7:00 p.m. Monday, January 8, 2018

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

Inquiries from the Community:Had some complaints on snow removal. Tried a new type of salt, but it didn't work as well. Switched back to original salt mix. Also, snow removal person needs to get out earlier and widen out spots. Mayor Smith will contact Andy.

Approval of Minutes: Schultz moved to approve the minutes of the December 11, 2017, meeting. Collett seconded.Ayes: All.

Treasurerís Report:Morrison moved to approve the December report as submitted. Smith seconded. Ayes:All.

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

Payable to:



Lori Smith






Employee retirement


Alliant Energy




Lori Smith


Roll of stamps



$ 3,370.90



Mayorís Opening Address and Report:Noticed that trees were cut by Viravong's property today. Morrison talked to the tree trimmers, and two trees were removed.Had kids sledding on the golf course. Just a reminder to ask permission before sledding on the golf course or other private property. The city park is a good place for kids to sled.

Old Business

Parcel dedication for public use: Clerk sent the resolution to the county auditor. Waiting to hear from them.

Road Bids: Mayor Smith has not contacted anyone yet for road bids.Have not been able to contact Cessford.Please let Mayor Smith know of anyone else to contact.

New Business

2018-19 Budget: Discussed possibility of having an actual council meeting room, either added to the current maintenance building or a stand-alone small building. May look at grants. May need to at least seal the roof. Mayor Smith will look into pricing.Included in the proposed budget were copper sulfate for algae control for the lake, culvert repair and $40,000 for road construction.

Council Member Assignments: Tabled for February.

Investment and Depository Policy: Reviewed a proposal resolution for creating an investment and depository policy. Council will review and will make resolution at the February meeting.

Council Report:Griffith highlighted changes needed to the website. Will provide to the city clerk to update. Also to review the duties of the council.

Clerk Report: Schultz made a motion to donate $50 to the Grinnell High School "We Care After Prom" for 2018. Smith seconded. Ayes:All.

Maintenance Report:May need to replace the tractor battery soon. May also want to widen the curves with the tractor.

Adjournment: Schultz moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:59 p.m. Smith 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