The Bode City Council met in regular session Monday July 6, 2020 at 5:30PM in the community center, the location was changed due to social distancing. Council members Dale, Douglas, and Fulwider were present. Absent Peterson and Tepner. Also present was Delta Guns and Jennifer Hasfjord. Mayor Miller called the meeting to order, a motion was made by Douglas, second by Dale to approve the agenda as posted. A motion was made by Dale, second by Douglas to approve the minutes of the previous meeting.

Delta addressed the council concerning traffic at the intersection of Olsen Ave, stating that stop signs on that intersection may slow down he traffic. Following discussion, Councilman Douglas stated that he would approach the residents on that street.

Todd McMahon, City Maintenance, informed the council of the DNR Wastewater Treatment Facility inspection report. The written response from the city was also reviewed by the council. He also stated that he hopes to have the pea rock cushioning at the city park complete as soon as he is able.

Todd informed the council that he had listed the 14X60 Mobile Home as directed, the city will have access to this property July 13th. It was advertised as “free” as long as it was removed from the city limits.

The council reviewed an invoice the city had received from an engineering firm Bolton & Menk, following discussion a motion was made by Douglas, second by Fulwider directing City Clerk to contact the City Attorney regarding this invoice. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Dale, second by Fulwider to approve a building permit at 606 Rossing Ave for a 10x10 deck. All ayes, motion carried.

Nuisance properties that violate the City of Bode’s Ordinance were discussed; Mayor Miller informed the council that he would like to personally approach a few violators within the city limits to see if the city can work with these property owners on the appearance/clean up of these properties.

 The performance of each individual city employee was discussed; a motion was made by Douglas second by Fulwider to approve a 2.5% increase The increase would be as follows: Todd increase of $0.57 per hour, new hourly pay rate is $23.30 Becky increase of $0.47 per hour, new hourly pay rate is $19.10 Jeff increase of $0.31 per hour, new hourly pay rate is $12.85. All ayes, motion carried. Also discussed was comp time and several hours when employees stay for council meetings/late/or called in. Council noted that Todd add 1 hour for Saturdays and Sundays for testing water, also holidays and council meetings. Becky will be paid for extra hours when needed and also all council meetings. Also discussed was a to offer a “cash out” for comp time.

The meeting adjourned @ 7PM

The following bills were examined and approved for payment:


Ed M Feld Equipment gloves/hood          125.50   Fire Service Training Bureau        1975.00

Iowa DNR Water Supply                                                  35.97   Iowa League of Cities dues            339.00

Mangold Environmental samples              156.00   MidAmerican Energy                      1358.55

Martin Marieta rock                                        162.67   Northwest Communications           24.31

Satern Service Center                                      17.50   Bomgaars water heater connects   86.74

Tom Shipman Jetting                                      210.00   VS Enterprise internet                      360.00

ACCO Liquid Chlorine                                     259.76   Bennett Recycling                            2055.87

Brown Supply Company test ball               395.00   Centurylink                                            338.20

City of Spencer landfill fees                         594.73   Crahan Electric wires@park            145.52

Farmers Cooperative     LP/tank rent       571.50   Fed & FICA                                          1568.14

IPERS                                                                 1157.78     Monthly Gross wages                10,494.05



General                                                5091.18

Road Use Tax                       929.10

Water                                     658.84

Sewer                                     705.50

Landfill/garbage               2650.60



The next meeting is set for August 3rd @ 5:30


Becky Struthers, City Clerk