Corrections and Additions to 2Nov05 meeting:

It was moved Anderson, seconded Adolphs that the following addition be made to the 2Nov05 minutes, carried. (All voting aye)

It was moved by Anderson, seconded Adolphs that the following Statement Resolution be accepted relative to application being made for funding assistance under the Fish Habitat Grant program, carried.

Whereas, the Tama County Conservation Board is interested in acquiring and/or developing fish habitat at Otter Creek Lake and Park, Sections 30 & 31, Carroll Township, Tama County, IA, AND Fish Habitat program funds are required for the project, NOW THEREFORE, the Tama County Conservation Board does hereby make application for assistance, AND further agrees to abide by all the covenants of Section 483A.3A Code of Iowa 2001 and Chapter 35 (571), Iowa Administration Code, AND further certifies this resolution was officially adopted by the Tama County Conservation Board at a legal meeting held on the 2nd day of November, in the year of 2005.

 

 

The Tama County Conservation Board met in regular session on Wednesday, December 7, 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, and Wiese. Also present: Etzel and Wise.

Minutes from the regular session of November 2, 2005, were read. Moved by Benda, seconded Adolphs to approve the minutes as read, carried. (All voting aye)

The following bills were presented:

BILLS SUBMITTED, BOARD MEETING, DECEMBER 7, 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 December

1307.70

1307.70

0001-6100-261-22 Magazines, Books

 

 

 

Traer Star Clipper

1 yr subscription- Star Clipper

39.00

39.00

0001-6100-294-22 Uniforms

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

Reimburse- 1 pr slacks

42.00

42.00

 

 

 

 

0001-6100-400-22 Publications/Notices

 

 

 

Tama Toledo Newspapers

Public Notice- TFCP deer hunt

27.85

 

Traer Star Clipper

Public Notice- TFCP deer hunt

25.49

 

 

 

53.34

53.34

0001-6100-413-22 Employee Mileage

 

 

 

Adolphs, Carolyn

For 2005, 672 mi @ $0.30/mi

201.60

 

Anderson, Eugene

For 2005, 180 mi @ $0.30/mi

54.00

 

Benda, Roger

For 2005, 153 mi @ $0.30/mi

45.90

 

Little, Jim

For 2005, 120 mi @ $0.30/mi

36.00

 

Wiese, Robert

For 2005, 552 mi @ $0.30/mi

165.60

 

 

 

503.10

503.10

0001-6100-412-22 Postage

 

 

 

Etzel, Robert

As per three (3) receipts

19.88

19.88

0001-6100-414-22 Telephone

 

 

 

Iowa Telecom

17Nov05, 484-2231 (office), 484-4157 payphone

112.67

 

 

17Nov05,484-5314 (shop)

45.31

 

Verizon

16Nov05, 484-2231 (office)

24.94

 

 

16Nov04, 484-4157 (payphone)

8.53

 

 

16Nov04, 484-5314 (shop)

8.43

 

 

 

199.88

199.88

0001-6100-422-22School of Instruction

 

 

 

IACCBE

Winterfest Workshop, Regis- Dolash, Etzel, Wise

215.00

 

Etzel, Robert

lunch, parking while attending ISAC, 14&15Nov05

15.52

 

 

 

230.52

230.52

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

 

 

 

Wise, Craig

4-Nov-05

1305.60

 

 

18-Nov-05

1354.56

 

 

 

2660.16

2660.16

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

 

 

 

Dolash, Ron

4-Nov-05

1189.60

 

 

18-Nov-05

1189.60

 

 

 

2379.20

2379.20

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

 

 

 

Bergmann, Sandy

4-Nov-05

29.25

29.25

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

 

 

 

Health Ins Fund

Dolash family for December

1307.70

 

 

Wise (life insurance for December)

2.60

 

 

 

1310.30

1310.30

0001-6100-250-22-050 Mt Veh- fuels

 

 

 

New Century FS, Inc.

