7:00 p.m. Monday, February 16, 2015

Oakland Acres Maintenance Building


Call Meeting to Order:Mayor Smith called the council meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.

Roll Call:Roger Fisher, Joyce Halblom and Ted Schultz were present. Absent:Barb Arthur and Doug Weaver
Also present:Chuck Griffith and Lori Smith, city clerk

Inquiries from the Community:None

Planning and Zoning Report: Griffith reviewed bond options, including general obligation bonds and revenue bonds, and reviewed options for continued street repairs..Suggested separating overlays from curb and gutters.Also suggested widening and curbs and gutters on Fore Seasons Dr (down first hill). He discussed the priorities for updating the roads. Suggested upholding Cessman's bid and price curb and gutters on Fore Seasons.Griffith was asked if he was interested in fixing culvert at bottom of Fore Seasons Dr. He will provide a quote.

Approval of Minutes:Schultz moved to approve the minutes of the January , 2015, meeting.Fisher seconded.Ayes:All.

Treasurerís Report:Fisher moved to approve the January report as submitted. Halblom seconded. Ayes:All.

Payment of Bills: Schultz moved to approve payment of the bills.Halblom seconded.Ayes:All.

Payable to:

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Alliant Energy





Employee retirement

Lori Smith


December Salary

B3 Property Services


Snow removal - January

Paulson Construction & Landscaping


Salt/sand roads - January

Dodd's Trash & Recycling


Two months city-wide recycling

Iowa League of Cities


ECIC 2015 dues

Lennie Smith


Snow removal



Mayorís Opening Address and Report:When roads are bad, the mayor keeps an eye out for snow removal and is in contact with the County staff and our snow removal team.Please be considerate of the mayor's time and not call late at night or early in the morning. Please be courteous.

Old Business


Fisher moved to close.Schultz seconded.Ayes:All

FY16 Budget: No community members were present.The council reviewed the budget estimate and had no questions. Halblom moved to accept the budget as presented.Schultz seconded.Ayes:All.


Road Repair Update: The Mayor will contact Cessford to try to set up a date to complete the repair the end of Fore Seaons Drive.Will request bids for curb and gutter on Fore Seasons Drive from Cessfords and will post in the local newspapers and Des Moines Register. Smith suggested putting concrete pillars from Heishmans to Huysers and filling in a concrete pad between Fenners and Sheridans.

Mowing: ††Smith will continue mowing.

Spring Clean Up/Garage Sale Day: Will hold Garage Sale Day on Saturday, May 2, with dumpsters available from April 24 - May 8.Will try to set up a community-wide clean up and beautification day on May 16.

Council Report:None.

Asked New Business

Grasses for Dam:Halblom had forwarded information on prairie grasses and wildflowers.Will get pricing on seeding the dam and will ask Heishmans about drilling.She will report at next meeting.

ECIC Meeting: Meeting that will take place at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum on Thursday, March 5, in Knoxville.Schultz, Halblom and Smith would like to attend.Schultz made a motion to send the councill members.Fisher seconded.Ayes:All.

SMART Conference: No interest in attending.

Culvert Repair:Put in posts with reflectors by the culvert by the maintenance building.Suggest putting double 18" pipes on replacing culvert at bottom of Fore Seasons Drive with a flow-down, and perhaps adding similar reflective posts to mark edges.

Parks and Rec Meeting:Would like to have the committee meeting in early March. Will contact Carol Cerqua to set one up.

Council Report:None.

Clerk Report: None.

Maintenance Report:Been trying to keep snow moved from shoulders.People need be cautious when Smith is out moving snow.

Adjournment:Fisher moved to adjourn the meeting at8:06p.m.Schultz seconded.Ayes:All.

The next regular meeting of the Oakland Acres City Council is scheduled on Monday, March 9, 2015 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