The Bode City Council met in regular session Monday May 6, 2024 at 5:30PM in the council chambers. All members were present. Also, present Mark Spaulding, fire chief and Brad Brodale representing the fire department, Stacy Lentsch and Jacob from Midas Council of government. Mayor Peterson called the meeting to order, a motion was made by Tepner, second by Miller to approve the agenda as posted. All ayes, motion carried. A motion was made by Fulwider, second by Hasford to approve both minutes for the April 1st meeting and also the April 22nd meeting. All ayes motion carried.

 

This being the time and place for the public hearing on the proposal to adopt a municipal Code of Ordinances of 2024; there were no citizens present and no written items disputing this adoption of Ordinances. Following review, a motion was made by Fulwider, second by Miller to approve Ordinance # 5-6-24 “AN Ordinance adopting the Bode Code of Ordinances” and waiving the 2nd and 3rd reading. Voting aye: Fulwider, Miller, Hasfjord, Tepner, and Mckenna. Nays: none.

An agreement and contract for fire protection from Wacousta Township was reviewed. The council was informed that every town in Humboldt County, along with the townships, will be meeting this summer to complete a uniform Contract within Humboldt County for all fire departments. With that being stated, this contract will not be signed, Mark Spaulding will inform Wacousta Township.

A motion was made by Tepner, second by Miller to approve the building permit for a fence at 205 2nd Street intended for a dog run. All ayes, motion carried.

City Maintenance, Todd McMahon stated that pre draw down at the lagoon will begin as soon as the samples are received from our lab. A contract from the pavement doctor was revied, following review a motion was made by Miller, second by Hasfjord to approve the upcoming street repairs, with the proposal estimated to be 3,000. All ayes, motion carried. He also gave to bids to have trees removed at the corner of 5th Street and Humboldt Ave, following review a motion was made by Miller, second by Tepner to award the contract to Schoon Tree Servies in the amount of $890. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Miller, second by Tepner to approve Midas Council of Government as the grant administrator for the CDBG Sewer Project. All ayes, motion carried.

A letter from the Iowa Economic Development Authority stating that the city has been awarded a grant in the amount of $500,000 for the sewer project was reviewed. Following review, a motion was made by Fulwider, second by Miller to approve this contract along with the “Required Acknowledgement of the Environmental Review Requirements”. All ayes, motion carried.

Stacy directed the council on all forms/resolutions required for the grant award.

1.       Alternate Signature will be Jess Tepner, as he is mayor pro tem

2.       Moved by Miller, second by Hasfjord to approve Procurement Policy Resolution # 2024-04

3.       Certification of Procurement Compliance was reviewed.

4.       Move Tepner, second Miller to approve Code of Conduct Resolution #2024-05

5.       Equal Opportunity Policy was reviewed

6.       Moved by Miller, second by Fulwider to approve Excessive Force Resolution #2024-06

7.       Move by Miller, second by Tepner to approve Labor Standards Compliance Resolution # 2024-07

8.       Moved by Hasfjord, second by Mckenna to approve Residential Anti Displacement & Relocation Assistance Resolution # 2024-08

9.       Moved by Miller, second by Hasfjord to approve Affirmative Fair Housing Policy Resolution # 2024-09

10.   Affirmative Fair Housing public notice Policy was reviewed

 

Cameras placed at the city park was discussed, following discussion a motion was made by Miller, second by Mckenna to proceed with this placement. Councilmember Tepner will place the cameras.

 

The following bills were examined and approved for payment:

 

Monthly Gross Wages                                    11,069.32           IPERS                                                     1864.82

Midas Council of Government                          500.00            MidAmerican Energy                      1385.97

AgSource                                                                    34.25            MidAmerican Energy                      1394.62

Algona Publishing                                                    63.00            Bomgaars                                                11.48

Centurylink                                                             390.99             Farmers Cooperative                         286.60

Hawkins Inc                                                            297.92             Humboldt Ace Hardware                 103.78

Humboldt Newspaper                                        314.27             Menards                                               202.10

Northwest Communications                              31.48

 

                                                General                                 4202.34

                                                Road Use Tax                        816.76

                                                Water                                    3945.08

                                                Sewer                                      312.00

                                                Landfill/garbage 1719.68

 

A motion was made by Tepner, second by Miller to adjourn at 6:45PM.

 

Becky Struthers, City Clerk