The Bode City Council met in regular session Monday February 5, 2024 at 5:30PM in the council chambers. All members were present. 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 Miiler, second by Hasfjord to approve the minutes from the Jan 2nd meeting as published, all ayes motion carried.

A motion was made by Tepner, second by Fulwider to approve a Class B Retail Alcohol License to Norm’s General Store. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was by Tepner, second by Hasfjord to approve a 5-day liquor license to the Bode Fire Department for their fun night set for April 6th. All ayes, motion carried.

A LED lighting Upgrade Proposal received form ROI Energy (partnering with MidAmerican Energy) this update would include all buildings owned by the city to install LED lighting to areas that have not already been updated. The total project cost is $12,403 with rebate incentives of $6,950. Leaving the total cost to the city of $5,453. Following discussion, City Maintenance Todd McMahon directed to receive a quote from our local electrician to be able to compare cost.

A letter from Moffitt Animal Shelter located in Humboldt County was reviewed. Following discussion, a motion was made by Miller, second by Hasfjord to approve a $250 donation. Council members Mckenna, Fulwider voting Aye, councilmember Tepner abstained. Motion carried.

A notice from EMC Insurance was reviewed, an increase estimated to increase 25% was noted. City Clerk advised council that she had been in contact with Humboldt Mutual Insurance, and was informed that another quote from Provident Insurance was been sought. Council member Miller provided a number to Farmers Insurance, City Clerk will contact them, to see if they cover municipalities to have more options.

City Budget along with Property Tax Levies were reviewed, the state has changed many procedures on the budgets this year. City Clerk provided the proposed Max levy Rate to the council. The timeline on this differs from previous years. Items discussed were how the sewer project may affect this. The estimated city budget will be completed and approved at the March 4th council meeting, allowing the county auditor time for the required mailings.

Councilmember Tepner informed the council of a new computer/monitors for city hall, stating a cost of $1900. Following discussion, a motion was made by Miller, second by McKenna to approve the ordering.

A motion was made by Miller, second by Hasford to set the next meeting as March 4th, all ayes motion carried.


The following bills were examined and approved for payment:

Monthly Gross Wages                                    9259.54               Humboldt Newspaper                    193.38

IPERS                                                                     1445.80               J & A Outdoor Equipment               84.24

Fed & FICA                                                          2026.12               CenturyLink                                        376.84

Bennett Recycling                                             1200.00               CenturyLink                                        377.06

Farmers Coop LP Diesel                                  2249.13               Harry’s Heating & Cooling             710.50

MidAmerican Energy                                      1522.70               Hawkins Inc                                        244.02

Humboldt Newspaper                                        41.65                Iowa One Call                                         2.70

Michael Frederick books                                   30.00                North Central IA Supply                 92.74

Our Iowa                                                                 24.98                Short Elliot Hendrickson              2547.12


                                                General                                 8920.37

                                                Landfill/Garbage                 554.26

                                                Water                                    2093.37

                                                Sewer                                    2572.11


A motion was made by Miller, second by Hasfjord to adjourn @ 6:30PM.



Becky Struthers, City Clerk