7:00 p.m. Monday, October 8, 2018

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, Don Smith and Terry Morrison. Absent: Heath Collett and Lisa Griffith.
Also present: Lori Smith, city clerk.

Inquiries from the Community:Had question about bumper strips. Have had dirt washed away by culvert near Kochs. May need to fill in with dirt now and look at repairing next year.

Approval of Minutes: Schultz moved to approve the minutes of the September 10, 2018, meeting. Smith seconded.Ayes: All.

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

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

Payable to:



Lori Smith






Employee retirement


Alliant Energy




Jasper County Sheriff


Yearly fee


Jasper Co. Homeland Security/Emergency Mgt.


Yearly fee


Matt Innis


Mowing, cleanup, fuel



$ 3,963.19




Mayorís Opening Address and Report:None.

Old Business

Fore Seasons Dr curbing: Delayed due to rain. Jasper Construction wondered if we would like to move project until first on the list for next spring. Due to the addition of a residential driveway, we may be able to extend to Huyser's driveway.May be able to split cost into two fiscal years. It was decided to delay the project until next spring.

Muskrats: Mayor Smith will set out live traps for the muskrats this weekend. Will post notice for people to avoid traps.

Stump Removal: Was able to grind down the stumps quite a bit, but completion may not be possible due to the wet weather. Will see what happens with the weather.

Speed bumps: Will remove the speed bumps in the near future to allow for snow removal. Will reinstall in the spring.

Halloween and Christmas Plans:Trick or treating is set for Saturday, October 27, from 6-8 p.m. The city-wide holiday party is set for Sunday, December 9, from 2-4 p.m. at the clubhouse. Will hold a home lighting contest, with monetary prizes awarded to the top homes. Winners will be awarded at the holiday party.

Culverts and tiling repair: The culvert near Kochs is in bad repair, and needs to be replaced. The drain into the pond does not seem to be running. This is in addition to the two culverts budgeted for previously on Shoreline Drive. May be able to do a work around way to repair the inlet area surrounding the culvert near Stawsers to allow funds to repair the culvert near Kochs.Morrison will contact George Cowger and Curt Strand to see if they would give us a quote for culvert repair near Kochs.

New Business

ICAP safety grant: This $1,000 grant request is due at the end of December.

ECIC meeting: Meeting is November 8 in Newton, at the Maytag Events Center. Topics will include nuisance abatement. There may be interest among council members. Clerk will forward information, and council members will respond if interested.

Council Report:Need to contact Andy Heishman to place sand containers for the road before the first snow fall

Clerk Report: None.

Maintenance report: Will contact Matt to get things ready for winter. Mayor Smith will set muskrat traps this weekend. Need to order more treatment for the lake, and get it spread.

Adjournment: Schultz moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:52 p.m. Smith 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