The Tama County Conservation Board met in regular session on Wednesday, February 1, 2006, in the Nature Center Library, Otter Creek Park.

 

Chair Adolphs called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present were: Adolphs, Anderson, Benda, Little and Wiese. Also present: Etzel and Wise.

Minutes from the regular session of January 4, were read.  Moved by Anderson, seconded Little 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

0001-6100-113-22-013 Health Ins- Co Share

 

 

 

Health Ins Fund

 Etzel Family for February

1,307.70

1,307.70

0001-6100-261-22  Magazines, books

 

 

 

Tama Toledo Newspapers

1 yr subscription- Chronicle, News-Herald

52.40

52.40

0001-6100-414-22 Telephone

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

17Jan06, 484-2231 (office), 484-4157 (payphone)

114.12

 

 

17Jan05, 484-5314 (shop)

51.10

 

Verizon

16Jan0, 484-2231 (office)

12.06

 

 

16Jan06, 484-4157 (payphone)

8.53

 

 

16Jan06, 484-5314 (shop)

8.41

 

 

 

194.22

194.22

0001-6100-422-22 School of Instruction

 

 

 

ISAC

Regis- Etzel for Spring School

70.00

70.00

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

 

 

 

Wise, Craig

9-Jan-06

1,305.60

 

 

23-Jan-06

1,305.60

 

 

 

2,611.20

2,611.20

0001-6110-101-22-224 Salary

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

9-Jan-06

1,189.60

 

 

23-Jan-06

1,189.60

 

 

 

2,379.20

2,379.20

0001-6110-113-22-013 Health Ins- Co Share

 

 

 

Health Ins Fund

Dolash family for February

1,307.70

 

 

Wise- life insurance for February

2.60

 

 

 

1,310.30

1,310.30

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Z line Tire & Repair

#5198 2-23517R15LT ('89 Dodge)

224.00

224.00

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

 

 

 

J&V Auto Parts (NAPA)

#348959 handle, fitting, fog lamp

25.14

 

Southard Implement

#02-179188 oil filter, cap screw,non-clay gr

9.88

 

Z line Tire & Repair

#1-32973 '74 Dodge Dump fuel pump, carb kit

471.26

 

 

 

506.28

506.28

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

 

 

 

Dolezal Farm Supply

#3965 3 qts Tordon RTU

42.00

 

Etzel, Robert

Parking while attending Winterfest (23-25Jan06)

4.65

 

Hrabak Lumber

#0071102-IN 2x8x20' cedar (1)

42.40

 

Hygienic Laboratory

Coliform tests- east & west wells (OCP)

22.00

 

Tama County Solid Waste

Landfill fees for Dec

30.00

 

Ternus Electric

#23321 Repair light (NC) ballast, labor

397.98

 

Thomas Co., Inc.

#10907 repair furnace (boat shed) thermocouple, labor

52.78

 

True Value Hardware

#166737 hooks, chain;#166785 hooks, keys< #1266932

93.04

 

 

plug, wall plate, switch box, #167018 45' 3/8" chain, hooks

 

 

Whannel's Hardware

#26 bolts (30), 1/4" nuts (30), 5/16" washers (10)

10.20

 

Wise, Craig

Parking- Winterfest (23- 25Jan06)

3.90

 

Z line Tire & Repair

#4874 cable chains

80.93

 

 

 

779.88

779.88

0001-6110-431-22-990 Electricity

 

 

 

Grundy Co REC

OCP thru 9Jan06, 5,790 KWH- meter #1,

428.75

 

 

5,070 kwh- meter #2 (NC)

202.80

 

 

Security light charge

18.00

 

 

maintenance light charge

96.00

 

 

 

745.55

745.55

 

 

 

 

 

Total Bills Submitted, Gen'l Budget

 

$10,180.73

 

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

 

Reports and Correspondence. Staff, Work. Wise updated board members on January work including annual inventories, autumn olive removal (OCP), burn cat tails, placing duck boxes, service equipment, annual OSHA inspections of jacks, compressor, and respirators, repair cross-overs at TF Clark Park./ Winterfest Little reported on the Tuesday sessions that he attended/Upcoming events Etzel reminded board members of the upcoming events: CCPOA Regional Training Workshop at Nature Center- 16Mar, ISAC 20&21Mar, IACCB District 1 Mtg- 23Mar, IACCB Spring Conference- 25Mar, Fun Nite for the Nature Center- 1Apr/Donated Item- It was reported that John Werner, Tama, had donated a matted and framed collection of cloisonné Duck Stamps for the Fun Nite auction/Conservation Brochure Costs to place brochures in the four Iowa welcome centers was shared. Etzel reported that he had contacted Deb Calderwood relative to exploring options of a joint project with Tama County Tourism in producing a Tama County brochure./Environmental Education Mike Havlik, Naturalist, YMCA Camp near Boone, had contacted Etzel regarding open dates to present an environmental education field day this spring. Etzel had forwarded an invitation to South Tama Intermediate to attend any one of the days 24- 28Apr06. He is awaiting a response from the principal. Once the status of South Tama is established other invitations will be extended to the other Tama County school districts.

 

Etzel presented the following report on the Operation Releaf project done at the park on October 22, 2005.

 

Financial Report

Operation Releaf

22-Oct-05

 

 

Revenues

 

   Orders

 $   7,150.00

   Check from DNR (Grant portion)

 $   7,125.00

Total Revenues

 $ 14,275.00

 

 

Expenses

 

Nursery Expenses

 

   Angell Landscaping & Garden Ctr

2,970.00

   Ever-Green Landscape Nursery

3,680.00

   Jordan's Nursery, Inc.

2,112.50

   Norton's Greenhouse

2,082.50

   Peck's Green Thumb

1,405.00

Postage

 

   Etzel, Robert

19.14

TOTAL  EXPENSES

12,269.14

Net Profit for Nature Center Trust

 $   2,005.86

 

 

Etzel reported that contact was made with the current owner (Robert Kroymann) adjacent to T.F. Clark Park relative to a tree that had to be cut along the East boundary of the park. Wise had met with this person today. During that meeting Mr. Kroyman pointed out that several years of payments due on the ROW corridor connecting T.F. Clark Park to the Addition had not been received. Etzel researched ROW lease agreement and found that $30 per year (paid in advance) was due on the ROW. Records indicate that payments have been made covering the period from July, 1978, through June, 1989. Seventeen payments are due for the period of June, 1989, through June, 2006 totaling $510. However, most of those years are due to Donald Steffeny. Etzel will meet with Kroymann regarding this oversight. He will also discuss the fencing agreement for the site and address concerns and questions of Mr. Kroymann.

After discussing conservation topics of interest it was moved by Benda, seconded Adolphs to adjourn. Adjourned 9:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                          

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