Minutes May 21, 2018


Approved Minutes

East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Board Members Present: Bill Maas, Mike Maffin, Joel Farley, Terry Wilts, Bob Kelley, Vern Schoeneman, Jim Blum and Lois Clark.

Board Members Absent: Steve Richards, Wendell Riley, John Salewske and Chuck Augustine.

Guests present:  Pam Jordan

e meeting was called to order at 7:00 by President Bill Maas at the Orleans City Hall Council Chambers.

Adoption of Agenda

It was moved by Clark and seconded by Kelley to adopt the agenda with flexibility.  Motion carried.

Approval of Minutes

Moved by Blum and seconded by Schoeneman to approve the April 16, 2018 regular board meeting minutes. Motion carried.

Treasurer’ Report

The treasurer’s report showed an overall balance of $45,285.51 with a CD balance of $5,954.20 that reaches maturity 9-15-2018. Motion Blum and seconded by Maffin to accept treasurers report. Motion carried.

Old Business

2018 Aquatic Management Plan Update

Systemic treatment of curlyleaf pondweed occurred north of the 9 & 71 bridge on East Lake and in Lower Gar May 9, 2018.  Drone photos of 5-20-2018 show very encouraging results with a visible treatment line.  Water monitoring results not available as of tonight’s meeting. Mechanical harvesting with vendor Underwater Solutions began May 19, 2018 above the Narrows but east/south of 9 & 71 boat ramp along County Road M-56.  Pondweed is just cresting the surface in many spots. Harvesting began north of 9 & 71 bridge on East Lake on May 21.  Still looking to increase 2018 contract for 40 acres if there is a demonstrated need, additional funding at EOLIC’s expense.

2018 Membership/Fundraising/ Dues Mailer

Wilts reported that slightly over 1900 membership dues/mailers out for delivery Monday, May 21st.  Mailer expenses including list, printing and postage $1658.96.  Envelope stuffing session was Wednesday afternoon May 16 and finished Thursday afternoon the 17th.  Thanks to those of you that attended with special thanks to Sharon Kelley, who came with husband Bob to support our organization.

Annual Meeting Discussion/Venue/Featured Speaker

Wesley Place was rented at a cost of $75 for Annual Meeting to be held August 4, 2018 at 8:30 AM. Address is 1815 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, Ia.  Wilts has remained in contact with Moe Clemon of Gov. Reynolds campaign team regarding her appearance at Annual Meeting.

Directors With Terms To Expire:

·       Joel Farley

·       Bob Kelley

·       Wendell Riley

·       Vern Schoeneman

·       Terry Wilts

28th St Drainage Project

Pam Jordan reported that a group of stakeholders that did not include any representatives of the EOLIC met regarding planning the 28th St Drainage project. Discussion included moving some tile and the culvert under 255th to better configure area. Size of culvert yet to be determined. No 28E agreement between City of Spirit Lake and Dickinson Co. could pose maintenance issues.  Funding for project still up in the air.

New Business

cd3 Aquatic Invasive Species Clean, Drain, Dry Station at 9 & 71 Boat Ramp

Wilts shared information and pictures regarding contacts made to Iowa DNR, Iowa Great Lakes Assn., City of Orleans and the EOLIC regarding this DIY cleaning station.  Taking the temperature of the group, too little known about product at this point. Wilts to have a look at a unit in in action in Minneapolis. Spring 2019 probably earliest time line.


Multi Spectrum/Hyper Spectrum Drone Technology

Mike Hawkins of Iowa DNR made contact with Wilts regarding some new drone technology/availability in area. Wilts will reach out to provider to possibly have him address the EOLIC Board at June meeting.


Other issues, announcements, group sharing, etc.

Next Regular Meeting is scheduled for June 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Orleans City Hall.



It was moved by Kelley and seconded by Maffin to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 PM.  Motion carried.


Minutes submitted by Terry Wilts, Secretary