The Bode City Council met in regular session Monday January 9, 2023 at 5:30PM in the council chambers. The date was changed due to January 2 being a holiday. All members were present, also present Julie Johnson and Jennifer Hasjford. Mayor Peterson called the meeting to order, with a motion by Miller, second by Rongved to approve the agenda as posted. All ayes, motion carried. A motion was made by Hasjford, second by Miller to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as published. All ayes, motion carried.

Mayor Peterson appointed Carol Miller 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 # 2023-1), City Clerk-Becky Struthers, City Maintenance-Todd McMahon. Mayor Peterson will serve on the 911 board.

Mayor Peterson informed the council that the owner of the property located at 105 2nd Street had been contacted regarding the nuisance that exists there; Mayor Peterson stated that we will contact the owner once again, to try to come to an agreement on this property.

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

A motion was made by Miller, second by Tepner to approve Resolution # 2023-2: “A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE CREATION OF THE HEART OF IOWA REGIONAL HOUSING TRUST FUND” This program offers up to $15,000 for eligible projects for owner/occupied households. Applications are available at City Hall.

A motion was made by Rongved, second by Fulwider to approve the Proposed Property Tax Max Levy for fiscal year July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024 and set public hearing as Monday February 6th @ 6PM in the council chambers. All ayes, motion carried.

Julie Johnson and Jennifer Hasfjord were present to discuss the Youth Ministry Group (after school program on Wednesdays) that has been utilizing the Community Center. They informed the council that they would be moving this group to the Twin Rivers School as soon as insurance was set in place. They thanked the council and Mayor Peterson informed them if they needed to remain in the Community Center for a few more weeks, pending insurance start date, they were more than welcomed.

The council reviewed a proposal from Harry’s Heating & Cooling to replace the furnace and A/C in the city hall. Following discussion a motion was made by Rongved, second by Miller to approve this proposal in the amount of $6379. All ayes, motion carried.

The following bills were examined and approved for payment:

Monthly Gross wages     9976.29                                 Agsource Coop water samples      90.00

IPERS                                     1445.80                                 Arends & Lee                                     150.00

FED & FICA                         1786.76                                 Cardmember Services                    349.44

Bennett Recycling            1200.00                                 Carquest Auto Parts                          35.88

Century link                          355.92                                 Humboldt Newspaper                     45.89

Farmers Coop LP               1629.18                                 Norms General Fuel                        183.16


MidAmerican Energy      1599.95                                 Northwest Communications         31.48

Quill Corporation               136.14                                 Hach Company                                  159.97

Midwest Coating              5785.20                                 City of Spencer landfill                   293.69

Continental Research       600.60                                 Hoags Plumbing & Heating           611.62


                                General                                8093.95

                                Road Use                               810.14

                                Water                                   2287.37

                                Sewer                                       76.25

                                Landfill/garbage               1270.00


The meeting adjourned @ 6:30PM


Becky Struthers, City Clerk