December 2, 2019

The Bode City Council met in regular session Monday December 2, 2019 at 5:30PM in the council chambers. All members were present, also present Paula Fulwider. Mayor Miller called the meeting to order, a motion was made by Douglas, second by Peterson to approve the agenda as posted. All ayes, motion carried. A motion was made by Dale, second by Rongved to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as published. All ayes, motion carried.

City Maintenance, Todd McMahon, reported that draw down is complete, he stated he had contacted blacktop service on an area on 6th street that they had milled and replaced. He also stated that Dakota City is replacing their what meters, and currently had a few new ones and also some gently used ones that they had previous acquired. These meters also had a touch reader. Following discussion, it was recommended that Todd contact the company that manufactures the meters to find out if we would purchase some from Dakota City will these meters become obsolete in the near future. This item is tabled until further information is obtained.

Bolton & Menk (an engineer firm located in Algona) delivered information on a planning & Design Application. This application provides communities Financial Assistance for planning & design phases of water and sewer improvements for the community served. Following discussion, a motion was made by Tepner, second by Rongved to request the engineer be present at the January Council meeting to further explain the process of sewer improvements and financial assistance for the program. All ayes, motion carried. 

A motion was made by Dale, second by Rongved to donate $250 to Upper Des Moines Opportunity, this program helps several residents within our community. All ayes, motion carried.

The shed sitting on the West End of 1st street will be moved by the city; notice has been given to the owner stating the shed is obstructing a public road.

Public Nuisance Properties were discussed; currently the city has approved Krug Construction to remove the property located at 501 1st street. The city has been working with Malloy Law Services to abate two properties, the nuisance at 101 Rossing Ave still has not seen any improvements or movements for the city to acquire that property. Following discussion on this issue; a motion was made by Peterson, second by Tepner to sever all ties with Malloy Law Services, a letter will be written and the city will continue to find a new attorney to represent the City of Bode in regards to this nuisance property. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Dale, second by Douglas to set the next meeting as January 7th @ 5:30PM.

The following bills were examined and approved for payment:

Monthly Gross Wages                                   7701.43 USA Blue Book Pump                                     538.31

Fed & FICA                                                          1658.06 Mangold Environmental                                               142.50

IPERS                                                                     1208.07 Malloy Law Firm                                               370.13

Arends & Lee legal Fees                                                  125.00                 City of Spencer landfill fees                         594.13

Harrys Heating repairs                                       60.00                 Blacktop Services asphalt/milling        34,405.00

City of Spencer landfill fees                         324.23                   Farmers Coop LP                                              487.84

Hach Company Free/Total refill                   242.68                 Humboldt County Engineer                         104.79

Humboldt Newspaper publishing               234.75                 Iowa Fire Control                                             200.00

IA Rural Water Assoc dues                             225.00                 Pete Kayser filters/oil                                    171.59


Martin Marietta sand                                       175.83                 Norms General Store Fuel                           356.38

Mosquito Control of Iowa                            1585.00 Northwest Communications                         19.99

Quill Corporation                                                141.94                 Jess Tepner computer repair                      120.00

VS Enterprise yearly internet                        420.00


General                                                                                19,424.05

Road Use Tax                                                     25,000.00

Water                                                                      1286.61

Sewer                                                                        142.50

Landfill/garbage                                                    996.44


The meeting adjourned @ 6:35PM


Becky Struthers, City Clerk