Minutes August 20th, 2012


East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting


Monday August 20th, 2012 7:00 P.M.

Orleans City Hall Council Chambers



1. Call to Order and Introduction of Guests by Bill Maas @ 7:04 P.M.

Present: Jane Lieb, Bill Maas, Vern Schoeneman, Bonnie Simonson, Gus Tallman, Delmer Lee

Absent: Paul Assman, Jim Blum, Wendell Riley, Barbara Tagami

Guests: Derek Namanny, Richard Ramsay


2. Adoption of Agenda With Flexibility Moved by Lieb, seconded by Tallman to adopt the agenda with flexibility.

Motion passed.


3. Approval of Minutes of July 16th, 2012 Regular Meeting

Moved by Simonson, seconded by Lieb to approve the July 16th, 2012 minutes.

Motion passed.


4. Treasurer’s Report

Motion by Tallman, seconded by Lieb to accept the July 30th, 2012 Treasurer’s report, showing a balance of $ 30,259.07, which includes a liability of $ 10,360.00 donated for the electric fish barrier.

Motion passed.



5. Special Business With Discussion on Drainage Issues Near Francis Sites

Maas said he sent letters to the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors and the City Council of Spirit Lake asking them to be on their agenda to discuss the drainage issues near Francis Sites. He has not received a response from either group yet.


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

6A. Group Sharing, Updates, Membership

Maas asked that everyone consider getting new members to fill the two vacancies on the board.


6B. Report on Electric Fish Barrier Contributions/Funding-Maas

Maas said that the DNR is currently getting prices on the electric fish barrier. It was reported that EOLIC has contributions for the electric fish barrier in the amount of $ 10,360.00


6C. Update on Request for Attending Spirit Lake City Council and Dickinson County Board of Supervisors Meeting-Maas

See agenda item 5 above.


6D. Miscellaneous

There was discussion about using Pay Pal as a way for members to pay their dues. Schoeneman will research the costs etc. related to using Pay Pal.


7. New Business

7A. Agenda for September 8th Annual Meeting-Maas

Maas will put the agenda together.





7B. Annual Meeting, When, Where, Time-Maas

The annual meeting will be on September 8th, 8:30 A.M. coffee, 9:00 A.M. meeting at the Dickinson County Nature Center. The program will be Derek Namanny Project Coordinator, SWCD/NRCS who will talk about Watershed Projects and Issues. Lee has had the annual meeting brochures printed and will get them mailed.


7C. Miscellaneous-Maas

Richard Ramsay requested the support of EOLIC by writing a letter of support asking the USDA to write regulations for a 319 grant so NRCS can proceed with the substitution of below ground drainage tile inlets for the installation of above ground drainage tile inlets

It was moved by Lee, seconded by Simonson to direct the secretary to write a letter of support for the writing of regulation to substitute below ground drainage tile inlets for above ground tile inlets.

Motion Passed.


8. Other Issues, Announcements, Etc.

No comments

9. Next Meeting The next meeting will be the annual meeting on September 8th with the next regular meeting on October 11th at the Orleans City Hall Council Chambers at 7:00 P.M.

10. Adjournment

It was moved by Simonson, seconded by Lee to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 P.M.

Motion passed.


Minutes Submitted By:


Vern Schoeneman, Secretary