Minutes November 21, 2016

Approved Minutes

East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, November 21, 2016 @7:00 PM


Board Members Present:  Bob Kelley, Bill Maas, Mike Maffin, Steve Richards, Wendell Riley, Vern Schoeneman, Bonnie Simonson, Terry Wilts, and Greg Kraus

Board Members Absent: Jim Blum, John Salewske, Joel Farley

Guests present: Gus Tallman, John Smeltzer,

The meeting was called to order and guests introduced at 7:00 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 carries.

Approval of Minutes

Moved by Richards and seconded by Simonson to approve the October 17, 2016 regular board meeting minutes. Motion carries.

Treasurer’ Report

In the absence of Joel Farley, treasurers report not given at tonight’s meeting.

Old Business

Consensus of the board that after the October meeting that the pursuit of a chemical solution to the curley leaf pondweed problem is not viable at this time and no further action to be taken. We will continue to pursue a mechanical process for weed removal to include cutting and the rotary hoe.  Rotary hoe experiment on a test basis perhaps yet this fall with availability of Tom Kuhlman’s barge.

28th St Drainage study has not proceeded. VP Maffin indicated that he will draft a letter for board approval to both Dickinson County and the City of Spirit Lake asking where this process stands.

The DNR/Law Enforcement meeting that was scheduled for Oct. 18 was postponed and yet to be rescheduled according to President Maas.

Next Regular Meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Orleans City Hall. (Special Meeting anytime if circumstances warrant.)


It was moved by Kelley and seconded by Simonson to adjourn the meeting at 7:52 PM.  Motion carries.


Minutes submitted by Terry Wilts, Secretary