Minutes April 10th, 2012


East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting


Tuesday April 10th, 2012 7:00 P.M.

Orleans City Hall Council Chambers


1. Call to Order and Introduction of Guests by Bill Maas @ 7:04 P.M.

Present: Paul Assman, Jim Blum, Delmer Lee, Jane Lieb, Bill Maas, Wendell Riley, Vern Schoeneman, Bonnie Simonson, Gus Tallman

Absent: Barbara Tagami

Guests: Derek Namanny

2. Adoption of Agenda With Flexibility Moved by Lieb, seconded by Tallman to adopt the agenda with flexibility.

Motion passed.

3. Approval of Minutes of December 8th, 2011

Moved by Riley, seconded by Lieb to approve the December 8th, 2011 minutes.

Motion passed.

4. Treasurer’s Report

Motion by Tallman, seconded by Blum to accept the March 31st 2012 Treasurer’s report, showing a balance of $ 28,533.58, which includes $ 1,520.00 donated for the fish barrier.

Motion passed.


5. Old Business, Recurring Business/Report , and Unfinished Business

5A. Parks Marina Update-Maas

Blum reported that the Corps of Engineers have determined that Parks Marina has exceeded the limit of acres that can be disturbed by .001 acres. before a permit is required. Parks Marina will have to buy wetland credits from the wetland bank as a penalty for not getting a permit. A hearing by the DNR on this penalty

will be scheduled at a later date.

5B. Arthur Heights Issues-Maas

Residents of Arthur Heights are concerned that when a heavy rain event occurs the water is washing the sand bank into the lake.

5C. Governor’s Lake Level Committee Report-Maas

Maas said the committee has had two meetings and have discussed many issues. One issue discussed is how to get the water out of the lakes a little faster during heavy rain events. Part of the solution would be to clean out the brush, etc. down stream below the dam at the Lower Gar outlet.

5D. A.N.S. Report-Maas

There was discussion about the proposed electric fish barrier at the Lower Gar outlet and how it will work.

5E. East Okoboji Beach Issues-Maas

East Okoboji Beach residents had a concern about the water running over the street near the lake during a heavy rain in February.

5F. Francis Sites Drainage-Maas

It was noted that water over the road was not a problem during the February rain.

5G. Replacement Suggestions for Executive Board Members (need 2)

Maas said that with the death of one board member and the resignation of another member we have two vacancies on the board. He asked if anyone knew of potential new members to replace these members.

One possible candidate was discussed.

5H. Involvement/Funding in Electric Fish Barrier Campaign-Maas

It was moved by Blum, seconded by Tallman to pledge $ 5,000.00 to the electric fish barrier project and match member donations on a dollar for dollar match up to $ 3,000.00.

Motion Passed.

A letter will be sent to the EOLIC members explaining the fish barrier project and giving them an opportunity to contribute to the project.

5I. Miscellaneous

Lee reported that he had 2-3 possible rain gardens which will be eligible for partial funding through the EOLIC rain garden grant.

Conroy Johnson has indicated that he wants to hold off on any work done to his holding pond east of East Okoboji Beach until the county road is redone.

6. New Business

6A. Discussion of Future Involvement in other Grant Proposal, L.I.D. Projects, Etc.


6B. Open from Floor…Your Decision(s)

No comments

7. Other Issues, Announcements, Etc.

It was decided to have all future monthly meetings at the Orleans City Hall Council Chambers.

8. Next Meeting The next meeting is Tuesday May 8th @ 7:00P.M. at the Orleans City Hall Council Chambers.

9. Adjournment

It was moved by Riley, seconded by Lee to adjourn the meeting at 9:40 P.M.

Motion passed.

Minutes Submitted By

Vern Schoeneman, Secretary