7:00 p.m. Monday, December 11, 2017

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, Doug Weaver, Don Smith and Terry Morrison. Absent: Heath Collett.
Also present: Lisa Griffith and Lori Smith, city clerk.

Inquiries from the Community:Concerns about traffic flow on Highway 6. We have approached the DOT about reducing the speed limit in the past, but due to the city not being on both sides and lack of accidents, it was rejected. Will respond to the inquirer with options.

Approval of Minutes: Schultz moved to approve the minutes of the November 20, 2017, meeting. Collett seconded.Ayes: All.

Treasurerís Report:Weaver moved to approve the November report as submitted. Smith seconded. Ayes:All.

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

Payable to:



Lori Smith






Employee retirement


Alliant Energy




Dodd's Trash & Recycling


Two months city-wide recycling


Lori Smith


Christmas party


Lennie Smith


2017 Stipend


Heath Collett


2017 Stipend


Ted Schultz


2017 Stipend


Doug Weaver


2017 Stipend


Don Smith


2017 Stipend


Terry Morrison


2017 Stipend


Jasper County Treasurer


Election costs



$ 3,370.90



Mayorís Opening Address and Report:Christmas party went well, with about 25 people in attendance. Special thanks to Terry Morrison for fixing the thermostat for the maintenance building's furnace.

Old Business

Parcel dedication for public use: Clerk will send the resolution to the county auditor.

Holiday party: Had good council participation, and welcomed some new faces.

New Business

Swearing in of elected officials: The clerk swore in Lennie Smith as mayor for a two-year term.The mayor then swore in the three incoming city council members, Heath Collett and Don Smith, for four-year terms, and Lisa Griffith to fill a two-year term.

2017 state audit results: Two main items: investment policy and official depositories resolutions. Clerk will draft sample resolutions before next council meeting.

Road bids: Mayor Smith will start getting bids for road work next month.

Council Report:Need to make assignments for council members for maintenance, community betterment, finance and parks, and planning and zoning. Will discuss further next month.

Clerk Report: None.

Maintenance Report:Lennie hung a solar light in the park to help illuminate the area. Need to make a list of 2018 projects, including dam post replacement. Discussed options to putting those in the ground, to include a metal post inside to prevent breakage. Morrison is working on finding people to cut down dead trees. Waiting to hear back. Collett volunteered to help to contact One Call about installing new signs. Dodd's commented that a few tree branches need to be trimmed.

Adjournment: Schultz moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:37 p.m. Weaver 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