April 5, 2021 DRAFT
Mayor Terry Sundby called to order the April 5, 2021 Argyle City Council meeting at 7:00PM in the Argyle City Office. Present were Mayor Sundby, David Sorenson, Anthony Deschene, Aaron Rivard, and David Gunderson. Also in attendance were Tony Safranski and Vicki Tulibaski. Motion by David Gunderson, second by Aaron Rivard, to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Motion carried.
Anthony Deschene representing the AFD updated the Council on the new fire hall location. The AFD would like to have the city purchase 5 acres from Brian Anderson. Brian Opsahl arrived at the meeting.
Brian Ospahl of Brady Martz handed out copies of the audit to the Council. He stated that the audit process went smooth as usual. Andrew Aakre arrived at the meeting. Brian then reviewed the audit report with the Council. Anthony Deschene left the meeting. No questions from the Council. Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by David Sorenson, to approve the audit. Motion carried. Brian then left the meeting.
Andrew Aakre of Moore Engineering reviewed the spreadsheet he made comparing Rural Water to the City System Upgrades C. David Gunderson then explained to the Council another way to look at the cost comparison that he calculated out. Andrew stated that no grant dollars are reflected in the figures. Andrew would recommend doing the cast iron replacement with the water project; however, it is a Council decision. Andrew stated the Council needs to make a decision and let him know. He will then finish up the environmental report. Andrew then left the meeting.
The Mayor requested the Council to prioritize the following projects: Water projects, Fire Hall, and Lincoln Avenue. The Council then discussed the water project and the need to decide which way they are going. Motion by David Sorenson, second by Aaron Rivard, to go with Marshall Polk Rural Water pending a guaranteed 40-year contract at $8.50/1,000 gallons and to coordinate with them to set up a public hearing with their engineer at the meeting. AYE: Gunderson, Rivard, Sorenson, Sundby ABSENT: Deschene Motion carried.
Motion by David Gunderson, second by Aaron Rivard, to hire Michael Jacobson for the Summer Rec Director/Head Coach position with a $.50 raise from last year’s pay and Joshua Pietruszewski for assistant coach at $10.00/hour. Motion carried. Motion by David Gunderson, second by Aaron Rivard, to hire Dale Clausen and Tom Tulibaski for part time mowing (as neither want to work every day) with a $.50 raise from last year’s pay. Motion carried.
David Sorenson asked to move back to prioritize projects as no decision was made. Motion by David Gunderson, second by David Sorenson, to list the priority of the projects in the following order: 1.) Water Project, 2.)Lincoln Avenue, 3.) Fire Hall. AYE: Gunderson, Rivard, Sorenson, Sundby, ABSENT: Deschene. Motion carried.
Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by David Gunderson, to approve the written Maintenance Report. Motion carried.
The Mayor informed the Council that Misselhorn Excavating is going to remove trees on his lot behind his shop. Motion by David Sorenson, second by Aaron Rivard, to have Misselhorn Excavating remove the trees on the city lot when he is there. The city crew will haul the trees on the city lot away and clean up the lot. Motion carried.
Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by David Sorenson, to put the USDA water/sewer reserves into CDs and add to them yearly from the savings account. Motion carried.
The Council then reviewed a notice from Marshall County for Dust Control. After some discussion, motion by David Gunderson, second by Aaron Rivard, to contract with Marshall County for dust control same as in the past with the addition of the alley in front of LaBine Electric. Motion carried.
The Council reviewed the Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, Delinquent Account, Account balances and the bills presented for payment. Motion by David Gunderson, second by David Sorenson, to approve the bills presented for payment. Motion carried.
Being no further business, motion by David Gunderson, second by Aaron Rivard, to adjourn. Motion carried.