Minutes – February 20, 2020

The Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District

Thursday, February 20, 2020

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, Althoff, Schermann and Leonard by phone

Absent: Davidson, Burger, Herman

Visitors: Larry Aschbrenner, Linda Kirsch and Deb Schoneman

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

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

Claims were presented for payment in the amount of $12,401.64 from the General Fund for electricity, internet services, dam operation services, printer maintenance, election expense, lobbyist expense, clerical expense and fuel. A motion was made by Scherrman to accept the claims as presented. Seconded by Althoff. Motion carried.

January financial reports were presented. The General Fund had revenues of $6,332.60 from Delaware County. Expenditures for January were $6,948.73 ending January at $1,943,860.10. The Debt Service Fund had revenues of $3,955.27 from Delaware County with no expenditures, ending January at $72,423.29. The Dam Improvement Fund had no revenues or expenditures ending January with a $30,000.00 balance. A motion was made by Althoff to receive and file the January financial report. Scherrman seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The Board reviewed the proposed budget for FY21. It was noted that the proposed budget includes a freeze on the Debt Service tax rate. A motion was made by Leonard, second by Althoff to present the proposed budget for approval at the March 10th public hearing. Motion carried.

Committee Updates:

Leonard stated he was waiting to here back from Bill Holman regarding Stanley’s review and acceptance of the location of the Wall of Recognition. He is also waiting to hear from Bill Holman on the dam inspection and final report.

Scherrman noted that he would be working on getting out a Lake Delhi Voice sometime this spring.

Althoff noted that he is working on getting quotes for computer updates for the Scada Office.

Public Comment: Aschbrenner informed the Board of a situation near the dam regarding logs being set out on the ice. His concern is that once the ice melts the logs will head directly toward the dam gates. Staebell said he would check into the situation.

Linda Kirsch expressed concern over DNR reports on the water quality at Lake Delhi. Leonard provided an update on the Watershed Management Authority and their role in water quality at Lake Delhi. He said there will be a renewed effort to do water quality testing in the spring. Leonard said he was unaware of any testing by the DNR and noted that the DNR’s budget has impacted their presence on the lake. Kirsch said the report came from the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Staebell asked her to send him the information so he could forward to the rest of the board. The Board indicated they continue to work on water quality in the District.

A motion to adjourn was made by Scherrman, second by Althoff. Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.


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