City Hall News

Seasonís Greetings and Happy New Year to all! We hope this year finds you happy and healthy!!

With the New Year we would like to welcome D.L. Peterson to a new position as Mayor. Carol Miller, Glenn Hasfjord and Roger Rongved as newly elected councilmembers; we look forward to all of the new ideas you will bring to the council, we are grateful to have Jess Tepner and Paula Fulwider remain on the council. We would also like to thank Robert (Bud) Douglas for his years of service to the council and also for completing duties as acting Mayor to bring 2021 to an end; Bud has been very active in his duties over the years; we are thankful for his dedication. He will be missed!

2021 was a busy year, with many goals being achieved.

The City was awarded a grant in the amount of 27,800 from the USDA that provided funding for radios/pagers to our Fire Department and First Responders, a 30,000 grant through the USDA to provide an Engineering Report identifying our sewer infrastructure needs, a 43,216 funding through the American Rescue Planthat will provide funding to offset cost of infrastructure needs, and a 9999.60 housing recovery funding that the council will determine the need for (these funds must be used to improve housing or dilapidated building needs)





From Mayor, D.L. Peterson

First off, I want to thank everyone that voted for me. For those of you that donít know me I want to introduce myself. I have served 2 terms as your city councilman and now I will be serving as Mayor for the next 2 years. I moved to Bode after meeting my now Wife Cheryl. I work for a company out of Fort Dodge (Airgas) I have worked there for the past 27 years. Because I am still working, I wonít be as accessible as some of the mayors from the past. While Iím at work it is hard for me to talk on the phone, if you leave a message, I will get back to you as soon as I can. I donít work Fridayís and if you want to talk to me in person, I will always be willing to meet you at city hall, just set a time and I will be there.

I have really enjoyed living in Bode and I have had the pleasure of meeting and talking to some of you. While serving on the city council a few of the things that have come up in conversation that concerns the citizens is People not keeping their lawns mowed, yards that are overgrown with weeds, Junk and trash collecting on peopleís properties, we really depend on property owners to keep these things under control. Also, if you have vehicles that no longer run if you are planning on repairing them fine but if youíre not going to repair them than there are scrap yards that will come and get them and pay you cash for them. If you have an old burn barrel that is falling apart or youíre not using it any longer call Becky at city hall she will schedule someone to come and get rid of it. Winter is here, so please remember if the streets have already been cleaned of snow by the city do not put your snow back on the streets you can be charged if we need to come back to clean the street.

Everyone including myself that either work for or have been elected are here to try to make your life a little better and easier. I will do my very best to make sure I do just that and I hope I can count on all the citizens to do what they can to help us. We have a few projects we have been working on and we will do our best to keep you informed of what is going on. Please feel free to let us know if there is anything we can do for you. We are not law enforcement if you have an issue that needs law enforcement, please call the L.E.C. in Humboldt not us. I look forward working with you and hope you enjoy living in Bode as much as I do.

Snow and Ice:

With winter weather, the city would like to remind you that it is the responsibility of the property owner to remove all-natural accumulation of snow and ice from sidewalks within a reasonable amount of time after accumulation. Please do not blow or shovel your snow into the streets!

When the snow does fall, we appreciate all of the help we can get from our residents and property owners. While

you are clearing snow from your sidewalk, please be mindful of any fire

hydrants near or on your property. Do not pile snow on or around them as this hides the hydrant from street view.

Winter Parking: A snow ordinance is in effect from November 1 to April 1 of each year. Therefore, no person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street during a snowfall which has accumulated one inch or more of snow, parking such vehicles impedes snow removal operations.

Bode Library

The Bode Library would like to thank everyone for all of the support this year. We are hoping to have some more fundraisers, please look for signs for upcoming events!

Bode Fire Department

We would like to thank everyone who has supported our fundraisers throughout the year.

Please be on the lookout for future fundraisers!-


Bode Community Club

The cold temperatures didnít keep adults and children from coming to the Community Clubs Santa Day on December 18th, soups were served and Santa arrived at noon with gifts and goodies for each of the 23 kids.

Virginia Norman gave away hand made winter hats and the St Olaf Quilters raffled a beautiful quilt. The winner was Virginia Norman.

Barb Christianson displayed crafted Christmas decorations for purchase.

Thank you to all who came and to the many volunteers who made Santa Day a success.

The next meeting will be held February 10th at 5:30PM in the Bode Community Center, we will be planning Omelets and Easter Egg hunt scheduled for April 9th!


The Bode Report is available at the city hall March 28th is the deadline to make the April water bills.