November 2017

Mayor Robert Clausen called to order the November 6, 2017 Argyle City Council meeting at 7:00PM.  Present were Mayor Clausen, Howard McLean, Anthony Deschene and Aaron Rivard.  Absent was David Gunderson.  Also in attendance was Vicki Tulibaski.  Motion by Anthony Deschene, second by Aaron Rivard, to approve the minutes of the previous meeting.  Motion carried.

The Council approved by resolution the insurance agent for the city per the LMC.

Mayor Robert Clausen opened the sealed bids received for the Fire Truck.  The Council approved the bid of Dave Nicholls for the fire truck.

The Council approved the building permit of Argyle Seed Inc. for additional hopper bins.

The Council was informed that Jon LaBine signed a quit claim deed with Lots 15, 16, & 17 in Block 7 of First Addition going back to the city as he did not build a home within a year.

The Council waived utility deposits for Al Larson as his account has always been current with the city.

The Council approved displaying the City of Argyle Christmas tree in the Mall and donating bars or cookies to the Community Tree Lighting event in December.

Anthony Deschene stated that a person who contacted him was interested in purchasing a portion of property and the product on it.  The Council stated that the clay could be purchased at $5.00/yard and the recycle could be purchased at $14/yard.  The property will not be sold.  If the person is interested in purchasing product, he will come to the Council meeting.  Tony Safranski arrived at the meeting.

The Council then reviewed and approved the written Maintenance Report.  Tony received quotes on three different tires for the 2007 Chevy.  After some discussion, the Council approved purchasing the Falken Wildpeak from CHS.

Melissa Knutson from CPS Engineering arrived at the meeting.  She explained to the Council the steps involved in vacating the alleys in the Bradford’s Addition Replat.  She will email the necessary information to the lawyers to draw up all the necessary paperwork and a public hearing will be held before the December Council meeting to approve it.

A lengthy discussion with Melissa on Lincoln Avenue improvements and the development of Bradford’s Addition Replat followed.  In the end, the Council approved hiring CPS Engineering and moving forward with the development of Bradford’s Addition Replat and Lincoln Avenune improvements.

The Council reviewed the profit & loss and balance sheet.  They also reviewed delinquent accounts.  The bills presented for payment were reviewed and approved.

Being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

*** Please do not leave cars & trailers on streets for easier snow removal.
*** Please stay away from snow removal equipment – Give them room to do their job!
*** Please stop flushing wipes including flushable wipes.  They are not meant for the city sewer and are causing many problems.

October 2017

Mayor Robert Clausen called to order the October 2, 2017 Argyle City Council meeting at 7:00PM.  Members present were Mayor Clausen, David Gunderson, Howard McLean, Aaron Rivard, and Anthony Deschene.  Also in attendance were Melissa Knutson of CPS, Tony Safranski, and Vicki Tulibaski.  David Gunderson requested that website developer be dded to the agenda under Other.  Motion by Howard McLean, second by David Gunderson, to approve the minutes of the previous meeting.  Motion carried.

Melissa Knutson of CPS Engineering discussed with the Council the costs that would be associated with adding streets and utilities to the newly replatted Bradford’s Addition.  She also informed the Council that there are streets in town that would be eligible for fog and seal coating.  Also discussed were valley gutters and mudjacking.  Melissa then left the meeting.

The Council reviewed and approved the written Maintenance Report.

The Council reviewed fee proposals from local insurance agents and approved the lowest fees submitted by Dan Sjostrand Agency for a three year term beginning in 2018 with the agency to provide the services outlined in the proposal form.

The Council reviewed and approved by resolution the renewal of liquor licenses for the Hogberg-Gerszewski Post 353 of the American Legion and the Dell Steakhouse & Lounge LLC.

The Council reviewed and approved a building permit of Earl Riopelle for a kitchen remodel.

The Council was informed that the Cold Weather Rule goes in effect on October 15, 2017.

The City Office will continue to sell Argyle street signs.

The 1978 Ford Fire Truck will be advertised for sale on sealed bids.  Bids will be opened at the November 6, 2017 Council meeting.  Ads will be placed in the Messenger and the Sheaf.

The Council reviewed a rate sheet from Minnesota Rural Water Association.  All the expenses to operate the city water system were reviewed.  The City will review the rates for water at their January meeting.

David Gunderson updated the Council that he found an engineer in Fargo that specializes in doing pools and aquatic centers for small communities and she has met with the Park & Rec committee.  They are in the process of developing a preliminary design.

Jon Pauna of Moore Engineering handed out a proposal to provide engineering services for the proposed Bradford’s Addition Improvement Project.  Jon went over the proposal with the Council.  Also discussed were Lincoln Avenue and water main replacement.  Jon stated that the Council needs to decide what they want and move forward soon if any projects are to be done in 2018.

