Minutes September 16, 2019

Approved Minutes

East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Board Members Present:  Bill Maas, Lois Clark, Joel Farley, Terry Wilts, Bob Kelley, Steve Richards.

Board Members Absent: Jim Blum and Chuck Augustine.

Guest: Mike Sexton

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

Board of Directors

After amending by-laws at the 2019 Annual Meeting, the EOLIC has shifted to a 9-member Board of Directors.  Resignations from board members Vern Schoeneman, Wendell Riley, John Salewske were tendered and accepted and the term of Mike Maffin expired. Motion Clark with a second by Richards to nominate Mike Sexton as a board member. Motion carried unanimously. We welcome Mike Sexton to the board.

The EOLIC thanks Vern, Wendell, John and Mike for their service as Board of Directors members.

Adoption of Agenda

It was moved by Clark and seconded by Richards to adopt the agenda with flexibility.  Motion carried.

Approval of Minutes

Moved by Farley and seconded by Kelley to approve the July 15, 2019 regular Board meeting minutes. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Farley reported an account balance of $77,522.95. Clark moved with second by Sexton to accept treasurer’s report.  Motion carried.

Membership Report

Wilts reported the 2019 Membership and Dues mailer has resulted in 263 responses to date, 153 renewals and 106 responses from new members. Dues and donations to date $16,235, an average of $62 per response.

Old Business

Annual Meeting Review

Board reviewed and assessed the 2019 annual meeting and had a short discussion as to where to hold the 2020 meeting as the Nature Center will not be available..

Blue Water Festival Review

Maas, Kelley and Blum worked the booth at the festival.  Reported talking to many that stopped by and answered questions regarding the EOLIC.

28th St Francis Sited Drainage Project

No updates for the group.

Lower Gar Outlet Lake Level Update

Board discussed meetings that have occurred thus far and that a committee of stakeholders has been formed.  No board action taken.

New Business


Other issues, announcements, group sharing, etc.

Next regular meeting is scheduled for October 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Orleans City Hall.


It was moved by Kelley and seconded by Clark to adjourn the meeting at 8:17 PM.  Motion carried.

Minutes submitted by Terry Wilts, Secretary