Mayor Terry Sundby called to order the public hearing on July 5, 2023, at 7:00 PM in the City Hall. In attendance were Council members: Terry Sundby, Aaron Rivard, and Tony Deschene. Via Zoom were Penni Anderson and David Gunderson. Also in attendance were Michael Pagnac and Karen Gunderson. Terry stated that the public hearing was to discuss the rezoning of residential lots, Culberton’s Addition, Block 8, Lots 21 & 22 to commercial lots. The Council will take a letter they received into consideration, and they will decide on the possible rezoning of these lots tonight at the Council meeting following. Motion by Tony Deschene, second by Aaron Rivard, to close the public hearing. Motion carried.
Mayor Terry Sundby called to order the Council meeting on July 5, 2023, at 7:03 PM in the Argyle City Office. Present were Mayor Sundby, Aaron Rivard, and Tony Deschene. Via Zoom were Penni Anderson and David Gunderson. Also in attendance were Michael Pagnac and Karen Gunderson. Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by David Gunderson, to approve the previous minutes. Motion carried.
On a motion by Tony Deschene, the following resolution was adopted: Resolution 11-2023: Rezoning of Residential Lots to Commercial Lots Culbertson’s Addition, Block 8, Lots 21 & 22, seconded by Aaron Rivard. Motion carried.
Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by Tony Deschene, to approve the Maintenance Report. Motion carried.
Motion by David Gunderson, second by Penni Anderson, to approve $50,000 basic life and AD&D coverage to each full-time employee. Motion carried.
Long-term disability insurance per employee was tabled.
Melissa Knutson, of CPS, will be invited to the next meeting to discuss the Bradford Addition infrastructure plans and specifications.
The Second Street Pavement project has been completed. The Council will review the final project costs at the August meeting and set the assessment hearing for September.
Since the City needs to control 50′ around the new well, the city needs to contact the adjacent property owner for an easement.
Jon Olson, from Apex Engineering, is continuing the development of the preparation of a preliminary engineering report evaluating existing conditions, proposed improvement alternatives, estimated costs and proposed financing (assessments).
Motion by Aaron Rivard, seconded by Penni Anderson, to lower the sand price to $5.00/yard for residents of Argyle and $10.00/yard for non-resident. Motion carried.
Penni thanked the City Crew for their great job in making the town look great for Meet Your Neighbor Day!
The City Office has been contacting residents to apply for the Small Cities Grant since we are still searching for homes that qualify and need repairs.
Building Permits: Kevin Higdem-Shed and Lynn Sundby-shingling and painting house. On a motion by Aaron Rivard, seconded by Tony Deschene, to approve the building permits.
Bob Bucklin will be invited to the next Council meeting to discuss the rezoning of Argyle Original, Block 1, Lots 20 & 21 from residential to commercial.
Motion by Tony Deschene, second by Aaron Rivard, to acknowledge and approve excluded bingo activity for St. Rose Church during their bazaar on October 29, 2023, at the Community Center. Motion carried.
An environmental Health and Safety Summary Report from Ron Ruud of Northwest Service Cooperative was reviewed.
Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by David Gunderson, to approve the bills presented for payment, the Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, delinquent accounts and vacation & sick leave. Motion carried.
David proposed creating a committee to help create a 3-5-10 year plan. David will form the committee. David and Penni volunteered to be on the committee.
Being no further business, motion by Tony Deschene, second by Aaron Rivard, to adjourn. Motion carried.
Reminder: Waste Management recycling tote pickup will be on August 16, 2023.
Curbside Compost Pickup changing to Monday’s – Spring thru Fall.
After getting your weekend yard work done, haul garden and yard waste (trees, branches, leaves, etc.) to your berm and the City Crew will pick up on Monday. All smaller clippings must be bagged or in a can.
1/2 truckload – $30 Full truckload – $50.00 Anything smaller is free of charge.
Dumpster rentals are available through the City Office. Please call 218-437-6621 to get a list of acceptable items and to schedule a drop off date. Cost $45.00 + tax
ABBREVIATIONS ON YOUR UTILITY BILL:
CREF-COMMERCIAL REFUSE CSWR-COMMERCIAL SEWER CWTR-COMMERCIAL WATER
GTX-GAS TAX LC-LATE CHARGE MISC-MISCELLANEOUS
MSPR-MOSQUITO SPRAY RGAS-RESIDENTIAL GAS RREF-RESIDENTIAL REFUSE
RWTR-RESIDENTIAL WATER SPI-SEWER PROJECT FEES RRTX-RESIDENTIAL REFUSE TAX
WPI-WATER PROJECT FEES SSR-SINGLE SORT RECYCLING SWR-SEWER
swcf-STATE WATER CONNECTION FEE