The Bode City Council met in regular session Monday March 5, 2018 at 6pm in the council chambers. All members were present. A motion was made by Douglas, second by Rongved to approve the agenda as posted.  A motion was made by Douglas, second by Peterson to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as published. All ayes, motion carried.


Todd McMahon, City Maintenance provided information to the council concerning Tire Straps for the snow plow truck. These straps provide extra traction on icy roads; the cost for these straps are 250 for a set, two sets are needed, following discussion a motion was made by Douglas, second by Tepner to order two sets for a total cost of $500, all ayes motion carried.


The council reviewed a couple options for used and new pressure washers; following review a motion was made by Peterson second by Tepner to order a New Hotsy Pressure washer for a total cost of 4000; this price reflects rebates and an allowance for our old pressure washer. All ayes, motion carried.


 A motion was made by Dale, second by Douglas to approve the attendance of the Consumer Confidence Report Workshop for Todd McMahon April 18th in Mason City for a cost of $50, All ayes, motion carried.


Clean Up days were discussed; currently we are looking at May 9th and 10th  to be set for Spring Clean Up. City clerk to contact Bennett Sanitation, this year will be similar to what the city has done in the past with the exception of e-waste.  

A motion was made by Dale, second by Rongved to approve a $50 donation to Humboldt After Prom. All ayes, motion carried.

This being the time and place at which the council shall receive oral or written objections from residents or property owners of the city concerning the Solid Waste Collections and Control. The mayor called for any oral or written objections and there being none a motion was made by Douglas, second by Peterson to approve the Ordinance while waiving the second the third reading of the ordinance. Roll call: Tepner, Dale, Peterson, Douglas, and Rongved all voting AYE. The changes include litter control/Illegal Dumping while adding Municipal Infractions to any violations on this ordinance. A copy of the complete ordinance is available at the Bode City Hall:




There were not any taxpayer’s or citizens present for the public hearing on the proposed 2018-2019 City Budget. A motion was made by Douglas, second by Rongved to adopt the annual budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. All ayes, motion carried.


A motion was made by Dale, second by Douglas to order a CyberPower Intelligent LCD 1500 VA 8-Outlet UPS for a cost of 162.69. All ayes, motion carried. This device allows a computer to keep running for at least a short time when the primary power source is lost. It also provides protection from power surges.

Animal Control was discussed; City Clerk directed to contact the City of Humboldt to see if a contact for such services can be found.

A motion was made by Douglas, second by Dale to set the next meeting as April 2nd . All ayes, motion carried.

The following bills were examined and approved for payment:

Monthly Gross Wages                        6696.43           ACCO liquid Chlorine                                    109.50

Fed & FICA                           2121.62           Carquest Auto Parts filters                               25.62

IPERS                                     1337.88           Central IA Dist. Disinfectant wipes/towels    235.00

Abens/Marty/Curran FD Ins   1077.00           Centurylink phone                                          318.14

City of Spencer landfill fees     318.14           Crahan Electric wire generator                         60.00

Hotsy Equip pressure washer 4000.00            IAMU CCR Class                                            50.00

Humboldt After Prom donation  50.00          Orlys Maassen postage from books                    8.07

Northwest Comm internet          99.95           VS Enterprise internet                                                  25.00

MidAmerican Energy             1460.66           Norms General Store fuel                               687.37


The meeting adjourned @ 6:55


Becky Struthers, City Clerk