Mayor Sundby called to order the Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting on May 1, 2023, at 6:00 PM in the City Office. Members present were Penni Anderson, Tony Deschene, Mayor Sundby, and Aaron Rivard. Absent was David Gunderson. Attending from the Marshall County Assessor’s Office were Ryan Larson, Matt Vongroven, and Alicia Spilde. Also present was Tamara Benitt. Ryan Larson and Tamara Benitt informed the Council that they did not receive any appeals. No one from the public presented any appeals. Matt Vongroven will be the new Assessor in Argyle. Being no public arrived, motion by Tony Deschene, second by Penni Anderson, to adjourn. Motion carried.
Mayor Terry Sundby called to order the Council meeting on May 1, 2023, at 7:00 PM in the Argyle City Office. Present were Mayor Sundby, Aaron Rivard, Tony Deschene, and Penni Anderson. David Gunderson attended via Zoom. Also in attendance were Michael Pagnac, Tony Safranski, and Tamara Bennit. Fire Hall Committee members present were Erin Anderson, Eric Magnusson, Tim Tulibaski, Austin Sundby, and Grant Bergeron. Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by Penni Anderson, to approve the previous minutes. Motion carried.
The Fire Hall Committee came before the Council to address the new Fire Hall location and finances. The committee then left the meeting.
Motion by Tony Deschene, second by Aaron Rivard, to approve the Maintenance Report. Motion carried.
Motion by Penni Anderson, second by Aaron Rivard, to approve Dawson Kasprowicz as a Summer Worker. Motion carried.
The Bradford Addition housing expansion and infrastructure project has been put on hold.
Jon Olson of Apex Engineering informed the Council about the progress of the Second Street pavement project. The tentative schedule to begin construction is the last week of May.
Jon Olson of Apex Engineering informed the Council the progress of the secondary well installation. The goal is to have the final design completed in the first part of June.
Jon Olson of Apex Engineering informed the Council that we received notice from the MPCA that our resiliency grant application was not funded. He will be working on a plan for Lincoln Avenue.
A.R.E.D.A. has come up with the idea of “Food Truck Monday” for the months of June, July, and August since there is no food available on Monday evenings. The food trucks will be parked next to Johnson Oil along Highway 75. Motion by Penni Anderson, second by Aaron Rivard, to approve LaBine Electric the installation of 50-amp hookup at Thissel Park. Motion carried. Motion by Tony Deschene, second by Aaron Rivard, to approve the fee for a license as a peddler or a transient merchant shall be $50/day/electrical, $25/day/no electrical, and no fee for non-profits. Motion carried.
Building permits were applied for by Mike & Judy Szklarski – brick patio, Steven Sjostrand Agency – remodel, and Rob Volker – replace garage door. On a motion by Aaron Rivard, seconded by Penni Anderson, to approve the building permits. Motion carried.
Motion by Penni Anderson, second by Aaron Rivard, to approve the fertilization program that is currently used at the football field and apply it to the baseball field. Motion carried. Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by Penni Anderson, to approve LaBine Electric to install lights in both dugout’s closets. Motion carried.
Motion by Tony Deschene, second by Penni Anderson, to have a banner designed and printed for the Marshall County Fair Community Spotlight display. Motion carried.
Yu-Tyme Wellness Studio’s lease of the Community Center will expire on May 31, 2023. With the remodeling of the community center area, the Council decided to discontinue offering the area for overflow.
After discussion, the Council decided to let the residents know that a draft will be put on the city’s website within one week following the meeting. By directing the public to our website, we will be able to promote local businesses and other town events.
Motion by Tony Deschene, second by Aaron Rivard, to add Juneteenth to the Holiday schedule depending on the state’s effective date. Motion carried.
The City was contacted by Nan Nelson with the Community Club for use of the empty City lots by the Dell again for Meet Your Neighbor Day activities. The Council agreed to allow the use.
Motion by Tony Deschene, second by Penni Anderson, to approve the cost of Otter Tail to move the pole in Thissel Park. Motion carried.
The City Office & City Shop will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2023, for Memorial Day.
Delinquent accounts were discussed. Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by Penni Anderson, to approve the bills presented for payment, the Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, delinquent accounts and vacation & sick leave. Motion carried.
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 June 14, 2023.
City Office & City Shop Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM Friday 7:00 AM – 11:oo AM.
Utility Payments can be made with a credit card or stop by the City Office to sign up for ACH (automatic withdrawal).
Argyle Area Food Shelf: Tuesday, June 13, 2023 from 4:30 – 5:30 PM at St. Rose Church Basement.
CURBSIDE COMPOST PICKUP CHANGING TO MONDAYS – 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 – $30.00 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