7:00 p.m. Monday, February 13, 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. Terry Morrison, Doug Weaver and Heath Collett. Don Smith arrived at 7:11 p.m.
Also present: Lori Smith, city clerk.


Weaver made a motion to close our regular meeting and start Budget Hearing.Schultz seconded.Ayes:All

FY18 Budget: No community members were present.The council reviewed the budget estimate and had questions regarding legal fees and level of real estate taxes, which remain the same.


FY18 Budget:Mayor Smith asked for acceptance of the budget as presented.Motion was made by Schultz.Seconded by Weaver.Ayes:All.

Inquiries from the Community: Free library was taken down to leakage.Hope to have it repaired and replaced.Had mixed reviews about the replacement of the signs from Yield to Stop signs.Seems to be more effective for safety. May look into posting yield signs at the end of Parkview, Lakeview and Shoreline Drive.

Approval of Minutes:Schultz moved to approve the minutes of the January 9, 2017, meeting. Collett seconded.Ayes: All.

Treasurerís Report:Weaver moved to approve the January report as submitted. Schultz seconded. Ayes:All.

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

Payable to:



Lori Smith

$††† 302.40



Lori Smith

$††† 409.44

Road sand containers



$†††††† 52.09

Employee retirement


Alliant Energy

$†††† 355.34



Caldwell, Brierly, Chalupa & Nuzum PLLC

$†††† 506.00

Legal fees


Andy Heishman


Snow removal


Dodd's Trash & Recycing

$†††† 268.00

Two months city recycling


Auditor of State

$††††† 475.00

Periodic Exam Fee


Ardick Equipment Co.

$††††††† 78.00

Stop signs


Iowa Workforce Development

$††††††† 35.00






Mayorís Opening Address and Report: A reminder that Mayor Smith will be stepping down at the end of 2017.Looking for someone in the community to run for Mayor.

Old Business

Ordinances and Issues:Still need to deal with some community ordinances issues.Will mention in spring newsletter.Also discussed the issue of dogs running loose in the community.

Spring Clean-Up and Garage Sales:†† Have dumpsters from May 1-12 and the city-wide garage sale on May 6.Thanks to everyone in observing the rules for using the dumpsters in 2016.

New Business

ECIC Meeting:The next ECIC meeting will be held on Thursday, March 2 in Oskaloosa.No interest in attending this time.

Council Report: Heath will pick up tractor tires tomorrow to replace old ones.

Clerk Report: Will watch the budget to ensure that we do not exceed the FY17 budget.Will keep council posted each month to see if we will need to file an amended budget.Will also follow up with ICAP on the $1,000 grant for which we qualified.This grant is also available for calendar year 2017.May use that for posts on the dam.

Maintenance Report:Please be sure to not cut the corner short when coming up Fore Seasons Drive and turning on Oakridge Drive. Also need to replace the NO OUTLET sign that was damaged.

Adjournment: Schultz moved to adjourn the meeting at7:32 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