7:00 p.m. Monday, August 8, 2016

Oakland Acres Maintenance Building


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

Roll Call:Terry Morrison, Ted Schultz. Heath Collett and Don Smith Absent: Doug Weaver.
Also present: Craig Johnstone and Lori Smith, city clerk.

Inquiries from the Community: None

Approval of Minutes:Schultz moved to approve the minutes of the July 11, 2016, meeting. Morrison seconded.Ayes: All.

Schultz then made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 18, 2016 special meeting. Don Smith secondedAyes: All.

Treasurerís Report:Morrison moved to approve the July report as submitted. Schultz seconded. Ayes:All.

Payment of Bills: Collett moved to approve payment of the bills as submitted.Schultz seconded.Ayes:All.

Payable to:



Lori Smith

$††† 302.40



Lori Smith

$†††††† 47.00

Roll of stamps



$†††††† 52.09

Employee retirement


Alliant Energy

$†††††† 43.43



Caldwell, Brierly, Chalupa & Nuzum PLLC

$ 1,402.75

Legal fees - property dispute


Lennie Smith

$††† 415.58

Mowing - 30 hours


Dodds Trash & Recycling

$††† 268.00

Two months city-wide recycling


Griffith Masonry

$ 5,232.00

Repair curb on Valley View Dr. and end of Oakland Dr.




$ 7,763.25



Mayorís Opening Address and Report: Encouraged council members to gently remind citizens of city ordinances.

Old Business

Ordinances and Issues:Having issues with citizens using the access road to golf course.

ECIC Meeting:Next meeting is August 24, 2016, at Tassel Ridge Winery in Leighton. Deadline for registration is August 15.Council should email the city clerk if interested in attending.It is a good networking event.

Fundraising ideas for lake aerator:Possible REAP grant, golf outing.A Jasper County official recently evaluated the lake and was unsure if an aerator would be sufficient to ease the lake's issues.May need more drastic measures.Mayor Smith encouraged council members to check out the solar aerators at solarbee.com.

Street Update:Special thanks to Chuck Griffith for promptly repairing the curbing on Valley View Drive and the end of Oakland Drive.Mayor Smith will follow up with Cessford to see when they are planning to finish repairs on Fore Seasons Drive

New Business

Planning and Zoning Recommendation: ††Craig Johnstone was on hand to answer questions concerning the plot addition proposal, creating a buildable lot, and having two sub-plots that will append to existing lots.†† The plan was approved by the Planning and Zoning Committee.He also questioned a water line easement across Lot B.Schultz made a motion to accept the proposal, via Resolution 2017-01.Morrison seconded.Ayes:All.

Signage Proposal: Mayor will review other cities' sign ordinances and work up a proposal.

Council Report:None.

Clerk Report: None.

Maintenance Report:Cleaned up tree in park and burned tree pile,

Adjournment: Schultz moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:27 p.m.Collett seconded.Ayes:All.

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