#338680,11Nov05, 243 gals uunleaded gasohol @ $1.4149/gal

343.81

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.24

 

 

State MFT gasohol @ $0.19/gal

46.17

 

 

#338710, 19Nov05, 40 gals dieselex LS dyed @ $1.689/gal

67.56

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.04

 

 

1 gal soy biodiesel @ $1.689/gal

1.69

 

 

150 gals #1 fuel oil dyed @ $1.7724/gal

265.87

 

 

FET (LUST)

0.15

 

 

Credit

-584.23

 

 

 

141.30

141.30

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

 

 

 

Auto Glass Center

#RG08-10930181, '01 Dodge windshield (replace)

258.82

 

J&V Auto Parts

#347927 oil, clamo, fuel line, fuel pump, detergent, grease

156.56

 

 

#347938, hose end, fuel line

6.84

 

 

#348165, oil, antifreeze, belt, fuel filter, wiper blade

89.47

 

 

#348325, air filters, wiper blade, antifreeze, primer, oil, fuel filter

197.83

 

 

#348326, u-bolt

3.99

 

 

#348384, refl tape, v-belt, cool con, reducer

30.49

 

 

#348589 s.f. blade, aerosol, adapter

41.34

 

 

#348637, adapter, reducer, clamp

11.54

 

 

#348678, breather

3.16

 

Southard Implement Co.

#02-178225 lift link, wheel

109.99

 

Waterloo Boats

#CW03836, oil filter, oil, fuel stablizier. Storage seal, spark plugs

39.76

 

 

 

949.79

949.79

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

 

 

 

J&V Auto Parts

#348325, test kit, rubber mallet

19.82

 

Menard's

#22793 1 bulldog shovel

8.87

 

 

 

28.69

28.69

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

 

 

 

Fastenal

#IAMAR56200, batteries, deo block, bleach, dry fog, Bio Power

396.26

 

 

Credit balance

-181.57

 

Grainger

#002-878285-2 foot valve, check valve (water to dump station)

27.95

 

Iowa Fire Equipment Co.

#172699, annual inspection- fire alarms (NC)

95.00

 

Iowa DNR

Wildlife Salvage Permit- three year

15.00

 

Iowa DOT

#45318, white paper (8-1/2x11), 3- 4'x100" rolls snow fence

119.46

 

Kupka Towing

#1426, 28Nov05 tow Dodge dump truck

135.00

 

Manatt's Inc

#399855, 1.18T, 1-1/2" river rock (planting beds-NC)

19.47

 

 

#402300, 6.05T ice control sand

36.91

 

Marion Brush Mfg

#00038370, 4cs Premiere towels, 2 cs roll towels (NC)

295.00

 

Menard's

#22793 foam insul, door trim kit, shovel handles, CO detector

106.17

 

New Century FS, Inc.

#338327, rebuild kits for gas pumps

110.07

 

Tama County Highway Dept

19Oct05 hearing tests-all employees, 22Nov05 1-1/2T salt @ $45.65/T

125.48

 

Tama County Solid Waste Disposal Comm.

Landfill charges for October, November106.

106.80

 

True Value Hardware

#166081 ballcock, belt, vac cleaner bags, toilet seat

124.30

 

Weber Htg, Plumbing, & AC

#18251- A/C main res, compressor, freon, labor

341.50

 

 

 

1872.80

1872.80

0001-6110-430-22 LP gas

 

 

 

New Century FS, Inc

#32183, 1,000 gals LP @ $1.229/gal (Applied against Contract purchase)

 

 

 

(Shop- 400, Trailer- 325, main residence- 275) = $1,242.00

 

 

0001-6110-431-22Electricity

 

 

 

Grundy Co REC

OCP thru 2Nov05, 8,130 KWH- meter #1

580.85

 

 

1,050 kwh- meter #2 (NC)

42.00

 

 

security light charge

18.00

 

 

main. Light charges

96.00

 

Traer Municipal Utilities

TFCP thru 17Nov05, 411 KWH

76.44

 

 

 

813.29

813.29

 

Total Bills Submitted, Gen'l Budget

12,580.20

 

 

 

 

TO BE PAID FROM NATURE CENTER TRUST

 

 

 

0031-6120-292-22-072 Rec Supplies

 

 

 

Sharon Wilson

Refund part of damage deposit (NC Event of 5Nov05)

75.00

 

0031-6120-610-22-642 Art Supplies

 

 

 

Zach Wildlife Art

"Goldfinch on Ironweed"- print only for Fun Nite 2006

42.50

 

 

Total Bills Submitted, Nature Center Trust

117.50

 

 

 

 

 

Total All Bills Submitted

12,697.70

 

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

 

