The Bode City Council met in regular session Monday April 4, 2022 at 5:30PM in the council chambers. All members were present. Mayor Peterson called the meeting to order; a motion was made by Miller, second by Rongved to approve the agenda as posted. All ayes, motion carried. A motion was made by Rongved, second by Hasfjord to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as published. All ayes, motion carried.

Mayor Peterson gave the City Maintenance Report, informing them that the flashing stop signs have been installed, he also informed the council that Todd will contact MidAmerican Energy on the placement of the sign on Humboldt Ave and 1st Street. Also, the Pavement Doctor has been notified for upcoming street repairs.

A motion was made by Fulwider, second by Tepner to approve the building permit at 702 Rossing Ave. An 81x48 machine shed will be placed south of the existing grain bins on the property. All ayes, motion carried.

Mosquito Control for the upcoming season was reviewed, following discussion a motion was made by Tepner, second by Rongved to award the contract to Mosquito Control of Iowa for a total cost of $1820 for the season. All ayes, motion carried.

Personnel Policies along with short-term disability was tabled until the May council meeting. Also, discussed was possibly ending comp time and paying time and a half over 40 hours per week.

Water, sewer, and garbage rates were discussed. City Clerk directed to bring total revenue with different scenarios to the next council meeting. We are hoping to have our Preliminary Engineering Report that will identify issues within the sanitary sewer lines, Iowa Rural Water is coming to sludge judge our city lagoon and once that information is available the report should be able to be completed.

The following bills were examined and approved for payment:

Monthly Gross Wages                    9159.10                 Abens, Marty, and Curran  insurance       325.00

Fed & Fica                                            1757.06                 Agsource Coop Coliform sample                  13.75

IPERS                                                     1193.65                 Arends & Lee legal fees                                   50.00

Bennett Recycling                            1200.00                 Bomgaars Supply filters, oil                            45.96

Farmers Coop LP                               1171.00                 Carquest Auto Parts filters/oil                     577.54

City of Spencer landfill fees           289.58                 Hawkins Inc Azone 15                                     185.90

Humboldt Newspaper minutes      58.16                 J & A Outdoor kit for mower                         89.99

Lawson Products fuses                      87.70                 Orlys Maassen books ordered                      70.58

Northwest Communication             31.48                 Sande Builders screws/bolts                         11.35

Centurylink phone                             348.36


                                General                                                8410.64

                                Road Use Tax                                         11.35

                                Water                                                     256.34

                                Landfill/Garbage                              1489.58


A motion was made by Rongved, second by Fulwider to set next meeting as May 2nd. All ayes, motion carried.


A motion was made by Tepner, second by Miller to adjourn @ 6:20PM


Becky Struthers, City Clerk