Mayor Terry Sundby called to order the public hearing on April 4, 2022, at 6:00PM in the City Office.
In attendance were Councilmen: Terry Sundby, Tony Deschene, David Gunderson, and David Sorenson.
Absent was Aaron Rivard. Also in attendance was Tamara Benitt, Tony Safranski, Michael Pagnac, and Ronald Erickson. On a motion by David Gunderson, second by David Sorenson, that the vacation is hereby granted, and the alleyway and 1st Street described as follows is hereby vacated: All of the platted 30-foot-wide alleyway in Auditor’s Subdivision No. 1, City of Argyle, Marshall County, Minnesota lying easterly and adjacent to Lots 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24 in said Auditor’s Subdivision No. 1; AND all of the platted First Street in the Original Townsite of Argyle, lying between the easterly right-of-way line of Atlantic Avenue and westerly of a line drawn between the southeasterly corner of Lot 6, Block 1 in the said Original Townsite of Argyle to northeasterly corner of Lot 24 in Auditor’s Subdivision No. 1, City of Argyle, Marshall County, Minnesota.
Mayor Terry Sundby called to order the April 4, 2022, Argyle City Council meeting at 7:00 PM in the City Office. Present were Mayor Sundby, Anthony Deschene, David Sorenson, and David Gunderson. Absent was Aaron Rivard. Also in attendance were Tony Safranski, Michael Pagnac and Tamara Benitt. Motion by David Sorenson, second by David Gunderson, to approve the minutes of the previous meeting.
On a motion by Tony Deschene, second by David Sorenson, the Maintenance Report was approved.
The Council discussed the decision of only having two Maintenance Workers. Since it seems to be working, they will leave it as is and re-evaluate in November 2022.
Logan Nordine and Dale Clausen have been hired for Summer Help and Mower. The City is still advertising for Summer Rec Head Coach/Director, Assistant Coach, Umps, Bus Driver, and Summer Help.
Brian Ospahl from Brady, Martz presented the 2021 Audit to the Council. Motion by Tony Deschene, second by David Sorenson, to approve the 2021 Audit.
The selling of a portion of the Community Center was discussed. The Council wants to see some estimates on upgrades before they decide on an asking price.
We have started reviewing the Minnesota Basic Code of Ordinances. The Council members will compare the current ordinances with the new ordinances before any decisions will be made. They will start the adoption process at the May meeting.
Terry Sundby and David Gunderson have been in contact with members of Argyle Homes about their future plans.
Motion by Tony Deschene, second by David Sorenson to approve the A.R.E.D.A. bylaw amendment of Regular meetings of the members shall be held bi-monthly on the third Wednesday at 7:00 AM at the principal office of the Authority or at such other place designated by agreement of all members.
The Council was informed that Markit County Grain is considering adding another grain dryer.
Motion by Tony Deschene, second by David Gunderson to approve the building permits: Kevin Tomblin: BNSF shelter and Argyle Homes: repairs-shingling, windows, siding, doors, water heater/boiler, smoke alarms, and fire extinguishers.
David Gunderson and Terry Sundby will schedule a meeting with Brian Anderson about purchasing his property.
Cold Weather Rule is no longer in effect after April 30, 2022.
The City Office & City Shop will be closed on Friday, April 15th for Good Friday.
The Council discussed two options of Calcium Chloride.
Production and distribution costs of water were presented. The Council will need to decide if Rural Water is installed what would the price per 1,000 gallons of water be. Also, they will consider the different repayment plans. Bid opening will be May 17, 2022.
Scott Peters confirmed that Marshall County does have demolition funds available. However, the owner must give up ownership to the City.
The Council discussed the Arturo Martinez Jr.’s property and blight conditions. The Council will continue to try to contact him. The Council then mentioned other vacant buildings and houses within the City of Argyle.
Motion by David Gunderson, second by David Sorenson, to approve the bills presented for payment, the Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, delinquent accounts and vacation & sick leave.
A few members of the community will be setting up a meeting with Michelle Fischbach, US Representative, to question why the City of Argyle cannot qualify for any infrastructure grants through the State and Federal Governments.
Being no further business, motion by David Gunderson, second by David Sorenson, to adjourn.
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