A meeting of the City Council of the City of Bode, Iowa, was held on September 5, 2023, at 5:30 p.m., at the Bode City Hall, in the city. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Peterson, and the roll was called showing the following Council Members present and absent:

Present:  Miller, Fulwider, Tepner, Rongved, and Hasfjord

Absent:  None

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 Hasfjord, second by Rongved to approve the minutes of the August 7th meeting as published. All ayes, motion carried.

This being the time and place specified for holding a public hearing and taking action on the proposal to enter into a Sewer Revenue Loan and Disbursement Agreement, the City Clerk announced that no written objections had been placed on file.  Whereupon, the Mayor called for any written or oral objections, and there being none, Mayor Peterson declared the public hearing closed.

After due consideration and discussion, Council Member Fulwider introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption, seconded by Council Member Miller.  Mayor Peterson put the question upon the adoption of said resolution, and the roll being called, the following Council Members voted:

Ayes:  Miller, Fulwider, Tepner, Rongved, and Hasfjord

Nays:   None

Whereupon, the Mayor declared the resolution duly adopted as hereinafter set out:

Resolution #2023-06:

A Resolution taking additional action with respect to a Sewer Revenue Loan and Disbursement Agreement and authorizing, approving and securing the payment of a $79,000 Sewer Revenue Loan and Disbursement Agreement Anticipation Project Note (IFA Interim Loan and Disbursement Agreement) (A copy of the entire resolution is available in the Bode City Hall)

A motion was made by Hasfjord, second by Tepner to set trick or treat night as October 31st from 5-7PM. All ayes, motion carried.

A request to hold a farmers market/pumpkin sale was brought to the council, The exact dates have not been set. This individual may utilize the sidewalks and park adjacent to city hall. The council request that nothing be left in the area when it is not properly supervised and all items be cleaned up when finished. We will try to make available the dates, when they are known.

Nuisance properties were discussed, council member Tepner provided a list that he had complied. Following discussion on the properties listed, city clerk directed to send letters to a few properties listed, Mayor Peterson directed council member Hasfjord, Tepner, and Miller to provide more details of what constitutes “Junk” on the properties in question. This will be brought to our October Council meeting.

The following bills were examined and approved for payment:

Monthly Gross wages                     8886.90               City of Aplington                                              300.00

IPERS                                                     1473.42               CenturyLink                                                        362.15

Fed & FICA                                          1920.92               Forcé América adaptar                                     28.26


MidAmerican Energy                      1348.70               Hach Company free/total vials                    288.16

J&A Outdoor Equipment                 136.00                Humboldt Co Treasurer drainage               476.58

Quill Corporation toner                    131.98                Farmers’ Cooperative Fuel                            124.00

Hawkins Inc azone 15                       328.13                Northwest Communications                          31.48

Carquest Auto Parts                             71.90                R&J Materials coupler                                     292.57

Humboldt News Paper                      129.72                Short Elliot Hendrickson                                750.00

Agsource Coop                                      14.50


General                                 8065.13

Road Use Tax                      1278.52

Water                                      986.28

Sewer                                      750.00


A motion was made by Miller, second by Tepner to adjourn at 6:30PM


Becky Struthers, City Clerk