STORY COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 AGENDA - May 11, 2020 - 5:30PM
Originating from Story County Conservation Center
Public Access Provided Via Conference Call

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 Conference Call To The Meeting.


     Members of the public who would like to call in:

         Dial 515-603-3144 and enter 895791# when prompted for the access code

         We ask that you mute your phone if possible

2.

CALL TO ORDER

3.

ROLL CALL

4.

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

5.

REVIEW AGENDA AND HANDOUTS

6.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

7.

STAFF REPORT

A.

None

8.

DISCUSSION AND CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS BROUGHT BEFORE THE BOARD WITH REQUEST FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION

9.

APPROVE MINUTES

A.

April 13, 2020 Minutes

10.

APPROVE CLAIMS AND RECEIPTS

11.

FINANCIAL REPORTS AND UPDATES

12.

SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING EVENTS/MEETINGS

A.

Events

Documents:
  1. SCC Summer 2020.pdf
13.

ACTION:

A.

Action Forms

1. Summer new hires, effective 5/18/20, Park Ranger Aide, Jacob Smith @ $11.50/hr; Conservation Aide, Nicholas Hadaway (rehire) @ $11.75/hr, Emily Lemons (rehire) @ $11.75/hr, Kaleb Angell (rehire) @ $11.75/hr, Devin See (rehire) @ $11.75/hr, Josimar Palacio Garcia @ $11.50/hr., Sean Vellinga @ $11.50/hr., Kevin Schlotfeldt @ $11.50/hr., and Richard Mortenson @ $11.50/hr.
2. Summer new hires, effective 6/29/20, Seasonal Naturalist, Madeline Schill @ $11.50/hr. and Bailey Dohlman @ $11.50/hr.
3. New hire, effective 5/18/210, Trails/Natural Resources Technician, Derek Seward @ $18.50/hr.
4. Pay adjustment effective 5/24/20, Ryan Weimold @ $2,757.14/bw, Michael Cox @ $3,764.19/bw and Joseph Kooiker @ $2,307.83.
     
B.

Consideration of Wellness Policy

Documents:
  1. Wellness Policy.pdf
C.

Consideration of Face Covering Policy in Response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

D.

Consideration Naming the pergola at McFarland Park the George and Mary Engstrom Pergola.

Documents:
  1. Pergola Naming.pdf
E.

Consideration of Cost Share with the City of Huxley for improvements to the Heart of Iowa Nature Trail.

F.

Consideration of Professional Services Agreement with Wapsi Valley Archeology for Completion of a Phase 1 Cultural Study of Property to be Acquired by Story County for $31,469.76.

Documents:
  1. Wapsi Valley.pdf
G.

Consideration of Contract with Brush and Weed Control Specialists for Brush Control

Documents:
  1. Brush Contract.pdf
H.

Consideration of Grant of Easements to the City of Huxley for Improvements to the Heart Of Iowa Nature Trail, Trail Ridge Park, and the Realignment of 560th Ave.

I.

Consideration of Grant of Easement to the City of Cambridge for Access Across County Property for Their Water Treatment Plant

J.

Consideration of Contract with Snyder & Associates for Construction Services in for Phase 2 of the Heart of Iowa Nature Trail Paving between Huxley and the South Skunk River Bridge.

K.

Consideration of construction contract award for the Heart of Iowa Nature Trail paving project between Huxley and the South Skunk River Bridge.

L.

Consideration of Acceptance of the Hannum’s Mill Lowhead Dam Mitigation Phase 1 Exploratory Report

M.

Consider approval of two 2020 LRTF Grant Application Submission

Documents:
  1. LRTF Grant.pdf
N.

Consideration of Prairie Valley Subdivision Management Agreement, Preliminary Plat and Covenants

14.

UPDATES:

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

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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.