Happy Spring! I think it is safe to say we all are looking forward to nice weather. Hopefully, soon we will see planters in the field and several working in their gardens; we wish for wonderful weather during this time.

From Mayor, D.L. Peterson

Spring is here and things will be turning green soon. There are a few things I would like the citizens of Bode to be aware of, if you have tree branches in your yard and they are too large for you to get rid of then the city will come by and pick them up, we ask you to please cut them to manageable lengths and please stack them on the parking (please do not set on the street) when Todd has the time he will come by with the tractor and take them away. Now if you hire a tree removal company hired to take down a tree that company is responsible for the removal of the whole tree, please don’t put it out on the parking because the city will not pick it up.

With the snow being gone; if you are like me, you have found a lot of garbage under it. Please take the time to go out and pick it up and place it in the garbage, we don’t want it blowing into the neighbor’s yard. Also, if you are one of the citizens that have dumpsters, please make sure the lids remain closed so that your garbage can not blow out of your dumpster.

I have received some complains from citizens about junk on people’s property please do your best to take care of these problems and have it removed. We will be having a city clean-up day again this year and that is the perfect time to get rid of old junk that is in your yard. Please have pride in the way Bode looks and try

 

 

to do your part to keep the city looking clean. The old saying one man’s junk is

another man’s treasure if that is the case, and you have such treasure then please do your best to organize it or put inside a building (out of sight out of mind).  Summer is the time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors but please be mindful of your neighbor and please everyone have a safe and enjoyable summer.

FLUSHING HYDRANTS: Mark your calendars. The city will be flushing hydrants on Friday May 6th; please refrain from doing laundry as the water may become discolored.

GARBAGE PICK-UP: Garbage pick-up is on Tuesday’s each resident is allowed two (2) City of Bode bags per week; these bags should be set next to the road in front of your house or next to the alley; we are finding bags next to homes or in the middle of the yard and are unsure if they are meant for disposal.

Please set your garbage out no sooner than Monday evenings; we would appreciate if you could use the draw strings and tie your bags as well.

Please keep your property clean!

BUILDING PERMITS: This time of the year always brings all those building projects to mind. A building permit is required for ALL permanent structures. Pouring a cement slab or putting up a fence also requires a building permit. Applications are free of charge and available at the Bode City Hall.

MOWING: Just a gentle reminder that grass needs to be kept mowed, if it should reach 6 inches the city may mow and bill you as the owner of the property.

 

 

SPRING CLEAN-UP DAYS:

City wide Clean-up Day is set for (one day only) Wednesday May 25th. We will be doing this the same as we have the past few years. Roll-offs will be set at the city maintenance shed and will be available for you to bring your items between the hours of Noon-8PM, please use these hours only. Items should not be left any other time. Please call city hall if assistance is needed.

This year we will be charging for stuffed furniture and mattresses/box springs they are $10.00 per item.

Every household will be able to utilize this service free up to one vehicle. If more than one load a fee of $40 per trailer, $20 per pickup, and $5 per car will be charged.

The following items are considered E-Waste and due to new landfill regulations, these items can no longer be brought to the landfill and will be charged accordingly:

E-Waste Items

Television up to 13"

15.00

Television 14" - 26"

20.00

Television 27" +

25.00

Flat Screen Television

15.00

Computer Monitor

15.00

Misc. E-waste

8.00

Printers

10.00

Computer Tower

10.00

Garage Door Openers

5.00

Items excluded are tires and any toxic chemicals. All appliances will need to be prepaid and left at your curb for pick-up. Please call City Hall if you have any questions.

 

 

BUILDING PERMITS: This time of the year always brings all those building projects to mind. A building permit is required for ALL permanent structures. Pouring a cement slab or putting up a fence also requires a building permit. Applications are free of charge and available at the Bode City Hall.

Library News

Thanks to all that attended our Corned Beef Meal.  The library has
subscribed to the Fort Dodge Messenger and have two new books: Wildcat by Amelia Morris and Wish You Were Here by Catherine Alliott. There is always a puzzle on the table for those that enjoy them.  Story Hour continues once a month on a Thursday morning.  We have purchased a new computer with funds given us in memory of Ruby Nolan. Thanks to that family.

Bode Community Club

Happy Spring! Remember to mark your calendars for our “Omelets and Egg Hunt” on April 9th at the community center from 8-10:30AM. The Bunny comes at 10AM. Games will be played and the egg hunt will begin at 10:30AM. The kids will receive a bag of candy following the egg hunt.

Please remember our Memorial Day Observance at the Community Center on Memorial Day starting at 10AM. There will be a program, followed by coffee & donuts.

We hope that you plan to attend both events for food, fun, and fellowship.

Our next meeting will be May 12th at 5:30PM at the community center to plan Memorial Day Program.

 

 “The Bode Report” is available at the city Hall and the library. June 27th is the deadline to make the July water bills.