Minutes February 3rd, 2011


East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Special Board of Directors Meeting


Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 7:00 P.M.

Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery


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

Present: Steve Anderson, Delmer Lee, Jane Lieb, Bill Maas, Ed Purdy, Wendell Riley, Vern Schoeneman, Bonnie Simonson

Absent: Paul Assman, Dick Harmon, Barbara Tagami, Gus Tallman

Guest: Mike Hawkins, Laramie Hjelm

2. Strategic Planning Regarding Water Quality in Our Region Mike Hawkins, from the DNR, gave a presentation entitled,” Iowa Great Lakes Management Plan.” This plan reviewed the watersheds that drain into the Iowa Great Lakes. He said that phosphorous is one of the main problems to the water quality. After his presentation, the discussion centered around the watersheds that drain into East Okoboji Lake and what can this organization do to help improve the water coming into the lake. These are some of the areas that we might consider to work on this next year and others which may be added later.

1) Highway 9 bridge watershed (the area by the bridge and to the south and west, which was identified as the placement of possible strategically placed rain gardens)

2) The area south of Highway 9 just east of Spirit Lake and extending down to Elinor Bedell Park (named Elinor Bedell RMA)

3) The area which drains through East Okoboji Beach and was just nearing completion. The area that drains through this is known as the East Okoboji Beach RMA.

4) The area that exits by Bonnie Simonson’s residence and starts out north of Hy-Vee in Spirit Lake (Drainage District #22)

5) This area didn’t have a designated name, but started behind Gus Tallman’s residence and continued to the south and exiting somewhere around Parks Marina. It was a depressed area that drained both directions and has the potential for a lot of siltation.

6) Moore Lake Development where the runoff comes under the road into the lake.

7) In Arthur Heights the ravines that flow to the lake.

7. Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 P.M.

Minutes Submitted By:

Vern Schoeneman, Secretary