7:00 p.m. Monday, September 14, 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, and Doug Weaver. Absent: Sarah Pfennigs and Joyce Halblom
Also present: Terry Hintz, Terry Morrison and Lori Smith, city clerk

Inquiries from the Community: End of Fore Seasons Drive is becoming cracked and uneven.Will contact Cessford again.

Approval of Minutes:Schultz moved to approve the minutes of the August 10, 2015, meeting.Arthur seconded.Ayes:All.

Treasurerís Report:Arthur moved to approve the August report as submitted. Weaver seconded. Ayes:All.

Payment of Bills: Schultz 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


40 hrs. Mowing, 10 hrs. gravel + $45 gas

Caldell, Brierly, Chalupa & Nuzum


Legal fees

Scott Nikkel Trucking



Iowa Workforce Development





Mayorís Opening Address and Report:Mayor is taking another position, and will have more limited availability.Mayor Smith also announced that this upcoming term will be his last.Council members are encouraged to put feelers out for interest in the position.

Old Business††††††††††††††††††††

Sewer Subsidy:Terry Hintz asked the council to reconsider ending the sewer subsidy at year-end.Weaver made a motion to rescind the decision to end the sewer subsidy. Schultz seconded.Arthur responded nay.Motion carried.

Easement and Ordinances: No further infractions have been noted.The rope has been taken down on the drive from Oakland Drive.Citizens are encouraged not to use this drive as of yet. Mayor updated the council on upcoming legal issues.Also discussed the possibility of assisting with survey costs and determining other surveying issues.Decided to table the issue until a special meeting is held with the surveyor present.

FEMA Projects:All major projects have been completed.Will review equipment costs to include in the costs and look at other safety-related items.

Newsletter: Reviewed copy and will send out later this month.

Elections:Candidate papers are due to the county auditor by Thursday, September 17.

Road Repair:Will continue to contact Cessford about road repairs.

Yield Signs: Will be replacing the yield signs by Fore Seasons Drive will be replaced by stop signs soon

ECIC Meeting: Chose not to attend.

Ash Borer: Schultz had contact with the DNR to set up a time to review city's trees.

New Business

Street Financial Report: Weaver made a motion to accept the 2015 Street Financial Report, Resolution 16-3.Schultz seconded.Ayes:All.

Holiday Dates: Discussed possible dates for the community Christmas party at the clubhouse.Schultz made a motion to hold the Christmas Party on Sunday, December 13, from 2-4 p.m. at the Clubhouse (pending availability), and budget up to $150 for the event. Weaver seconded.Ayes:All.

Council Report:None.

Clerk Report: None.

Maintenance Report:Cut trees along Eagle Drive and put rock along the edges of Fore Seasons Drive.

Adjournment: Schultz moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:04p.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