The Tama County Conservation Board met in regular session on Wednesday, November 2 , 2005 , in the Nature Center Library, Otter Creek Park.

 

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

Minutes from the regular session of October 12, 2005, 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, NOVEMBER 2, 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 November

1,307.70

1,307.70

0001-6100-412-22 Postage

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

as per ten (10) receipts

23.78

23.78

0001-6100-414-22 Telephone

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

484-5314 (shop), 17Oct05

46.26

 

 

484-2231 (office),   484-4157 (payphone) 17Oct05

112.67

 

Verizon

16Oct05,  484-5314 (shop)

8.29

 

 

16Oct05, 484-4157 (payphone)

8.53

 

 

16Oct05, 484-2231 (office)

14.83

 

 

 

190.58

190.58

0001-6100-422-22 School of Instruction

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

27Oct05 District 1 meeting- Grundy County

7.00

 

Iowa Valley RC&D

"Making Connections" workshop- Etzel, Wise

50.00

 

 

 

57.00

57.00

0001-6110-100-22-223 Salary- Main Supervisor

 

 

 

Wise, Craig

7-Oct-05

1,305.60

 

 

21-Oct-05

1,501.44

 

 

 

2,807.04

2,807.04

0001-6110-101-22-224 Salary

 

 

 

Bergmann, Sandy

7-Oct-05

380.25

 

 

21-Oct-05

385.13

 

Zody, John

7-Oct-05

380.00

 

 

21-Oct-05

197.50

 

 

 

1,342.88

1,342.88

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

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

7-Oct-05

1,189.60

 

 

21-Oct-05

1,189.60

 

 

 

2,379.20

2,379.20

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

 

 

 

Health Ins Fund

Wise (Life Insurance)  for November

2.60

 

 

Dolash family for November

1,307.70

 

 

 

1,310.30

1,310.30

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

 

 

 

Southard Implement

#02-42165  replace seat safety switch

146.41

146.41

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

 

 

 

Cintas

#OD89038004  Misc 1st aid supplies

52.50

 

Hrabak Lumber

#0068942-IN  5- 2x10x8 cedar, 5- 2x10x12 cedar

301.00

 

 

#0069276-IN  1- 1/2" CDX plywood

21.90

 

Midwest Telephone

#301233 payphone repair- battery

18.98

 

Poweshiek Water Assoc.

TFCP thru Oct, Prev: 22,000, current: 22,000

30.00

 

Zack's Game Bag

#005860 10 bags catfish food

130.00

 

 

 

554.38

554.38

0001-6110-431-22 Electricity

 

 

 

Grundy Co REC

OCP thru 4Oct05, 10,110 KWH, meter #1

709.55

 

 

930 KWH meter #2

37.20

 

 

maintenance lights

96.00

 

 

security lights

18.00

 

Traer Municipal Utilities

TFCP thru 14Oct05, 268 KWH

62.02

 

 

 

922.77

922.77

0001-6110-635-22-050 Motor Vehicle

 

 

 

Hawkeye Truck & Trailer

#6167 '91 International 4900 SBA 4x2 dump truck

16,500.00

16,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

Total Bills Submitted, Gen'l Budget

 

27,542.04

 

 

 

 

TO BE PAID FROM NATURE CENTER TRUST

 

 

 

0031-6120-292-22-072 Rec Supplies

 

 

 

Angell Landscaping & Garden Ctr

#3296 55 Swamp White Oak @ $54 ea (Operation Releaf)

2,970.00

 

Etzel, Robert

Postage- Operation Releaf

19.14

 

Ever-Green Landscape Nursery

#35978, 80 Autumn Blaze Maple @ $46 ea

3,680.00

 

Jordan's Nursery, Inc.

#18731, 65 Blackhills Spruce

2,112.50

 

Norton's Greenhouse

#254180, 49 Serviceberry @ $42.50 ea

2,082.50

 

Peck's Green Thumb

#71776  50 Prairiefire Floawering Crabapple @ $28.10

1,405.00

 

 

 

12,269.14

 

0031-6120-610-22-642 Art Supplies

 

 

 

Zach Wildlife Art

Foggy Morning Trio (del framed), Old Rival I,II,III (Dec print), IndigoBunting

 

 

 

(For Fun Nite 2006)

277.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Bills Submitted, NC Trust

 

12,546.64

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL BILLS SUBMITTED

 

$40,088.68

 

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

 

Reports and Correspondence. Staff, Work. Wise updated board members on October work. The showerhouse and t-dock have been closed for the season, the north roof of the showerhouse has been re-roofed./ Operation Releaf  Etzel reported that the Operation releaf tree sale held on October 22, went very well./ Wolf Creek Nature Trail Wiese and Etzel had attended the trail meeting on November 1. Problems continue in acquiring the most desirable route for Phase II however alternate routes are being explored./CCPOA Spring Workshop Etzel shared that the Central Iowa CCPOA Spring Workshop would be held at the Nature Center on March 16./REAP Plates Board members viewed the new alternate versions of the REAP license plate which included an eagle and a pheasant. The plates are now available to conservation supporters state-wide./Truck purchase Etzel reported that a 1991 International 4900 SBA 4x2 dump truck was purchased from Hawkeye International Trucks (Dubuque). The truck will be delivered during the month of November after repairs are made to the truck.

 

The Board discussed lifting the wildlife refuge status at T.F. Clark Park Addition during the late season antlerless season. The season is slated for 11Jan- 22Jan,2006. After some discussion it was moved by Adolphs, seconded Little to place Public Notice in the Traer Star-Clipper and Tama News-Herald regarding the Board’s intent to discuss this issue at the December board meeting, carried. (All voting aye)

 

A letter received from Linda Maschmann, Manager for Poweshiek Water Association, was shared with the board. The letter indicated that a $25 fee would be assessed to “public outdoor facilities” to padlock the water each fall. Etzel explained that an agreement was struck between the Supervisors and PWA during discussions to expand PWA service further into Tama County some years ago. A verbal commitment offered by Ruth Wagner, PWA Manager at the time and accepted by the Supervisors stated that there would be no charge for water during the months of Nov-Feb (billed in Dec-Mar) for T.F. Clark Park. Etzel reported that Larry Vest, Supervisor, was in agreement with Etzel’s assessment of the verbal agreement. It was moved by Anderson, seconded Adolphs that the Board protest the $25 fee as a violation of the verbal agreement, carried. (All voting aye)

 

The Board discussed purchase of the used 1991 International 4900 SBA 4x2 dump truck.  Even though a motion passed at the October board meeting allowed purchase of a dump truck as long as it stayed below the budget price of $24,000, it was felt that a motion to agree to the purchase would be warranted. It was moved by Anderson, seconded Little to purchase the 1991 International 4900 SBA 4x2 dump truck from Hawkeye International Trucks for $16,500, carried. (All voting aye)

After discussing conservation topics of interest it was moved by Benda, seconded Adolphs to adjourn. Adjourned 8:25 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                          

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                         CHAIR                                                                         VICE-CHAIR