Minutes August 17, 2020

Approved Minutes

East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, August 17, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

Board Members Present:  Bill Maas, Joel Farley, Terry Wilts, Steve Richards, Bob Kelley and Mike Sexton.

Board Members Absent: Lois Clark and Chuck Augustine.

Guest: None

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

Adoption of Agenda

Moved by Kelley and seconded by Sexton to adopt the agenda with flexibility.  Motion carried.

Approval of Minutes

Moved by Sexton and seconded by Kelley to approve the July 20, 2020 regular board meeting minutes. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Farley provided up to date financials of the group with a balance including an account receivable of $102,182.71.  Kelley moved with second by Sexton to accept treasurer’s report.  Motion carried.

Membership Report

Wilts reported the 2020 Membership and Dues mailer has resulted in 408 responses to date with dues and donations exceeding $31,400.00.

Board Resignation

Moved by Farley with a second for purposes of discussion by Wilts to accept written resignation from Jim Blum. Maas-Aye, Farley-Aye, Sexton-Aye Kelley-Aye, Richards-Nay and Wilts-abstain. Motion carried.

Old Business

Discussion/Action on Bedell Property Purchase Participation

After lengthy discussion regarding the EOLIC’s involvement in participating to help fund the purchase option on the Bedell property, it was moved by Wilts with a second by Sexton to donate $15,000 towards the purchase. Motion carried unanimously.

28th St Francis Sites Drainage Project

Reported that bids for Phase 1 of the project had been let on August 13 and had come in under the engineers estimate, which should help with the shortfall in the second phase.

New Business

Iowa Great Lakes Diagnostic Study Presentation postponed due to weather last week in eastern Iowa. Will meet jointly with the Spirit Lake Protective Association at another time.

Other issues, announcements, group sharing, etc.

Next regular meeting is scheduled for September 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM at Orleans City Hall.


It was moved by Kelley and seconded by Richards to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 PM.  Motion carried.

Minutes submitted by Terry Wilts, Secretary