The Tama County Conservation Board met in regular session on Wednesday, June 7, 2006, in the Nature Center Library, Otter Creek Park.

 

Chair Adolphs called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. Members present were: Adolphs, Anderson, Benda, and Little. Also present: Etzel and Wise.

Minutes from the regular session of May 3, 2006, were read.  Moved by Anderson, seconded Little to approve the minutes as read, carried. (All voting aye)

The following bills were presented:

BILLS SUBMITTED, BOARD MEETING, June 7, 2006

 

 

 

TO BE PAID FROM GEN'L FUND

 

 

 

 

 

Amount of Bill

Category Total

0002-6100-113-22-013 Health Ins- Co Share

 

 

 

Health Ins Fund

 Etzel Family for June

1,307.70

1,307.70

0001-6100-294-22 Uniforms

 

 

 

Robert Etzel

Reimburse two pair phaki slacks

89.88

89.88

0001-6100-412-22 Postage

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

As per five (5) receipts

24.97

24.97

0001-6100-400-22 Publications

 

 

 

Tama/Grundy Publishing

24May06 Help wanted ad (all papers)

107.44

 

 

24May06 "Request for Bids" (News-Herald, Chronicle)

59.48

 

 

24May06 "Request for Bids" (Dysart Reporter)

29.73

 

 

 

196.65

196.65

0001-6100-414-22 Telephone

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

17May06, 484-2231 (office), 484-4157 (payphone)

115.63

 

 

17May06, 484-5314 (shop)

49.19

 

Verizon

16May06, 484-5314 (shop)

8.49

 

 

19May06, 484-4157 (payphone)

9.71

 

 

16May06, 484-2231 (office)

24.88

 

 

 

207.90

207.90

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Wise, Craig

5-May-06

1,305.60

 

 

18-May-06

1,305.60

 

 

 

2,611.20

2,611.20

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

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

5-May-06

1,189.60

 

 

18-May-06

1,189.60

 

 

 

2,379.20

2,379.20

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

 

 

 

Allen, Greg

5-May-06

214.00

 

 

18-May-06

532.00

 

Bergmann, Sandy

18-May-06

347.50

 

Zody, John

18-May-06

71.75

 

 

 

1,165.25

1,165.25

0002-6110-113-22-013 Health Ins- Co Share

 

 

 

Health Ins Fund

Wise family for June

2.60

 

 

Dolash Family for June

1,307.70

 

 

 

1,310.30

1,310.30

0001-6110-250-22-050 Mt Veh- fuels

 

 

 

New Century FS, Inc.

24Apr06,  208 gals dieselex @ $2.3090/gal

480.27

 

 

FET LUST @ $.001/gal

0.21

 

 

248.2 gals unleaded gasohol @ $1.5662/gal

573.23

 

 

FET LUST @ $.001/gal

0.25

 

 

State fuel tax (ethanol) @ $0.19 per gal

47.16

 

 

4 gals Soy biodiesel @ $2.3090/gal

9.24

 

 

 

1,110.36

1,110.36

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

 

 

 

J&V Auto Parts

#353842 refrig.,freon, stop leak, battery;#354292battery

331.18

 

 

#354721 jump terminals

 

 

Southard Implement

#02-18360 weedeat line, blades, filters, oil, PB Blaster

160.61

 

 

 

491.79

491.79

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

 

 

 

Dolezal Farm Supply

#7445, 5 bags 36% catfish food @ $14 ea

70.00

 

Fastenal

#60245 misc supplies, #60506 hearing protec. Muffs

372.29

 

Jerico Services

#0048521-IN 900 gals CaCl- OCP

702.00

 

Kroymann, Robert

As per ROW agreement to TFCP Addition (15Jun06-14Jun07)

30.00

 

Lab Safety Supply

#1007938928 emergency lights- repl batteries (2)

57.58

 

Marion Brush Mfg

#00042400 muliti-fold towels (2), TP (8), Premiere Towel (3)

663.04

 

Norton's Greenhouse

#4522070 shrub, saucers;#452062 misc plants

165.27

 

Plumb Supply

#8590898 Symmons Safety Mix Rep Kit (8)

114.32

 

Poweshiek Water Assoc.

TFCP thru 31May06, Prev.: 22,000. Present: 22,000

30.00

 

RC Systems

#96857 trouble shoot GE PCS (unable to repair)

40.37

 

Schade Lime & Rock, Inc.

Trucking, April 5, 12, & 20  to OCP, 255.44T rd stone

1,698.16

 

Scharnweber Water Conditioning

in-line filter @ NC (parts & labor)

453.14

 

Spahn & Rose Lumber

#2610007 quick snaps, couplings;#2610202 teflon deck screws

21.16

 

Tama County Solid Waste & Disposal Commission

Landfill charges for May

97.70

 

Wilkerson Hardware

#B2229 super glue, glass;#A1515 toilet seat, COP tee

22.70

 

WW Grainger

#9096556668 rep kit, canvas & poly tarps, fuse (200A)

 

 

 

#9099478225 lamp- 100A/90WM (24), #9099478233

 

 

 

100 A/Y lamps;#9101348069 vacuum breaker

180.17

 

 

 

4,717.90

4,717.90

0001-6110-431-22-990 Electricity

 

 

 

Grundy Co REC

OCP thru 2May06, 6,710 kwh- meter #1, 1,750 kwh- NC

692.65

 

