7:00 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2014

Oakland Acres Maintenance Building


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

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

Inquiries from the Community:None.

Planning and Zoning:The committee would like to have a budget amount for road repair and may revamp their suggestions on what projects to give priority. The committee is planning a meeting in February to discuss this further.The council is invited.

Approval of Minutes:Schultz moved to approve the minutes of the December 9, 2013 meeting.Arthur seconded.Ayes:All.

Fisher moved to approve the minutes of the January 7, 2014 budget meeting.Schultz seconded.Ayes:All.

Treasurerís Report:Schultz moved to approve the December treasurerís report as submitted.Arthur seconded.Ayes:All.

Payment of Bills: Arthur moved to approve payment of the bills.Fisher seconded.Ayes:All.

Payable to:

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Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Assn


Annual Dues

Alliant Energy





Employee retirement

B3 Farms


Snow removal

Paulson Construction & Landscaping


Salt/sand roads (8 @ $150)

Lori Smith



Barb Arthur


Reimbursement for Christmas party supplies

Robin Elliott


Reimbursement for Halloween party supplies

Lennie Smith


Maintenance - park & shoulder repair

US Treasury


Quarterly Social Security and Medicare

Jasper County Tribune


Snow removal ad

Iowa League of Cities


ECIC membership dues



Mayorís Opening Address and Report:None.

Old Business

Budget:Fisher made a motion to accept the budget recommendation to be presented at the public hearing on February 10, 2014, before our regular council meeting.Schultz seconded.Ayes:All.

FEMA Report:Need to send more information to FEMA.We have a new representative who has been very helpful.Small gains are being made.Hope to have it completed within the next few weeks.

Directories:Ted and Joyce have handed out their directories.Barb and Roger are still working on their sections.

Other Old Business:Discussed possible options concerning the city's tractor.The city has one yearly payment to make, which is due in September.It was decided to table a decision on this matter.

New Business

2014 Mowing:Mowing costs were compared between 2013 and 2012.Total cost was almost $1,200 less in 2013. Decision for mowing was tabled until the February 2014 meeting.

Attorney Contract:Schultz moved to accept the contract for 2014 with Brierly Law office.Halblom seconded.†† Ayes:All

City Emergency Plan:Discussed the importance of completing city-wide emergency plan.Plan to have it completed by fiscal year-end.

ECIC Meeting: Meeting in Oskaloosa on February 20.Council members will check calendars and indicate their interest in attending at February 10 meeting

Other New Business:Start thinking of ideas for newsletter items for the Spring newsletter.

Council Report:None.

Clerk Report: W-9s and W-2s were distributed and discussed an IPERS refund for past clerk Willett.

Maintenance Report:None.

Adjournment:Fisher moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m.Halblom seconded.Ayes:All.

The next regular meeting of the Oakland Acres City Council is scheduled on Monday, February 10, 2014 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 regular City Council Meeting.

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Lennie Smith, Mayor†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lori Smith, City Clerk