The Bode City Council met in regular session Monday August 6, 2018 at 6PM in the council chambers. All members were present. Also present was Andy Hampe. Mayor Miller called the meeting to order, a motion was made by Douglas, second by Rongved to approve the agenda as posted. A motion was made by Peterson, second by Tepner to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. All ayes, motion carried.

Andy Hampe approached the council in regards to the empty lot South of the Community Center, the city has just torn down the building which set on that area. Council member Douglas will come up with some estimated cost on rock for that area, areas of planting perennials was also discussed. Following discussion is was decided to come up with some estimated cost on placing rock, benches, and some type of garden flowers. This was tabled until further information is obtained.

Mayor Miller gave the city maintenance report, stating that the lagoon draw down has begun.

A motion was made by Douglas, second by Dale to approve City Maintenance, Todd McMahon to attend the 2018 Fall Short Course for water and wastewater operators in Ankeny August 28th & 29th the cost for the course is $220. All ayes, motion carried.

Currently the city sends out nuisance letters whether it be junk/abandoned vehicles or mowing/weed control. When these letters are sent the residents is allowed 10 days to abate the nuisance; the issue of people not complying with the letters was addressed. Following discussion, it was decided that once the residents that have not complied in the allotted time; Mayor Miller along with a councilmember will contact the residents before the city actually initiates abatement.

The council reviewed the 2018 Outstanding Obligation Report; total debt being $15,800.

The council reviewed the report from the CDBG Housing Grant.There were no findings and just one follow up item: posting of Affirmative Fair Housing fliers at locations around the community as we discussed

A motion was made by Tepner, second by Peterson to approve a building permit at 307 Christiana Ave for a vehicle garage. All ayes, motion carried.

WiFi in the community center was discussed, Councilmember Tepner will find cost associated with this.

A motion was made by Douglas, second by Dale to set the next meeting as Monday September 10th due to Labor Day Observation. All ayes, motion carried.

The following bills were examined and approved for payment:

Monthly Gross Wages†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10,029.83†††††††††††† ACCO Liquid Chlorine†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 159.02

C & B Supply Trim/corner post†††††††††††††††††† ††††††† 39.70†††††††††††† Carrol Implement mower belt††††††††††††††††††† 99.95

Centurylink†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 331.40††††††††††††† City of Spencer landfill fees†††††††††††††††††††††††† 307.62

Elite Technology pager repair†††††††††††††††††††† †† ††137.80††††††††††††† Fire Safety USA in-line foam†††††††††††††††††††††† 436.00

Humboldt County Engineer dirt†††††††††††††††† †††† 210.00††††††††††††† Humboldt Newspaper minutes†††††††††††††††† 84.94

Iowa DNR NPDES Permit†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 210.00††††††††††††† Iowa One Call††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† 7.20

Krug Construction building demo††††††††††††† †† 8165.00 †††††††††††† Mangold Environmental samples††††††††††††† 222.00


Menards siding @ pump house†††††††††††††††† ††††† 110.44†††††††††††† Northwest Communications internet†††† 99.95

MidAmerican Energy††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 1302.67†††††††††††† Orlys Maassen books†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 85.24

Normsí General Store Fuel††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† 340.66†††††††††††† State Library of Iowa database fee†††††††††† 43.12

Sadler Coating Systems†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 6600.00†††††††††††† Team Laboratory Chemical Corp††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 29.50

IPERS†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 1054.98†††††††††††† Fed & FICA††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1702.80†††††††


General††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 18,327.64

Road Use Tax†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 745.46††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††

Water†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 864.94

Sewer†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 289.20

Landfill/Garbage††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 426.96


A motion was made by Tepner, second by Rongved to adjourn @ 6:55PM


Becky Struthers, City Clerk