Minutes September 21, 2015


East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation

Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 @7:00 PM

Board Members Present: Bill Maas, Gus Tallman, Bob Kelley, Delmer Lee, Mike Maffin, Jim Blum, Wendell Riley, Joel Farley, Terry Wilts and Bev Schumann

Board Members Absent: Vern Schoeneman, Bonnie Simonson and Steve Richards

Guests present: None

The meeting was called to order at 7:06 by President Bill Maas at the Orleans City Hall Council Chambers.

Adoption of Agenda

It was moved and seconded to adopt the agenda with flexibility. Motion passed.

Approval of Minutes

Moved by Jim Blum and seconded by Mike Maffin to approve the July 20th, 2015 regular board meeting minutes. Motion passed.

Treasurer’ Report

It was moved by Wendell Riley and seconded by Bob Kelley to accept the Sept. 20th treasurer’s report showing a balance of $31,574.99. Motion passed.

Election of Officers

Moved by Mike Maffin, seconded by Wendell Riley to elect Bill Maas, President. Motion passed.

Moved by Wendell Riley, seconded by Jim Blum to elect Gus Tallman, Vice President. Motion passed.

Moved by Mike Maffin, seconded by Wendell Riley to elect Bev Schumann, secretary. Motion passed.

Moved by Wendell Riley, seconded by Bob Kelley to elect Joel Farley, treasurer. Motion passed

Old Business

28th Street and Francis Sites Drainage Issue

Jim Blum summarized the numerous meetings that had been held to discuss this problem. In the notes Gus Tallman supplied to the EOLIC Board it was reported that at the last BOS meeting on 8/11/2015 it was proposed that a Request for Proposals (RFP) be developed. Since the EOLIC Board has not received any communication about the RFP, Gus Tallman agreed to contact Pam Jordan to ask about the progress of the proposal.

Annual Meeting Update

It was reported that the attendance was about the same as last year.


Bill Maas reported that the Emergency Management Committee had not met and therefore no action had been taken with the EOLIC proposed policy for automatic limiting of speeds and distances in the event of high water or flooding in future years.

New Business

Zebra Mussel Issues

Board members reported the abundant presence of zebra mussels in various locations on East Lake.

Untapped Memberships, e.g. Marinas, Cities, etc.

Bill asked the board’s input on corporate memberships to EOLIC. The board was in agreement that the Membership Committee should discuss this matter and bring their ideas and recommendations to the board.

Committee Appointments

Spirit Lake/County Drainage: Jim Blum, Gus Tallman, Wendell Riley, and Terry Wilts

East of East Lake: Bob Kelley, Mike Maffin, Vern Schoeneman

Membership/Communication: Terry Wilts, Joel Farley, Steve Richards, and Mike Maffin

Other issues, announcements, group sharing, etc

Next Regular Meeting is scheduled for October 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Orleans City Hall


It was moved by Bob Kelley and seconded by Wendell Riley to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 PM. Motion passed.

Minutes submitted by Bev Schumann, Secretary