The Bode City Council met in regular session Monday October 1, 2018 in the council chambers. All council members were present. Mayor Miller called the meeting to order, with a motion by Douglas, second by Rongved to approve the agenda as posted. All ayes, motion carried. A motion was made Tepner, second by Rongved to approve the minutes of the previous council meeting as published, all ayes motion carried.
City Maintenance, Todd McMahon, informed the council that the fall draw down at the lagoon has begun, he also informed the council that the new tractor tires have been installed. A couple of quotes for a new chassis underneath our current packer/garbage truck was reviewed, quotes from Hiway Truck Equipment were reviewed; following discussion a motion was made by Douglas, second by Rongved to approve the purchase of a 2005 International 4300, the cost for the truck (which includes switching our current packer over) is $39,500. All ayes, motion carried.
Public Nuisance Properties were discussed, the two properties one located at 501 1st street and the second located at 101 Rossing Ave were brought to the council, the property located at 501 1st street did have the notice of redemption process and the current certificate holder was moving to get a tax sale deed. Following discussion, a motion was made by Peterson, second by Douglas to approve the payment of 656.28 for the back taxes on the 501 1st street property. All ayes, motion carried.
The property located at 101 Rossing Ave has personal property on land belonging to another person, the city would need to acquire rights to the property first and then proceed on the disposal of the abandoned mobile home; following discussion a motion was made by Douglas, second by Tepner to contact our attorney on proper procedures to move forward on acquiring this property. Council member Tepner, Rongved, Dale, and Douglas voting aye, council member Peterson to abstain from voting on this location.
The Community Center Building was discussed, the council approved paying the attorney fees to have the building deeded over to the city, they also agreed to continue to provide the community center with liability Insurance. The city clerk informed the council that the next community club meeting will be held November 8th and this item will be up for a vote through the community club members.
A motion was made by Dale, second by Douglas to remove the tree located at 100 1st street, a cost of 1250 from McPeak Trenching was received for this removal. All ayes, motion carried.
A motion was made by Dale, second by Rongved to approve a building permit to Larry Johnson at 605 Humboldt Ave for a 2-car garage. Larry was present and is aware of all set back requirements. All ayes, motion carried.
A motion was made by Douglas, second by Tepner to approve the Recycling Contract with Bennett Recycling, the city will pay $400 per month for recycling. All ayes, motion carried.
A motion was made by Douglas, second by Dale to approve the 2018 Financial Report. All ayes, motion carried.
Council member Douglas presented information to the council in regards to amending the City of Bode’s Ordinance pertaining to “Dumping of Snow”.
A public hearing will be set as Monday November 5th at 6:30PM in the council chambers:
Title VI Physical Environment
Chapter 7 Sidewalk Regulations “Dumping of Snow on Streets” It is unlawful for any person to throw, push, or place or cause to be thrown, pushed or placed, any ice or snow from private property onto the streets.
The following bills were examined and approved for payment:
Farmers Coop 246.45 Monthly Gross Wages 7197.59
Iowa DNR-Water Use Fee 134.00 Fed & FICA 1526.18
Humboldt Newspaper minutes 82.00 IPERS 1065.31
S&S Jetting 420.00 Quill Corporation toner 190.99
Alex Air Apparatus barrier gloves 130.29 CNH Capital fuel filters 71.50
ACCO Corp chlorine 146.30 City of Spencer landfill fees 286.57
MS & Sons valve 96.24 Mangold Environmental 146.00
Jacks OK tires 2092.13 Bennett Recycling 1175.00
MidAmerican Energy 1187.54 Carquest Auto parts 218.39
Road Use Tax 1396.33
A motion was made by Dale, second by Tepner to set the next meeting as November 5th.
A motion was made by Tepner, second by Douglas to adjourn at 7:15 PM