The Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
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 5:00 pm by President Burger
Present: Burger, Jasper, Leonard, Thompson, and Althoff and Scherrman via zoom.
Visitors: Pat Colgan, Pat, Greg and Wendy Vance.
Support Staff via Zoom: Laurie Kramer, Randy Rattenborg, and Lori Tucker. Visitors via Zoom: Ed Schmidt
Burger asked for a motion to approve the meeting agenda. A motion was made by Jasper, seconded by Thompson to approve the agenda. All ayes. Motion carried.
A motion to approve minutes from previous meetings was made by Leonard, seconded by Jasper. All ayes. Motion carried.
The Board reviewed claims from the General Fund as presented. Claims included utilities, maintenance contract, operational inspections, clerical expense, lobbyist expense, copier expense, engineering expense, legal expense, and grounds maintenance. Claims totaled $10,850.97 from the General Fund. A motion was made by Leonard, seconded by Thompson to approval all claims. All ayes. Motion carried.
June financial reports were presented. The General Fund had revenues of $2,831.31 from Delaware County and interest of $8,487.85, totaling $11,319.16. Expenditures for June were $4,597.21, ending June at $2,187.346.75. The Debt Service Fund had revenues of $3,849.15 from Delaware County and $1,908.15 interest, totaling $5,757.30 and no expenditures, ending June at $355,355.21. The Dam Improvement Fund had no revenues and no expenditures ending May with a $70,000.00 balance. The Lake Improvement Fund had $1,155.00 in interest revenues and engineering expenditures of $44,540, ending June with a balance of $305,312.68. A motion was made by Leonard, seconded by Althoff to receive and file the June financial report. All ayes. Motion carried.
Motion by Leonard, second by Thompson, to accept offer from Hartwick Marina (Pat, Wendy, & Greg Vance) to lease area south of the boat ramp on the south side of the dam for the remainder of 2023 and all of 2024; pro-rating the rest of 2023 at ($3,390) and 2024 ($7,500), including adding a solid dock at the boat launch to allow use by emergency services and lake operations. The Vance’s also verbally offered to assist with flood clean up. Attorney to draw up contract. All ayes. Motion carried.
Motion by Leonard, second by Thompson, to table proposal from E & H Restoration for work on the North side of the dam requesting additional information and review by Dam Committee. All ayes. Motion carried.
Water Quality – Water Quality Plan by MRWMA is in final stages. Requesting for state grant funding for the MRWMA is in the process.
Community Events – Christmas on the Lake and Fireworks happening in August. Thanks to the generous sponsors.
Dam Operations & Maintenance – Underground work fixing holes to begin July 25.
Property Management – Jason Wenger from Burrington Group looked at road to Lost Beach where water is channeling mid-road to the asphalt. One option would be to designate a swail area with rock check at a cost of $10,000-$15,000.
Budget & Finance – Year ended under budget for second year in a row.
Legislative – Meeting next week in Des Moines to discuss next steps with the first DNR grant.
Dredge – No report.
Wall of Recognition – Final draft for bid documents will be complete this week.
Public Comment – Reminder that overnight camping is NOT allowed at North Beach.
This being Dennis Jasper last meeting as a Trustee, the Board expressed their appreciation to Dennis for his service on the Board of Trustees and to the lake.
A motion to adjourn was made by Leonard, second by Thompson. All ayes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 5:47 p.m.