Minutes July 15, 2019

Approved Minutes

East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Board Members Present:  Bill Maas, Lois Clark, Terry Wilts, Vern Schoeneman, Jim Blum, Bob Kelley and John Salewske.

Board Members Absent: Joel Farley, Wendell Riley, Steve Richards, Mike Maffin and Chuck Augustine.

The meeting was called to order at 7:06 pm by President Bill Maas at the Orleans City Hall Council Chambers.

Adoption of Agenda

It was moved by Salewske and seconded by Clark to adopt the agenda with flexibility.  Motion carried.

Approval of Minutes

Moved by Schoeneman and seconded by Kelley to approve the June 17, 2019 regular Board meeting minutes. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Wilts reported in Farley’s absence an account balance of $65,936.69. Blum moved with second by Salewske to accept treasurer’s report.  Motion carried.

Membership Report

Wilts reported the 2019 Membership and Dues mailer has resulted in 244 responses to date, 140 renewals and 104 responses from new members. Dues and donations to date $14,850, an average of $61 per response. Mailer was sent May 13 and received by most May 15.

Old Business

Curlyleaf Pondweed 2019 Aquatic Management Plan

Wilts reported mechanical harvesting final tally of 18.75 acres harvested, over 600,000 pounds of weeds based on trailer weight removed from the lake. A comprehensive review for the membership to occur at annual meeting.

Annual Meeting Discussion

Board discussed final preparations for annual meeting set for August 3, 2019 at the Dickinson County Nature Center.

Blue Water Festival

Maas volunteered to work booth at Blue Water Festival on Saturday August 10.

New Business

Lower Gar Outlet Lake Level Meeting

Board discussed the meeting held regarding lake levels at the Lower Gar outlet and took no action at this time.

Other issues, announcements, group sharing, etc.

Annual meeting Saturday, August 3, 2019, Dickinson County Nature Center, Rolls and coffee 8:30am, meeting at 9:00 am.

Next regular meeting is scheduled for September 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Orleans City Hall.


It was moved by Kelley and seconded by Schoeneman to adjourn the meeting at 8:23PM.  Motion carried.

Minutes submitted by Terry Wilts, Secretary