Reports and Correspondence. Staff, Work. Wise updated board members on November work. Work included repair dump station, plant trees, close camp areas, fish station and dump station, in stall snow fence, clean fire rings and grills, shoreline work, safety surfacing projects, service equipment/ Enforcement- Deer Hunting at Otter Creek Park Etzel had received notice that a party was planning to drive deer illegally from the park during the second deer season. The CO had been contacted and patrol efforts will be increased during both deer seasons./ Wolf Creek Nature Trail Wiese reported that not much had changed since the last trail meeting. Efforts continue to assure completion of Phase II of the project./Annual Water Supply Sanitary Survey Etzel shared that the annual survey of the well systems at Otter Creek Park were completed on 15Nov05 by Eric Heinen, NE Iowa Inspections. Everything came back favorable during the inspection. Constant chlorination of well systems were encouraged in report as standard DNR preference./Land Acquisiton Etzel had been contacted during November by an area attorney. The call regarded interest by a Tama County land owner in donating via his will some real estate to the Conservation Board as a public hunting area. Etzel supplied information to the attorney as requested./Poweshiek Water Assoc. It was reported that Linda Maschmann, Poweshiek Water Assoc.,had stated that they would not access the $25/month fee over the four months that water is not used during the winter at T.F. Clark Park and would honor the verbal commitment made by Ruth Wagner, past manager for PWA./Trumpeter Swans It was reported that just before complete freeze-up of the lake four trumpeter swans were observed at Otter Creek Lake. No neck bands were observed on the birds.

 

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. Public Notices were placed in the Traer Star-Clipper and Tama News-Herald during November in compliance with Chapters 350.5 and 331.305 of the Iowa Code. No one was in attendance and Etzel reported that no comments had been received. After discussion it was moved by Adolphs, seconded Benda to temporarily lift the wildlife refuge status on the 59 acre, T.F. Clark Park Addition, located in Section 25, Buckingham Township, Tama County, IA,from 12:01 a.m., 11Jan06, through 11:59 p.m., 22Jan06,for hunting of antlerless deer only, carried. (All voting aye)

 

It was reported that the t-dock located in south loop camp area at Otter Creek Lake and Park had suffered significant damage while being pulled from the lake this fall. The dock has been in a degrading condition for a number of years. Etzel will investigate cost estimates on replacement dock systems. The best thing would be a dock that would not have to be pulled each year.

 

The board held election of officers for 2006. After discussion it was moved by Benda, seconded Anderson that Adolphs serve as Chairperson for 2006, carried. (All voting aye). It was moved by Adolphs, seconded Benda that Anderson serve as vice-chair for 2006, carried. (All voting aye)

 

The board discussed forfeiture of a portion of the Nature Center damage deposit for the Wilson event of 5Nov05. Etzel explained the situation regarding less than stellar clean-up. After discussion it was moved by Anderson, seconded Adolphs that $25 of the $100 damage deposit be retained, carried, (All voting aye)

 

The Board discussed establishing some bird feeder locations near the Nature Center. Bird feeders are a common presence at Nature Centers all over Iowa. After discussion it was moved by Anderson, seconded Benda to begin feeding birds the Nature Center.

 

Etzel reported that the squirrel cage blower and heater that heats the basement of the main residence suffered complete breakdown. The system had been suffering for a number of years and has been nursed along. It was moved by Adolphs, seconded Benda to replace the heater at the main residence, carried. (All voting aye)

 

The Board discussed salaries of conservation personnel relative to other county salaries. This was a continuation of discussion over the past three years. Since salary adjustments were made in the fall of 1999 (effective 1Jul00), conservation personnelís salaries have lagged behind the wages of other county employees. Comparing salaries of the elected officials from 1Jul00 to 1Jul05 wages increased between 22% and 24% while the Conservation Directorís pay increased 19.3%. The Conservation Technician pay increased 12.5% and the Maintenance Supervisor/Park Ranger increased 14.8% compared to increases of 18.2% within comparable pay grades in the Tama County Highway Department. Without adjustments the gap will increase even further during FY í07. The Board had considerable discussion. The Board instructed Etzel to arrange discussions between the Conservation Board and Supervisors before the January board meeting.

After discussing conservation topics of interest it was moved by Benda, seconded Adolphs to adjourn. Adjourned 8:55 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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