The Tama County Conservation Board met in regular session on Wednesday, October 12 , 2005 , in the Nature Center Library, Otter Creek Park. [Note: October meeting was postponed one week due to Etzel attending CCPOA Workshop on 4 & 5 October.]

 

Chair Wiese called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. Members present were: Adolphs, Anderson, Little and Wiese. Also present: Etzel and Wise.

Minutes from the regular session of September 7, 2005, were read.  Moved by Little, seconded by Anderson to approve the minutes as read, carried. (All voting aye)

The following bills were presented:

BILLS SUBMITTED, BOARD MEETING, OCTOBER 12, 2005

 

 

 

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 October

1,307.70

1,307.70

0001-6100-400-22 Publications & Notices

 

 

 

E&F Printing

#53911 5,000 camping regis envelopes

461.60

461.60

0001-6100-412-22 Postage

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

As per eight (8) receipts

19.15

19.15

0001-6100-414-22-990 Telephone

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

17Sep05,  484-2231 (office), 484-4157 (payphone)

112.67

 

 

17Sep05,  484-5314 (shop)

48.50

 

Verizon

16Sep05, 484-5314 (shop)

8.51

 

 

16Sep05, 484-4157 (pay phone)

8.52

 

 

16Sep05, 484-2231 (office)

37.45

 

 

 

215.65

215.65

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

 

 

 

ISAC

Regis- Etzel Fall School (13-15Nov05)

70.00

70.00

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

 

 

 

Wise, Craig

9-Sep-05

1,305.60

 

 

23-Sep-05

1,434.12

 

 

 

2,739.72

2,739.72

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

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

9-Sep-05

1,195.18

 

 

23-Sep-05

1,189.60

 

 

 

2,384.78

2,384.78

0001-6110-101-22-224 Salary

 

 

 

Bergmann, Sandy

9-Sep-05

900.70

 

 

23-Sep-05

784.89

 

Buchanan, Jacob (Contract Fulfillment Payment)

23-Sep-05

263.50

 

Williams, Sean (Contract Fulfillment Payment)

23-Sep-05

251.25

 

Zody, John

9-Sep-05

302.50

 

 

23-Sep-05

435.00

 

 

 

2,937.84

2,937.84

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

 

 

 

Health Ins Fund

Wise (Life Insurance only)

2.60

 

 

Dolash family for October

1,307.70

 

 

 

1,310.30

1,310.30

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

 

 

 

Z Line Tire & Repair

#1-31243 8.75- 16.5 (2), SRMII (8ply) for Chronkite Trailer

284.72

284.72

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

 

 

 

J&V Auto Parts

#345253 wiper motor, tailpipe, u-bolt

77.76

 

Southard Implement Co.

#02-175527 misc parts

386.33

 

 

#02-175383 rim (JD1445)

44.50

 

 

#02-174062 wiring harness, bulbs (2)

43.73

 

 

#02-173603  kit, wheel

201.00

 

 

#02-42021 remove seat, replace lower rollers (JD1445)

275.21

 

 

#02-42352 replace broken seat frame (JD1445)

249.70

 

 

#02-319021 roller bearings, bushings, pin fasteners

194.86

 

 

#02-173603 filter

9.99

 

 

 

1,483.08

1,483.08

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

 

 

 

Central Iowa Distributing

#152043 trash bags (10), Dispray(12), Insecticide(12), Bio-cycle(3), misc

991.45

 

Dolezal Farm Supply

#10135 30# Bronson tall fescue

45.00

 

Hygienic Laboratory

coliform bacteria tests (1Jul- 30Sep05)

129.00

 

Menard's

#13765 smoke & CO detectors (main res), air filters

57.52

 

Pamida

#188981 misc supplies, #188883 rearview mirror, wire

58.58

 

Poweshiek Water Assoc.

Water, TFCP for Sep  prev: 21,000; current: 22,000

30.00

 

Spahn & Rose Lumber Co.

