The Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Lake Delhi Office
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 President Burger.
Present: Thompson & Burger. Leonard & Staebell via Zoom
Absent: Althoff, Scherrman & Jasper
Visitors: Laurie Kramer, Randy Rattenborg, Eric Strief and Doug Herman
Burger asked for a motion to approve the meeting agenda. A motion was made by Thompson seconded by Leonard to approve the agenda. All ayes. Motion carried.
A motion to approve minutes from previous meetings was made by Leonard, seconded by Thompson. All ayes. Motion carried.
The Board reviewed claims from the General Fund as presented. Claims included utilities, maintenance contract, clerical expense, lobbyist expense, legal services, miscellaneous supplies, dam repairs, storage unit payment, LP gas and internet expense. Claims totaled $20,106.43. Claims were presented from the Debt Service Account for principal and interest due on June 2, 2022 in the amount of $237,135.20. A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Leonard to approve claims as presented. All ayes. Motion carried.
March financial reports were presented. The General Fund had revenues of $134,224.54 from Delaware County. Expenditures for March were $11,298.39 ending March at $2,221,789.52. The Debt Service Fund had revenues of $180,808.27 from Delaware County and no expenditures ending March at $391,613.25. The Dam Improvement Fund had no revenues and no expenditures ending March with a $50,000.00 balance. A motion was made by Staebell to receive and file the March financial report. Thompson seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Leonard to approve a request from the LDRA for a donation towards their dredge debt in the amount of $156,626.00. All ayes. Motion carried.
The Board considered possible action, requested by Faith Hunt Hermanson, on allowing a volleyball league to be held on Thursday evenings at Lost Beach the summer of 2022. There was discussion regarding liability insurance, parking and cleanup. A motion to approve the request was made by Leonard, second by Staebell providing she has proof of insurance to cover any liabilities for the district. All ayes. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Thompson, second by Staebell to approve Resolution #4.21.22 that designates the Delaware County Auditor to conduct the regular election by hand count in July, 2022. All ayes. Motion carried.
Burger reviewed the Lunda contracts that the Board approved Burger to sign in March. He asked for a motion to allow those agreements to go forward. Staebell made a motion to approve, seconded by Leonard. All ayes. Motion carried.
The Board considered approving a contract with Lakeview Lawn & Ground Maintenance to provided lawn mowing at and around the dam area. Motion by Thompson to approve, seconded by Staebell. All ayes. Motion carried.
A request was made by Jasper to move the regular Trustee meeting from the third Thursday of the month to the third Wednesday of the month. Thompson requested moving the meeting up to 5:00 instead of 5:30. A motion was made by Thompson to approve moving the meetings to the third Wednesday at 5:00. Leonard seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.
The Board discussed creating a policy related to transfer of property where the District has underlying ownership and property owner has perpetual use rights. Doug Herman, the trustees’ attorney, was present to discuss the various points regarding the development of such a policy. After some discussion, a motion was made by Staebell, second by Leonard to table any action until more information is provided. All ayes. Motion carried.
Water Quality – Leonard updated the board on water testing that will be conducted again this year. He noted that he submitted an application to the DNR for On-Stream Impoundment Grant. This past week we received a check from the DNR for 90% of the approved project. A special fund will be established with the Delaware County Auditor to keep track of the expenditures paid through this fund. Once soil borings are completed there will be a more information on what direction the project will take.
Community Events – Leonard stated he’s working with the LDRA to finalize the cost of this year’s fireworks and get the agreements signed. Staebell noted that Faith Hermanson asked about a having a parade of boats on a given date this summer. Leonard stated there needs to be an DNR application for an event like that.
Operations & Maintenance – Burger reported that the Dam Committee will be meeting to discuss future maintenance requirements. He noted there is a moisture issue in the powerhouse that needs immediate attention. Rattenborg also reported there are numerous electrical issues that need to be addressed.
Property Management – No additional updates
Budget & Finance – Kramer reported that she has submitted an application to ICAP for a grant to offset the cost of the dam inspection. The amount if $1,000 and she received notice from a representative that the application was approved.
Legislative – Leonard reported that our lobbyists are still working on additional funding from the State before the legislative session ends.
Dredge – No additional update
Public Comment: Eric Strief, with the LDRA, noted he has a person who is wanting to donate a picnic table in honor of his late father to be located at Lost Beach. Burger asked Strief to work with the Property Committee. He also noted that the LDRA is having a Band, Beach and Boat event in June and wants to be included in the DNR application. The location of the events includes North Beach and Lost Beach along with two private areas. Kramer will work with Strief on submitting an application with the DNR for that event.
A motion to adjourn was made by Leonard, second by Thompson. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:48 p.m.