If you plan to rent the Legacy Cabin at Briggs Woods Park,you will have to wait a few more weeks. The Hamilton County Conservation Board Thursday morning discussed this issue with director Brian Lammers. Lammers said there will be one more state inspection of the cabin. The concrete floor is being stained. There are also plans to construct a ramp to the deck sometime this fall. Lammers said it will be the second week of November when reservations will be accepted. Earlier this month a good turnout was noted for the open house at the cabin facility. Visitors said they liked what they saw.There were some planning to make reservations for the coming holiday season.
The conservation board learned of the final round of improvements to the Little Wall Lake campground near Jewell. The renovation would include converting the old 36 campground spaces into 21 new camp sites. The sites will feature 50 amp service and water to all camp sites. Director Lammers said the plan is to have the Little Wall Lake campground project complete by Memorial Day 2013.
In another matter, the conservation board will be submitting a proposal to the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors to apply for a county General Obligation bond request for $650,000 to help fund the construction of five more cabins similar to the Legacy Cabin at Briggs Woods Park. The supervisors will consider the request at a future board session.
Director Lammers said that both the Hamilton and Webster County Conservation Boards will co-host the Fall 2016 Iowa Association of County Conservation Boards conference. This year's conference was held at the Honey Creek Resort in Moravia. Next year the county conservation board conference will be held in Okoboji. The association is made up of each of the 99 conservation boards across Iowa. They are devoted to oversee local outdoor recreation and nature management programs.
The next scheduled meeting of the Hamilton County Conservation Board will be on Tuesday,November 27 at 10:00 a.m. at the Briggs Woods Park conservation office.