Minutes April 21st,2014


East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday April 21st, 2014 7:00 P.M.

Orleans City Hall Council Chambers


1.  Call to Order and Introduction of Guests by Bill Maas @ 7:05 P.M.

Present: Dwight Dohlman, Delmer Lee, Bill Maas, Mike Maffin, Wendell Riley, Vern Schoeneman,

Bonnie Simonson

Absent: Jim Blum, Bob Kelley, Bev Schumann, Gus Tallman

2.  Adoption of Agenda With Flexibility

Moved by Riley, seconded by Lee to adopt the agenda with flexibility.

Motion passed.

3. Approval of Minutes of October 28th, 2013 Regular Board Meeting

Moved by Simonson, seconded by Dohlman to approve the October 28th, 2013 regular board meeting minutes.

Motion passed.

4. Treasurer’s Report

Lee reported that the membership this year has exceeded memberships of the past two years. Lee read some of the comments from the comment form that is included with membership payments. There was discussion on how to inform residents of the lakes about EOLIC.

Moved by Maffin, seconded by Simonson to accept the March 31st, 2014 Treasurer’s report, showing a checkbook balance of $ 9,804.80.

Motion passed.

5. Approval of Free 1st Year Membership

Maas reviewed a proposal from Iowa Great Lakes Association that would give a free one year membership for new homeowners on the lakes. The Realtors Association would give this form to all new property owners on the lakes. As a caveat, Mike Hawkins and John Wills have discussed this and will likely try to meet, in person with all new lakeshore homeowners upon the   receipt of this form and talk to them about taking care of their shoreline and what they can do to    protect their shoreline.

It was moved by Schoeneman, seconded by Maffin to approve a free one year membership to  EOLIC to new property owners on the lake.

Motion passed.

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

6A. Appointment of Executive Board Member

Tabled while Delmer Lee checks with John Adams concerning John’s personal interest in being a Board  member.


There was a question as to what the lake level committee appointed by the Governor has done.

Maas reported that a committee is planning to meet in the lakes area to explain the lake level study.

Maas was directed to write a letter to Mike Ehret, Emergency Management Director, that a lake level plan  of action should be in place before the next high water event. There was also a suggestion that Maas get  together with some of the presidents of the other protective associations regarding working together towards a high water policy, specifically the members that signed the memorandum of  understanding.

7. New Business

7A. Discussion of Direction for the Upcoming Year

It was moved by Simonson, seconded by Riley to direct Maas to write a letter toMike Ehret, Emergency             Management Director, requesting that they look at setting a daytime speed limit on the lake to protect the   environment of the shoreline and the safety of everyone on the lake.

Motion passed with one no vote.

Maas will follow up with some of the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors on a solution to the drainage             problem at 28th Street and 255th Ave.

Maas was directed to contact John Wills and Bill VanOrsdel to discuss any help EOLIC could provide in   getting funding for John Wills’ Iowa Great Lakes Watershed Project.

7B. Miscellaneous


8.    Other Issues, Announcements, Group Sharing, etc.


9.   Next Regular Meeting is scheduled for May 19th, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M. @ Orleans City Hall

10.   Adjournment

It was moved by Lee, seconded by Riley to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 P.M.

Motion passed.

Minutes Submitted By:


Vern Schoeneman, Secretary