The Tama County Conservation Board met in regular session on Wednesday, August 5, 2009, in the library, Tama County Nature Center, Otter Creek Park.

 

The Board members met in the boat ramp parking lot at 6:30 p.m. for a short tour of the Hansen Addition to Otter Creek Lake & Park- Parcels A & B.

 

Chairman Wrage called the meeting to order at 7:20 p.m.. Members present were: Adolphs, Anderson, Benda, Keenan, and Wrage. Also present: Etzel and Wise.

Minutes from the regular session of July 1, 2009, were read.  Moved by Adolphs, seconded Benda 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

0001-22-6100-000-29400 Uniforms

 

 

 

Lands' End Business Outfitters

#6049794 shirts

227.15

227.15

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

 

 

 

Tama-Grundy Publishing

Legal notices- Wolf Creek Trail Repair #060355, #060344  10& 17Jun09

176.28

176.28

0001-22-6100-000-41200 Postage

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

As per four (4) receipts

                              28.51

28.51

0001-22-6100-000-41400 Telephones

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

17Jul09,  484-2231 (office), 484-4157 (payphone)

                            122.97

 

 

17Jul09,  484-5314 (shop)

                            101.79

 

Verizon

16Jul09, 484-5314 (shop)

                              10.56

 

 

19Jul09, 484-4157 (payphone)

                              35.53

 

 

16Jul09,  484-2231 (office)

                                9.82

 

 

 

280.67

280.67

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

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

Regis- Etzel, Wise Dist 1 Meeting, 30Jul09 Grundy Co.

14.00

14.00

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

 

 

 

Wise, Craig

1-Jul-09

1,783.63

 

 

24-Jul-09

1,520.00

 

 

 

3,303.63

3,303.63

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

 

 

 

Bergmann, Sandy

1-Jul-09

534.76

 

 

24-Jul-09

490.19

 

Gettle, Clayton

1-Jul-09

540.70

 

 

24-Jul-09

451.01

 

Keller, Richard

1-Jul-09

560.00

 

 

24-Jul-09

630.00

 

Kladivo, Jesse

1-Jul-09

630.00

 

 

24-Jul-09

700.00

 

 

 

4,536.66

4,536.66

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

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

1-Jul-09

1,401.60

 

 

24-Jul-09

1,401.60

 

 

 

2,803.20

2,803.20

0001-22-6100-000-25050 Fuels

 

 

 

New Century FS

#348664, 15Jun09, 263 gals unleaded gasohol @ $2.1462/gal

564.45

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.26

 

 

SMFT

49.97

 

 

HAZMAT handling fee

2.37

 

 

 

617.05

617.05

0001-22-6110-000-29400 Uniforms

 

 

 

Lands' End Business Outfitters

#0649794  shirts w/logos (7)

180.10

180.10

0001-22-6110-000-25350 Mt Veh- Tires

 

 

 

Z line Tire & Repair

#1-56807 tire repair, #01-56807 tire repair

22.90

 

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

 

 

 

Central Iowa Farm Store

#78462 cover, cart. (4); #78489 cartridge (2)

86.53

 

Hawkeye International Trucks

#84888B Support and bracket for air tank- International Truck

351.30

 

J &V Auto Parts

#398168 oil fil,, elbow;#398504 hose end

                              23.22

 

Southard Implment

#02-223034 dry charge- battery

                            109.31

 

 

 

570.36

570.36

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

 

 

 

Menard's

#97771 paint brushes (12), 4" utility brush

16.57

16.57

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

 

 

 

Central Iowa Dist.

#494444 misc supplies

610.25

 

Culligan

#37933 labor Cl equipment service

75.00

 

Diamond Vogel Paints

#262097164 Solid oil deck (3);#262097457 Deck stain neutral (4)

263.11

 

Genus Landscape Architects

#09-263 Graphics- Hansen Addition

1,100.00

 

Hrabak Lumber

#0103993-IN 4x4x12' CCA, 4x4x8' CCA

                              25.00

 

Hygienic Labs

14Apr coliform test (both wells), 19May (Nitrate samples- both wells)

                              58.00

 

Iowa Step & Tank

#20304 30" tile lid (main res)

                              72.50

 

Jerico Services

#0056527-IN 850 gals CaCl @ $0.84/gal

                            714.00

 

Marshalltown Water Works

#200907214565 Water test- west well

                              14.00

 

Menard's

#97771 misc supplies- painting; #94624 misc paint supplies

                            240.37

 

Poweshiek Water Assoc.

TFCP through 22Jul09

34.00

 

Premier Office Equip., Inc.

#58811 premier platinum plan, Sharp AR-651 copier thru 30Jul09

                              43.00

 

 

#58811 premier platinum plan, Sharp AR-651 copier thru 30Aug09

                              43.00

 

Schade Lime & Rock

4May09 Trucking 30.25T 1-12" clean stone

                            199.65

 

Scharnweber Water Cond.

