7:00 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2015

Oakland Acres Maintenance Building


Call Meeting to Order:Mayor Smith called the council meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Roll Call:Barb Arthur, Ted Schultz, Sarah Pfennigs and Doug Weaver. Joyce Halblom arrived at 7:12.
Also present: Lori Smith, city clerk

Inquiries from the Community: None

Approval of Minutes:Schultz moved to approve the minutes of the September 14, 2015, meeting.Arthur seconded.Ayes:All.

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

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

Payable to:

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Alliant Energy





Employee retirement

Lori Smith



Lennie Smith


Mowing, Gravel, Tree Trimming + $20 gas

Lori Smith


Reimbursement for roll of stamps

Dodd's Trash & Recycling


Two months city-wide recycling

US Treasury


Quarterly payroll taxes

Jasper Co Homeland Security & Emerg. Mgt


Yearly assessment



Mayorís Opening Address and Report:Since Mayor Smith's last term will end 12/31/17, so we need to start thinking about possible citizens to run for mayor in two years. Need to promote throughout the community to gauge interest.

Old Business††††††††††††††††††††

Ordinances and issues:Need to start compiling a list of people, including phone numbers and addresses, to back up our stand on a property dispute.List is due to the lawyer by Monday, October 19.

Street Financial Report: Turned in and approved by the state.

Halloween party:Will hold in the park on October 24 from 4-5 p.m.Pfennigs agreed to assist Lori Smith with the party.Trick or treating will follow from 6-8 p.m. Have had a request for lighting in park.Will look into solar lighting in the spring.Mayor Smith will work up a proposal.

Holiday dates: The date and time have been verified with the clubhouse.It will be held on Sunday, December 13, from 2-4 p.m. at the Clubhouse.

Street Repair:Smith needs to contact Cessford again to check when repairs to Fore Seasons Drive.

New Business

Elections: On the ballot are Mayor Smith, Ted Schultz and Terry Morrison.One open council position remains.Voting will be held on November 3, from noon - 8 p.m. at the Kellogg City Hall/Fire Station.

Annual Financial Report: Due on December 1.Will review at next meeting.

Potential Budget Items for FY17: Message boards, possible reseeding of dam, tires for tractor, road funds, legal fees.Will continue to think of items.

Council Report:Heard from DNR, and they will be doing a study for Emerald Ash Borer, and will compile the results.This is a free service.

Clerk Report: Passed out Municipal Leadership Academy brochures and mentioned that the ECIC meeting will be held at the clubhouse on November 12.Council members will RSVP to the clerk before November 5.

Maintenance Report:May need tires for tractor.

Adjournment: Pfennigs moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:44p.m.Arthur 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