Jeff Anderson came before the Council to request that the Council consider selling or leasing him part of Lots 5 & 6 in Block 5 of Culbertson’s Addition.  After some discussion, the Council approved a long term lease of the lots to Jeff Anderson.

David Gunderson presented to the Council a website proposal from Rick Kroll.  After some discussion, the Council approved to hire Rick Kroll to design and set up a new Argyle website.

The Council approved the purchase of a lift for the lawn mowers.

The Council reviewed and approved the bills presented for payment.  Any accounts past due 90 days will be shut off.

Being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

September 2017

Mayor Robert Clausen called to order the September 7, 2017 City Council meeting at 7:00PM at the Argyle City Office.  Council members present were Mayor Clausen, David Gunderson and Aaron Rivard.  Absent was Anthony Deschene.  Also in attendance were Melissa Knutson of CPS Engineering, Tony Safranski, and Vicki Tulibaski.  Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by David Gunderson, to approve the minutes of the previous meeting.  Motion carried.

Melissa Knutson of CPS Engineering spoke to the Council about the Lincoln Avenue project and the potential water main replacement and what steps are necessary in choosing an engineering firm and moving forward with the projects.  Howard McLean arrived a the meeting.  Next Melissa informed the Council about the alley way vacations applicable to the replat in Bradford’s Addition.  Now that the final plat has been approved and recorded, the alleys can be vacated.  The City Attorney will need to prepare the legal documents.

The Council then reviewed an email from Jon Pauna of Moore Engineering with a description of the work that would be required and a schedule for the Lincoln Avenue and water main improvements projects if a 2018 construction completion is desired.  Jon will be asked to come to the October meeting.

The Council reviewed and approved the written Maintenance Report.  The Council reviewed two generator quotes and discussed having someone from Interstate come and look at the generator we have.

The Council reviewed information that the Clerk received from the League of Minnesota Cities on obtaining an agent of record.  The Council approved putting out a RFP for a city insurance agent for a three year term.

Tony informed the Council of a leak at Jeremy Sundby’s.  The City Crew will repair it.

The Council reviewed and approved by resolution the 2018 levy.  The Council reviewed the preliminary 2018 budget and made changes.  The Council approved by resolution the 2018 preliminary budget.

The Council reviewed and approved the building permit applications of Argyle Coop. Whse. for a pole shed; Tim Urbaniak, fence; Conrad Goroski, replacement of storm door and windows.

The Council acknowledged and approved the excluded bingo activity at the Argyle Community Center for St. Rose Church during their bazaar on October 29, 2017.

The Council approved the Community Water Supply Service Connection Fee of $6.36 per water connection to be billed on the October bill and to pay to the State of Minnesota.

The Council denied Tri-Valley’s request for a donation to their “Reach Out for Warmth” program.

The Council reviewed and approved a new logo that the A.R.E.D.A. Board has chosen.

The Council denied a request from the Legion to refund their liquor license fee for the street dance on Meet Your Neighbor Day.  The Council decided not to charge the Legion for the utilities at the Lynn Swanson Memorial Ball Park memorial.

David Gunderson updated the Council on the Argyle Park & Rec Board meetings and activities.

The Council discussed the delinquent accounts. Accounts over 90 days past due will be disconnected.  The Council reviewed and approved the bills presented for payment.

Being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

August 2017

A Public Hearing on the Preliminary and Final Replat of Lots 12 through 16, Block 1, and all of Block 8 Bradford’s Addition (including the westerly 10.00 feet of the alley way adjoining said Lot 16, Block 1) was held at 6:00PM at the Argyle City Office.  Council members present were Mayor Clausen, Anthony Deschene, Howard McLean, Aaron Rivard and David Gunderson.  None were absent.  Also in attendance were Melissa Knutson of CPS Engineering, Don Parent, Wayne and Peggy Feuillerat, and Vicki Tulibaski.  Being no concerns were raised on the preliminary and final replat the meeting was closed and Wayne and Peggy Feuillerat and Don Parent then left the meeting.

Mayor Robert Clausen called to order the August 7, 2017 City Council meeting on August 7, 2017 at 7:00PM at the City Office.  Council members in attendance were Mayor Clausen, Anthony Deschene, David Gunderson, Howard McLean, and Aaron Rivard.  Also in attendance were Keith Bergeron, Melissa Knutson of CPS Engineering, Tony Safranski and Vicki Tulibaski.  Minutes of the previous meetings were approved.

Keith Bergeron representing the Argyle American Legion thanked the Council for all the help provided by the City on the Lynn Swanson Memorial Ball Park.  Now that that project is complete, they would like to do some work in the Kurz Memorial Park.  The Legion, the Lions and Kurz family is involved in the project.  He request two trees be removed from the park which was approved by the Council.  Dean and Linda Anderson arrived at the meeting.  He informed the Council of work they would like to complete in the park.  Keith then left the meeting.

The replat was explained to Dean and Linda Anderson.  They thanked the Council and then left the meeting.

