Minutes – Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District

Thursday, April 19, 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 Vice-President Dan Staebell.

Trustees present: Staebell and Kramer; Burger, Havertape, Herman and Leonard by phone

Trustees absent: Gifford

Visitors: Larry Aschbrenner, Ed Schmidt, Jason Wenger, Dennis Smith, Ron Klinger, Tony Harmon, Alex Vorwald and Aaron McMurrin

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

Motion to approve the minutes of previous meetings was made by Burger, seconded by Havertape. Motion carried.

Kramer presented claims for payment. Claims for payment in the amount of $14,036.77 from the General Fund for electricity, dam operation services, printer maintenance, lobbyist expense, repair work at the dam, phone/internet service and charges for dredge location assessment were presented. Burger motioned to approve the claims for payment as read, Havertape seconded. Motion carried.

Kramer presented the March financial reports. The General Fund had revenues of $71,725.27 from Delaware County and expenditures of $12,845.10, ending Marchat $1,871,622.51. . The Debt Service Fund had revenues of $123,643.90 from Delaware County and no expenditures, ending March at $247,909.91. The Dam Improvement Fund had no activity and ended March with a $10,000.00 balance. Havertape motioned to receive and file the financial reports as read, Burger seconded, Motion carried.

Members of the Delhi Fire Department presented the Board with information regarding a diver training certification program that they will be implementing to aid with rescue and recovery efforts when needed on the lake. The training per individual is expected to take about six months. A question was raised regarding funding for the cost of the training. The Fire Department currently has some funds earmarked from the family of Alex Salow for the training. The rest would be absorbed by the department. The Fire Department is requesting a donation from District for whatever they deem is fair. The board members spoke favorably about the program but would like the Fire Department come back to the District’s next regular meeting with a more exact idea of the costs so that they can make a decision at that time. Motion by Burger, seconded by Leonard to table the request until the May meeting. Motion carried.

Jason Wenger from Burrington Group was present to discuss the scope of improvements for the drainage project on the south side of the dam as well as other alternate projects at that location.   He is proposing a base bid to do what’s necessary to address the drainage and erosion control issues that we have at that location. That would include curb and gutter, the intakes, storm sewer work, putting in a retaining wall by the Scada office, re-grading the current gravel parking lot, installing sedimentation basins and sizing the storm sewer structure of a theoretical ten year rain event.   He stated there had also been discussions about doing an alternate to include an upsizing of the storm sewer to be able to handle a 25-50 year event which basically takes the storm sewer pass through from 24-30” to 30-36”. That alternate would be evaluate prior to the awarding of the contract. All other enhancements to the surface of the area that aren’t related to the drainage issue would be dealt with at a future date. That would allow the trustees to move forward with the drainage work this spring. Leonard asked if the option of paving the parking lot by the office and option of getting proposals for the pathway to the downstream area were going to be included in the bid proposal. Staebell stated that there may be advantages to keeping those projects separate from this bid as they would likely be done by a sub-contractor. Herman and Burger both stated they were unsure of the direction they feel the paving and walkway projects should go and would like more time to discuss and look at different options. A motion was made by Herman, second by Kramer to go forward with obtaining bids for the drainage project to include options for the different sizes of storm sewer pass through. Motion carried. Wenger stated he will get the notices out to contractors and would like to have the trustees set their regular meeting on May 17 to have a public hearing and act on the bids at that time. This will require publication of the project prior to the public hearing because of the scope of the project. Wenger also stated he would like to set the bid opening for May 15 so he has time to evaluate them before the meeting on May 17. He also stated we will need coordinate with the Auditor’s Office to accept the bids prior to the opening of the documents.

Committee Updates:

Dredge Committee – Staebell stated the committee met April 7th for a preliminary meeting for direction on possible dredging.

Beach Maintenance – Burger stated he has talked with a person who is interested in doing the garbage and beach maintenance. The cost for garbage removal would be $25.00 per trip. The cost to drag the beach would be $35.00 per trip.   The anticipation is that garbage will be picked up on Sunday and Monday and also following holidays. Dragging the beach would be done after rain events or more frequently if needed. Kramer stated that she would contact D & S Portables to set up a time to deliver port-a-potties to both Lost Beach and North Beach.

Public Comments: Ed Schmidt asked if a future county bridge project would have any impact on the proposed drainage work.   Wenger stated from the information he has any bridge development will be well to the east of the dam.

Kramer motioned to adjourn, Havertape seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 7:01 pm.

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