7:00 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2014

Oakland Acres Maintenance Building


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

Roll Call:Barb Arthur, Roger Fisher, Joyce Halblom, Ted Schultz, and Doug Weaver were present.Absent:City Clerk

Inquiries from the Community:None

Approval of Minutes:Schultz moved to approve the minutes of the May 12, 2014, meeting.Fisher seconded.Ayes:All.

Weaver moved to approve the minutes of the May 29, 2014, special meeting.Schultz seconded.Ayes:All.

Treasurerís Report: Fisher moved to approve the May report as submitted. Schultz seconded. Ayes:All.

Payment of Bills: Fishermoved to approve payment of the bills.Weaver seconded.Ayes:All.

Payable to:

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Alliant Energy





Employee retirement

Iowa Central Water Assn.


Sewer hook up for 6 Valley View Dr. & 13476 Hwy 6 E

Lori Smith


May Salary

Lennie Smith


Mowing ($800) & FEMA - repair overflow pipe ($136)

Dodd's Recycling


Two months city-wide recycling & dumpsters

Paulson Construction & Landscaping


Cold patch for asphalt roads

Grinnell Implement


Oil filters and mower blades

Ramsey Weeks Insurance Agency


Quarterly payment - city insurance



Mayorís Opening Address and Report:Dog at 25 Eagle Drive needs to be under control.Arthur will go talk to them, give them copies of ordinances, and give them final warning that may lead to citation by the city.

Old Business

Notification Sites: It was decided to stay at three places for city notifications:at the maintenance building, entrance to Oakland Acres West, and Oak Lake.

Insurance:Lennie will meet with IMWCA on Wednesday, June 11.

Easements:Arthur and Schultz will continue researching the easements with the golf course.

Road Repairs:Lennie met with Cessford and signed a contract to replace and widen the end of Fore Seasons Drive.The road work could begin as early as June 23, and will take 2-3 days to complete. Residents may be asked to move back mailboxes and have the option of having Cessford repair their driveway at their own cost at that time.

Lennie will contact the post office about mail delivery during those days and Halblom will talk to Larry Heishman about using golf carts to get residents to their homes.

New Business

Fourth of July: It was decided that the city would not hold any holiday events on the 4th.

Speed Zone:Council discussed the need for a slower speed zone on Highway 6 when driving by Oakland Acres.Schultz will contact Stuart Anderson with the DOT about implementing that.

Council Report:None.

Clerk Report: None.

Maintenance Report:Lennie has been working on the railroad ties near 36 Shoreline Drive.He has also filled in some roadways and sinkholes with gravel, with plans to put gravel along all of the roads.With the rain, mowing has also taken a lot of hours.

Adjournment:Schultz moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 p.m.Arthur seconded.Ayes:All.

The next regular meeting of the Oakland Acres City Council is scheduled on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Oakland Acres Maintenance Building.

These minutes are as recorded by Council Member Barb Arthur and are subject to council approval at the next City Council meeting.

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Lennie Smith, Mayor††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Barb Arthur, Acting Clerk