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.