7:00 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014

Oakland Acres Maintenance Building


Call Meeting to Order:Mayor Lennie Smith called the council meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Roll Call:Ted Schultz, Roger Fisher, and Doug Weaver were present.Barb Arthur and Joyce Halblom arrived at 7:05.Absent:None. Also present:Chuck Griffith, Larry Kramer, Mary Abrahamson, Duane Venega, and Lori Smith.

Inquiries from the Community:Contacted regarding road issues at end of Fore Seasons Drive.

Planning and Zoning:Received letter of resignation from Larry Crady.Need to find another chair and recruit two new members to the committee.Also notice from Larry Minner regarding installation of a culvert.Griffith suggested that we make the end of Fore Seasons Drive a priority for repair, including overlay and widening the road two feet on each side.Discussed options for funding road repairs.Recommend funding without bonds:more control, much less administrative costs.Need to create an ongoing plan to continue funding.

Approval of Minutes:Schultz moved to approve the minutes of the March 10, 2014, meeting.Fisherseconded.Ayes:All.

Treasurerís Report: Schultz moved to approve the March report as submitted. Arthur seconded. Ayes:All.

Payment of Bills: Fisher moved to approve payment of the bills.Arthur seconded.Ayes:All.

Payable to:

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Alliant Energy





Employee retirement

Dodd's Trash & Recycling


Community wide recycling (2 months)

Paulson Construction & Landscaping


Salt/sand roads and snow removal in Feb.

Lori Smith


March Salary

Lennie Smith


Snow removal, tractor gas & flood repair (FEMA)

Internal Revenue Service


First quarter payroll taxes

Iowa Assn. of Municipal Utilities


† Also need to unplug culvert.

Culvert Repair:Need to talk to Chuck regarding the repair to see if we are able to fix it ourselves.If not, we will need to get bids for repairs.

Council Report:Possibly coordinate garage sale day with a community wide spring cleanup.Verifying council member's roles - Halblom: Social; Arthur: Maintenance; Schultz: Budget/Finance; Fisher: Roads; Weaver: Parks.

Clerk Report: Will have Mayor Pro-Tem check the bank account at each council meeting to double check amounts to ensure funds are as reported.

Maintenance Report:Been working on FEMA projects with spring.Also mowed dam.Got prices on cold patch:1.Team Laboratory Chemical Corp - $15/50 lb. bag 2.Grimes - $164/ton;$190 hauling; 3. Cessford - $210 hauling, $125/tons - minimum 15 tons to haul.Fisher made a motion to spend up to $2,000 to purchase cold patch.Weaver seconded.Ayes:All.

Adjournment:Halblom moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:02p.m.Schultz seconded.Ayes:All.

The next regular meeting of the Oakland Acres City Council is scheduled on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Oakland Acres Maintenance Building.

These minutes are as recorded by the City Clerk and are subject to council approval at the next City Council meeting.

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Lennie Smith, Mayor††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Lori Smith, City Clerk