7:00 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2015

Oakland Acres Maintenance Building


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

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

Inquiries from the Community:Dan Huebner suggested that we contact the DOT to lower the speed limit to 45 MPH on Highway 6 from both edges of the city limits, with a signed petition from citizens.Mayor Smith had contacted the DOT for a study before to do this, and will follow up with them to see if they will reconsider their decision. Will make petitions available and post at the clubhouse, maintenance building and bus stop. Information in upcoming newsletter and in Facebook.Discussion ensued on snow removal and to post ads for bids earlier in the year, as our snow removal crew will be changing for next season.

Approval of Minutes:Schultz moved to approve the minutes of the February 16, 2015, meeting.Weaver seconded.Ayes:All.

Treasurerís Report:Weaver moved to approve the February report as submitted. Schultz seconded. Ayes:All.

Payment of Bills: Halblom moved to approve payment of the bills.Schultz seconded.Ayes:All.

Payable to:

†††† Amount:


Alliant Energy





Employee retirement

Lori Smith


December Salary

Lennie Smith


Solar light reimbursement/Snow removal

Iowa Assn. of Municipal Utilities


Annual dues

B3 Property Services


Snow removal - January

Paulson Construction & Landscaping


Salt/sand roads - January



Mayorís Opening Address and Report:None

Old Business

FY16 Budget: Halblom moved to create a resolution FY15-1 to accept the FY 2016 budget as presented.Schultz seconded.Ayes:All.

Grasses for Dam: Andy Heishman agreed to plant the grass seed on the dam.Halblom with follow up and bring a total cost to the April meeting, including cost of seed, and Roundup, etc.Will contact DNR to ensure this is not a problem with the watershed area..

SMART conference meeting: ††No interest.

Road Construction/Newspaper posting for bids: Mayor Smith has tried to contact Cessford repeatedly.Will continue to contact them and will push it up through their management. The clerk will post ads for bids in the next week or so in area papers for three weeks with bids due by April 15, 2015.

Siren:Need to hire a lift to trim trees and will have the siren fixed at that time.

New Business

Easter Egg Hunt:Weaver made a motion to spend up to $150 to hold a community-wide Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4.Halblom seconded.Ayes:All.

Newsletter items: Speed limit petition, Easter Egg Hunt, Snow Removal, safety reminder, Spring Cleanup and Community Beautification Day.

ECIC meeting review: Discussed community loans and whitewater treatment.Had a Geo Bond loan for dredging and shoreline enhancement, which is due by August 15.Also look into recreational grants as well.Mayor Smith will contact Chuck Griffith concerning a schedule for repairing the culvert on Fore Seasons Drive.

Iowa Pipeline Assoc. EMS Meeting:Discussed how to locate hazards associated with pipeline..If you see an orange post, it is a gas line, and has information listed to call for emergencies.Also discussed how to determine if there is a pipeline leak.††

Council Report:None.

Clerk Report: Will upload the FY16 budget this week.

Maintenance Report:Will be placing rock along Fore Seasons and in the maintenance building parking lot and park clean up, etc.Once ground firms up, will hire a lift to do tree trimming and siren repair.

Adjournment:Halblom moved to adjourn the meeting at8:09p.m.Schultz seconded.Ayes:All.

The next regular meeting of the Oakland Acres City Council is scheduled on Monday, April 13, 2015 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 City Council meeting.


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