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
Road Use Tax 6.611.44
The meeting adjourned @ 6:30PM
Becky Struthers, City Clerk