City Hall News

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

The Bode Community Center is getting a new look for flooring. Midwest Protective Coatings has started removing all existing linoleum and has begun grinding the existing concrete. They will place a full epoxy coating on the floor.

We have been moving forward with completing items that we will receive funding for:

The city is soon to have a Preliminary Engineering report that will identify the needs of our Sanitary Sewer system. This report was funded through a USDA grant. Once the report is reviewed by the council and explained by the Engineer, we are hoping to move forward with any improvements necessary.

The council has approved the bid for a new Kubota Tractor, the tractor has been ordered and we are hoping to have it by the spring.This was partially funded through a USDA grant (USDA funding equals 44,600) towards this purchase.

The City is also working to obtain a property that we are hoping to have removed and cleaned up.






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.

Public streets, also includes alleys. When vehicles are left parked partially on alleys or streets the plows are unable to open up the entire street/alley.




Bode Library

Thanks to all that came to our Hot Turkey Meal. We appreciate your help in fundraising. We have purchased two new roasters with some of the proceeds for further meals.

A very big thanks to Jess Tepner for being Santa at Story Hour.  Jess has done this numerous times for us and we appreciate him taking time off work to do this for the kids.

The Bode Library is also looking for a new board member; if you would be interested in serving on this board, please contact Orlys at 515 379-1258


Bode Fire Department

Hope everyone stayed safe with the recent blizzard. Just a reminder that with all the wind and snow please make sure to check your exhaust pipes outside your house from the furnace as they develop condensation and turn to ice. If this ice blocks the exhaust pipe it will result in carbon monoxide entering your home. Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas and you may become ill in a matter of hours or cause death if not caught in time. Carbon monoxide detectors are available at most stores. If you have any concerns that you may have carbon monoxide entering your home you may call the fire department to have it checked out.

Also, the Annual Fire Dept Soup Lunch will take place Sunday, January



30th from 11-2 at City Hall. This will be dine in or carry out. We will be serving the same menu as years past. Free will donation goes to getting new equipment and funding a new fire station. Fliers will be sent out the week of January 9th with more details.

Reminder when removing snow to please do not pile up around the fire hydrants. If you have a hydrant on your property, we ask that you please dig out around it so we donít have to remove a lot of snow in the event of a fire.

Bode Community Club

Santa Day on December 10th completed our events for 2022. The community club had a good turnout; 30 kids talked to Santa and received a bag of candy, an apple, and a present. Two turkeys, one ham and two quilts were raffled. Donated gifts were even given to parents, a crock pot and homemade hats were given away. Potato Soup and Chili were enjoyed with homemade cinnamon rolls. Thank you to all who volunteered.

The next meeting will be February 9th at 5:30PM at the community center, this meeting will plan the omelet and egg hunt on April 1st.


The Bode Report is available at the city hall March 27th is the deadline to make the April water bills.