Minutes April 20, 2015

East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, April 20, 2015 @7:00 PM

Board Members Present: Jim Blum, Bill Maas, Mike Maffin, Steve Richards, Gus Tallman, Bob Kelley, Wendell Riley, Bonnie Simonson and Bev Schumann

Board Members Absent: Vern Schoeneman and Delmer Lee

Guests present: John and Dianne Becker

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 by President Bill Maas at the Orleans City Hall Council Chambers.

It was moved by Steve Richards and seconded by Bob Kelley to adopt the agenda with flexibility. Motion passed.

Moved by Mike Maffin and seconded by Jim Blum to approve the March 16, 2015 regular board meeting minutes. Motion passed.

In the absence of the treasurer an electronic report was filed with all board members. The report showed a balance of $28493.50.

Old Business

Storm water problems behind Francis Sites

A lengthy discussion took place about this issue. Although this topic has been discussed many times, no action has taken place. The board feels that there are two reasons to support this issue. Those reasons being safety and the erosion that the issue is causing. It is felt that the city of Spirit Lake and the County Board of Supervisors need to solve the problem. Bill Maas agreed to contact Dan Eckert and Jim Sholly to gain support for the problem.

Board Member Replacement

No action taken

Lakeshore Restoration Project with Jim Sholly

Jim Sholly had drafted a letter for this project that was sent to Mike Maffin and Steve Richards. In the letter Jim was asking for input to the draft copy. Because printed copies were not available to all board members at the time of the meeting, the board delayed their comments on the letter until all board members have had an opportunity to read the letter.

Advertising spots on KUOO

Steve Richards reported that KUOO is willing to help us with advertising spots at the price quoted at the previous meeting. No action was taken.

New Business

The Direction of EOLIC for Future Years

The board decided that they would like to organize a meeting with the other protective associations to see if there are some common concerns that could be addressed through collaboration of the agencies. Bill Maas will make the appropriate contacts to establish interest and a date.

Other issues, announcements, group sharing, etc

Gus Tallman discussed editorials that he had read about the water run-off from farm ground in Minnesota to the Iowa Great Lakes Region.

Next Regular Meeting

Scheduled for May 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Orleans City Hall


It was moved by Bob Kelley and seconded by Wendell Riley to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 PM. Motion passed.

Minutes submitted by Bev Schumann, Secretary