STORY COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

AGENDA - January 11, 2021 - 5:30PM

Originating from Story County Conservation Center
Public Access Provided via Zoom

1.

SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: Due To Recommendations To Limit Gatherings To No More Than Ten (10) People In Order To Help Slow The Spread Of The COVID-19 Virus, Public Access To The Meeting Will Be Provided Via Zoom.

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2.

CALL TO ORDER

3.

ROLL CALL

4.

STATEMENT EXPLAINING WHY A MEETING IN PERSON IS IMPOSSIBLE OR IMPRACTICAL, PER CODE SECTION 21.8.1

5.

ADMINISTER OATH OF OFFICE TO NEW BOARD MEMBERS

6.

REVIEW AGENDA AND HANDOUTS

7.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

8.

ELECT 2021 OFFICERS

9.

STAFF REPORT

A.

Joe Kooiker - IRVM

10.

APPROVE MINUTES

A.

December 7, 2020 Minutes

11.

APPROVE CLAIMS AND RECEIPTS

12.

FINANCIAL REPORTS AND UPDATES

13.

SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING EVENTS/MEETINGS

A.

Events

Documents:
  1. SCC Calendar.pdf
14.

ACTION:

A.

Consideration of Purchase of Artwork at Tedesco Environmental Learning Corridor for $6,800.

Documents:
  1. TELC Elk.pdf
B.

Consideration of Prairie Seed Purchase From Diversity Farms for $12,562.52.

C.

Consideration of Amended Easement Agreement with Iowa State University for the Tedesco Connector Trail

D.

Consideration of Change Order No. 02 between Howrey Construction, Inc and Story County Conservation for the Tedesco Environmental Learning Corridor Bid Package #3- Trail Extension For the Decreased Amount of $21,428.75.

E.

Consideration of Change Order No. 03 between Howrey Construction, Inc and Story County Conservation for the Heart of Iowa Nature Trail Phase 1 paving project from R-38 to 265th Avenue in a net of $0.

F.

Consideration of Change Order No. 02 between Howrey Construction, Inc and Story County Conservation for the Heart of Iowa Nature Trail Phase 2 Paving Project from Huxley to the South Skunk River Bridge in the Decreased Amount of $3,900.00.

G.

Consideration of Change Order No. 03 between Howrey Construction, Inc and Story County Conservation for the Heart of Iowa Nature Trail Phase 2 Paving Project from Huxley to the South Skunk River Bridge in the Increased Amount of $630.35.

H.

Resolution No. 2021-04 Resolution Endorsing a Grant Application to the CIRTPA Transportation Alternatives Program for Hard Surfacing/Trail Improvements on the Heart of Iowa Nature Trail from the South Skunk River Scenic Bridge to 610th Avenue.

I.

Consideration of Contract with Tree Hugger Tree Care for Removal of Hanging Limbs for $13,420.00.

J.

Consideration of Cooperative Agreement Between Story County Conservation and Prairie Rivers of Iowa RC and D.

K.

Consideration of 2021 Legislative Priorities

15.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

A.

Discussion and Consideration Of Hiring Freeze Exemption Request For Administrative Assistant II Position

16.

UPDATES:

A. General Updates - Michael Cox, Director
B. Liaison Assignments, Committee Meetings Updates, and Announcements from the Board
C. Other

17.

ADJOURNMENT

Story County strives to ensure that its programs and activities do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Persons requiring assistance, auxiliary aids or services, or accommodation because of a disability may contact the county's ADA coordinator at (515)382-7204.