The Bode City Council met in regular session Monday January 3, 2022 at 5:30PM in the council chambers. All members were present, also present Mark Steil. All newly elected officials had been sworn in at the December Council meeting, with Council Rongved being sworn in December 9th. Mayor Peterson called the meeting to order, with a motion by Tepner, second by Fulwider 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 previous meeting as published. All ayes, motion carried.

Mayor Peterson appointed Paula Fulwider 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 # 2022-1), City Clerk-Becky Struthers, City Maintenance-Todd McMahon. Mayor Peterson will serve on the 911 board.

Mark Steil was present to discuss WIFI in the community center, he advised the council that a second IP address would be very useful and could be installed with a separate cable. Council member Tepner and Mark Steil will set this up, the city will pay an additional 15.00 per month for this added WIFI. A motion was made by Tepner, second by Rongved to approve this request. All ayes, motion carried.

City Maintenance, Todd McMahon informed the council that he had located Solar Panel Stop signs at a cost of 1125.00 per sign and an additional 102.15 for a base. These signs will be erected on Humboldt Ave on 1st Street heading south and 2nd street heading North. Following discussion, a motion was made by Tepner, second by Miller to approve the purchase as stated. All ayes, motion carried.

Paul McMahon has been filling in as City Maintenance position, until Todd is fully released from Medical Leave. He had started at 13.00 per hour, to be evaluated after 30 days. A motion was made by Tepner, second by Miller to increase his pay to 14.78 per hour. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Rongved, second by Tepner to approve a 250 request for funding to Upper Des Moines Opportunity.  All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Tepner, second by Rongved to approve a Class C Liquor License with Sunday Sales to the Red Lantern.

The City has received funding in the amount of 9999.60 for a Housing Recovery Fund. Options to use these funds were discussed, City Maintenance will note dilapidated homes within the city limits, that these funds maybe used for in a clean-up effort.

The American Rescue Plan funding was also discussed, this funding will be used for infrastructure needs. SEH engineering firm has been working on a Preliminary Engineering report, all Sewer lines have been cleaned and televised, Iowa Rural Water completed the smoke testing, and as soon as weather allows sludge judging at the lagoon will be noted. We are hoping to utilize this funding on future needs once this report is complete.

Council member Fulwider discussed food pantry options. She has been in contact with Twin Rivers Elementary school and is hoping to be able to offer this program within our community.

The following bills were examined and approved for payment:

Monthly Gross Wages         9961.52          CenturyLink                          366.25

IPERS                                    1783.75          Agsource Coop                      13.50

Fed & FICA                           2560.46          Glenda Colwell CC Refund  50.00

Bennett Recycling               1200.00          City of Spencer landfill        366.25

Farmers Coop LP                  889.95          Hawkins Inc                          215.61

Humboldt Auditor elections  607.25          Humboldt Newspaper           58.16

Norms General Store Fuel   190.11          Northwest Communications 31.48

Bode FireDepartment          5830.00


            General                      13,848.71

            Water                             2489.12

            Landfill/Garbage         1953.50


A motion was made by Rongved, second by Tepner to adjourn @ 6:55PM.


Becky Struthers, City Clerk