Minutes September 12th, 2013

East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

 Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday September 12th, 2013 7:00 P.M.

OrleansCity Hall Council Chambers


1.  Call to Order and Introduction of Guests by Bill Maas @ 7:04 P.M.  Present: Jim Blum, Dwight Dohlman, Bob Kelley, Delmer Lee, Bill Maas, Wendell Riley, Vern Schoeneman, Bev Schumann

Absent: Mike Maffin, Bonnie Simonson, Barbara Tagami, Gus Tallman

2.  Adoption of Agenda With Flexibility

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

Motion passed.

3. Approval of Minutes of July 15th, 2013 Regular Board Meeting

Moved by Blum, seconded by Schumann to approve the July 15th, 2013 regular board meeting minutes.

Motion passed.

4. Treasurer’s Report

Lee reported that the membership this far is equal to the total membership last year with fourteen new members. It was suggested that each member compile a list for the next meeting of things to do to promote  EOLIC.

Moved by Kelley, seconded by Schumann to accept the August 30th, 2013 Treasurer’s report, showing a   balance of $ 25,748.70, which includes a liability of $ 5,000.00 committed to clean the Conroy Johnson pond.

Motion passed

5.  Election of Officers from the Board

It was moved by Schumann, seconded by Riley to elect the current officers for 2013/14. The current  officers are: Bill Maas President, Gus Tallman Vice President, Delmer Lee Treasurer, and Vern  Schoeneman Secretary.

Motion passed.      .

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

  6A. Discussion of Annual Meeting-Maas

Everyone felt the presentation by John Wills entitled “A Path to Clean Water” was very informative for the twenty seven people in attendance.

6B. Report/Discussion on Conroy Johnson Pond-Maas

Maas reported that the Conroy Johnson pond project is complete and that the bill for EOLIC’s share of the cost will be coming.

 6C. Report/Discussion on Progress of Possible Project South of 28th Street-Maas

Maas reported that he has had a discussion with a member of the Dickinson Board of Supervisors regarding the creation of a joint water drainage district between the county and the City of Spirit Lake to correct drainage problems on 28th Street and 255th Ave. Although there has also been a discussion with two other members of the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors, it is probably best to attempt to set up a joint meeting with representatives of the DCBOS and representatives and the Spirit Lake City Council in    attendance. Perhaps we can progress along the lines of one of the entities setting up a drainage district or    something similar to begin with the process.

6D. Report/Discussion on Clean Water Summit-Maas

Maas reported that the discussion at the meeting centered around how to get more grants and state funds coming to the Iowa Great Lakes area to support clean water projects such as John Wills.

 6E. Progress/Formation of Lake Level Committee Action Plan-Maas

Maas said that the Lake Level Committee has not come up with a written plan to address lake level concerns yet. It was suggested that initiation of this plan could be an issue that all the lake associations who signed the Memorandum of Understanding could jointly get involved.

It was moved by Blum, seconded by Lee to recommend to Emergency Management that they set the following lake level guidelines: When the lake at the Dam at Lower Gar reaches 24 inches above the high water level the five MPH speed limit buoys would be moved from 300 feet to 600 feet from the shore and    when the high water level reaches 30 inches a no wake restriction would be enforced.

Motion passed.

6F. Replacement of Executive Board Member-Maas

It was moved by Lee, seconded by Riley to remove Barbara Tagami  from the Executive Board based on   the attendance policy and declare her position vacant.

Motion passed

   6G. Miscellaneous

  With a vacancy on the board, possible members to fill the vacancy were discussed.

7.   New Business 

7A. Approval of Signing of grant Proposal for LID at the End of 19th Street-Maas

It was moved by Lee, seconded Kelley to authorize Maas to sign a grant

application to fund a LID project at the end of 19th Street with no cost to EOLIC.

Motion passed with one “no” vote.

  7B. Approval of Signing of Grant Proposal for Drainage/LID Project by “The stables”

No action taken.

 C. Appointment of EOLIC Web Committee-Maas

Maas pointed out that a few items on the EOLIC web page need to be updated. Schoeneman will review the  web page and make the appropriate changes.

7D. Miscellaneous

It was decided to change the regular meeting date for October to the 4th Monday, October 28th in order to avoid conflicts. If this date seems to work for everyone all regular meetings will be on the 4th Monday.

It was moved by Schumann, seconded by Riley to authorize the payment to Maas of $ 140.00 for an EOLIC   banner he purchased.

Motion passed.

It was moved by Schumann, seconded by Dohlman to authorize the payment of $ 100.00 for membership   to  the Environmental Council.

Motion passed.

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


9.   Next Regular Meeting is scheduled for October 28th, 2013 @ 7:00 P.M. @ Orleans City Hall

10.   Adjournment

It was moved by Kelley, seconded by Riley to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 P.M.

Motion passed.

Minutes Submitted By:

Vern Schoeneman, Secretary