Minutes July 20, 2015

East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, July 20, 2015 @7:00 PM

Board Members Present: Bill Maas, Gus Tallman, Bob Kelley, Vern Schoeneman, Delmer Lee, Bonnie Simonson, Steve Richards, Mike Maffin and Bev Schumann

Board Members Absent: Jim Blum and Wendell Riley

Guests present: Jim Sholly and Brianna Graff

Previous to the meeting, Delmer Lee organized the material for the annual mailing. Before the meeting was called to order, board members assisted in folding and stuffing envelopes for this mailing.

The meeting was called to order at 8:20 by President Bill Maas at the Orleans City Hall Council Chambers.

Adoption of Agenda

Moved by Bonnie Simonson and seconded by Vern Schoeneman to adopt the agenda with flexibility. Motion passed.

Approval of Minutes

Moved by Gus Tallman and seconded by Bob Kelley to approve the June 15th, 2015 regular board meeting minutes. Motion passed.

Treasurer’ Report

No report

Old Business

Storm water problems behind Francis Sites

Gus Tallman commented on the meeting that was held with John Maytum concerning this problem. Jim Blum was also present at the meeting. This problem will be discussed at the Board of Supervisor’s Meeting on July 28th. EOLIC members are invited to attend.

Board Member Replacement

No action taken

New Business

Annual Meeting

The annual meeting will be held on Saturday, August 1st at the Nature Center. Various duties were assigned to the board members in preparation for this meeting. Board member terms were discussed. The speaker for this meeting will be John Wills talking about “Iowa Great Lakes Accomplishments.”

Strip Prairie Conservation Measures

Jim Sholly explained this program to the board members. Support and funding for this project will be discussed at a future meeting.

Other issues, announcements, group sharing, etc

It was moved by Bonnie Simonson and seconded my Mike Maffin to renew our membership to the Iowa Environmental Counsel. Motion passed

Next Regular Meeting is scheduled for Sept 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Orleans City Hall


It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 PM. Motion passed.

Minutes submitted by Bev Schumann, Secretary