Minutes March 10th, 2011


East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting


Thursday, March 10th, 2011 7:00 P.M.

Spirit Lake Library


1. Call to Order and Introduction of Guests by Bill Maas @ 7:05 P.M.

Present: Delmer Lee, Jane Lieb, Bill Maas, Ed Purdy, Vern Schoeneman

Bonnie Simonson

Absent: Steve Andersen, Paul Assman, Dick Harmon, Wendell Riley, Barbara Tagami, Gus Tallman

2. Adoption of Agenda With Flexibility No Action

3. Approval of Minutes of February 3rd. 2011 Special Board Meeting

No Action

4. Treasurer’s Report

The February 28th, 2011 Treasurer’s Report showed a balance of $ 23,224.61.

5. Old , Recurring, and Unfinished Business and/or Reports

5A. Group Sharing and Questions Attention was directed to a meeting scheduled by The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) who is hosting public meetings and accepting public comments in regards to Wetlands for Nitrate Removal, or what is also known as the Integrated Drainage and Wetland Systems Plan. Nitrate removal wetlands are strategically constructed and located to remove nitrate from tile drainage water in cropland areas prior to entering streams.

There was a discussion about a possible project to remove the silt in the structure on the Conroy Johnson property. Ed will contact Steve Anderson to see what is or can be done to get this project moving forward.

6. New Business 6A. Report on a Meeting With Butch Parks on the Lutheran Lakeside Property-Bill Maas Maas reported that he and Steve Anderson have had a meeting with Butch Parks on his plans for the Lutheran Lakeside property. He wants to purchase the land if the Planning and Zoning Board will change the zoning from agriculture to commercial. At this time he is planning a storage building for the north part of the property. Bill and Steve are planning more meetings with Butch to come up with a plan for the property that would benefit all parties involved.

6B. Discussion of Dwight Dohlman’s communication on Projects

6C. Planning/Selection of Areas for Focus

7. Next Meeting The next meeting is Thursday, April 14th, 2011 @ 7:00P.M. at the Spirit Lake Library.

8. Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 9:05 P.M.

Minutes Submitted By:

Vern Schoeneman, Secretary