7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Oakland Acres Maintenance Building


Call Meeting to Order:Mayor Lennie Smith called the council meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.

Roll Call:Ted Schultz, Don Smith, Doug Weaver and Heath Collett. Absent: Terry Morrison.
Also present: Lori Smith, city clerk.

Inquiries from the Community:Have contacted the Sheriff to patrol the city area on a more routine basis.

Approval of Minutes: Weaver moved to approve the minutes of the May 8, 2017, meeting. Smith seconded.Ayes: All.

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

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

Payable to:



Lori Smith






Employee retirement


Alliant Energy




Lori Smith


Rubber mulch for playground


Grinnell Implement


Tractor filter


Dodd's Trash & Recycling


Two months city-wide recycling


News Printing Co (Jasper Co. Advertiser)


Garage Sales ad


Register Media (Pennysaver)


Garage Sales ad


Matt Innis


Mowing, tree trimming, fuel




Property & Liability Insurance



††† 660.00

Workers' Comp Insurance



$ 4,663.44




Mayorís Opening Address and Report:Want to welcome a new resident to Oakland Acres, Ron Nott.Also have construction on a new home on Shoreline Drive.

Old Business

Ordinances and Issues:Yards have been cleaned up.Thank you.Still need to contact Planning and Zoning on housing ordinance updates.

Maintenance and Mowing: Discussed the differences between a "contractor" and a part-time employee.Based on the IRS rules, the current mowing/maintenance position would fall under a seasonal part-time employee.This position for the rest of the year will be directed by Lennie Smith.Will work on putting new rubber mulch in playground, removing sand containers, and killing thistles on the dam.

Dead tree removal:Have talked to Andy Heishman.Contacted realtor and will take homeowner's trees down at the same time. Will set up a time for Lennie to remove the trees, as someone is willing to take the wood. Also have a few dead along dam to cut down.

New Business

Iowa League of Cities conference:No interest in attending this year.

Lake Maintenance Options: Will look at getting more algae eating fish into the lake.Also, a reminder that swimming is not allowed in the lake.

Council Report:None.

Clerk Report: ††None.

Maintenance Report:Need to replace the "No Outlet" sign that was knocked down this winter.We also want to replace the posts across the dam.Collett checked on the cost to replace with pipe and concrete to make it durable.The material quote was for 6" pipe is $2.99 per foot, with 5' post sections (three underground and two above ground) and cost of the caps are $13 each, plus the cost of concrete.Need to decide on spacing to determine cost.May want to add reflective tape to the posts to increase visibility.Will get a firm quote when the area is measured. Will apply for the ICAP safety grant to help with the costs.

Weaver made a motion to spend up to $1,000 in June to purchase materials for new posts on the dam. Schultz seconded.Ayes:All.

Adjournment: Schultz moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:43 p.m. Collett 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