Minutes April 17, 2017

Approved Minutes

East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, April 17, 2017 @7:00 PM


Board Members Present: Bill Maas, Bob Kelley, Mike Maffin, Terry Wilts, Vern Schoeneman, Jim Blum, Bonnie Simonson and Wendell Riley

Board Members Absent: Joel Farley, Greg Kraus, Steve Richards and John Salewske

Guests present: None

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 by President Bill Maas at the Orleans City Hall Council Chambers.

Adoption of Agenda

It was moved by Schoeneman and seconded by Kelley to adopt the agenda with flexibility.  Motion carried.

Approval of Minutes

Moved by Riley and seconded by Simonson to approve the March 20, 2017 regular board meeting minutes. Motion carried.

Treasurer’ Report

In the absence of Treasurer Farley, Wilts gave verbal update to board.  Balance remains unchanged from March statement.  Checks for donation to City of Orleans and to Dickinson County EMS from March yet to be cut.

Old Business

Report on status of drainage in Spirit Lake/County (28th St)

County continues negotiations with primary landowner and both Brad Beck and John Wills are pursuing funding.

Curley Leaf Pondweed Update

Contract with Underwater Solutions, LLC and EOLIC in draft form and not yet finalized for mechanical harvesting of navigational lanes from the Narrows north to the Hatchery on East Lake.

Fundraising for EMS Drone Infrared Camera

EOLIC pledged $1000 towards camera with a $1000 pledge from the Spirit Lake Protective Assn. and $1000 pledge from City of Orleans. Looking to raise $6000 for the purchase.

New Business

Center Lake Zoning

No action taken regarding EOLIC involvement in Center Lake Zoning regarding proposed RV Park on the southwest side.

Dickinson County Trails Board Tree Planting

Maas encouraged volunteers for the Dickinson County Trail Boards tree planting project on April 26, 2017.

Membership/Fundraiser Mailing

Board decided on a June time frame for a membership/fundraiser letter and discussed logo/website/agency help with mailers, etc. No action taken.

Other issues, announcements, group sharing, etc.

Next Regular Meeting is scheduled for May 15, 2017th at 7:00 PM at Orleans City Hall


It was moved by Simonson and seconded by Maffin to adjourn the meeting at 8:32 PM.  Motion carried.


Minutes submitted by Terry Wilts, Secretary