The Bode City Council met in regular session December 6, 2021 at 5:30PM in the council chambers. All member were present, also present council elect Carol Miller & Glenn Hasfjord. Mayor Pro temp Douglas called the meeting to order; a motion was made by Tepner, second by Peterson to approve the agenda as posted. All ayes, motion carried. A motion was made by Tepner, second by Fulwider to approve the minutes of the November 1st council minutes as published. A motion was made by Peterson, second by Fulwider to approve the minutes of the November 15th special meeting as published. All ayes, motion carried.

Todd McMahon, city maintenance reported that he had order weed killer and shoreklean for weeds at the lagoon, due to the price is expected to rise soon. Also, that Paul McMahon had picked up the last of the brush until next spring as the snow bucket is on and the grabble hooks have been removed from the city tractor.

Paul McMahons evaluation was discussed; it was decided to table this until the January 3rd council meeting.

The 28E agreement for Law Enforcement was reviewed; this agreement expires June 30, 2022. The city levies for these extra funds, to provide law enforcement within the city limits. We have seen a .50 cent increase every year per capita since 2017. After review of the agreement, a motion was made by Fulwider, second by Tepner to approve a continued agreement through the county with approval of the .50 cent per capita increases. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Fulwider, second by Tepner to disconnect the city maintenance telephone line, and to increase the data on internet usage. This will allow Wi-Fi to stay on in the community center when events are booked. All ayes, motion carried.

Solar stop signs were discussed. Todd McMahon was directed to get pricing on these signs and bring back to the council in January.

A motion was made by Tepner, second by Peterson to set the next meeting as January 3. All ayes, motion carried.

Mayor Pro Tem Douglas, swore in Hasfjord, Fulwider, Tepner, Miller, and Peterson all taking the “Oath of Office” for the new terms beginning January 1st.

Council Peterson thanked Douglas for his service as a councilmember and also for stepping up as Mayor Pro Tem through the end of 2021.

The following bills were examined and approved for payment:

Monthly Gross Wages                    12,160.11             IPERS                                                     1405.82

Centurylink                                              427.54             Fed & FICA                                          1889.31

Iowa Rural Water dues                       225.00             TEAM Lab chemicals                       1689.50

Cardmember services PC Remote     59.25              O’Halloran garbage truck repair 7774.59

Central IA Distributing                         157.00             Iowa One Call                                         19.80

Farmers Coop LP                                    405.00             Quill Corporation paper                    46.57

Carquest Auto Parts                               11.37              AgSource                                                 13.50

City of Spencer                                      330.76             VS Enterprises LTD                             420.00


Buscher Brothers                                  723.51             Brown Supply Company                    72.00

NW Communications                            31.48              Nationwide                                           130.00

Hawkins INC                                             131.66            Harry’s Heating                                    185.00

MidAmerican Energy                      1243.92


                General                                16,123.06

                Road Use Tax                           782.00

                Water                                      1,021.80

                Sewer                                        368.30

                Landfill/garbage                  8,105.35


The meeting adjourned @6PM


Becky Struthers, City Clerk