Minutes May 19th, 2014


East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday May 19th, 2014 7:00 P.M.

Orleans City Hall Council Chambers


1.  Call to Order and Introduction of Guests by Bill Maas @ 7:17 P.M.

Present: Delmer Lee, Bob Kelley, Bill Maas, Wendell Riley, Vern Schoeneman, Gus Tallman

Absent: Jim Blum, Dwight Dohlman, Mike Maffin, Bev Schumann, Bonnie Simonson

Guest: Jean Martin, Dickinson County Trails Director


2.  Adoption of Agenda With Flexibility

Moved by Kelley, seconded by Riley to adopt the agenda with flexibility.

Motion passed.

3. Approval of Minutes of April 21st, 2014 Regular Board Meeting

Moved by Lee, seconded by Riley to approve the April 21st, 2014 regular board meeting   minutes.

Motion passed.

4. Treasurer’s Report

Moved by Tallman, seconded by Kelley to accept the April 30th, 2014 Treasurer’s report, showing a balance of $ 23,129.27

Motion passed.

5. Old Business, Recurring Business/Report, and Unfinished Business

5A. Executive Board Member Replacement Update

No action.

5B. Continuing Discussion of Direction for New Year

No comments.

5C. Miscellaneous

Maas commented on a meeting he was involved in to study a county wide recycling program. The  current             recycling company, ECHO Plus, will no longer be taking bottles and cans. To ensure that the county’s bottles and cans are recycled, a replacement for ECHO Plus is being sought.

6. New Business

6A. Discussion of Possible Trails Projects for Bridges Bay and Moore Lake Development

Jean Martin presented a map of the trails that have been developed in the lakes area and proposedroutes for additional trails. Some of the proposed trails would go around the east side of East Lake Okoboji. One trail that could be constructed in the next couple of years would be from Bridges Bay through Moore Lake Development to Camp Foster. The group appreciated being  kept informed of the trails projects on East Lake Okoboji.

6B. Miscellaneous

Tallman asked if a meeting with the County Board of Supervisors had been scheduled to consider the silting problem at 28th street and 255th Ave. A comment was made that if the county puts in a larger culvert in the Francis Sites area without assessing the increase in water flow that more silt  will enter the lake. Maybe John Wills could help with this problem.

Also the question was asked if the letter to Mike Ehret had been written yet on the lake level plan.

7.    Other Issues, Announcements, Group Sharing, etc.

7A. Annual Meeting

Schoeneman reported that the 2014 annual meeting will be August 2nd.

Board members terms that are up this year are Jim Blum,Vern Schoeneman and a vacant


8.   Next Regular Meeting is scheduled for June 16th, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M. @ Orleans City Hall

9.   Adjournment

It was moved by Kelley, seconded by Tallman to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 P.M.

Motion passed.

Minutes Submitted By:


Vern Schoeneman, Secretary