The Tama County Conservation Board met in regular session on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, in the Nature Center Library, Otter Creek Park.

 

Since Adolphs was to arrive late Acting Chair Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m. Members present were: Adolphs (arriving at 7:30 p.m.), Anderson, Benda, Little, and Wiese. Also present: Etzel, Wise and Gary Thien, Thien Farm Management.

Minutes from the regular session of August 2, 2006, were read.  Moved by Anderson, seconded Benda to approve the minutes as read, carried. (All voting aye)

The following bills were presented:

BILLS SUBMITTED, BOARD MEETING, SEPTEMBER 6, 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 September

1,203.08

1,203.08

0001-6100-260-22 Office Supplies

 

 

 

Staples Credit Plan

#6560028001 misc supplies, #68772980001 time cards, paper

252.40

252.40

0001-6100-400-22 Publications/Notices

 

 

 

Tama Toledo Newspapers

24May06 Legal notice- "Taking Bids" Dysart paper

29.73

29.73

0001-6100-412-22 Postage

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

as per seven (7) receipts

21.55

21.55

001-6100-414-22-990 Telephone

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

17Aug06, 484-2231 (office), 484-4157 (payphone)

115.40

 

 

17Aug06, 484-5314 (shop)

66.36

 

Verizon

16Aug06, 484-2231 (office)

26.27

 

 

19Aug06, 484-4157 (payphone)

9.64

 

 

16Aug06, 484-5314 (shop)

8.42

 

 

 

226.09

226.09

0001-6100-422-22-990 School of Instruction

 

 

 

CCPOA of Iowa, Inc.

CCPOA Fall Workshop- Etzel, Wise

70.00

 

ISAC

Fall School

80.00

 

Tama County Extension

Pest Appl Training- Wise, Dolash

60.00

 

 

 

210.00

210.00

0001-6100-480-22 Dues

 

 

 

CCPOA of Iowa, Inc.

Dues- 2007 Etzel, Wise

20.00

20.00

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

 

 

 

Wise, Craig

11-Aug-06

1,592.56

 

 

25-Aug-06

1,404.28

 

 

 

2,996.84

2,996.84

0001-6110-101-22-226 Salary- Conservation Technician

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

11-Aug-06

1,274.40

 

 

25-Aug-06

1,274.40

 

 

 

2,548.80

2,548.80

001-6110-101-22-224 Salary

 

 

 

Bergmann, Sandy

11-Aug-06

498.75

 

 

25-Aug-06

512.50

 

Bisher, Casey

11-Aug-06

636.00

 

 

25-Aug-06

512.00

 

Kubik, Cassie

11-Aug-06

72.00

 

 

25-Aug-06

72.00

 

McMurray, Shea

11-Aug-06

640.00

 

 

25-Aug-06

348.00

 

Zody, John

11-Aug-06

357.48

 

 

25-Aug-06

426.67

 

 

 

4,075.40

4,075.40

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

 

 

 

Health Ins Fund

Dolash family for Sep

1,203.08

 

 

Wise- life insurance (Sep)

2.60

 

 

 

1,205.68

1,205.68

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

 

 

 

New Century FS, Inc.

#340525, 294 gals unleaded gasohol @ $2.597/gal

763.52

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.29

 

 

State fuel tax @ $0.19/gl

55.86

 

 

203 gls #2 dieselex LS dyed @ $2.63/gl

533.89

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.20

 

 

 

1,353.76

1,353.76

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

 

 

 

Z Line Tire & Repair

Aug 24 #1-37294 18x8.50-10 car multu trac (1)

50.31

 

 

#1-36815, 4.10/3.50-5 tube (2)

9.30

 

 

#1-36651 20.5/8.0-1- tube (2)

23.98

 

 

23x8.50/9.50-12 tube (2)

18.10

 

 

#1-36448, 11Lx15 Firestone 3 rib 8 ply (2)

249.94

 

 

11L- 15/16 tube

10.77

 

 

23x10.50- 12 car multitrac CS (1)

62.33

 

 

#1-36482 repair (1)

10.75

 

 

 

435.48

435.48

0001-6110-254-22-050 Motor Vehicle- Minor Repair

 

 

 

J&V Auto

#358380 oil filters (2), oil (12), etc.; #359217 fasteners, kwiper blades

108.69

 

Southard Implement

#02-44541 replace colling fan relay 2001 JD 1445

123.50

 

 

#02-44578, 2002 JD 1445 repair rear drive and adjust overhead

229.63

 

 

#02-186215 roller bearings (2), cap (8), washer (4), cap (4)

55.60

 

 

#02-186190 3/32" hair pin (5), filter (1)

6.64

 

 

#02-44102, 2001 JD 1445 replaced left front wheel & installed flanges

224.53

 

 

 

748.59

748.59

0001-6110-290-22-050 Min Equip- hand tools

 

 

 

J&V Auto

#359217 pliers (1)

27.19

 

Menards

#56155 paint brushes (6)

16.38

 

 

 

43.57

43.57

001-6110-292-22-052 Main & Supplies

 

 

 

Central Iowa Distributing

#9371 misc products

859.65

 

