The Bode City Council met in regular session Monday October 2nd at 5:30PM in the council chambers. All council members were present; absent Mayor Peterson. Also, present Stacy Lentsch from Midas Council of Government. Mayor Pro Tem Miller called the meeting to order; a motion was made by Tepner, second by Hasfjord to approve the agenda as posted. All ayes, motion carried. A motion was made by Tepner, second by Hasfjord to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as published. All ayes, motion carried.
Stacy Lentsch approached the council in regards to the CDBG Grant Application. This application is to apply for a Community Development Block Grant from the Iowa Economic Authority for Sanitary Sewer System improvements; the city will pay Midas $875 for this. This application could provide $500,000 towards the cost of the Sanitary Sewer improvements; these applications are awarded on a quarterly basis. Following review of the agreement a motion was made by Tepner, second by Rongved to approve this agreement. All ayes, motion carried.
Stacy Lentsch approached the council in regards to a CDBG Environmental Review Agreement, the city will pay Midas for said services up to $3500. They will coordinate with our engineer on the City Engineer’s Facility Plan Report and input on project scope. Following review of this agreement a motion was made by Tepner, second by Hasfjord to approve this agreement. All ayes, motion carried.
Todd McMahon informed the council that Algona Welding and Supply had made the manhole cover that was broken, the snowplow gage wheels, and the cut edge for the new tractor bucket.
The City Engineer had contacted the City Clerk; stating that they needed additional time for the plans/specs on the sewer project, and had requested a special meeting mid-October. Following discussion, a motion was made by Fulwider, second by Rongved to bring this to our November meeting for discussion. All ayes, motion carried.
Harassment of Public Employees was addressed; the Humboldt County Sheriffs office had provided a Criminal Trespass and Harassment Warning document. Following discussion on these issues, a motion was made by Fulwider second by Rongved to approve the City Clerk to have our City Attorney review the document and proceed to have the Sheriff’s department deliver the warning to a resident that continues to be unruly. All ayes, motion carried.
Councilmembers worked together and reviewed pictures of properties which had been agreed upon that they constituent a nuisance. Several descriptions of what the items are that fall under Bode Nuisance Ordinance was also complied. Following discussion, a motion was made by Rongved, second by Tepner to have the City Clerk send letters (following our attorney’s review/approval) these letters will be sent certified mail allowing reasonable time for clean-up. Follow through on these properties was also discussed, it was agreed that each council member assigned to certain properties on the list complied, would also be responsible to provide an update to the council at the next council meetings. If compliance is not met on these properties the city will follow through with judgments to clean these up. All ayes, motion carried.
A motion was made by Tepner, second by Fulwider to set the next regular meeting as November 7th. All ayes, motion carried.
The following bills were examined and approved for payment:
Monthly Gross Wages 9048.33 Agsource Coop Services 14.50
IPERS 1397.91 Arends & Lee attorney fees 137.50
Fed & FICA 1879.68 Bomgaars Supply 33.49
Algona Welding & Machine 1824.38 Centurylink 360.59
Certified Fire Extinguishers 188.50 Farmers Coop fuel 78.00
Humboldt Newspaper minutes 76.76 Iowa DNR water use fee 115.00
The Messenger 296.40 North Central Iowa Supply 114.48
Short Elliot Hendrickson 3837.01 Northwest Communications 31.48
Team Lab Chemical Corp 1435.00 City of Spencer Landfill 570.60
A motion was made by Rongved, second by Hasfjord to adjourn @ 6:40PM
Becky Struthers, City Clerk