The Bode City Council met in regular session Monday November 7, 2022 at 5:30PM in the council chambers. All members present. Mayor Peterson, called the meeting to order. A motion was made by Rongved, second by Miller to approve the agenda as posted. All ayes, motion carried. A motion was made by Tepner, second by Miller to approve the minutes of the Oct 3rd meeting as published. All ayes, motion carried.

Todd McMahon, City Maintenance, informed the council that the new Grasshopper mower/snow blower has been delivered. He also stated that he was in need of CEU’s for water/wastewater operators; a full workshop through IAMU would suffix this requirement. A motion was made by Fulwider, second by Rongved to approve this workshop scheduled for Dec 6-8th for a cost of $265 and also two nights room for an additional cost of $314, all ayes. Motion carried.

The USDA grant for the Kubota Tractor required additional funds spent to receive the entire grant of 44,600. Following review of additional accessories for this piece of equipment. A motion was made by Tepner, second by Fulwider to add a Hydraulic Auger, 48’Pallet Forks, Wheel Weights, and a Radio with a total additional cost of 7548.09. All ayes, motion carried.

A request from Kelsey Johansen for a First Annual Memorial Ride in memory of Christopher Barnes on August 26, 2023 was reviewed. The council agreed that a street could be blocked off for this event; they would prefer 1st street instead of Humboldt Ave. This would leave ample room for the motorcycles to park, and also would eliminate Semis being diverted onto our side streets; giving room for a band to set up on the North side of the Red Lantern. City Clerk was directed to contact Kelsey with this information and also request that she contact the city as the date draws closer with any details/changes to the original request.

A tree, in the city right of way, located at 306 College Ave was noted to be hollow and ready to fall. The council reviewed two bids for this removal; following review a motion was made by Miller, second by Hasfjord to approve the quote from Woods Boom Service for a cost of $350, with the city removing the debris once the tree is down. All ayes, motion carried.

Brett Legvold our City Attorney had summarized some options to clean-up/acquire property located at 105 2nd Street. Following discussion, city clerk directed to contact our attorney as to what option he would suggest concerning this nuisance.

A motion was made by Rongved, second by Tepner to approve the 2022 Street Finance Report as well as Resolution # 2022-6 “A Resolution Approving Street Finance Report for Fiscal Year 2021-2022. Roll Call: Tepner, Fulwider, Miller,  Hasfjord, Rongved all voting “Aye”. Motion carried.

The Community Center floor was discussed, Todd directed to receive a bid to have a professional company remove the existing epoxy/laminate and redo with epoxy coating.

A motion was made by Miller, second by Tepner to set the next regular meeting as December 5th. All ayes, motion carried.

The following bills were examined and approved for payment:

J&A Outdoor Equipment                               22,268.08             Carquest                                              143.90

Monthly Gross Wages                                    10,919.45             Centurylink                                         354.56


Fed & FICA                                                              1847.11            City of Spencer landfill fees         348.61

IPERS                                                                         1285.23            Farmers Coop LP                               735.12

GWorks annual license/support                    1697.00            Hawkins Inc                                        200.76

AgSource Coop samples                                        57.50            Humboldt Newspaper                   117.94

IA Rural Water Association dues                      225.00            Lawson products                                22.74

Menards gaps/cracks                                               1.37             Raw Customs & Line X                    145.95

Sande Builders Mart treated                               35.98            Mosquito Control of Iowa          1820.00

Short Elliot Hendrickson                                    1650.00


                General                                22,525.36

                Road Use Tax                       6.611.44

                Water                                      1798.32

                Sewer                                      9938.80

                Landfill/Garbage                   348.61


The meeting adjourned @ 6:30PM


Becky Struthers, City Clerk