The Tama County Conservation Board met in regular session on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, in the library, Tama County Nature Center, Otter Creek Park.

 

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

Minutes from the regular session of May 6, 2009, were read.  Moved by Benda, 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

#1652533001 misc office supplies

149.95

149.95

0001-22-6100-000-40000 Publications & Notices

 

 

 

Tama/Grundy Publishing

#030208 Help wanted as, #030388 crop lease ad, 6May Help Wanted

218.07

218.07

0001-22-6100-000-41200 Postage

 

 

 

Etzel,. Robert

As per eight (8) receipts

13.22

13.22

0001-6100-414-22 Telephone

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

17May09, 484-2231 (office), 484-4157 (pay phone)

123.00

 

 

17May09, 484-5314 (shop)

62.55

 

Verizon

16May09, 484-5314 (shop)

11.09

 

 

19May09, 484-4157 (payphone)

35.11

 

 

16May09, 484-2231 (office)

17.49

 

 

 

249.24

249.24

 

 

 

 

0001-6110-101-22-223 Salary- Main Supv/Ranger

 

 

 

Wise, Craig

1-May-09

1,481.60

 

 

15-May-09

1,481.60

 

 

29-May-09

1,481.60

 

 

 

4,444.80

4,444.80

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

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

1-May-09

1,368.00

 

 

15-May-09

1,368.00

 

 

29-May-09

1,368.00

 

 

 

4,104.00

4,104.00

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

 

 

 

Bergmann, Sandy

15-May-09

441.32

 

 

29-May-09

488.75

 

Gettle, Clayton

15-May-09

85.85

 

 

29-May-09

485.60

 

Keller, Richard

29-May-09

350.00

 

Kladivo, Jesse

29-May-09

560.00

 

 

 

2,411.52

2,411.52

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

 

 

 

Carquest of Toledo

#599 repair kit;#297 cement,grease,refrig, oil filter

83.31

 

Central Iowa Farm Store

#76151 bracket, bolts,washer,nut,blade

138.83

 

 

#75855 belt,cart.,element

395.06

 

J&V Auto Parts

#395996 credity memo,#395982 fil,screws,dist cap, rotor

31.37

 

 

#381826 hose, calmps, oil fil; #38172 radiator, hose

 

 

Southard Implement

#221889 credit memo,#221888 1" shear, 1" nylon loc, hy-gard

107.70

 

 

 

756.27

756.27

0001-22-6110-000-29050 Min Equip- hand tools

 

 

 

Menard's

#87000 paint brushes (8)

26.42

26.42

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

 

 

 

Central Iowa Dist.

#47154 drain cleaner, degreaser,carwash & wax

523.15

 

Diamond Vogel

#262096074 honey teak timber oil (1)

36.65

 

Fareway

misc supplies

33.65

 

Fastenal

#86140 misc, #86498 safety glasses (4)

385.09

 

Jerico Services

#0055901-IN 875 gals CaCl @ $0.84/gal

735.00

 

Kroymann, Robert

As per ROW agreement to TFCP Addition (15Jun09-14Jun10)

30.00

 

Menard's

#87000 misc lamps, cleaner, staples, etc

211.88

 

Miracle Recreation

#685654 tot seat 360 w/clevis @ $104 ea

326.08

 

Norton's Greenhouse

#297165 flowers, fertilizer, potting soil

126.58

 

Poweshiek Water Assoc.

Water, TFCP for May

34.00

 

Premier Office Equipment, Inc.

#57885 1Jun-30Jun, #55212 1Mar- 30Mar, 

 

 

 

Service agreement- Sharp AR-651

78.00

 

Scharnweber Water Conditioning

11May09 R-30 BB 30 micron filter (2), salat (4)

60.00

 

Sevde Fire Extinguisher

#9801 Annual inspection (32) @ $4 ea

128.00

 

Tama County Solid Waste & Disposal Commission

Landfill charges for May

81.90

 

Wendling Quarries

#372209 29.75T rd stone @ $8/T

238.00

 

 

 

3,027.98

3,027.98

0001-22-6110-000-43100 Electricity

 

 

 

Grundy Co REC

OCP thru 4May09, 6,920 kwh- meter #1, 1,780 kwh- NC

793.29

 

Traer Municipal Utilities

TFCP thru 14May09,  303 KWH

143.52

 

 

 

936.81

936.81

 

Total Bills Submitted, Gen'l Budget

$16,338.28

 

 

 

 

FROM NATURE CENTER TRUST

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Cooley Pumping

#2970 2- porta potties  21Apr-18May09 period

140.00

 

Total Bills Submitted, Nature Center Trust

 $                140.00

 

 

 

 

From LAD Account

 

 

 

0027-22-0210-000-60000 Capital Projects

 

 

 

Clapsaddle-Garber Assoc., Inc.

