The Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
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 5:01 pm by President Burger.
Present: Burger, Scherrman, Jasper, Althoff, Leonard, and Staebell.
Visitors: Dan Reyner. Visitors via Zoom: Laurie Kramer, Ed Schmidt, Randy Rattenborg, Lori Tucker, Lamont Davidson and Pat Coglan.
Burger asked for a motion to approve the meeting agenda. A motion was made by Leonard, seconded by Staebell to approve the agenda. All ayes. Motion carried.
A motion to approve minutes from previous meetings was made by Leonard, seconded by Scherrman. All ayes. Motion carried.
The Board reviewed claims from the General Fund as presented. Claims included utilities, maintenance contract, clerical expense, lobbyist expense, and copier expense. Claims totaled $7,381.38 from the General Fund. A motion was made by Jasper, seconded by Leonard to approval all claims. All ayes. Motion carried.
April financial reports were presented. The General Fund had revenues of $27,385.14 from Delaware County and interest of $7,893.28, and $300.00 from Cornell, totaling $35,578.42. Expenditures for April were $193,679.88 ending April at $2,226,904.55. The Debt Service Fund had revenues of $37,237.55 from Delaware County and $318.74 interest, totaling $37,556.29 and expenditures of $237,054.60 ending April at $338,673.17. The Dam Improvement Fund had no interest revenues and no expenditures ending April with a $60,000.00 balance. The Lake Improvement Fund had $329.86 in interest revenues and no expenditures ending April with a balance of $347,684.16. A motion was made by Scherrman, seconded by Staebell to receive and file the April financial report. All ayes. Motion carried.
Motion by Althoff, second by Leonard to approve Resolution to transfer $10,000 into Dam Improvement Fund. Roll call vote: all ayes. Motion carried.
Motion by Staebell, second by Leonard, to approve retaining Terpstra Hoke & Associates to conduct annual audit in conjunction with Delaware County, which includes audit and compilation report. All ayes. Motion carried.
Motion by Scherrman, second by Staebell to sign contract with J.F. Brennan Corporation for underwater dam repairs as identified in dive report. This includes the receipt and filing of letter from district attorney stating this is not new project, but repair work, making it exempt from the bidding process under state law. All ayes. Motion carried.
Motion by Staebell, second by Althoff to approve annual gate maintenance contract with Lunda. All ayes. Motion carried.
Motion by Staebell, second by Althoff to table action on catwalk design until next meeting when design and cost estimates are available. All ayes. Motion carried.
Motion by Althoff, second by Staebell to approve contract with J & M Display for fireworks on August 12, 2023, with trustees and adjoining property owners listed as additional insured on insurance policy. Kramer will file necessary paperwork for county approval. All ayes. Motion carried.
Motion by Leonard, second by Staebell to offer Delhi Boats until the end of the month to make full payment on lease, or provide the board with written intentions for accommodations. Cover letter noting board action outlined in these minutes will be sent to Klima. All ayes.
Motion carried.Motion by Leonard, second by Althoff to allow merchandise sales at Lost Beach by B & B Sports and/or Doug and Bobbi Bowers pending proof of insurance to trustees and $1,000 donation to LDRA. All ayes. Motion carried.
Motion by Sherman, second by Leonard to allow LDRA use of trustees’ property at Lost Beach for June 17, 2023 Beach, Band, & Boat event. All ayes. Motion carried.
Water Quality – No update.
Community Events – No update.
Dam Operations & Maintenance – No update.
Property Management – Jasper will contact Randy Harbach to place rock along concrete wall at Lost Beach (only) ASAP.
Budget & Finance – No update.
Legislative – Leonard reported our fund has been combined with others, totaling $1.5M, expecting grant applications to open this fall.
Dredge – Boring samples will begin next week near Hartwick bridge dike area.
Wall of Recognition – Leonard noted the Wall of Recognition project should start moving forward as soon as the committee can get together.
A motion to adjourn was made by Staebell, second by Jasper. All ayes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 5:55 p.m.