Minutes – Thursday, June 17, 2021

The Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District

Thursday, June 17, 2021

5:30 pm

Zoom Meeting

Delhi, IA 52223


The regular meeting of the Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District was called to order at 5:30 pm by Vice-President Althoff.


Present: Leonard, Jasper, Althoff, Burger, Staebell and Scherrman, were present via Zoom.

Absent: Herman

Visitors: Laurie Kramer and Randy Rattenborg

Althoff asked for a motion to approve the meeting agenda. A motion was made by Jasper, second by Burger to approve the agenda. Motion carried.

Motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting was made by Scherrman, second by Jasper. Motion carried.

Claims were presented for payment in the amount of $9,025.26 from the General Fund for electricity, internet services, copier expense, dam operations, clerical/accounting expense, lobbyist expense, lawn maintenance, repairs and bond fee. Motion by Leonard, second by Staebell to approve payments. All ayes. Motion carried.

May financial reports were presented. The General Fund had revenues of $5,577.29 from Delaware County. Expenditures for May were $7,827.11 ending May at $1,999,443.17. The Debt Service Fund had revenues of $5,796.44 from Delaware County and with no expenditures ending May at $98,190.38. The Dam Improvement Fund had a $10,000.00 transfer from the General Fund and no expenditures ending May with a $50,000.00 balance. A motion was made by Staebell to receive and file the May financial report. Burger seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The Board considered taking action on assuming ownership of the Injun Joe property. A previous concern was whether the property development next to Injun Joe was or would be in the taxing district. It was noted that according to the county auditor once properties are sold and construction goes up those lots would be in the taxing district. Closing costs for the transfer will be taken care of by the developer. Rattenborg stated he talked with the developer of the property next to Injun Joe who indicated he will be putting up signage to delineate what is private property. Staebell made a motion go through the process of ownership of Injun Joe with the stipulation regarding signage and noting all costs of the legal fees are at the expense of the developer. Burger seconded the motion. Leonard questioned whether the Board should considered signage at the Injun Joe (The Rock) site to cover District liability. All ayes. Motion carried.

Burger asked the Board to consider taking proposals for the walkway area near the Scada office that will serve the portage area. He said he preferred looking at proposals rather than going out for bids because it will allow the Board to look at options for what is best for the area. Burger made a motion to look for proposals from various companies to work on the walkway. Leonard seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Committee Updates:

Water Quality – Leonard noted that the MRWQ Authority is interviewing for a coordinator to oversee the Maquoketa River projects. He noted that water testing was done by Burger and Kramer in May and information regarding the water tests should be coming in the next few weeks.

Community Quality of Life – Leonard is working on getting a landscaper out to look on the Wall of Recognition project.

Property Assets and Dam – Althoff noted that the TV for the Scada office has arrived and will be set up before the next meeting. Other work still needs to be done and the Board will be working to get the rest of the items taken care of. Rattenborg noted that the embankment north of the Scada office had been mowed but they had not mowed the embankment itself. There are trees there that need to be removed as soon as possible. Scherrman noted that they had been mowing at North Beach. Rattenborg also noted there’s a tree on the north side of dame by the LP that needs to be pulled out. Scherrman will have our lawn contractor look at that as well. Leonard asked if there would be road work needed to maintain the port-a-potties at North Beach. Scherrman is working with Shawn Reth to review costs.


Financial/Budget – Kramer noted that the District will be receiving a $1,000 from ICAP for a grant awarded for security equipment that was purchased this past year.

Leonard stated he wants the Board to look at Cedar Cove to resolve the siltation basin issue. Kramer will provide the Board with contact information.

Althoff noted that the Trustee election is scheduled for Tuesday, July 20, 2021. There are two spots open. Larry Burger and Mark Thompson have taken out papers to run for the two open positions.

Public Comment – None

A motion to adjourn was made by Staebell, second by Leonard. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.






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