#2601145  rollex, roofing nails; #2600328 donwspouts (main residence)

80.76

 

Tama Co Solid Waste

Landfill charges for Sep. (OCP)

70.20

 

True Value Hardware (Toledo)

#165702 fasteners; #143849 keys; #165412 spray hose

28.89

 

WW Grainger

#002-744005-6 lights, tarps (2), lamps, water preserv., #112-070746-6 CM

219.91

 

 

 

1,711.31

1,711.31

0001-6110-430-22 Gas- Heating

 

 

 

New Century FS, Inc

LP gas contract, 3,133 gals LP @ $1.229/gal

3,850.46

3,850.46

0001-6110-431-22-990 Electricity

 

 

 

Grundy Co REC

OCP thru 6Sep05, 14,500 KWH- meter #1, 2,300 KWH- (NC)

1258.40

 

Traer Municipal Utilities

TFCP thru 16Sep05, 255 KWH

60.71

 

 

 

1319.11

1,319.11

 

 

 

 

 

Total Bills Submitted, Gen'l Budget

 

$20,095.42

 

 

 

 

TO BE PAID FROM Nature Center Trust Account

 

 

 

Des Moines Y Camp

19Sep05 Env ed day experience, North Tama, 41 students @ $8.25 ea

338.25

 

 

Total Bills Submitted, LAD Account

 

$338.25

 

Total All Bills Submitted

 

$20,433.67

 

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

 

Reports and Correspondence. Staff, Work. Wise updated board members on September work. Notes of interest: north half of shower-house re-roofed./ Operation Releaf  Etzel reminded board members that on October 22, Otter Creek Park shop complex will serve as the pickup point for trees purchased under the Operation Releaf program offered through Alliant Energy../ CCPOA Workshop- Etzel and Wise attended the fall workshop of the County Conservation Peace Officers’ Association at Camp Dodge on October 4 &5./Trunpeter Swans  Etzel relayed that the three remaining trumpeter swans located at Otter Creek Marsh had been shot this past weekend./Land Acquisition  Etzel relayed that he had been contacted by a person wanting to donate twenty-five acres to the Conservation Board. After researching the location Etzel was able to connect the landowner with the Iowa DNR as his land was nearly surrounded by DNR land./Iowa Trust for Local Conservation Information was relayed to the Board regarding this effort to generate donations to kick off fundraising for this Trust account to benefit efforts of Conservation Boards across the state./Jim Little Service Award A certificate of recognition was presented to Little recognizing his five years of service as a board member. The recognition was from the IACCB (Iowa Association of County Conservation Boards)./IACCB Annual Conference Etzel updated the members on his experiences at the annual conference held in Linn County on September 16 & 17./Environmental Education Forty-one North Tama fifth graders received environmental education instruction at Otter Creek Lake and Park on September 19. Teachers for the day were staff naturalists of the YMCA Camp near Boone./Tama County Employee Manual It was reported that an update of the employee manual was in the works. Etzel indicated that he will provide input to the Supervisors regarding the manual. It was also pointed out that while the manual is important to establish a uniformity for county workers the Conservation Board will need to choose whether to accept the document or not. Etzel stressed it is important to realize the conservation staff has many unique aspects regarding its operation./ Enforcement  A nine point buck was found dead recently at Otter Creek Park. The investigating Conservation Officer felt the animal had been slain with a .17 or .22 caliber rifle./Off-season Camping Season  Off-season camping starts on Monday, October 17. The seasonal park rangers will no longer be working and the off-season camp rates will go into effect. Amenities such as the shower-house and fishing docks will begin to be shut down for the season./ Wolf Creek Nature Trail Wiese updated the board members on information shared at a Wolf Creek Nature Trail meeting of October 4./Deer Creek Mitigation Site In conversations with the DOT they indicated the DOT will proceed with the mitigation project without the involvement of Tama County.

 

After a short discussion it was moved by Little, seconded Anderson that all revenues generated through the Operation Releaf project be placed into the Nature Center Trust Account, carried. (All voting aye)

 

The Board discussed purchase of a used dump truck to replace the 1974 Dodge dump truck. A newer truck is needed with snow and ice removal equipment to maintain the hard surface road in the park. Etzel requested the Board allow him and Wise to view used units and initiate purchase if a desirable unit is found as long as they stay within the budget. He felt this request was important as used trucks are available one day and the next day may be sold... this had already happened to one vehicle. After discussion it was moved by Anderson, seconded Adolphs that a dump truck could be purchased as long as the total price was below the $24,000 budgeted, carried. (All voting aye.)

After discussing conservation topics of interest it was moved by Anderson, seconded Adolphs to adjourn. Adjourned 8:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                          

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