The Bode City Council met in regular session Monday January 6, 2020 at 5:30pm in the council chambers. All members were present, also present was Wes Boyer with Bolton & Menk. A motion was made by Douglas, second by Peterson to approve the agenda as posted.  A motion was made by Dale, second by Peterson to approve the minutes of the December 2nd council meetings as published. All ayes, motion carried.


Mayor Miller opened the meeting; council members Fulwider, Douglas, Tepner, and Peterson including Mayor Miller were sworn in during the December 2nd council meeting. Council member Dale was sworn in December 26th.


Wes Boyer, an Engineer with Bolton and Mink, addressed the council regarding a Planning & Design Loan Application, this would be the start of several steps to improve infiltration to our sanitary sewer system. Wes handed out an overview of the process to begin seeking improvements. Following discussion, a motion was made by Tepner, second by Dale to begin the process of completing this application. All ayes, motion carried.


Mayor Miller appointed Jess Tepner as mayor pro-tem; other yearly appointments are as follows: Brett Legvold with Arends, Lee, Emick & Legvold Offices-City Attorney; Newspaper-Humboldt Independent, Fire Chief-Mark Spaulding, Health Officer-Kossuth Regional Medical Center, Bank-West Iowa Bank (Resolution # 2020-1), City Clerk-Becky Struthers, City Maintenance-Todd McMahon. Robert Douglas will serve on the 911 board.


A letter from the Humboldt County Animal Shelter was reviewed, the letter stated the county would match the community’s annual donations. Following review of the letter a motion was made by Dale, second by Peterson to approve a $500 donation to the shelter for this fiscal year. The city will review future donations on a yearly basis. All ayes, motion carried.


Todd McMahon, City Maintenance, reported that he had contacted the manufacturer of the water meters Dakota City currently is exchanging out. According to his findings these meters should be available to purchase parts for or should be available to purchase new in the future. Following discussion, a motion was made by Douglas, second by Peterson to purchase 14 new meters and 27 gently used meters from Dakota City for approximately $2000. All ayes, motion carried.


The following bills were examined and approved for payment:

ACCO Liquid Chlorine                   154.80            Bode Fire Department         6170.00

Advanced Paging Solutions          810.00            Bennett Recycling               1200.00

Centurylink                                       340.48            MidAmerican Energy          1437.60

City of Spencer landfill fees          257.05            Harry’s Heating & Cooling 1633.00

Elite Technology vertex mics         160.00            Farmers Coop LP                   806.98

Humboldt Newspapers minutes      64.63            Malloy Law Firm                     306.29

Nationwide Insurance                    200.00            NW Communications              19.99

Quill Corporation calendars             33.27            Sande Builders Mart             120.95


Bomgaars Supply                              21.72            Wastezero garbage bags    2625.00

IPERS                                             1182.92 Monthly Gross Wages     10,305.97

Fed & FICA                                    1178.36


General                                              13,497.09

Road Use Tax                                        748.98

Water                                                    1,942.27

Sewer                                                      221.45

Landfill/Garbage                              4,082.05



The meeting adjourned @ 7:40PM


Becky Struthers, City Clerk