30Jun09 Repair dump station- replace jet pump

                            626.58

 

Spahn & Rose Lumber

#2645547 weed control fabric;#2645878 stringer, 2x12x16' treated SYP;

 

 

 

#2645840 stringer, 2x12x14' #2 SYP treated;#2645879 credit memo

                              77.54

 

Tama Co. Solid Waste

Landfill fees- June, July

                            250.10

 

Tama SWCD

#926 Seeding- Parcel B- Hansen Addition 28.8 acres

                         1,115.60

 

Wendling Quarries

#378078 30.25 T 1-1/2" clean stone @ $9/T

                            272.25

 

Whannel's Hardware

#23 breaker- 30 amp for TFCP

                              11.99

 

Wilkerson Hardware

#B66802 supplies fish seminar;#B67013 vent hose, duct connec.; #B67364

 

 

 

landscape fabric;#B67406 paint thinner; B67640 pressure switch

                            109.66

 

 

 

5,955.60

5,955.60

0001-22-6110-000-43100 Electric

 

 

 

Grundy Co REC

OCP thru 2Jul09, 10,810 KWH- meter #1, 1,130- (NC)

1,115.99

 

Traer Municipal Utilities

TFCP thru 15Jul09, 575 KWH

                            130.75

 

 

 

                         1,246.74

1,246.74

0001-22-6100-000-43000 LP Gas

 

 

 

New Century FS

Pre-pay contract 4,780 gals @ $1.369/gal

6,543.82

6,543.82

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

 

 

 

Iowa Prison Industries

#TAM200 Purchase- Mobile Home VIN: DI01552GA, 2006 Destiny,14x64

                            495.00

 

Iowa Telecom

7Jul09 Run phone lines into mobile home

                            144.00

 

Ternus Electric

#27966 Electrical hookup for trailer, state inspection

                         3,107.49

 

 

 

                         3,746.49

3,746.49

 

Total Bills Submitted, Gen'l Budget

 

 $  30,246.83

 

 

 

 

TO BE PAID FROM LAD Account

 

 

 

0027-22-0210-000-60000 Capital Projects

 

 

 

Clapsaddle-Garber Associates

#26719 Wolf Creek Trail Renovation Construction services (10% billing)

2,020.00

 

 

Bid letting (100% complete)

2,240.00

 

 

Total Bills Submitted, LAD Account

 

$4,260.00

 

 

 

 

 

Total All Bills Submitted

 

 $  34,506.83

 

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

 

Reports and Correspondence. Staff /Work. Wise reported on work projects during July including: cleaning boat landings, planting the prairie in Parcel B, stain all parking posts in county parks, remove dead and harad trees, repair and re-set 100 yard shooting station- Ike’s Tract, ¾ of picnic tables are stained. /Great Places Grant Application Work continues to file a grant application under this program. The project is being coordinated by Lindi Roelofse, Tama County Economic Development/ Wildlife Stamp Grant Application Etzel reported that the grant application to acquire Parcel D- Hansen Addition was unsuccessful./ Parcel D- Hansen Addition The attorney for the Hansen family sent a letter indicating the desires of the family to close on Parcel D as soon as possible rather than wait until the traditional closing in December. Etzel reported that the closing will have to wait until after the project is scored under the REAP grant application review which occurs in mid-September./ Prairie Meadows Grant Application Etzel will hand deliver grant applications for Tama County next week- grant filing deadline of August 15./ Wolf Creek Trail Restoration Work has been initiated on the project with early work beginning on the East end of the trail. Work to date has been addressing debris removal.

 

 

The Board discussed two different issues regarding rental of the Tama County Nature Center. First Presbyterian Church of Toledo had over paid the rental for an event held on July 19 at the facility. After discussion it was moved by Adolphs, seconded Keenan to refund the church $25, carried. (All voting aye)

 

Regarding an August 1 rental of the facility Etzel reported that staff had indicated a sub-standard job of cleaning the facility after the event. After discussion it was moved by Keenan, seconded Wrage that $50 be assessed against the damage deposit, carried. (All voting aye)

 

Relative to the REAP grant application for Hansen Addition- Parcels C & D a motion was made by Wrage, seconded Keenan 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)

 

Dennis Wobeter, Toledo, had approached Etzel regarding making hay off the grassland in Parcel A. Etzel relayed a tentative proposal that Wobeter had submitted. Wobeter offered $700 to mow, rake, bale and remove the bales at his own expense for the approximately twenty-five acres. The Board discussed the pros and cons of haying the ground. Opinions for and against making hay on the site were voiced. Some felt it would be more beneficial to wildlife to leave the grassland un-harvested in preparation for a spring burn. It was moved by Benda, seconded Keenan that the pasture area in Parcel A not be harvested, carried. (motion carried on split vote)

 

The FY ’09 Annual Report was presented to the Board. A brief overview of the report was made and questions answered. It was moved by Adolphs, seconded Keenan to accept the FY ’09 Annual Report of the Tama County Conservation Board as presented, carried. (All voting aye)

 

The Board discussed the alfalfa/clover plantings at Columbia Wildlife Area. It was felt that a cutting of the fields would help the planting to be more vigorous. The Board agreed that someone near to Columbia Wildlife Area be contacted to see if they would cut and bale the fields. This person would be able to keep the bales for their use.

 

Wrage addressed the Board regarding a landowner of 100 acres of property near Montour which adjoins the Iowa River. The property also includes river bluffs. He is interested in donating it to the Conservation Board through his will. The owner wants the tract to be managed as a wildlife refuge with no hunting allowed. The Board discussed such a gift and the board’s willingness to eventually manage the property. Wrage and Etzel will meet with the owner to further discuss this generous offer.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIR                                                                            VICE-CHAIR