The Council had employee performance reviews with Michael Pagnac and Tony Safranski.
Mayor Terry Sundby called to order the Council meeting on September, 7 2021, at 7:00 PM in the Argyle City Office. Present were Tony Deschene, Aaron Rivard, David Sorenson, and David Gunderson. Also in attendance was Tony Safranski, Jon LaBine, and Tamara Benitt. Motion By David Gunderson, second by Tony Deschene, to approve the minutes of the Previous meetings. Motion carried.
Jon LaBine of Hometown Harvest Ag came before the Council to discuss his future business plans and purchase of land from the City.
Motion by David Gunderson, second by David Sorenson, to approve the Maintenance Report.
The closing date on the Helen Anderson land purchase is Wednesday, September 15th at 10:00 AM.
The Council will receive a bid from Misselhorn Tiling and Excavation on Lincoln Avenue and get on their schedule for Spring.
The council is discussing purchasing the S 1/2 of Lot 46 in Auditors Subdivision.
Motion by Tony Deschene, second by Aaron Rivard, to approve the feasibility study on the new fire hall with Kaizen Architectural Group for the cost of $8,700.00.
On a motion by Aaron Rivard, The City Council of Argyle, Minnesota ordains: Ordinance No. 1-2021 Curfew
Section 1. Certain Minors Forbidden on the Streets at Night. No person under the age of sixteen years shall be or loiter upon any of the public streets, alleys, or public grounds of the municipality between the hours of 10:00 pm and 5:00 am unless accompanied by and under the control of some person of lawful age, or upon some errand by permission or direction of his or her parent, guardian, or employer. Such minor person shall not then loiter on the way nor make any undue noise to disturb the peace and quiet of the municipality.
SECTION 2. Enforcement. Violation of this ordinance shall be a petty misdemeanor.
Second by Tony Deschene to approve the City Council to ordain ordinance No. 1-2021 related to curfew.
Mike Peterson from The Dell addressed the Council on his new liquor license and some future plans.
On a motion by Tony Deschene, second by Aaron Rivard, the resolution 15-2021 Property Tax Levy was adopted.
Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by David Sorenson, to raise residential rates $.35/month for a total of $11.85.
On a motion by David Gunderson, second by David Sorenson, the resolution 16-2021 Proposed 2022 Budget be approved.
The Council tabled wages for 2022 until the November Council Meeting.
The Council is interested in turning Lots 98-99 of Auditor’s Subdivision into commercial lots instead of residential lots. This is tabled until next meeting.
On a Motion by Tony Deschene, second David Gunderson to approve the following building permits: Frank Rybaski: shingles, Charles LaBine: turn porch into closet, Anita Brazier: windows and outside updates.
Motion by David Gunderson, second by David Sorenson, to approve the Community Water Supply Service Connection Fee of $9.72 to be billed on the October bill and to pay the State of Minnesota.
Motion by Tony Deschene, second by Aaron Rivard, to approve to turn Alicia Boman over to a collection agency: $1,016.18
Northwest Service Cooperative did a training for the City Crew.
Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by David Sorenson, to approve the Argyle fire Department purchase of a 2005 Sterling, Model Acterra, 3000-gallon water tender for the price of $6,000.00.
Minnesota’s Water Assistancee Program will be available October 1st, 2021.
After some discussion, motion by David Gunderson, second by David Sorenson, to approve the new hours Monday-Thursday 7:00 am-4:30 pm and Friday 7:00 am-11:00 am for the City Office and City Shop. AYE: Gunderson, Rivard, Sorenson NAY: Deschene
The City of Argyle accepted the resignation of Trevor Hoeper and are taking applications for a Maintenance Worker. Applications can be picked up at the Argyle City Office.
The Council received a Thank You note from Ex-Mayor Bob Clausen. I would like to thank the City Crew, Karen, and City Council for helping me plan and work the appreciation supper for Bob.
Tony Safranski brought up the Olson Underground boring bill for Misselhorn Tiling & Excavation. He asked if the Council would want to help Misselhorn pay for any of it. No action was taken by the Council.
The Council reviewed the Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, Delinquent Accounts, account balances and the bills presented for payment. Motion by Tony Deschene, second by David Gunderson, to approve the bills presented for payment.
The Council will review the Personnel Policy at the October meeting.
Being no further businesses, motion by Tony Deschene, second by Aaron Rivard, to adjourn. Motion carried.
CITY OFFICE & CITY SHOP HOURS
MONDAY TO THURSDAY 7:00 AM TO 4:30 PM
FRIDAY 7:00 AM TO 11:00 AM
The state mandated community water supply service connection fee of $9.72 is on the October Utility bill. This payment goes to the State of Minnesota and is a yearly fee.