Minutes July 20, 2020

Approved Minutes

East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, July 20, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

Board Members Present:  Bill Maas, Lois Clark, Terry Wilts, Steve Richards, Bob Kelley, Jim Blum and Mike Sexton.

Board Members Absent: Joel Farley 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 Clark to adopt the agenda with flexibility.  Motion carried.

Approval of Minutes

Moved by Blum and seconded by Richards to approve the October 21, 2019 regular board meeting minutes. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Wilts reported an account balance of $100,815.95 including an account receivable.  Blum 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 395 responses to date with dues and donations exceeding $30,000. By far the most successful membership drive in the history of the organization.

Old Business

2020 Aquatic Management Plan Review

Wilts reported statistics of the 2020 plan. Systemic treatment of over 8 miles of shoreline completed in East Lake Okoboji and Lower Gar on May 6. Treatment deemed more than 90% effective. Positive flow from West to East. Appropriate water sampling/testing performed May 6 and 7.

Mechanical harvesting of over 12 acres and removal of nearly 1,000,000 pounds of pondweed performed between May 19 and May 30.

Drone Multi Spectrum Imagery performed June 4 and 5.

28th St Francis Sites Drainage Project

No first-hand new information to report.

New Business

Sale of Bedell 50 acres tract near The Narrows

Board discussed involvement in the purchase of an option to purchase this tract and it was moved by Clark and seconded by Richards to table discussion until the August 17, 2020 regular board meeting. Motion carried.

Formal Cancellation of 2020 Annual Meeting

Moved by Clark, seconded by Kelley to formally cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting and to post the minutes of the 2019 Annual Meeting to our website.  Motion carried.

Other issues, announcements, group sharing, etc.

Next regular meeting is scheduled for August 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM at Orleans City Hall.


It was moved by Clark and seconded by Kelley to adjourn the meeting at 8:46 PM.  Motion carried.

Minutes submitted by Terry Wilts, Secretary