#26537 Design work- Wolf Creek Trail Repair

11,270.00

 

Total Bills Submitted, LAD Account

 $           11,270.00

 

 

 

 

 

Total All Bills Submitted

$27,748.28

 

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

 

Reports and Correspondence. Staff /Work. Wise reported on work projects during May including: Parcel B- Hansen Addition- removal of autumn olive off grass strips, herbicide has been applied inpreparation of prairie grass and forb planting, beach ropes placed, showerhouse open, summer staff in place/Whitetails Unlimited donation It was reported that a $1,000 donation from the Tama County Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited has been received./Great Places Application The process continues to have Tama County designated as an Iowa Great Place. The designation will qualify projects included in the program for planning and funding assistance./Computer Computer problems continued during the month of May requiring IT assistance when the system crashed completely. The computer tower had to be taken to add additional memory and address the problems encountered./Wildlife Habitat Stamp Grant Application Etzel had delivered the grant application to acquire Parcel D- Hansen Addition to Des Moines on May 29. The projects will be scored in mid-July./Vandalism In a rash of unusual activity vandalism was reported at TF Clark Park. Two oaks tree were cut down over the weekend of May 29. Investigation continues. It was also reported that within a short period of time over the Memorial Day weekend a car fire occurred at McCoy Landing and a boat trailer had wheels and reflectors stolen from a boat trailer at Manatt’s Landing./Otter Creek Lake- Diatom Bloom Etzel reported that a diatom bloom still is impacting the lake. Information was provided to the Board members on diatom blooms. The past few days several grass carp had died in the lake. The cause is believed to be lower levels of oxygen in the water due to the darkened water caused by the diatom bloom.

 

The Board reviewed drafts of the Project Manual and Plans for Wolf Creek Trail Restoration project. The plans, drafted by Mike Bearden, Clapsaddle-Garber, were reviewed and FEMA and non-FEMA work discussed.

 

The Board discussed the Notice to Bidders time schedule. The timeline proposed is as follows:

 

Action

Deadline

Sealed proposals received

Until 30Jun09

Pre-bid conference (for interested contractors)

Will be held at 2 p.m., 23Jun09, at the Wolf Creek Trailhead in Gladbrook

Public Hearing on contract documents and estimated costs

Will convene at the 1Jul09 Board meeting which starts at 7 p.m. (prior to bids being considered)

Bids considered

Considered at the 1Jul09 Board meeting which starts at 7 p.m.

Project completion date

Project shall be complete by 1Oct09

 

It was moved by Wrage, seconded Keenan to approve the time schedule for the Wolf Creek Trail Restoration Project as proposed, carried (all voting aye)

 

Problems encountered at the park over the Memorial Day weekend were shared with the Board. Problems caused by several campers exceeded what could be remotely considered reasonable and acceptable. Wise, who was the Park Ranger on duty, was unable to complete his Saturday night shift until after 4 a.m. due to the interactions with several camping groups. The actions of these campers resulted in several persons being evicted and one individual being arrested.

 

Etzel recommended the following persons be banned from Otter Creek Lake and Park for the remainder of calendar year 2009 due to their actions over the Memorial Day weekend

.

Jake Rosenberger

Nick Murty

Brandon Haughey

Katie Gerlach

Whitney Nelson

 

It was moved by Keenan, seconded Benda to evict the aforementioned persons from Otter Creek Lake and Park for the remainder of 2009, carried. (All voting aye) Note: Etzel will notify the people affected by certified letter.

 

The Board discussed purchase of a hydrostatic outfront diesel mower. Bids were received as follows:

 

Dealer

Description

Bid

Southard Implement

JD1445, 31 HP, 4WD mower w/72” deck, hydraulics for snow-blower attachment, labor to install heated cab already owned by TCCB to new unit

$13,350.00

Central Iowa Farm Store

Kubota F3080, 30 HP, 4WD mower w/72” deck, heated cab, 51” snow-blower

$17,500.00

Monte Motor Parts

Kubota F3080, 30 HP, 4WD mower w/72” deck, heated cab, 51” snow-blower

$14,750.00

Monte Motor Parts

Kubota F3680, 36 HP, 4WD mower w/72” deck, heated cab, 51” snow-blower

$14,500.00

Monte Motor Parts

Kubota F3680, 36 HP, 4WD mower w/72” deck, 2008 heated cab- used taken from trade-in unit with 47 hrs on it, 51” snow-blower

$13,250.00

 

 

After discussion it was moved by Benda, seconded Keenan to purchase the Kubota F3680 as bid by Monte Motor Parts for $13,250.00, carried. (All voting aye)

 

The Board discussed possible year end balances and placement of the funds into the appropriate categories. Possible year end balances will exist in the Agricultural and Horticultural (A & H) line items and the Capital Projects (CP) account. The balance in the A&H is intentional to help build funds to purchase a new tractor in FY ’10. The Capital Projects remaining balance occurred as funds were held pending a decision by FEMA regarding the Wolf Creek Restoration project. After discussion it was moved by Wrage, seconded Keenan, to request the Supervisors place the remaining balances of these line items in the proper accounts, carried. (All voting aye)

 

Benda mentioned there may be possible funding assistance to ongoing projects under the president’s stimulus package. He will forward information to Etzel.

 

After discussion of assorted conservation topics it was moved by Keenan, seconded Benda to adjourn, carried, Adjourned 9:10 p.m..

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIR                                                                            VICE-CHAIR