Traer Municipal Utilities

TFCP thru 16May06,  274 KWH

114.26

 

 

 

806.91

806.91

0001-0210-610-22-642 Bldgs & Perm Imp

 

 

 

Hrabak Lumber

#0074612-IN replacement windows- NC

1,954.70

 

LAD Account

Money for silt removal related work

14,400.00

 

Scharnweber Water Conditioning

1 5 ton geothermal heat pump (NC)

8,225.00

 

 

 

24,579.70

24,579.70

 

Total Bills Submitted, Gen'l Budget

$40,999.71

 

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

 

Reports and Correspondence. Staff, Work. Wise updated board members on work accomplished during May./ Environmental Education- Etzel reported that the 5th Grade Conservation Field Day (hosted by the Tama SWCD) was held at the park on May 10. The staff helped prepare the site for the event and Etzel served as instructor. He also reminded Board members that the annual Youth Fishing Seminar is slated to be held on Tuesday, June 20. Summer Staff- It was reported that Casey Bisher, Tama,  has been added to fill the spot vacated by Greg Allen’s resignation. Casey is a student at the University of Northern Iowa./Nature Center Heat Pump The five ton heat pump has been installed and is operable./ Wetland Mitigation Bank Etzel has informed Gary Thien, Thien Farm Mgmt. that the Conservation Board would like to have the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation involved in the process to determine what is the best course to follow as far as incurring the conservation easement for the tract./Camping Report A good crowd was on hand for Memorial Day weekend with approximately 58 electric camping units in the park throughout the long weekend. No major incidents were encountered.

The Board addressed bids submitted for construction projects of the Conservation Board.  Rip-Rap Bids were considered to place 210T Class “E” rip-rap along approximately 936’ of shoreline in three locations at Otter Creek Lake.

Contractor

Bid

Dostal Construction

$8,200

Faas Construction & Excavating

$8,950

It was moved Anderson, seconded Benda that Dostal Construction be awarded the project for a total cost of $8,200, carried. (All voting aye)

Bids concerning a new floating t-dock for south lamp, camp area, Otter Creek Park were reviewed. The approximate dimension of the dock was 54’ in length with a 24’ wide “T”. A considerable amount of time was taken to review the difference in the bids. Differences included installation or not, whether benches, handicap ramp, or handicap curbing was included, etc. Bids received were as follows:

Company

Installed?

Benches?

Handicap ramp?

Handicap curbing

Bid

JW Docks (54’ L)

Y

Y

Y

Y

$14,438

JW Docks (60’L)

Y

Y

Y

Y

$15,586

Hewitt Mfg.

N

N

Y

N

$10,794

Agri Drain (Connect-a-dock)

N

NA

N

N

$10,348

Floe

N

N

N

N

$15,413

It was moved by Anderson, seconded Benda to purchase a floating t-dock from JW Dock Systems for $14,438, carried. (All voting aye.

Bids received for roofing the main residence at Otter Creek Park were considered. Only one bid was received as follows: Farmer’s Lumber, Dysart, $7,625. Etzel relayed information provided by a local lumberyard on the material cost of the project as bid. Board members voiced concern that the bid was too high and felt to accept the one bid without something to compare it to would not be wise. After considerable discussion it was moved by Anderson, seconded Benda, that another quote be sought from a second recognized roofing contractor. The bid of the second contractor would only be accepted if it was more than $500 less than the bid submitted by Farmer’s Lumber and if said contractor could complete the project within a reasonable time frame. [Note: “reasonable” as determined by Etzel.], carried. (All voting aye)

Proposals submitted by two design/fabrication firms were considered in regards to development of designs for the Tama County Nature Center. The proposals were the result of interviews with the firms. Proposals submitted included Scott Clarke, Clarke Design, Lincoln, NE, and Terry Brown, The Museum Professionals, Inc., Loretto, MN. The Board reviewed the proposals as submitted and weighed between the two firms their (1) artistic and design abilities, (2) the perceived ability to work within the framework meeting Tama County’s needs, (3) the philosophical approach to design and fabrication, (4) comfort of the board with the design firm. After considerable discussion it was moved by Benda, seconded Little to enter into a design/build contract with Terry Brown, Museum Professionals, Inc., with the understanding that moneys are currently available to carry the project through the design phase. If the Nature Center Fundraising Committee is unsuccessful in raising funds adequate to complete the fabrication Museum Professionals shall be willing to accept payment of work completed to date at that point and work to decide possible phases for the project, carried.. (All voting aye)

The Board discussed possible Tama County residents to serve on the Exhibit Team to work in conjunction with Terry Brown’s firm. Names were offered in a brainstorming session. Etzel is to meet with Little to fine tune the list to a workable number of contacts. The Exhibit Team will be very important during the design phase of the project with two two day meetings to be held this summer and fall. It is anticipated the work of the Exhibit Team will be completed by February, 2007.

Etzel shared that freezer space was needed for an otter and trumpeter swan which are being held to be incorporated into the displays in the Nature Center. The Board was not in favor of purchasing a new unit at this time and encouraged Etzel to contact supporters to locate available freezer space or a used unit.

After discussion of conservation topics of interest it was moved by Little, seconded Anderson to adjourn, carried (All voting aye). Adjourned 10 p.m.

 

 

                                                          

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