The Bode City Council met in regular session Monday January 7, 2018 at 6PM in the council chambers. All members were present. A motion was made by Dale, second by Douglas to approve the agenda as posted.  A motion was made by Douglas, second by Dale to approve the minutes of the December 4th and December 14th council meetings as published. All ayes, motion carried.



Mayor Miller welcomed the new council and wished everyone a Happy New Year; council members Dale, Douglas, Tepner, and Peterson including Mayor Miller were sworn in during the December 4th council meeting. Council member Rongved was sworn in December 14th.


City maintenance, Todd McMahon, informed the council that he had been in contact with Blohm inspection and environmental services; the cost to inspect the Hundertmark Building for Asbestos would cost between 900-1000. After inspection the city may have an idea of the cost to remove the asbestos found during inspection. Todd has also been in contact with contractors on estimated cost to have the building removed following abatement of asbestos. The city is trying to gather cost to apply for funding through the Iowa DNR on demolition of commercial buildings. Following discussion, a motion was made by Tepner, second by Dale to approve the cost of the inspection from Blohm Inspection to begin this process. All ayes, motion carried.


City Maintenance, Todd McMahon provided two bids to the council on replacing the Center Mount Trolleys on two of the Maintenance Shed Garage doors and also provide one remote, following review a motion was made by Dale, second by Rongved to approve the bid of $2340 to Lichter’s Garage Openers



Mayor Miller appointed Mark Dale as mayor pro-tem; other yearly appointments are as follows: Brett Legvold with Arends, Lee, Emick & Legvold Offices-City Attorney; Newspaper-Humboldt Independent, Fire Chief-Mark Spaulding, Health Officer-Kossuth Regional Medical Center, Bank-West Iowa Bank (Resolution # 2018-1), City Clerk-Becky Struthers, City Maintenance-Todd McMahon.


Councilmember Douglas had reviewed the Solid Waste Control and Collection Ordinance which our City Attorney had rewritten after Council Member Douglas and Mayor Miller had went to his office, to address the issue of “litter” within the city limits. After review Council Douglas will come in city hall to have the changes implemented before a public hearing on this ordinance.


Council Tepner volunteered to find cost on UPS (United Power Supply) that would allow items backed up from city hall to secure all information will remain available in the event of a disaster.


The following bills were examined and approved for payment:


Monthly Gross Wages                                    7537.10           City of Spencer landfill fees               268.85


Bennett Recycling Jan-March)           1125.00           VS Enterprise internet                                     25.00

Fed & FICA                                       1671.08           Bomgaars Supply batteries, polish       45.96

IPERS                                                 1016.60           Mangold Environment samples          137.00

Farmers Coop LP                                  559.45           RJ Industries dumpster liners             255.00

Northwest Communications internet      99.95           Elite Technology  pagers                     900.00

Kemna Auto Center mud flaps             100.04           ACCO Unlimited chlorine                  109.50

Jack’s OK Tire recaps/service call       642.24 Fire Safety Gloves,wristlet                 167.00

Quill Corporation envelopes, calendars 82.23            Norms General Store Fuel                  367.66

MidAmerican Energy                         1352.12           Humboldt Newspaper minutes             70.56

Centurylink phone                                309.24


General                                    12,913.87

Road Use Tax                              733.53

Water                                           366.04

Sewer                                             62.00

Landfill/Garbage                       1,648.85


The meeting adjourned at 6:55PM, a motion was made by Douglas second by Rongved to set the next meeting as Monday February 5th @ 6PM