Minutes – Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District

Thursday, December 19, 2019

6:30 pm

Lake Delhi Trustees Administration Building

Delhi, IA 52223

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

Trustees present: Staebell, Schermann, Althoff, Leonard, Herman, Burger and Davidson

Visitors: Ben Pasker and Larry Aschbrenner

Staebell asked for a motion to approve the meeting agenda. A motion was made by Schermann, seconded by Herman. Motion carried.

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

Claims were presented for payment in the amount of $6,867.50 from the General Fund for electricity, internet services, dam operation services, printer maintenance, supplies, lobbyist expense, clerical expense and bond registrar fees. A motion was made by Herman to accept the claims as presented. Seconded by Burger. Motion carried.

November financial reports were presented. The General Fund had revenues of $9,222.13 from Delaware County. Expenditures for November were $23,491.35 ending November at $1,945,824.45. The Debt Service Fund had revenues of $8,219.45 from Delaware County with no expenditures, ending November at $65,168.08. The Dam Improvement Fund had no revenues or expenditures ending November with a $30,000.00 balance. A motion was made by Herman to receive and file the November financial report. Burger seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Committee Updates:

Staebell asked if Leonard could get a price estimate from Bill Holman with Stanley Engineers for the January meeting regarding engineering/project management cost for the dredge site preparation and support for a dredge plan. Leonard noted that the trustees have to come up with a capital plan in order to make a legislative proposal. Davidson asked if Colgan would be willing to lead the charge. Leonard stated that Colgan is willing to work with Bill Holman to get us estimates. Leonard also stated that he would send all of the trustees an update once he receives the estimates.

Staebell suggested trustee committees provide action items at the January work session that could be acted on at the regular meeting that follows.

Staebell noted that budget discussions will begin in January. Burger stated that the state now requires two budget hearings instead of one. The budget needs to be published by March 31 instead of March 15. The first public hearing refers to a city requirement to levy limits. The second public hearing is for the entire budget. Staebell asked if the finance committee could meet prior to the January meeting. Burger said he will be having a meeting of the finance committee in January.

Burger also noted that he ran different options regarding payment of the debt schedule. He reviewed several options that would affect debt capacity. Possible options will be discussed at the January work session.

Davidson gave an update on the new crane at the dam. They used it to remove a 15’ tree that was by Gate 1. The Delhi Fire Department came down to assist pulling the tree out of the water. He noted the lift capacity for the crane is 15 ton.

Larry Aschbrenner expressed concern about the bouys not being reattached in front of the dam. . It was noted that the reason the bouys were taken apart was for removal of debris on the spillway. Davidson agreed with the concerns and stated he feels the current bouy system is not adequate for the safety issues at the dam.

Herman noted that there were furnace issues at the Scada Office that have been resolved.

Larry Aschbrenner also noted that he had received comments from several people that Lake Delhi has no signage in the outlying areas such as Hwy. 13. A suggestion was to reach out to the Manchester tourism group.

A motion to adjourn was made by Burger, second by Davidson. Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.


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