Minutes April 14th, 2011


East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, April 14th, 2011 7:00 P.M. Spirit Lake Library


1. Call to Order and Introduction of Guests by Bill Maas (a), 7:10 P.M.

Present: Paul Assman, Delmer Lee, Bill Maas, Ed Purdy, Wendell Riley Vern Schoeneman, Gus Tallman Absent: Steve Andersen, Dick Harmon, Jane Lieb, Bonnie Simonson, Barbara Tagami

2. Adoption of Agenda With Flexibility

Moved by Tallman, seconded by Purdy to adopt the agenda with flexibility. Motion passed.

3. Approval of Minutes of February 3rd Special Board Meeting & March 10th

Moved by Riley, seconded by Lee to approve the February 3rd special meeting and the March 10th, 2011 minutes. Motion passed.

4. Treasurer’s Report

Motion by Tallman, seconded by Assman to accept the March 30th, 2011 Treasurer’s report showing a balance of $ 23,276.16. Motion Passed

5. Committee/Regular Reports

Dwight Dohlman sent a memo saying that the City of Spirit Lake has received favorable bids on the 9th St./23rd St. LID improvements with construction starting in the next couple of weeks. The city has also contracted with Valley Contracting to clean the basin and repair some of the pipes at the highway 9 bridge. Valley Contracting will also be cleaning the delta created by the storm outlet on the north side of Gilbert Park. Maas reported that he has met with “Butch” Parks regarding his plans to develop some land he is planning to purchase on the west side of Lutheran Lakeside Camp. His purchase is contingent upon the Planning and Zoning Board’s approval to have the land rezoned from agriculture to commercial. After this discussion Maas sent a letter to the Planning and Zoning board saying “the majority of the EOLIC board would not obstruct the zoning change.”

6. Old , Recurring, and Unfinished Business

6A. Group Sharing and Questions

It was suggested we should review the membership categories on our brochure. Tallman will work on this for the next meeting. Also discussed was how we can better promote EOLIC.

6B. Parks Marina Progress-Maas

See agenda 5 above.

6C. DNR Funding for Lake Patrol Lobbving efforts by IGLWSC & IGLA) -Maas

Maas reported that there is 2.5 million dollars available to the DNR and the Lake Patrol to hire summer help, but the funds are not being released by the State because of a cap on spending. This funding will fund about 14 people to be hired for the summer to monitor the ramps and do dock inspections. Maas will compose a letter to the Governor and our legislators requesting these funds be released as the funds have already been collected.

6D. DNR funding for AlSO Lobbving efforts by IGLWSC & IGLA)

No comments.

6E. Planning for “Target” Areas For Projects

Purdy reported that he contacted Conroy Johnson about cleaning the silt dam on his property and adding a wet land area further up stream to control the flow of water into East Lake Okoboji. He said his discussion with Johnson was positive. Purdy was directed to contact Steve Anderson and see what plans could be put together to proceed with this project.

7. New Business

7A. Funding For East Okoboji Coordinator through Dickinson County (a) $500-Tagami

It was moved by Lee seconded by Purdy to table the decision and have Maas investigate farther as to what the job description is for the coordinator. Motion passed.

7B. Funding For East Okoboii Maps

Lee reported that he had plenty of maps on hand for this season.

7C. Okoboji Cemetery Erosion control

It was moved by Assman seconded by Lee to fund 25% or up to $ 500.00 towards the Okoboji cemetery erosion control project. Motion passed.

7D. I.G.L.A. Plans (Membership?)

Maas will get more information from Phil Petersen about the protective associations and the water safety council efforts to work together for the common cause of the lakes.

7E. Membership With Other Protective Associations

No action taken.

7F. Letter To Governor Branstad?

It was moved by Lee seconded by Riley to write a letter to the Governor as suggested in agenda 6C. above. Motion passed.

7G. Split DNR Into Two different Entities?

Maas reported this issue is dead for this year.

8. Next Meeting

The next meeting is Thursday, May 12th, 2011 @ 7:OOP.M. at the Spirit Lake Library.

9. Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 P.M.

Minutes Submitted By:

Vern Schoeneman, Secretary