7:00 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2017

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, Terry Morrison, Don Smith, Doug Weaver and Heath Collett.
Also present: Lori Smith, city clerk.

Inquiries from the Community: Question on ownership of a lot.

Approval of Minutes: Weaver moved to approve the minutes of the February 13, 2017, meeting. Schultz seconded.Ayes: All.

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

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

Payable to:



Lori Smith

$††† 302.40




$†††††† 52.09

Employee retirement


Alliant Energy

$†††† 334.32



Caldwell, Brierly, Chalupa & Nuzum PLLC

$†††† ††67.75

Legal fees


Andy Heishman

$†††† 320.00

Snow removal


Dan Ferro

$††††††† 50.00

Website updates





Mayorís Opening Address and Report: None.

Old Business

Ordinances and Issues:Need to set up an ordinance on new home builds.Need to contact Iowa League of Cities on suggested zoning language. Currently there are at least six lots for sale.Clerk will email the League for information. It also looks like the shed in question had been moved.Also a washed out area across from Griffith's on Fore Seasons Drive, with the snow melt, it has created a gulley. Mayor Smith will check on it.

Easter Egg Hunt: Scheduled on Saturday, April 15, in the park, at 2 p.m.Watch newsletter for details.

Spring Clean-Up and Garage Sales:†† Have dumpsters from May 1-12 and the city-wide garage sale on May 6.Thanks to everyone in observing the rules for using the dumpsters in 2016.Mayor Smith will call Dodd's for dumpster.

New Business

Spring Newsletter:Reviewed the newsletter and approved its mailing.

Street Naming:Need to review the process to name a street.Need to send a card from the city following Maxine Thompson's passing.Since there are no houses on the road in question, perhaps we can just put a decorative sign.

Council Report: None.

Clerk Report: Budget was uploaded and mailed to county auditor.

Maintenance Report:Filled in holes in maintenance building roof and cleaned up a bit.Also working to replace tires on tractor.Will work with Matt Innis on maintenance duties.Received a nice email about the addition of stop signs.Need to do some community beautification projects this spring, including cutting trees and planting some plants in park and around the stop sign.May want to cut down the dying trees near the golf course and offer the wood for sale.Will talk to a few people to see if they are interested in cutting down the trees.Need to stress that they would need to carry liability insurance for the task.

Adjournment: Schultz moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:33 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