The Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Lake Delhi Office
Delhi, IA 52223
The regular meeting of the Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District was called to order at 5:00 pm by Vice-President Althoff.
Present: Althoff, Jasper and Thompson. Leonard, Scherrman and Staebell by Zoom
Visitors: Laurie Kramer, Ed Schmidt, Dakota Drish and Randy Rattenborg
Althoff asked for a motion to approve the meeting agenda. A motion was made by Scherrman seconded by Jasper to approve the agenda. All ayes. Motion carried.
A motion to approve minutes from previous meetings was made by Leonard, seconded by Thompson. All ayes. Motion carried.
The Board reviewed claims from the General Fund as presented. Claims included utilities, maintenance contract, clerical expense, lobbyist expense, legal services, miscellaneous supplies, dam repairs, property insurance, audit expense, copier expense, and internet expense. Claims totaled $14,174.77. A motion was made by Leonard, second by Jasper to approve claims as presented. All ayes. Motion carried.
April financial reports were presented. The General Fund had revenues of $21,420.17 from Delaware County. Expenditures for April were $176,538.02 ending April at $2,066,671.67. The Debt Service Fund had revenues of $27,268.00 from Delaware County and expenditures of $237,135.20 ending April at $181,746.05. The Dam Improvement Fund had no revenues and no expenditures ending April with a $50,000.00 balance. The Lake Impoundment Fund had revenues of $392,625.00 with no expenditures ending April with a balance of $392,625.00. A motion was made by Staebell to receive and file the April financial report. Thompson seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Leonard, second by Staebell to approve the FY2021 compilation report from Hunt & Associates. All ayes. Motion carried.
Scherrman made a motion to approve a resolution to transfer $10,000 into the Dam Improvement Fund as required by the 28E Agreement with the County Supervisors filed in January of 2014. Leonard seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Scherrman, second by Jasper to approve a $15,000 contract with J & M Displays for fireworks to be held Saturday, August 13th. All ayes. Motion carried.
The Board considered a request from Travis Bockenstedt who owns property near the Scada Office to use the trustee property to remove a tree that lies on his property but also hangs over the Scada Office. A motion was made by Thompson, second by Scherrman to allow Bockenstedt to use District property for the tree removal. All ayes. Motion carried.
The Board considered a request from the LDRA to use the District property at North Beach and Lost Beach for their June 4th Beach, Band and Boat event. After some discussion regarding insurance coverage, a motion was made by Thompson, second by Staebell to approve the request. All ayes. Motion carried.
Water Quality – Leonard noted that the first water testing had been done on May 17th by Burger, Scherrman and Kramer. Leonard also noted that the Watershed Management Authority is levying to evaluate funding for flooding moving forward.
Community Events – No further updates
Operations & Maintenance – Rattenborg reported that Lunda came down and made repairs on the gates. He plans to keep an eye on the lubricant that was used on the gates and noted it may be something that has to be done annually. The Operation Team got together to go over the proposals from Lunda regarding the turbine room and the control room. Moisture is a big concern and something that will have to be dealt with. Staebell asked about the new buoys that were ordered last fall. Rattenborg said he would need some help from others, possible Jeremy Klima, to get the bouys in because of the weight. Rattenborg also reported that Kistler will be at the dam next week to inspect the overhead joists.
Property Management – Thompson stated that he and Scherrman met at Lost Beach with JDC Works to get an estimate for erosion mitigation. He has an estimate to get the work done at a cost of $800+. This was not an agenda item but the trustees discussed giving the President the authority to have the work done before June 4th. Jasper asked who is mowing Lost Beach. Randy Kramer mowed last year and the Trustees asked him to mow until they can formally approve in June.
Budget & Finance – No update
Legislative – The Legislative session is finishing up. Leonard stated he’s hoping to see some additional funding for the Impoundment Fund but nothing is confirmed.
Dredge – Thompson said the committee met a week ago and they are still waiting for testing results from the dredge site.
A motion to adjourn was made by Scherrman, second by Jasper. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 5:35 p.m.