7:00 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2015

Oakland Acres Maintenance Building


Call Meeting to Order:Mayor Smith called the council meeting to order at 7:20 p.m.

Roll Call:Barb Arthur Doug Weaver and Ted Schultz were present. Absent: Joyce Halblom
Also present: Sarah Pfennigs and Lori Smith, city clerk

Inquiries from the Community:None.

Appointment of Council Member: Sarah Pfennigs has volunteered to fill the vacancy left by Roger Fisher.Schultz made a motion to accept her nomination.Weaver seconded.Ayes:All.

Approval of Minutes:Arthur moved to approve the minutes of the April 13, 2015, meeting.Schultz seconded.Ayes:All.

Treasurerís Report:Schultz moved to approve the April report as submitted. Arthur seconded. Ayes:All.

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

Payable to:

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Alliant Energy





Employee retirement

Lori Smith



Lennie Smith


Roll of Stamps

Lennie Smith


Mowing + 2 hours maintenance

Paulson Construction & Landscaping


Salt/sand roads - 3/3

Jasper County Advertiser


Garage Sales ad

Dan Ferro


Website updates

Iowa Codification, Inc.


2014 Legislative changes

S & S Electric


Tornado siren repair

Poweshiek Publications


Garage Sales ad



Mayorís Opening Address and Report:None.

Old Business††††††††††††††††††††

Grasses for Dam: Due to chemicals put on the grasses on the dam, prairie grasses will not be able to be planted this spring.This will give us a chance to kill all the weeds, and plant next spring.

Road Construction: Received a bid from Cessford to do an additional 400' on the end of Fore Seasons Drive, to the end of Abrahamsons' yard.The additional amount is $28,000.Schultz made a motion to accept the bid.Weaver seconded. Ayes: AllCessford will be here the end of this week or beginning of next. This should take 3-4 days.Smith will check with the golf course about borrowing golf carts for residents to use during this time..Smith will contact affected residents by phone.

Clean Up Day: Smith will rent a mulcher to take care of the brush by the dam, which will be used in the park and by the yield sign.In case of inclement weather, the day will be postponed until May 30.

Dumpster Rules:Had several items that were unacceptable items, including TVs and hazardous materials. Have decided not continue this practice in following years.Will post notice in next newsletter.Look into dates for "free day" at Jasper County Landfill.

Speed Limit:Contacted a person with the State Patrol.Will continue to follow up concerning a lowered speed limit sign on Highway 6.

Fish Stock: Have not received a response from North Star Hatchery.Will look into other options to complete stocking the lake.

FEMA Projects:Mulching and culvert repair should finish the projects.

New Business

Snow Removal Bids: Need to start snow removal bid process.Will advertise in Jasper Advertiser, the Pennysaver, and possibly on Facebook, every other week for three times.Will request a date of July 1 to have bids returned.Will then review at the July meeting.

Ordinance for Businesses:Had a request to have a gun repair shop located in a home at Oakland Acres.After research, this seems to comply with our ordinances, as long as no firearms or ammo are sold.

Liquor License Application:Schultz made a motion to renew the liquor license for the Oakland Acres Golf Club.Arthur seconded.Ayes:All.

Council Report:Discussed the council assignments.Will review and decide at next meeting.

Clerk Report: Will review new ordinances required by state statue.Will send copies and review at next meeting.

Maintenance Report:Will get mulcher and be around all day on Saturday for cleanup day. Asked permission to take tractor over to private property to blow out equipment.Received a request about replacing the white posts along the dam with PVC posts.Have added a picnic table and a glider at the fishing area on Eagle Drive.

Adjournment:Schultz moved to adjourn the meeting at8:14p.m.Weaver 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