Minutes – Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District

Thursday, March 15, 2018

6:30 pm

Lake Delhi Trustees Administration Building

Delhi, IA


The regular meeting of the Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District was called to order at 6:30 pm by President Steve Leonard.

Trustees present: Leonard, Kramer, Burger, Staebell, Herman (phone)

Trustees absent: Havertape, Gifford

Visitors: Larry Aschbrenner, Ed Schmidt, Jason Wenger

Motion to approve the meeting agenda as read was made by Staebell, seconded by Burger. Motion carried.

Motion to approve the February 15, 2018 and March 1, 2018 meeting minutes was made by Burger, seconded by Staebell. Motion carried.

Kramer presented claims for payment. Claims for payment in the amount of $12,845.10 from the General Fund for electricity, dam operation services, printer maintenance, lobbyist expense, LP gas and phone/internet service were presented. Staebell motioned to approve the claims for payment as read, Burger seconded. Motion carried.

Kramer presented the financial reports. The General Fund had revenues of $8,210.92 from Delaware County and expenditures of $7,988.32, ending February at $1,812,742.34. . The Debt Service Fund had revenues of $10,601.56 from Delaware County and no expenditures, ending February at $124266.01. The Dam Improvement Fund had no activity and ended February with a $10,000.00 balance. Staebell motioned to receive and file the financial reports as read, Burger seconded, Motion carried.

Jason Wenger from Burrington Group presented documents for review regarding drainage work on the south side of the dam.   The scope of work included curb and gutter, a block retaining wall, storm sewers, curb intakes, erosion stone and seeding and topsoil. After much discussion, a motion was make by Burger, second by Staebell to table any action until a trustee work session could be held on site to discuss exact needs for the project. Motion carried.

Committee Updates:

Beach Maintenance – Kramer reminded the committee members in charge of beach maintenance that they need to find a person or persons willing to pick up the garbage and cans at Lost Beach every week. She stated that last year arrangements were made with the Delhi Fire Department to use their dumpster in exchange for giving them the cans for redemption. Whoever does the cleanup work will need to sort the cans from the glass as well. Burger stated that he had been approached by a person interested in the job and planned to follow up with him.

Dam Operations – Wenger stated that the bubblers have been removed and the gates will probably be put on automatic in the next couple of weeks.

Water Quality – Leonard stated that the Maquoketa Watershed Group had filed for a grant in which the Trustees made a pledge and are still waiting to hear if that has been approved.

Herman updated the Board on additional efforts, associated with a previously prepared Archaeological Survey, that need to be undertaken with regard to the dredge spoils site as part of the 2008 FEMA close out process. He is expecting a proposal from Wapsi Valley Archaeology that would include an inspection of the site and the preparation of a follow up report related to the location and potential disturbance of previously identified potentially notable archaeological sites. The District will be solely responsible for this expense with no cost share from FEMA. However, without these efforts the District could be ordered to reimburse FEMA in an amount equal to their investment in the dredge spoils site.

Leonard mentioned that we have one archeological area that we have yet to mitigate but the work could not be done until the lake was back. Herman explained that Wapsi Valley Archaeology performed the original study at the dredge site and for that reason would be used at this time to identify those areas they previously identified as having potential archeological significance.

The floor was opened for public comment. Larry Aschbrenner wanted to remind those in attendance that this coming Sunday, March 18th, he and Dennis Jasper will be bartending at the St. Patty’s Day Event at The Pizza Place starting at noon. All tips will be donated to this year’s fireworks.

Burger motioned to adjourn, Kramer seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 pm.

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