Minutes October 11th, 2012


East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting


Thursday October 11th, 2012 7:00 P.M.

Orleans City Hall Council Chambers



1. Call to Order and Introduction of Guests by Bill Maas @ 7:03 P.M.

Present: Jim Blum, Bob Kelley, Delmer Lee, Jane Lieb, Bill Maas, Wendell Riley, Vern Schoeneman, Bev Schumann, Gus Tallman

Absent: Paul Assman, Bonnie Simonson, Barbara Tagami

Guests: Mike Maffin, Derek Namanny, Jerry Schumann


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

Motion passed.


3. Approval of Minutes of August 20th, 2012 Regular Meeting

Moved by Tallman, seconded by Lieb to approve the August 20th, 2012 minutes.

Motion passed.


4. Treasurer’s Report

Motion by Blum, seconded by Riley to accept the September 30th, 2012 Treasurer’s report, showing a balance of $ 32,390.74, which includes a liability of $ 10,360.00 donated for the electric fish barrier. Lee also reported that he had about 80 paid memberships to date.

Motion passed.


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

5A. Group Sharing, Updates, Membership

Maas reported that the high water committee that was appointed last year has only met once. He also said the protective associations have been working together by sharing information.


5B. Report on Electric Fish Barrier-Maas

Maas said the electric fish barrier is being installed. It was reported that EOLIC has contributions for the electric fish barrier in the amount of $ 10,360.00 and that the state of Minnesota has contributed about $ 261,000 to the project.


5C. Update on Request for Attending Spirit Lake City Council and Dickinson County Board of Supervisors Meeting-Maas

Maas reported that the City of Spirit Lake has had some discussion on the water and silt problem at 28th St. and 255th Ave. but he has not been able to attend a meeting with the City of Spirit Lake or the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors.


5D. Miscellaneous

Motion by Riley, seconded by Lieb to add an option for members to pay their membership dues by Pay Pal on our web site at a one time set up cost from $ 35.00-70.00. Pay Pal’s charge is $ .30 per transaction plus 3%. This motion is contingent upon EOLIC getting from Pay Pal the name, address, etc. of each membership paid.

Motion Passed.

Board members attendance was discussed.






6. New Business

6A. Internal Election of Officers

Motion by Riley, seconded by Lieb to nominate Bill Maas-President, Gus Tallman-Vice President, Delmer Lee-Treasurer, Vern Schoeneman-Secretary and cast a unanimous ballot for them.

Motion Passed.


6B. Review of Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws-Maas

Maas asked everyone to review the Articles of Incorporation and the By-Laws and send any recommended changes to him.


6C. Miscellaneous-Maas

Namanny reported that he has been working with landowners in the watershed above the Conroy Johnson pond to add holding ponds before the water gets to the Conroy Johnson pond.


7. Other Issues, Announcements, Etc.

No comments

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

9. Adjournment

It was moved by Riley, seconded by Lieb to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 P.M.

Motion passed.


Minutes Submitted By:


Vern Schoeneman, Secretary