7:00 p.m. Monday, May 8, 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 and Heath Collett. Doug Weaver arrived at 7:05 p.m.
Also present: Lori Smith, city clerk.

Inquiries from the Community:Have had some unusual traffic coming in at odd hours.Will have Sheriff patrol the area on a more routine basis.

Approval of Minutes: Schultz moved to approve the minutes of the April 10, 2017, meeting. Smith seconded.Ayes: All.

Treasurerís Report:Collett moved to approve the April report as submitted. Weaver seconded. Ayes:All.

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

Payable to:



Lori Smith

$††† 302.40




$†††††† 92.09

Employee retirement


Alliant Energy

$†††† 105.13



Matt Innis

$†††† 315.00



Drake Community Library

$†††† 433.00

Annual contract


Iowa Workforce Development

$††††††† 35.00




$†† 1,282.62




Mayorís Opening Address and Report:Wanted to give special thanks to Al Fenner for mounting the tires on the tractor at no charge.Thank you Al!

Old Business

Ordinances and Issues:Please keepon top of mowing, as the grass is growing quickly.Lots need to be mowed on a regular basis.If you have problems with yard damage from snow removal, reflective markers are recommended.

New Housing Building Code: Need to forward to planning and zoning committee.

Spring Clean-Up and Garage Sales: Have dumpsters from May 1-12 and the city-wide garage sale on May 6.Dumpsters are full and had 6-8 sales community wide.The area by the stop sign needs to be sprayed for weeds.Len will spray as he has time.

Dead tree removal:Have talked to Andy Heishman.Need to contact realtor to see about other trees to take down, and set up a time to remove the trees.Will follow up.

New Business

Maintenance Contract:Reviewed a contract between the city and Matt Innis for maintenance/mowing for the community.Will review insurance issues and have Matt sign.

Council Report:None.

Clerk Report: ††None.

Maintenance Report:Need to replace the "No Outlet" sign that was knocked down this winter.We will also want to replace the posts across the dam.Collett will check on the cost to replace with pipe and concrete to make it durable.Collett and Lennie Smith will volunteer some time to replace. Want to place yield signs on the two cul de sacs this summer as well.Need to replace rock on shoulders and purchase the playground rubber ††

Adjournment: Schultz moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:41 p.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