The Bode City Council met in regular session March 9, 2020 @ 5:30PM in the council chambers. All members were present. Also, present Wes Boyer and Jillian Krieg from Bolton & Menk. Mayor Miller called the meeting to order, with a motion was made by Douglas, second by Tepner to approve the agenda as posted. A motion was made by Tepner, second Dale to approve the minutes as published.

Todd McMahon, City Maintenance gave a report stating that Krug Construction will be here to demolish the property located at 501 1st street as soon as weather conditions allow. He also stated that he has repaired or replaced a few water meters located in properties that have been damaged due to neglect. Following discussion, a motion was made by Peterson, second by Tepner to charge the homeowner the cost of the meter plus a fee of $50 for labor; the fee for labor will double on weekends or after hours. All ayes, motion carried.

This being the time and place for a public hearing on the 2020-21 City Budget, there were not any taxpayerís or citizens present for the public hearing. Therefore the 2020-21 City Budget is adopted as published.

A motion was made by Peterson, second by Dale to table Approval of the Planning & Design Loan Application and also the Approval of Professional Services both received from Bolton and Menk for the Sanitary Sewer system improvements until more information is obtained. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Peterson, second by Tepner to approve a grant application through the USDA that would provide the fire department to obtain radios that would change from digital to an analog system. A public hearing will be held on April 6th at the Bode City Hall @ 5:45PM to discuss the proposed project. All ayes, motion carried.

Jillian and Wes approached the council in regards to a planning and design loan and also a professional service agreement through Bolton and Menk for Sanitary Sewer System improvements. Following discussion, a motion was made by Fulwider, second by Douglas to approve the Planning & Design loan Application not to exceed $300,000. This would allow for a preliminary Engineering report of our sanitary system and would provide guidance on how to proceed with improvements to our system. The Professional Agreement was tabled until more information is obtained.All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Douglas, second by Fulwider to approve applying for a SEARCH grant through the USDA for up to $30,000 to help with the cost of a preliminary report from an engineering firm that would detail our sanitary system. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Peterson, second by Dale to continue working with Malloy Law Services on the removal of our dilapidated properties (located at 50 1st Street and 101 Rossing Ave) are complete. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Douglas, second by Peterson to set City Wide Clean-up days as April 22nd & 23rd. Again, this year we will charge for furniture and mattresses, electronic waste, and appliances as we have in the past. Every household will be able to utilize this service free up to one vehicle. If more than one load a fee of $40 per trailer, $20 per pickup, and $5 per car will be charged. Look for details in the next city newsletter.

A motion was made by Dale, second by Douglas to approve the attendance of Todd to a Consumer Confidence Report workshop in Mason City on April 16th. The cost for this workshop is $50. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Douglas, second by Dale to set the next meeting as April 6th, all ayes motion carried.

The following bills were examined and approved for payment:

Monthly Gross Wages†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 7069.05 Abens, Marty Curran Liquor Policy†††††††††† 325.22

IPERS†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1111.95 ACCO Liquid Chlorine†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 158.08

Fed & FICA††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1533.54 Brown Supply Company††††††††††††††† plow blade††††††††† 325.13

Farmers Cooperative LP††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1719.04 City of Spencer landfill fees†††††††††††††††††††††††† 333.58

MidAmerican Energy††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1399.79 Humboldt Newspaper†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 321.64

Normís General Store fuel†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 203.78†††††††††††††††† Northwest Communications internet†††† 19.99

Centurylink†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 339.01†††††††††††††††† Fastenal nuts/bolts†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 1.49

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital††††† 109.98

 

††††††††††††††† General††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5074.94

††††††††††††††† Road Use Tax†††††††††††††††††††† 763.01

††††††††††††††† Water†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 383.60

††††††††††††††† Sewer†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† 10.53

††††††††††††††† Landfill/Garbage††††††††††††† 405.59