Minutes November 19, 2018

Approved Minutes

East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, November 19, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Board Members Present:  Bill Maas, Joel Farley, Terry Wilts, Vern Schoeneman, Jim Blum, Mike Maffin, Steve Richards, Bob Kelley and Wendell Riley

Board Members Absent: Lois Clark, John Salewske and Chuck Augustine.

The meeting was called to order at 6:58 pm by President Bill Maas at the Orleans City Hall Council Chambers.

Adoption of Agenda

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

Approval of Minutes

Moved by Blum and seconded by Richards to approve the October 15, 2018 regular board meeting minutes. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer Farley reported an account balance of $64,368.57.  Schoeneman moved with second by Riley to accept treasurer’s report.  Motion carried.

Membership Report

Secretary Wilts reported 2 additional memberships since last meeting to bring total to 283.  $75 in membership dues this month.

Old Business

East Loch Estates Refiling

It is widely anticipated that the East Loch Estates planned unit development will be re-filed with the Dickinson County Board of Adjustment, possibly as early as the December 26, 2018 meeting.

After lengthy discussion, motion Schoeneman with second Maffin to re-send the EOLIC letter of 2017 to the Board of Adjustment with our request for a second engineering report as it pertains to runoff from proposed development into East Lake Okoboji.

28th St. Drainage Project

Dickinson County’s grant request to the Water Quality Commission, that the EOLIC became a stakeholder in September, ranked #1 in the final results and it appears that the full $100,000 requested may come in the December 7, 2018 disbursement.

EOLIC was also asked for a letter of support (nothing monetary at this time) for the upcoming IDALS Grant.  A letter was furnished to the grant writers, Dickinson County Supervisors Mardi Allen and Pam Jordan.

By-Laws Amendments and Discussion

Discussion regarding by-laws changes brought up again for winter consideration as changes can only occur during Annual Meeting. Changing date of Annual Meeting to 1st Saturday after Memorial Day was discussed to bring more attention and attendance to meeting.  Changing the number of monthly meetings from the current 9 to perhaps 6 or 7 is also under consideration. Minutes from the annual meeting now take a year to appear on the website and that may be something changed as well.  Discussion also regarding adjusting the number of board members from the current 12 to a lesser odd number.  No board action taken.

New Business

Iowa Environmental Council

Motion Richards and second Schoeneman to pay annual dues of $100 to the Iowa Environmental Council. Motion carried. Richards would like to know who the Chief Lobbyist is for the group.

Other issues, announcements, group sharing, etc.

Next Regular Meeting is scheduled for March 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Orleans City Hall.



It was moved by Kelley and seconded by Riley to adjourn the meeting at 7:48 PM.  Motion carried.

Minutes submitted by Terry Wilts, Secretary