Minutes – January 16, 2020

The Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District

Thursday, January 16, 2020

6:39 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, Burger, Althoff, Schermann, Leonard and Herman

Absent: Davidson

Visitors: Ed Schmidt, Larry Aschbrenner and Randy Rattenborg

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

Motion to approve the minutes of previous meetings was made by Herman, seconded by Althoff. Motion carried.

Claims were presented for payment in the amount of $6,948.73 from the General Fund for electricity, internet services, dam operation services, printer maintenance, auditor’s expense, lobbyist expense, clerical expense and fuel. A motion was made by Althoff to accept the claims as presented. Seconded by Leonard. Motion carried.

December financial reports were presented. The General Fund had revenues of $5,526.68 from Delaware County. Expenditures for December were $6,874.90 ending December at $1,944,476.23. The Debt Service Fund had revenues of $3,299.94 from Delaware County with no expenditures, ending December at $68,468.02. The Dam Improvement Fund had no revenues or expenditures ending December with a $30,000.00 balance. A motion was made by Leonard to receive and file the December financial report. Herman seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The Board considered setting a date for a public hearing to approval the FY21 budget.

After some discussion, Leonard made a motion to hold the public hearing on Tuesday March 10th at 5:30. Burger seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Staebell asked for consideration on possible action on potential land transfers.   Herman stated he would be willing to work with landowners to see if there’s any interest in purchasing their frontage.   It was noted that legal assistance may be needed. Leonard made a motion to have Herman make the necessary communication. Seconded by Burger. Motion carried.

The Board considered possible action on approval of contracts with Stanley Engineering. Leonard stated he would like to follow-up with Bill Holman on the dam inspection that is due. Leonard would also like consideration for paying Stanley not more than $1,000 for the Wall of Recognition inspection. Staebell asked for approval to pay up to $5,000 for dam inspection reports.  Scherrman made a motion to approve. Seconded by Herman. Motion carried.

Committee Updates:

Scherrman noted that he would be working on updating the Trustee webpage with Laurie Kramer.   There was additional discussion about the pros and cons of having a Facebook page.

Randy Rattenborg discussed with the Board the issues the operations team is having with the snow removal on the deck. Salting the deck is a concern on the deck area because of the apoxy coating along with using sharp blades to push snow. Staebell asked the trustees to view the area before the next Board meeting and will discuss further next month.

Staebell noted that Burrington Group will be providing the Trustees with a new contract at the next board meeting.

Public Comment: None

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.


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