The Bode City Council met in regular session Monday September 10th the date was changed due to the Labor Day Holiday. All members were present. Mayor Miller called the meeting to order, with a motion by Tepner, second by Douglas to approve the minutes of the August 6th council meeting. All ayes, motion carried. A motion was made by Dale second by Rongved to approve the agenda as posted; all ayes, motion carried.

Todd McMahon, City maintenance, reported that draw down at the city lagoon will begin again. He also informed the council that the Generator has been installed at the pump house; this generator has been part of a Mitigation Grant which the city has applied and received funding for 14,112.07 will come from the federal funding and 1,881.61 will come from state funding, while the city will be responsible for 2,822.41 for this project. Todd also had pricing for new tractor tires, following review a motion was made by Douglas, second by Tepner to approve two new tires at 571 per tire plus installation. All ayes, motion carried.

Mayor Miller and Todd had inspected several areas of streets that need milled out and replaced with blacktop. Following review, a motion was made by Douglas, second by Rongved to award Fuller & Sons Paving to repair the areas for a total cost of $10,287. All ayes, motion carried.

The council reviewed two estimates for repair to city owned property and also to the Community Center from the hail storm which caused damage on May 1st. Following review, a motion was made by Peterson, second by Tepner to hire Weinert Construction for all repairs. The City has received payments from insurance companies for these repairs. The city owned properties have what is known as “replacement cost”, these buildings will receive 100% funding to repair. The community club building has what is known as “actual cash value”, this insurance did not cover the total amount of damage received. City Clerk directed to contact our insurance company, on future procedures for the community center insurance.

Council member Tepner presented cost on wi-fi in the community center, a computer for the city maintenance shed, as well as a point to point access to allow internet in the maintenance shed as well. Following discussion, a motion was made by Douglas, second by Dale to approve this with a limit of $1500 funding. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Douglas, second by Peterson to set Trick or Treat night as Wednesday October 31st from 5-7PM. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Douglas, second by Tepner to approve the CDBG housing grant Payable # 8 in the amount of $2100.86. All ayes, motion carried.

Council member Douglas presented a proposal for the area next to the community center, he presented cost for a possible fence, rock, picnic tables giving an estimated cost of $3964 to beautify the area where the Hundertmark Building was removed. Following review City Maintenance directed to receive a few bids on picnic tables for this area. Tabled until the October meeting.

A motion was made by Douglas, second by Dale to approve the 2018 Street Finance Report. All ayes, motion carried.


A motion was made by Tepner, second by Rongved to approve a building permit to 406 Christiana Ave for a 94 foot privacy fence. All ayes, motion carried.


Council member Douglas informed the council that the cost to repair the “warning siren” would be at the expense of the city, Mayor Miller directed to contact Melody with Humboldt County emergency Management to see if funding is available for this project.


Snow removal was discussed, “snow should not be blown into the street when removing from driveways or business locations”. Council member Douglas will contact “Norm’s General Store” once the city plow has plowed the streets, any removal from private property cannot be blown backout into the “just plowed streets”. City clerk will list this in the newsletter.


A motion was made by Dale, second by Tepner to set the next meeting as Monday October 1st. The meeting adjourned at 7:40PM


The following bills were examined and approved for payments:


Monthly Gross Wages         7388.37          Humboldt County Hospital splints            579.99

IPERS                                    1162.20          Mangold Environment samples      42.00

Fed & FICA                           1566.08          GDL Property mosquito spray        460.00

Farmers Coop LP                 1584.37          Continental Research weed          458.74

Norms General Fuel              582.37          Centurylink                                       326.26

MiAmerican Energy             1203.30          Team Lab Weed killer                     369.50

Carquest brake fluid                            64.77          Harry’s Heating A/C clean out         52.00

CNH Capital tractor repair  8938.14          Bomgaars bushings                                      26.93

Fastenal Co bolts/nuts          652.29          ACCO liquid Chlorine                     114.50

Central IA bags                        98.20          City of Spencer landfill fees          569.17

Abens-Marty Curran Ins     1060.00          Humboldt Newspaper                       62.36


                                                General                      16,008.61

                                                Road Use Tax                745.43

                                                Water                          22,430.77

                                                Sewer                                42.00

                                                Landfill/Garage             864.19




Becky Struthers, City Clerk