The Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District
Wednesday, March 15, 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 5:00 pm by President Burger.
Present: Burger, Scherrman, Jasper, Thompson and Althoff on the phone
Absent: Staebell and Leonard
Contract Staff: via Zoom: Laurie Kramer, Lori Tucker and Randy Rattenborg
Visitors: Larry Aschbrenner and Ben Pasker. John Burman and Ed Schmidt via Zoom
Burger asked for a motion to approve the meeting agenda. A motion was made by Scherrman, second by Thompson to approve the agenda. All ayes. Motion carried.
A motion to approve minutes from previous meetings was made by Jasper, second 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, copier expense, legal expense, and LP. Claims totaled $7,355.19 from the General Fund. A motion was made by Jasper, seconded by Scherrman to approve all claims. All ayes. Motion carried.
February financial reports were presented. The General Fund had revenues of $16,689.44 from Delaware County. Expenditures for February were $8,887.08 ending February at $2,238,075.39. The Debt Service Fund had revenues of $20,776.01 from Delaware County and no expenditures ending February at $337,629.25. The Dam Improvement Fund had no revenues and no expenditures ending February with a $60,000.00 balance. The Lake Improvement Fund had revenues of $296.22 with no expenditures ending February with a balance of $347,086.53. A motion was made by Scherrman, second by Jasper to receive and file the February financial report. All ayes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Scherrman, second by Jasper to approve a contract with HDR Engineering for long-term dam management contract. All ayes. Motion carried.
Water Quality – Three days will be needed to do water quality testing this summer. The dates are May 16, June 20 and August 1.
Community Events – No update
Operations & Maintenance – Burger explained the need to call a meeting of the Dam Committee (and Andrew) and bring priorities to the full Trustee Board for approval. Rattenborg clarified the proposal is good for this construction season.
Property Management – No update. Need to talk with Jason regarding stopping erosion at Lost Beach.
Budget & Finance – No update.
Legislative – Burger noted the other lake in Iowa under a 357E agreement, proposed a paper-vote bill to handle elections. We currently do a hand vote so there is no issue for the District.
Dredge – The committee will meet on Friday. Andrew Judd will share slides with property owners . More information will be provided at the next meeting.
Wall of Recognition – No update.
Public Comment: Larry Aschbrenner is concerned with the possibility of dredging and feels the dam maintenance should be a higher priority. He noted the steps need to be repaired. Rattenborg will look into this. Aschbrenner also noted there is a snowmobile at the bottom of the lake near the sandbar at the Maples that’s in the path of barefoot skiers. Scherrman will contact owner, Bret Brauman, to have it removed ASAP. Burger will get attorney Herman’s opinion if the DNR needs to be involved.
A motion to adjourn was made by Thompson, second by Jasper. All ayes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 5:25 p.m.