Minutes November 8th, 2012


East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday November 8th, 2012 7:00 P.M.

Orleans City Hall Council Chambers



1. Call to Order and Introduction of Guests by Bill Maas @ 7:00 P.M.

Present: Paul Assman, Jim Blum, Bob Kelley, Jane Lieb, Bill Maas, Wendell Riley, Vern Schoeneman, Bev Schumann, Bonnie Simonson, Gus Tallman

Absent: Delmer Lee, Barbara Tagami

Guests: Derek Namanny, Jerry Schumann

2. Adoption of Agenda With Flexibility Moved by Lieb, seconded by Kelley to adopt the agenda with flexibility.

Motion passed.

3. Approval of Minutes of October 11th, 2012 Regular Meeting

Moved by Schumann, seconded by Lieb to approve the October 11th, 2012 minutes.

Motion passed.

4. Treasurer’s Report

Motion by Assman, seconded by Blum to accept the October 31st, 2012 Treasurer’s report, showing a balance of $ 32,539.56, which includes a liability of $ 10,360.00 donated for the electric fish barrier.

Motion passed.

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

5A. Group Sharing, Updates On Membership, Website, etc.

Schoeneman stated that a second membership letter will be mailed out soon. It was delayed until Pay Pal was activated on our website. It was suggested that the button name on the website that reads “Donation” might be changed to “Pay Dues”. There was a suggestion that the “Pay Dues” button should be added to the home page of the website. Schoeneman will check with Anitra to see if these changes can be done.

5B. Report on Electric Fish Barrier-Maas

Maas said the electric fish barrier is being installed with some of the shore wings poured and a backup generator will be installed in case of a power outage. Completion is expected by the end of the year.

5C. Policy On Attendance At Regularly Scheduled Executive Board Meetings-Maas

Maas reviewed the attendance policy that was adopted by the executive board in May of 2006.

5D. Miscellaneous

Maas was directed to send correspondence to the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors and the Spirit Lake City Council requesting a status report on our request to attend one of their meetings to discuss the drainage issues in Francis Sites.

Maas was directed to send a correspondence to Jim Wahl requesting what progress has been made with the high water committee appointed by the Governor.

Maas appointed Assman and Blum to review the By-Laws of East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation. All board members were asked to submit comments and suggestions to them.

6. New Business

6A. Conroy Johnson Pond Update And/Or Financial Commitment

Namanny reported Conroy Johnson had agreed to allow the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors to dredge the pond on his property along county road 260th Ave. at an estimated cost of $ 10,000.00. Part of the funding will come from the Public Lakes Restoration Fund and drainage district in that area. It is estimated that the project will be completed by the end of the year.

It was moved by Lieb, seconded by Simonson to pledge up to $ 5,000.00 towards the project with payment made to the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors.

Motion Passed.

6B. Miscellaneous-Maas

No comments

7. Other Issues, Announcements, Etc.

No comments

8. Next Meeting The next regular meeting is scheduled for March 14th, 2013 at the Orleans City Hall Council Chambers at 7:00 P.M.

9. Adjournment

It was moved by Assman, seconded by Simonson to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 P.M.

Motion passed.

Minutes Submitted By:

Vern Schoeneman, Secretary