Minutes October 15, 2018


Approved Minutes

East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Board Members Present:  Lois Clark, Joel Farley, Terry Wilts, Vern Schoeneman, Jim Blum, Mike Maffin, Steve Richards and John Salewske

Board Members Absent: Bill Maas, Bob Kelley, Wendell Riley and Chuck Augustine.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 by Secretary Terry Wilts at the Orleans City Hall Council Chambers.

Adoption of Agenda

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

Approval of Minutes

Moved by Schoeneman and seconded by Richards to approve the September 17, 2018 regular board meeting minutes. Motion carried.

Treasurer’ Report

Treasurer Farley reported an account balance of $64,291.84.  Process has begun as to where to park funds for the winter as voted during last meeting.  Salewske moved with second by Richards to accept treasurer’s report.  Motion carried.

Membership Report

Secretary Wilts reported 3 additional memberships since last meeting to bring total to 281.  $5275 in membership dues this month with a generous $5000 contribution from Butch and Debbie Parks at Parks Marina.  They remain the only marina to contribute to our battle against dealing with curly leaf pondweed.  No response whatsoever from barge and hoist and dock installation operators.

Old Business

28th  St Drainage Project

No update or new information at this time.

2019 Aquatic Management Program

Wilts reported meeting with water utility operators Eric Stoll of Milford Utilities and Tony Gray from Central Water System along with Mike Hawkins of the Iowa DNR.  Proposal being made for consideration by the Curlyleaf Pondweed Working group but no action taken as of yet. There will be an Open House style announcement this year when plan is ready.

New Business

Iowa Great Lakes Assn. Request

After lengthy discussion related to the Iowa Great Lakes Association request of a letter reiterating the EOLIC stance on the “Gentleman’s Agreement” 4-mile hog confinement buffer around the Iowa Great Lakes, Richards moved with Blum seconding to not send letter. Motion carried.

By-Laws Update/Change

Discussion regarding a number of changes in the EOLIC by-laws, first the frequency of meetings (currently 9 times/year) the date of the annual meeting (currently first Saturday of August) the number of board members (currently 12) and the day and time of monthly meetings (currently the third Monday of meeting months at 7:00 pm.)  Agreed to put item on November agenda as well noting that by-laws can ONLY be changed at the annual meeting.


Other issues, announcements, group sharing, etc.

Next Regular Meeting is scheduled for November 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Orleans City Hall.



It was moved by Clark and seconded by Richards to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 PM.  Motion carried.


Minutes submitted by Terry Wilts, Secretary