The Bode City Council met in regular session Monday January 4, 2021 at 5:30PM in the council chambers. All members were present. Mayor Miller called the meeting to order, with a motion by Douglas, second by Dale to approve the agenda as posted. All ayes, motion carried. A motion was made by Tepner, second by Peterson to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as published. All ayes, motion carried.

Todd McMahon, City Maintenance informed the council of a low/high level alarm system that would notify him should the water pump quit working. The City was without water on December 28th due to a pump failure at the pump house. Following discussion, Todd was directed to gather cost on this system for the next council meeting. Other items discussed were the proper winter blend diesel that should be used during winter months.

Mayor Miller appointed Robert Douglas 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 # 2021-1), City Clerk-Becky Struthers, City Maintenance-Todd McMahon.

Water Rates were discussed, City Clerk directed to have an estimated expected revenue with increasing the minimum base (currently 15.00 per month/45.00 per quarter) Three different scenarios will be brought to the February council meeting.

A motion was made by Fulwider, second by Dale to approve a cost of 22.12 per year for a program called PC Remote, this program would allow access to City Hall and City Maintenance Computers, whether it be Council member Tepner assisting with computer issues as well as a capability to access computers by employees from home if needed. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Douglas, second by Fulwider to approve extra hours when needed at city hall, this also includes working extra prior to taking vacation. During vacation at city hall, the office will be closed. The mayor will be responsible for taking calls, City Maintenance will check the city hall drop box and mail during that time as well. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Dale, second by Tepner to set the next regular meeting as February 1st.

The following bills were examined and approved for payment:

Monthly Gross Wages   8698.11 Carquest Auto Part filters                                               53.27

IPERS                                     1497.40 Centurylink                                                                         360.14

Fed & FICA                          2062.48 CNH Capitol O ring                                                               4.55

Farmers Coop /barrel     4940.74 Cook’s Scrap Iron                                                             179.70


Bennett Recycling            1200.00 Hawkins INC azone 15                                                    182.17

Northwest Comm                29.98                 Sande Builders Mart bolts/screws                              39.43

Bomgaars fuel pump        422.41                 Team Lab road patch                                                      387.00


General                                                11,431.04

Road Use Tax                         7287.00

Water                                      1799.81

Landfill/Garbage                 1361.94


A motion was made by Peterson, second by Douglas to adjourn @ 6:45PM


Becky Struthers, City Clerk