The Bode City Council met in regular session Tuesday September 3, 2019 in the council chambers. The date was changed due to the Labor Day Holiday. All members were present. Mayor Miller called the meeting to order, a motion was made by Douglas, second by Rongved to approve the agenda as posted. All ayes, motion carried. A motion was made by Peterson, second by Douglas to approve the minutes from the August 5th council meeting. All ayes, motion carried.

Todd McMahon, City maintenance reported that he had been in contact with engineers from Bolton & Menk in regards to our sewer system. Correcting Infiltration into the system was discussed, along with issues of citizens utilizing sump pumps and pumping storm sewer water into the sanitary sewer. It was decided to request within the next newsletter, any people using sump pumps to contact city hall. Funding for this correction will be brought to Midas Council of Government.

This being the time and place for a public hearing to dispose of real estate land Parcel # 021742607, Lot 6, Block 2, Bode Ough Addition. This lot is 100 X 122. No one was present for the hearing, therefore Resolution # 09-2019 ďA Resolution Declaring Municipal Land No Longer used, Needed or Required for Municipal Purposes. A motion was made by Douglas, second by Rongved to accept sealed bids on this property, sealed bids must be received by Noon on October 7th in the Bode City Hall (the council has the right to refuse any or all bids pertaining to this piece of land)

Council Douglas and City Maintenance, Todd McMahon had investigated a few alleys/easements with the city limits. Following discussion, a motion was made by Rongved, second by Tepner to send a letter to a resident stating that at this time the council requests; if you have someone driving on your property, they advise you to address the issue with the violator. All ayes, motion carried.

Public Nuisance Properties were addressed, the city clerk attended the board of Supervisor meeting and received 3 Tax Sale Certificates assigned and also the tax abated on these parcels. Council Douglas will contact Attorney Lynn Seaba and request a 30 day plan from her allowing the city to remove and take possession of the properties.††

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

A motion was made by Douglas, second by Peterson to approve the 2019 Street Finance Report. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Dale, second by Tepner to approve a building permit at 103 Oleson Ave, this is intended for additional storage. All ayes, motion carried.

Council Tepner & Douglas have done research on a City Website, a motion was made by Peterson second by Rongved to have the city clerk look into a credit card that will be used for yearly expenses to have a webpage. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Rongved, second by Douglas to set the next meeting as Monday October 7th. All ayes, motion carried.

The following bills were examined and approved for payment before adjourning @ 7:20PM

Abens, Marty, Curran insurance††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1637.00 ACCO Liquid Chlorine†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 187.60


Brown Supply Company††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 43.80†††††††††††††††† Centurylink†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 342.80

Humboldt Newspaper minutes†††††††††††††††† ††† 67.13†††††††††††††††† Malloy Law Firm†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 937.13

Mangold Environmental†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 42.00†††††††††††††††† Northwest Communication†††††††††††††††††††††††† 19.99

Bomgaars††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 11.56†††††††††††††††† State Library of Iowa††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 43.12

Team Lab Road Patch†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 428.00†††††††††††††††† IPERS†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 2607.73

Fed & FICA††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2191.22 Monthly Gross Wages†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 7153.79



General††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4997.90

Road Use Tax†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1181.08

Water†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 393.14

Sewer†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 141.00

Landfill/Garbage††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 603.48