel, Wise- District 1 meeting- Dallas County

16.00

 

Hygienic Labs

water samples- west and east wells 15Oct08

22.00

 

Kenkel Law Office

#7378 legal fees- Hansen Acquisition- Parcel B

516.50

 

Premier Office Equipment, Inc.

#53406, #54269 Platinum Monthly Service Plan- Canon IR-210S copier

78.00

 

 

1Jan09 through 28Feb09

 

 

Spahn & Rose Lumber

#2640763 2x4x10 (1), 2x2x8 (6), grounded connector

25.28

 

Tama County Solid Waste

Landfill fees for Jan

10.00

 

Tama Timber & Lawn

#3149 84L 3/8 .058 chain

34.60

 

Ternus Electric

#27219 repair blower fan- basement main residence

402.94

 

Thomas Co., Inc.

#10201 replace pump on burner- main residence

146.00

 

Wilkerson Hardware

#B58416 safety snap (2), spr snap (2);#B58891 nut/washer

 

 

 

slip nut/washer;#B59096 switch

22.81

 

Wise, Craig

Parking, meal while attending Winterfest

14.60

 

Zack's Game Bag

#005119 2 plates for NC (Keenan, Little)

7.00

 

 

 

1,335.30

1,335.30

0001-22-6110-000-43000 LP gas

 

 

 

New Century FS

24Dec08 #731675 1,200 gals LP @ $2.179/gl

2,632.80

 

 

15Jan09 #731908 625 gals LP @ $2.179/gl

 

 

 

(main res-200, shop-300, trailer-125)

1,371.26

 

 

 

4,004.06

4,004.06

0001-22-0210-000-61094 Permanent Improvements

 

 

 

Dan's Overhead Doors & More

#313392 as per quote, install two garage doors (main residence)

1125.00

 

 

5,380 kwh- meter #2 (NC)

231.34

 

 

Security light charge

18.00

 

 

maintenance light charge

96.00

 

 

 

1470.34

1,470.34

 

 

 

 

 

Total Bills Submitted, Gen'l Budget

$14,046.08

TO BE PAID FROM NATURE CENTER TRUST

 

 

 

0031-22-6120-000-29272 Main & Supplies

 

 

 

Des Moines Stamp

For IACCBE- 1 perma-stamp

26.71

 

Staples Credit Plan

For IACCBE- name badges for Winterfest (3 boxes)

53.37

 

 

 

80.08

 

 

Total All Bills Submitted, Nature Center Trust

$80.08

 

Total All Bills Submitted

$14,126.16

 

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

 

Reports and Correspondence. Staff /Work. Wise reported on work projects during January, attending Winterfest Workshop, completion of annual OSHA related training, working on updating OSHA Plans, mechanical repair./ Vandalism/Enforcement Discussion of concerns at Reinig Tract (vandalism), Ikes Shooting Facility (trash and semi-automatic rifle shooting), and Manatts Boat Landing (trash dumping) were discussed./ISAC Etzel will be attending ISAC in Des Moines in March/IACCB Annual Conference To be held in Decorah on September 10- 12./IACCB Spring Board Member Conference To be held in Kossuth County on March 28./Fun Nite for the Nature Center The annual fundraiser is slated for Saturday evening, April 4./MyCountyParks.com The new website promoting CCBs in the state has just come on-line. Etzel indicated the site is not fully operational yet but will be an outstanding site to promote the facilities and programs of all CCBs across Iowa./Hansen Addition Upcoming work for Parcels A & B include construct a 3.6 acre pond in Parcel A and plant native vegetation in Parcel B. Etzel will meet with NRCS staff to get their recommendations for Parcel B.

 

Ben Cecak, Toledo, spoke to the board regarding a project he would like to undertake as part of his effort to reach Eagle Scout. Ben wishes to construct 50- 60 fish habitat structures to be placed at Otter Creek Lake. He has secured donations for most of the items needed. If agreeable with the board he would start this spring by cutting plastic tubing. It is anticipated that he will complete the project by summer. After acknowledging the value of the project and thanking Ben for pursuing this it was moved by Adolphs, seconded Anderson to accept the Eagle Scout project as proposed.

 

Etzel reported to the Board regarding FEMA funding that has been assigned to damaged areas in the county conservation board system. He indicated that there are a few remaining to be written up by FEMA officials. He also reminded the board that much of the work will have to be paid by the county first and will receive reimbursement later.

 

The Board discussed making application to the Tama County Community Foundation (TCCF). Etzel indicated that he would like to file an application requesting funds for the Tama County Nature Center display component. After discussion it was moved by Keenan, seconded Adolphs to file a grant application with the TCCF in the amount of $15,000 to be used for development of the Nature Center Display component, carried. (All voting aye)

 

Information received regarding Earth Day t-shirts was shared with the Board. Etzel asked permission to order some shirts to offer for sale at the Fun Nite for the Nature Center event. After discussion it was moved by Adolphs, seconded Keenan to order 20 shirts, carried. (All voting aye)

 

The initial meeting of the Tama County Conservation Board occurred in January, 1959. The Board discussed possible ways to commemorate the event. Etzel asked permission to approach the editor of the Tama News-Herald regarding a special commemorative issue for publication later this year around June. It was moved by Wrage, seconded Keenan to approach the News-Herald regarding a special commemorative issue, carried. (All voting aye) [Note: Also discussed was a fall celebration similar to that celebrated for the 40th anniversary. Etzel will report back at a later date.]

 

 

After discussion of assorted conservation topics it was moved by Anderson, seconded Keenan to adjourn, carried, Adjourned 8:45 p.m..

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIR VICE-CHAIR