7:00 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2020

Oakland Acres Maintenance Building


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

Roll Call:Don Smith, Curt Strawser, Clint Follette, Dawnette Baker Absent: Lisa Griffith
Also present: Ashley Stock, city clerk

Follette made motion to close the regular meeting and begin the special hearing.Smith seconded. Ayes: All

Special hearing regarding sale of land near hole #14: City Council wants to quit deed claim for $1 sale to Oakland Acres Golf Club.Smith made a motion to proceed with the sale.Strawser seconds.Ayes: all.Sale was approved.

Follette made motion to close the special hearing and reopen the regular meeting. Smith Seconded. Ayes: all

Open Regular Meeting

Inquiries from the Community:

Someone was wondering if we could have a centralized mailbox system.This would be a postmaster decision, not city council.

Approval of Minutes: Follette moved to approve the minutes of the January 13, 2019 meeting. Smith seconded.Ayes: All.

Treasurerís Report:Baker moved to approve the December report as submitted. Follette seconded. Ayes:All.

Payment of Bills: Strawser moved to approve payment of the following bills as submitted. Follette seconded.Ayes:All.

February 2020 Bills

Payable to:



Ashley Stock

$†† 301.21



$†††† 55.06

Employee retirement

Alliant Energy

$†††† 77.25


Dodd's Trash & Recycling

$†† 147.40

January city-wide recycling



Snow Removal & Salt/Sand App





Mayorís Opening Address and Report:

Joyce is appointing Lisa Griffith as Mayor Pro-Tem

Old Business

Maintenance Shed Roof: Follette makes a motion to contact Tri-County Construction to do the bid for the roof.Strawser seconds. Ayes: All

Street Signs: Will need to replace 5 signs for all the Oakridge Rd to Oakridge Dr and the other signs on the same post.Need to contact them again as the draft they gave us said Oakland Dr and should be Oakridge Dr.Will contact and get a new quote for price and bring to the March meeting.

Motion Lights by the School Bus Building: Motion censored light will probably not work due to having to be so close to them to go off. Going to have to do look into something that has more light reaction (solar with battery back-up) and will have to get a pole put in and get the appropriate people out before you dig and get permission from residents.Will table until next meeting, as we canít do anything until the ground thaws.

Boulders on the Dam: Joyce talked to the DOT, also talked to Gryp Construction to give a quote on a low-tension wire (since we are low speed) and poles are not set in concrete.We could do boulder on the lakeside and tension wire on the other side.Joyce will meet with him and get a quote and she will check with Jasper County Construction to see if they do anything like that as well.

Doddís Trash and Recycling: Contacted Joyce to see when we were doing spring clean up.Will put on the March agenda to get dates set for it.

New Business

2020-2021 Budget Items: Scale back the spending for this next fiscal year due to all the items that we have done with the roads in the last few years.However, need to budget for a few repairs that are need for a few spots around the neighborhood.Joyce will ask Jasper Construction about how much some minor repairs will be.Will adjust slightly and send out and we will hold a special hearing prior to the March meeting.

Council Report:

Clerk Report: Insurance quote paperwork; need to send it in by mid-April to get a quote for the yearly insurance.Received a document from the Officer of Auditor of State, will put on the March meeting to pay the invoice.

Maintenance report:

Need to put a lock (going to quote a keypad) on the maintenance-shed door, Joyce will price something for the next meeting.

Adjournment: Smith moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m. Baker 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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Joyce Halblom, Mayor†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ashley Stock, City Clerk