Melissa then went over the draft resolution for the preliminary and final replat.  The Council approved the preliminary and final replat by resolution.  Paul and Anita Brazier arrived at the meeting.  They came to the meeting to find out if there were any setbacks that they will need to follow when they put up a building.  Paul will stake out where he plans to put the building and Tony will check to see where gas needs to come from. Paul and Anita then left the meeting.

The Council reviewed and approved the written Maintenance Report.  Tony informed the Council that the summer help person will be done working this week.  The Council approved hiring Hayden Sczepanski to work the balance of the summer or until he gets a job.

Tony requested to purchase a lift for use on the lawn mowers.  Howard will get him pricing.  Vicki suggested applying for a safety grant.

The Council approved CHS installing a bulk fill water set up on their property.

The Council reviewed quotes on tires for the tanker and approved purchasing the tires with mounting from CHS.

The Council review applications for the Maintenance Worker position.  Interviews will be set up.

The Council reviewed and approved building permit applications received from Zach & Breanne Beaudry, remodel house; Need-A-Shed (Paul Brazier), new steel building; and Jeff Anderson, shop.

The Council discussed proposed items to include in the 2018 budget.

A letter will be sent to the railroad regarding the sand piled in Argyle.

The Council was informed that the new pumper has arrived and the firemen were trained on it.

The Council reviewed the final report on the Argyle Summer Rec Program and approved it and the final payment to Kayla Safranski, Summer Rec. Director/Head Coach.

Delinquent accounts were reviewed. All accounts past due 90 days will be shut off.

The Council reviewed and approved the reports and bills presented for payment.

Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

July 2017

A Public Hearing on the Preliminary and Final Replat of Lots 12 through 16, Block 1, and all of Block 8 Bradford’s Addition (including the westerly 10.00 feet of the alley way adjoining said Lot 16, Block 1) was held at 6:00PM at the Argyle City Office.  Council members present were Mayor Clausen, Anthony Deschene, Howard McLean, Aaron Rivard and David Gunderson.  None were absent.  Also in attendance were Melissa Knutson of CPS Engineering, Don Parent, Wayne and Peggy Feuillerat, and Vicki Tulibaski.  Being no concerns were raised on the preliminary and final replat the meeting was closed and Wayne and Peggy Feuillerat and Don Parent then left the meeting.

Mayor Robert Clausen called to order the August 7, 2017 City Council meeting on August 7, 2017 at 7:00PM at the City Office.  Council members in attendance were Mayor Clausen, Anthony Deschene, David Gunderson, Howard McLean, and Aaron Rivard.  Also in attendance were Keith Bergeron, Melissa Knutson of CPS Engineering, Tony Safranski and Vicki Tulibaski.  Minutes of the previous meetings were approved.

Keith Bergeron representing the Argyle American Legion thanked the Council for all the help provided by the City on the Lynn Swanson Memorial Ball Park.  Now that that project is complete, they would like to do some work in the Kurz Memorial Park.  The Legion, the Lions and Kurz family is involved in the project.  He request two trees be removed from the park which was approved by the Council.  Dean and Linda Anderson arrived at the meeting.  He informed the Council of work they would like to complete in the park.  Keith then left the meeting.

The replat was explained to Dean and Linda Anderson.  They thanked the Council and then left the meeting.

Melissa then went over the draft resolution for the preliminary and final replat.  The Council approved the preliminary and final replat by resolution.  Paul and Anita Brazier arrived at the meeting.  They came to the meeting to find out if there were any setbacks that they will need to follow when they put up a building.  Paul will stake out where he plans to put the building and Tony will check to see where gas needs to come from. Paul and Anita then left the meeting.

The Council reviewed and approved the written Maintenance Report.  Tony informed the Council that the summer help person will be done working this week.  The Council approved hiring Hayden Sczepanski to work the balance of the summer or until he gets a job.

Tony requested to purchase a lift for use on the lawn mowers.  Howard will get him pricing.  Vicki suggested applying for a safety grant.

The Council approved CHS installing a bulk fill water set up on their property.

The Council reviewed quotes on tires for the tanker and approved purchasing the tires with mounting from CHS.

The Council review applications for the Maintenance Worker position.  Interviews will be set up.

The Council reviewed and approved building permit applications received from Zach & Breanne Beaudry, remodel house; Need-A-Shed (Paul Brazier), new steel building; and Jeff Anderson, shop.

The Council discussed proposed items to include in the 2018 budget.

A letter will be sent to the railroad regarding the sand piled in Argyle.

The Council was informed that the new pumper has arrived and the firemen were trained on it.

The Council reviewed the final report on the Argyle Summer Rec Program and approved it and the final payment to Kayla Safranski, Summer Rec. Director/Head Coach.

Delinquent accounts were reviewed. All accounts past due 90 days will be shut off.

The Council reviewed and approved the reports and bills presented for payment.

Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.