Minutes October 28th, 2013


East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

 Board of Directors Meeting

Monday October 28th, 2013 7:00 P.M.

Orleans City Hall Council Chambers


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

Present: Jim Blum, Dwight Dohlman, Bob Kelley, Delmer Lee, Mike Maffin,

Vern Schoeneman, Bev Schumann, Gus Tallman

Absent: Bill Maas, Wendell Riley, Bonnie Simonson

  1. Adoption of Agenda With Flexibility

Moved by Kelley, seconded by Maffin to adopt the agenda with flexibility.

Motion passed.

3. Approval of Minutes of September 13th, 2013 Regular Board Meeting

Moved by Dohlman, seconded by Lee to approve the September 13th, 2013 regular board meeting                                      minutes with an addition to item 7A.

Motion passed.

4. Treasurer’s Report

Lee reported that the membership this far is equal to last year’s membership. He said that a second                                      membership mailing will be done in a couple of weeks.

Moved by Schumann, seconded by Kelley to accept the September 30th, 2013 Treasurer’s report, showing a  balance of $ 25,937.67 less $ 5,000.00 reserved for the Conroy Johnson pond project.

Motion passed.         

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

 5A. Final Approval of Payment on Conroy Johnson Pond Project.

  Lee reported that he had paid the bill for our share of the Conroy Johnson pond project which was

$ 4,132.80.

5B. Approval of Payment of Keep Okoboji Blue

Lee reported that he paid the bill for our commitment to Okoboji Blue in the amount of $ 150.00.

 5C. Discussion of Ways to Increase Awareness of EOLIC and Approaches to Increase                                                  Membership

Discussion on how to increase membership centered around how to inform residents of the Lakes area  about               EOLIC and what we are doing. Some suggestions were to use a recognized logo, develop news  releases, and                      have someone coordinate the news releases of the activities of EOLIC. Maffin and Dohlman said they would                     coordinate the news releases, starting in April.

  5D. Report on Website Committee-Schoeneman

Schoeneman reported that he had made some changes to the website and has received comments from  other                members suggesting other changes. He will be working on these changes during the month.

  5E. Report on Governor’s Lake Level Committee

    It was reported that Maas is trying to get a date set to meet with Mike Ehret and Mike Hawkins.

   5F. Report/Discussion on Progress of Possible Project South of 28th Street

  Blum reviewed what the process would be to start the request to form a drainage district to work on solving the drainage problems on 28th Street and 255th Ave. See agenda item 6A. for appointment of a committee  to work on this project.

5G. Progress/Formation of Lake Level Committee Action Plan

 It was reported that Maas has talked with a couple of protective associations about meeting to come up with a                 lake level plan that could be presented to Emergency Management.. 5H. Replacement of Executive Board Member Discussion

A couple of board member replacements were mentioned. It was suggested that having a board member   with a background in sales or marketing would be helpful or someone from the county. Lee will discuss   possible  sales or marketing replacements with Maas.

            5I. Miscellaneous


  1. New Business 

6A. Appointment of Drainage Committee South of 28th Street.

            A committee of Jim Blum, Bill Maas, and Gus Tallman was appointed to look into possible solutions to  the                         drainage problem at 28th Street and 255th Ave.

            6B. Set Dates for Regular Meetings

It was decided to set the 3rd Monday of each month( March-November) as the regular meeting date of the  EOLIC board at Orleans City Hall council chambers at 7:00 P.M.

6C. Miscellaneous


  1. Other Issues, Announcements, Group Sharing, etc.


  1.  Next Regular Meeting is scheduled for November 18th, 2013 @ 7:00 P.M. @ Orleans City Hall
  1. Adjournment

It was moved by Maffin, seconded by Dohlman to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 P.M.

Motion passed.

Minutes Submitted By:

Vern Schoeneman, Secretary