The Bode City Council met in regular session June 5, 2023 in the council chambers. Council members Hasfjord, Rongved, Miller, and Tepner were present; absent Fulwider. Mayor Peterson called the meeting to order. A motion was made by Miller, second by Tepner to approve the agenda as posted. All ayes, motion carried. A motion was made by Rongved, second by Tepner to approve the minutes of the previous meetings as published, with the correction on May 22nd minutes to Mayor Peterson instead of Mayor Miller. All ayes, motion carried.

Tom Madden, was present to update on the Cities Sewer project. He updated the council on the Wastewater Project Permitting Process. The intended Use Plan has been completed and is included in a data base; this is essential for future funding. The Planning and Design Loan application is complete, the loan request being 79,000 this includes Administration cost, engineering cost, and environmental studies. This application is a 3year, 0% interest loan. Following discussion, a motion was made by Miller, second by Tepner to approve this application. All ayes, motion carried.

Todd McMahon, City Maintenance reported that the Fire Hydrant, near the water tower, has been installed along with three curb stops repaired by McPeak Trenching, also Central Tank Coatings has finished the exterior paint at the water tower.

A motion was made by Rongved, second by Miller to approve the building permit for footings for new steps at 405 Christiana Ave. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Tepner, second by Miller to approve a building permit to erect a wooden fence at 304 College Ave. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Miller, second by Rongved to approve a 20x20 deck at 613 6th Street. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Tepner, second by Rongved to approve a one-year contract for Sanitary Landfill Services with the City of Spencer. This contract includes a 2% increase on solid waste and runs July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024. All ayes, motion carried.

Nuisance Properties were discussed, Mayor Peterson directed every council member to compile a list of properties they consider nuisances. These lists are to be brought to the July Council meeting and reviewed at that time.

City Employee evaluation was discussed; a motion was made by Tepner, second by Miller to approve a 6% rate increase for Todd McMahon from 25.54 to 27.07 per hour, Becky Struthers from 21.21 to 22.48 per hour, and Jeff Wheeler from 15.22 to 16.13 an hour effective July 1. All ayes. Motion carried.

Discussion was made on changing council pay from $20 to $30 per meeting and Mayor from $125 tp $150 per month, staggered terms was also discussed.

The following bills were examined and approved for payment:

Dakota Supply Group hydrant/supplies  5984.34                 Bomgaars paint                                 63.43

McPeak Trenching                                           6000.00                 Northwest Communications       31.48


Monthly Gross Wages                               10,760.68                                 Abens/Marty/Curran                 861.00

Central Tank Coatings                               31,000.00                                 AgSource water samples           286.90

Algona Publishing                                                63.00                 Arends & Lee                                     50.00

Bennett Recycling clean-ups days                999.64                 Centurylink                                     369.53

Hach Company                                                      44.57                 Hawkins Inc azone 15                  366.44

Humboldt newspaper                                      192.22                 Iowa DNR/Water Supply            120.00

Jack’s OK Tire Service                                     1661.99                 Orlys Maassen books, mop          28.80

MidAmerican energy                                      1321.17                 Satern Service Center                   10.00     

Secretary of State Notary                                 30.00



                                General                                12,208.10

                                Road Use Tax                       1,611.68

                                Water                                   44,056.03            

                                Landfill/Garbage                1,738.12


The next regular meeting is scheduled for July 3rd.


A motion was made by Tepner, second by Miller to adjourn. City employees left at 6:47PM, prior to evaluations and Council member Miller finished council minutes



Becky Struthers, City Clerk