Minutes November 17, 2014


East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, November 17, 2014 @7:00 PM

Orleans City Hall Council Chambers

Board Members Present: Jim Blum, Bob Kelley, Bill Maas, Mike Maffin, Wendell Riley, Vern Schoeneman, and Bev Schumann

Board Members Absent: Delmer Lee, Steve Richards, Gus Tallman and Bonnie Simonson

Guests present: Jim Sholly (IGL Watershed Coordinator)

The meeting was called to order at 7:02 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 Vern Schoeneman and seconded by Wendell Riley to approve the October 20th 2014 regular board meeting minutes. Motion passed.

Moved by Vern Schoeneman and seconded by Mike Maffin to accept the October 31, 2014 Treasurer’s Report, showing a balance of $26854.80. Motion passed.

Old Business

Storm water problems behind Francis Sites

Guest speaker, Jim Sholly shared some ideas with the board that are being developed to bring improvement to this situation.

Board Member Replacement

No action taken

New Business


The board discussed putting a “due date” on membership forms. Because membership forms have already been sent out, it was decided to wait until a future time to discuss this issue again.

Jim Sholly discussed various projects being planned to improve water quality. A few of the projects mentioned were: rain garden restoration in the area of the high school and sediment basins on the east side of East Okoboji next fall.

Other issues, announcements, group sharing, etc

Mike Maffin updated the board on the state’s Legacy Fund meeting in Spirit Lake. Mike agreed to draft a letter that could be posted on EOLIC website encouraging people to contact their legislators to support funding for this piece of legislature.

Jim Sholly explained to the board that he is holding a meeting with the DNR Restoration Committee to adopt a “how to” manual for shoreline restoration. The manual will include tools for agencies working on public lands and tools for individual home owners.

Next Regular Meeting is scheduled for March 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Orleans City Hall


It was moved by Vern Schoeneman and seconded by Bob Kelley to adjourn the meeting at 7:47 PM. Motion passed.

Minutes submitted by Bev Schumann, Secretary