Crescent Electric

#044-276420-01 THQC1120WL GE 1P 20A 120V CB (2)

43.47

 

 

#044-276420-00 THQC1130WL GE 1P 30A 120V CB (3)

65.20

 

 

#044- 275373-01 THQC1130GF 1P 30A 120V GFCI CB (4)

564.83

 

 

Credit for sales tax

-44.07

 

Diamond Vogel

#262075416 8 gals deck stain (mountain laurel)

246.56

 

Dolezal Farm Supplies

#7537, #6879, #6398 113 bags catfish food

171.50

 

Hotsy Cleaning Systems

#0116956-IN misc parts, labor to repair steam cleaner

257.66

 

Jerico Services

#10-0185770 CaCl Otter Creek Park (July) 800 gals @ $0.78 per gal

624.00

 

Menard's

#56155 misc supplies

258.36

 

Poweshiek Water Assoc.

TFCP thru Aug, Prev. meter read: 23K, Present: 23K

32.00

 

Scharnweber Water Conditioning

8Aug06 4 bags salt

20.00

 

Spahn & Rose Lumber

#2612971 numbers; #2613161 roller covers

17.09

 

Tama County Solid Waste Disposal

Landfill charges for July, August

236.50

 

Tama Timber & Lawn

#004616 61PMN-44 (1) chain saw blade

16.95

 

Ternus Electric

#24029 repair light at NC ballast, starter, labor

358.14

 

Wilkerson Hardware

#B8008, #A7660, #B6042, #A6279, A6535, A6760 misc supplies

81.03

 

 

 

3,808.87

3,808.87

001-6110-431-22-990 Electricity

 

 

 

Grundy Co REC

OCP thru 2Aug06, 15,700 KWH- meter #1

1,140.41

 

 

1,520 kwh- meter #2 (NC)

105.34

 

 

security lights

18.00

 

 

Maintenance light charges

96.00

 

Traer Municipal Utilities

TFCP thru 17Aug06, 197 kwh

 

 

 

Base charge

15.00

 

 

Electriciity

21.04

 

 

security lights

20.00

 

 

 

1,415.79

1,415.79

001-6110-630-22 Machinery & Equipment

 

 

 

Central Iowa Farm Store

Purchase Agreement #5547 F2880 Kubota 4WD mower, ser#10439

6,700.00

 

 

#45315 filters (3), elements(2), cartridge (1)

104.75

 

 

#45314 tire/wheel (1)

260.30

 

 

Wheel assembly

82.00

 

 

Assy W/T

35.72

 

 

Blades (3)

89.16

 

 

 

7,271.93

7,271.93

001-0210-610-22-642 Permanent Improvement & Developments

 

 

Tama Co Highway Dept

Unload new dock & place into lake (south loop)

311.15

311.15

 

 

 

 

Total Bills Submitted, Gen'l Budget

 

 $     28,178.71

 

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

 

Reports and Correspondence. Staff /Work. Wise updated board members on work accomplished during August. It was reported that both Seasonal Conservation Aides have returned to college./ Nature Center Exhibit Team  Informational materials have been sent to Janet Danek, Museum Professionals, to aid in her “first draft” design of the displays. More information will be needed as the work progresses./Camping Report- Labor Day Weekend Etzel reported that Labor Day Weekend saw a lighter than usual camping crowd. It was anticipated the attendance was about 40% less than is typically seen./Nature center Windows Ten Marvin windows located in the main room of the Nature Center that initially were felt to have rotten sashes only and later discovered by Moehl Millwork staff as having rotten frames also have been ordered. Etzel explained that the final cost for sashes and frames will be $291.84 per window ($570 per window list price). Moehl Millwork will install the sashes into the frames. Since $195.47 has already been paid for the sashes the remaining balance for the frames will e $96.37 per window. A local contractor will be contacted to provide the labor to remove the old windows and install the replacement units./Manatt’s Landing Rip-rap has been placed on the east and west side of the ramp. When the river drops far enough flux will be packed into the end of the ramp as it has eroded 8”- 12” at that point. This causes boat trailers to get hung up on the end of the ramp.

Gary Thien, Thien Farm management, Inc., addressed the board regarding a wetland mitigation bank to be located in the county. Thien explained the project and the process that it has gone through to this point. He explained that a conservation easement will be placed on the property and that he is seeking a “grantee” for the conservation easement (pursuant to 457A, Code of Iowa). The conservation easement is necessary so the site can be used as a wetland mitigation bank site. If interested in the project the Conservation Board (CCB) has a couple different options (1) Serve as grantee for the conservation easement.... with a fee paid by Thien Farm management to the CCB to cover possible legal fees in the future when enforcing the easement, or (2) Serve as grantee and purchase the property to provide public use of the site.

After considerable discussion and questions the Board tabled any decision pending viewing the site. Etzel will also speak with the Supervisors regarding the project. Consultation with Mark Ackelson, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, will continue.

After discussion of conservation topics of interest it was moved by Wiese, seconded Benda to adjourn, carried (All voting aye). Adjourned 9:45 p.m. (The Board adjourned to the parking lot to view the new Kubota mower.)

 

 

                                                          

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