The Bode City Council met in regular session September 14, 2020 at 5:30PM in the council chambers. Council members Dale, Douglas, Fulwider, and Tepner were present; absent Peterson. Mayor Miller called the meeting to order, with a motion made by Douglas, second by Fulwider to approve the agenda as posted. All ayes, motion carried. A motion was made by Tepner, second by Dale to approve the minutes of the August 3rd, 10th, and 24th council meetings; all ayes motion carried.

Mayor Miller gave the maintenance report, informing the council that drawdown will begin at the lagoon soon. He also had different prices for an item used in the city’s lagoon system called sludgemeister, following discussion a motion was made by Dale, second by Douglas to order one bucket at this time. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Tepner, second by Fulwider to purchase a 450 gallon fuel barrel, along with a pump from Farmers Cooperative for a total cost of $1835; while finding regulations on placement of the barrel to stay in compliance. All ayes, motion carried.

The City Clerk informed the council that she would be attending the Supervisors meeting on the September 21st to request abatement on taxes due on the properties the city has acquired through public nuisances.

A bid to have the community center deep cleaned was reviewed, following review a motion was made by Dale, second by Fulwider to hire NeNe’s Cleaning and Painting in the amount of $1000. Also, requested was to increase the cleaning deposit at the Community Center to $200, which is refundable if the building is cleaned up after it has been rented. The $50 rental will remain the same. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Tepner, second by Douglas to set Trick or Treat as October 31st from 5:30PM-7:30PM. All ayes, motion carried.

The council reviewed a certified letter, this letter gave the owner a list of items in violation with the city code and also a time frame to clean this property; council member Douglas will contact the owner of the property.

A motion was made by Fulwider, second by Dale to approve Resolution 2020-6 A Resolution Approving the Street Finance Report for fiscal year 2019-2020. Ayes: Fulwider, Dale, Douglas, and Tepner.

A motion was made by Douglas, second by Fulwider to approve the building permit at 104 Oleson Ave for a 16X8 ft deck. All ayes motion carried.

The following bills were examined and approved for payment:

Arends & Lee                                                     25.00     Centurylink                                                         346.98

City of Spencer landfill fees                     611.56       DFI-Solutions envelopes                                               310.91

Ed M Feld Equipment                                     20.00     Hawkins Incorporated                                   679.28

Humboldt Newspaper minutes             104.63       MidAmerican Energy                                  1392.15

Norms General Store fuel                        339.97       Quill Corporations                                            136.61

Sande Builders                                              116.49       Satern Service tires                                         893.34


Bomgaars chain/nozzle                                 26.96     Syntex Industries water tank                    2747.00

City of Agona jetting                                    250.00      Bomgaars batteries, tape, chain                                   40.90

Monthly Gross Wages                              7641.27      Fed & FICA                                                       1640.12

IPERS                                                                1201.97


The meeting adjourned @ 6:10PM


Becky Struthers, City Clerk



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