Minutes June 20th, 2011


East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting


Monday, June 20th, 2011 7:00 P.M.

Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery


1. Call to Order and Introduction of Guests by Bill Maas @ 7:06 P.M.

Present: Dick Harmon, Delmer Lee, Jane Lieb, Bill Maas, Wendell Riley, Vern Schoeneman, Bonnie Simonson, Gus Tallman

Absent: Steve Andersen, Paul Assman, Ed Purdy, Barbara Tagami

2. Adoption of Agenda With Flexibility Moved by Lieb, seconded by Simonson to adopt the agenda with flexibility.

Motion passed.

3. Approval of Minutes of May 12th, 2011

Moved by Riley, seconded by Tallman to approve the May 12th, 2011 minutes.

Motion passed.

4. Treasurer’s Report

Motion by Tallman , seconded by Lieb to accept the May 30th, 2011 Treasurer’s report showing a balance of $ 23,741.96.

Motion passed.

5. Old , Recurring, and Unfinished Business

5A. Group Sharing and Questions About Parks Marina Development-Maas

Due to the large amount of rain, the meeting with “Butch” Parks to tour his purchase of land from Lutheran Lakeside Camp was rescheduled for the July meeting.

5B. DNR Funding for Lake Patrol -Maas

Maas reported that there is 2.5 million dollars available to the DNR and the Lake Patrol to hire summer help, but the funds are not being released by the State because of a cap on spending. Maas said he has written a letter to the Governor requesting these funds be released as the funds have already been collected. He has not received a response from the Govenor as of the meeting date.

5C. DNR Funding for AIS and Cuts in the DNR-Maas

Maas reported that the proposed AIS funding cuts would mean the loss of three people. Six summer part-time people would be hired for Friday-Sunday to monitor the boat ramps. Delmer Lee reported that the Kelley’s Beach-Twin Hills- Moore Lake Homeowners Association voted at their annual meeting to authorize the expenditure of up to $ 1,000.00 to work in conjunction with other homeowner’s associations to support a more aggressive approach to monitoring the boat ramps to keep the Aquatic Invasive Species out of the lakes. Maas will talk with other associations.

5D. Conroy Johnson Project Report-Purdy

Tabled until the July meeting.

5E. Update On Website( https://www.eastokobojilakes.org/wp/)-Maas

Maas suggested that everyone look at the web site for errors, improvements, and additions. It is not up and running yet.

. 5F. 501(c) Quest

Lieb is continuing to work on the 501(c) application to the government . At some time our by-laws may have to be changed to comply with the requirements of the 501(c) status.

5G. East Okoboji Boater Map Status-Maas

Maas reported that the e-mail vote to purchase boater maps was approved by a 7-1 vote. He has ordered 5,000 maps at a cost of $ 606.00 to EOLIC after a contribution of $ 300.00 from the DNR.

5H. Annual Membership Drive-Lee

Lee reported that we have had about 300 members each of the last three years. He has a list of new home sales in our area for the past three years that he recommends we include in our annual membership mailing.

He also has talked to the Lakes Shopper about putting as flyer in their paper at a cost of about $ 300.00 which would reach about 3,000 homes in our area. It was moved by Lee, seconded by Lieb to authorize Lee to place a flyer in the Lakes Shopper at a cost not to exceed $ 300.00. Motion passed.

5I. Membership Renewals In Other Organizations-Maas

No action taken.

6. New Business

6A. EOLIC Annual Meeting( When? Where? What time?)-Maas

It was moved by Lieb, seconded by Harmon to hold the annual meeting of the EOLIC on August 6th, 2011, at the Dickinson County Nature Center at 9:00 A.M. with coffee at 8:30 A.M. The presentation will be on Aquatic Invasive Species by the DNR.

6B. Report On Aquatic Invasive Species, Ramp Project-Maas

Maas reported that there are a group of young volunteers who are working at the boat ramp under the direction of the DNR inspecting boats and providing information to boaters.

6C. Lake Alive-Maas


6D. Miscellaneous

Concern was expressed by Simonson about the speed of boats on the lake. Maas will ask Gary Owens to attend the next meeting to address that concern.

7. Other Issues, Announcements, Etc.

The monthly meetings for July, and August will be the third Monday of those months.

8. Next Meeting The next meeting is Monday, July 18th, 2011 @ 7:00P.M . at Parks Marina and then continue at the Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery.

9. Adjournment

It was moved by Riley, seconded by Lieb to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 P.M.

Motion passed.

Minutes Submitted By:

Vern Schoeneman, Secretary