Minutes October16, 2017


Approved Minutes

East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 7:00 PM


Board Members Present: Bill Maas, Bob Kelley, Joel Farley, Terry Wilts, Vern Schoeneman, Jim Blum, Wendell Riley, John Salewske and Lois Clark.

Board Members Absent: Mike Maffin, Steve Richards and Chuck Augustine.

Guests present: Pam Jordan

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 by President Bill Maas at the Orleans City Hall Council Chambers.

Adoption of Agenda

It was moved by Kelley and seconded by Blum to adopt the agenda with flexibility.  Motion carried.

Approval of Minutes

Moved by Schoeneman and seconded by Riley to approve the September 19, 2017 regular board meeting minutes. Motion carried.

Treasurer’ Report

The treasurer’s report showed an overall balance of $46,853.31 with a CD balance of $5,954.20 that reaches maturity 9-15-2018. Motion Salewske and seconded by Blum to accept treasurers report. Motion carried.

Membership Report

2017 membership at 239 members, more than a hundred-member increase over 2016 levels.

Old Business

Curley Leaf Pondweed Public Meeting Update/Discussion

Discussion and feedback of public meeting regarding curly leaf pondweed.  EOLIC board all favorably impressed with the assembled “Pondweed Working Group” and the professional and informed nature in which all questions were answered.  Also, many remarks made about how great the facility is at the Sami Bedell Center and how good it was to hear and be heard at such a well-attended event. 125 people in attendance including the panel.

2018 Aquatic Management Plan

The pondweed working group recommendation to the director of the Iowa DNR, Mr. Chuck Gipp, will be as follows:

40 acres +/- Mechanical Harvesting of Curlyleaf Pondweed

10 acres +/- Aquathol K Treatment north of 9 & 71 Bridge, East Lake Okoboji

10 acres +/- Aquathol K Treatment Lower Gar Lake

$40,000 matching funds application to be made to the Marine Fuel Tax fund for lake access with the EOLIC matching the funds at 25% EOLIC and 75% MFT.

East Loch Estates Recap

EOLIC advised by Dickinson County Supervisor Pam Jordan that with the Board of Adjustment’s denial of conditional use permit the zoning on this parcel reverts back to A-1 Agricultural as the rezoning was contingent on BOA approval.

28th St Drainage Project

Board recommends a second opinion regarding the engineering on this project. Application to the Water Quality Initiative for ongoing funding of this drainage project to be made by the Soil and Water Conservation District and once a final proposal vetted EOLIC will address helping to fund initial grant application. Details regarding the 28E agreement for maintenance of this drainage area and easements yet to be worked out.

New Business

No new business brought.

Other issues, announcements, group sharing, etc.

Next Regular Meeting is scheduled for November 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Orleans City Hall.


It was moved by Kelley and seconded by Riley to adjourn the meeting at 8:34 PM.  Motion carried.

Minutes submitted by Terry Wilts, Secretary