Minutes June 15, 2015

East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, June 15, 2015 @7:00 PM

Board Members Present: Jim Blum, Bill Maas, Gus Tallman, Bob Kelley, Wendell Riley, Vern Schoeneman, Delmer Lee and Bev Schumann

Board Members Absent: Bonnie Simonson, Steve Richards, and Mike Maffin

Guests present: None

The meeting was called to order at 7:03 by President Bill Maas at the Orleans City Hall Council Chambers.

It was moved by Bob Kelley and seconded by Vern Schoeneman to adopt the agenda with flexibility. Motion passed.

Moved by Jim Blum and seconded by Wendell Riley to approve the May 18, 2015 regular board meeting minutes. Motion passed.

It was moved by Vern Schoeneman and seconded by Jim Blum to accept the May 31st treasurer’s report, showing a balance of $28573.50. Motion passed.

Old Business

Storm water problems behind Francis Sites

Gus Tallman will ask Don Eckert to place this issue on the Board of Supervisors’ agenda at their next meeting.

Board Member Replacement

No action taken

Lakeshore Restoration Project with Jim Sholly

Bev will contact Jim Sholly and make sure that he has received the suggestions for the letter from the EOLIC Board regarding this project. The additions suggested are:

1. “At the request of EOLIC, the Dickinson County SWCD would like to inform the property owners along East Okoboji of” – continue with the first sentence.

2. He stated in March there have been several projects completed – then list a few and describe.

3.Insert photos of and brief description of the projects as suggested at the March meeting or maybe better yet we could insert as news in EOLIC mailing.

4. I would think Jim Sholly should add the DC-SWCD email address, phone numbers and personnel involved with phone numbers. At least for  him and Derek Namanny.

Lake Level Emergency Action Recommendation

The letter that Jim Blum drafted to the Emergency Management has been sent to Mike Ehret.

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 and speakers were discussed. The membership drive was also part of this discussion.

Other issues, announcements, group sharing, etc

A dredging machine that is for sale in a neighboring county was discussed.

Next Regular Meeting is scheduled for July 20, 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