The Bode City Council met in regular session Monday October 7, 2019 at 5:30PM in the council chambers. Council members Dale, Rongved, Peterson, and Tepner were present; absent Douglas. Also, present Luke Summers from Bolton and Menk, Mark Spaulding, and Larry Christensen. Mayor Miller called the meeting to order, a motion was made by Rongved, second by Peterson to approve the agenda as posted. All ayes, motion carried. A motion was made by Dale, second by Tepner to approve the minutes as published. All ayes, motion carried.

Luke Summers presented a power point to the council, this included Inflow & Infiltration ramifications, sources, and possible solutions to the city sanitary sewer system. Following his presentation and discussion; Todd McMahon will contact Rural Water and request assistance with smoke testing the town. City Clerk will mail a letter to residents, that currently have a sump pump on their property, to allow the city to identify if it is being properly discharged. Also, discussed were State Revolving Funds.

Mark Spaulding, Bode Fire Chief, informed the council that the fire department has interest in purchasing a new water tank, they currently are looking at a price on stainless steel tanks from Brokaw Supply Company.

Mayor Miller opened the sealed bid on Parcel # 02742607, Lot 6, Block 2, Bode Ough Addition this lot is 100 X 122. Following opening the sealed bid, a motion was made by Rongved, second by Tepner to approve Resolution # 10-2019 A Resolution Disposing of Certain Property and direction the execution of a quit Claim Deed to Larry Christiansen in the amount of $5000. This sale will be transferred as a quit claim deed. ROLL CALL: Ayes Tepner, Dale, Rongved, and Peterson.

A motion was made by Dale, second by Tepner to approve a payment of $800 to the Bode Community Club, these funds will help with the payment of the storage shed set in the mini park. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Peterson, second by Rongved to approve the proposal from Site Services in the amount of $1500 for the asbestos removal at 501 1st street. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Peterson, second by Tepner to approve a contract renewal with Bennett Recycling in the amount of $400 per month. All ayes, motion carried. According to Bennett Recycle, the recycle containers have been misused and residents have been throwing garbage into the compartments. The monthly fee was not increased to the city this year, but may need to be increased due to items being thrown in that do not belong in the recycle containers. City Clerk directed to contact Bennett recycling for cost in the future of curbside pickup and also to contact Livermore City Hall as to how their recycling program works.

A motion was made by Peterson, second by Dale to approve a building permit at 505 Rossing Ave to tear off and replace an existing deck. All ayes, motion carried

A motion was made by Rongved, second by Peterson to set next meeting as November 4th at 5:30PM. All ayes, motion carried.

The following bills were examined and approved for payment:

Monthly Gross Wages                                   7799.58 ACCO Liquid Chlorine                     105.60

IPERS                                                                     1114.44 Alex Air Apparatus                          155.00

Fed & FICA                                                          1558.52 Carquest Auto Parts                       204.53

Bennett Recycling Oct-Dec                          1200.00 Central IA Dist supplies                  263.50

MidAmerican Energy                                      1246.10 Centurylink                                         343.74

City of Spencer landfill fees                           286.84                 CNH Capitol fuel filters                    75.50

Compressed Air & Equip                                 463.35                 Continental Research                     304.87

Farmers Cooperative pressure check        360.25                 Fastenal Company                             25.29

Humb Hospital medical supplies                                  171.84                 Humboldt Newspaper minutes   62.12

Iowa DNR-Water Supply Engineer                95.00                 Iowa Fire Controls                           153.00

Mangold Environmental water samples    174.00                                Norms General Store                     368.52

Northwest Communications                            19.99                Rees Truck & Trailer, Inc                275.89

S&L Equipment Class A Foam                          88.26                 Bomgaars Supply tape/sprinkler   49.86


General                                                6429.06

Road Use                               752.21

Water                                     500.47

Sewer                                       99.00

Landfill/Garbage              1888.09



The meeting adjourned @ 7:35PM

Becky Struthers, City Clerk