Unofficial Minutes – Wednesday, June 19, 2024

The Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

5:00 pm

Lake Delhi Office

Delhi, IA 52223

 

The regular meeting of the Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District was held and called to order at 5:00 pm by President Althoff.

Present: Burger, Althoff, Thompson, Scherrman; Beals , Staebell, and Leonard via Zoom.

Visitors via Zoom: Randy Rattenborg, Ed Schmidt, Deb Knake, Ralph Cooey and Ed Schmidt.

Support Staff via Zoom: Laurie Kramer and Lori Tucker.

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

A motion to approve minutes from previous meetings was made by Burger, seconded by Beals. All ayes. Motion carried.

The Board reviewed claims from the General Fund (81000) as presented. Claims included utilities, maintenance contract, clerical expense, lobbyist expense, copier expense, legal expense, ground maintenance, publication expense, audit compilation report, porta-potties, and OSHA inspection. Claims totaled $12,001.82 from the General Fund. A motion was made by Thompson, seconded by Staebell to approval all claims.   All ayes. Motion carried.

May financial reports were presented. The General Fund had revenues of property tax $5,712.46, and interest of $10,682.06, totaling $16,394.52. Expenditures for May were $11,363.84, ending May at $2,281,078.19. The Debt Service Fund had revenues of $7,766.10 from property tax and $2,700.96 interest, totaling $10,467.06, and $250,000.00 in expenditures, ending May at $307,421.58. The Dam Improvement Fund had no revenues and no expenditures ending May with a $70,000.00 balance. The Lake Improvement Fund had $1,020.31 in interest revenues and no expenditures, ending May with a balance of $249,713.44. The Grant #2 Fund had revenues of $1,450.22 interest and no expenses, ending May with a balance of $393,679.84. A motion was made by Staebell, seconded by Leonard to receive and file the May financial report. All ayes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Beals, seconded by Staebell, to approve the annual Farm Service Agreement for LP at the same price as last year. All ayes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Staebell, second by Thompson to approve the purchase of a remote controlled actuator for $25,000 not including installation. All ayes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Leonard, second by Burger, to approve HVAC Controls for Dam control room pending grant funding. All ayes motion carried.

A motion was made by Leonard, second by Staebell, to approve blacktop of road leading to lower side of powerhouse. All ayes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Scherrman, second by Burger, to table action regarding humidity control and lighting in the powerhouse. All ayes. Motion carried.

Committee Updates:

Water Quality, Sediment Control & Dredge – Kramer and Burger have been testing water. A thank-you to Randy Kramer for weed eating a path where some of the testing is done. Staebell requested the trustees consider making the dredge a separate committee that could focus on starting the process of putting a dredge project together that would include funding and engineering. Burger suggested that could be considered at the August meeting when committee assignments are set.

Community Events, Activities and Wall of Recognition – The Wall of Recognition project is moving forward and Leonard said he hoped it will be finished this fall depending on weather.   Leonard stated he has visited with Dan Reyner from the LDRA regarding the Jammin in June band events and there has been a lot of positive feedback. Beals asked how the event was funding and it was noted that Gateway Applicance from Manchester had paid for the four bands. Beals suggested that the LDRA should consider “passing the hat” at these events to help the LDRA with other expenses. Burger noted that the Hartwick Huskys will perform Monday, July 1 at Lost Beach and also on Saturday, July 6th with a beach party following.

Dam Operations & Property Management – The costs for repairs at Lost Beach is estimated at $3,000.00. Other work being considered through funding from Grant #2 includes: Buoy work, testing for seepage issues, removal of water-logged logs at the bottom of the gates, review options regarding building a catwalk on the dam or purchasing a manlift. It was also noted the garage door at the back of the dam needs to be replaced and the old crane that’s in the bottom area of the dam needs to be removed because it’s rusted out and not safe.

Finance & Budget – Burger noted the end of fiscal year numbers look good.

Legislative – No update.

Public Comment – Deb Knake thanked the trustees for their work.

A motion to adjourn was made by Staebell, second by Burger. All ayes. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 5:44 p.m.

 

 

 

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