Vice-Mayor David Gunderson opened the December 5, 2022, Truth-In-Taxation meeting at 7:00 PM. Present were David Gunderson, David Sorenson, Anthony Deschene, and Aaron Rivard. Absent was Mayor Terry Sundby. Also in attendance were Tony Safranski, Michael Pagnac, Penni Anderson, and Tamara Benitt. No one from the public attended and no one called the City Office with questions or complaints. Motion by David Sorenson, second by Aaron Rivard, to close the Truth-In-Taxation meeting. Motion carried.
Vice-Mayor David Gunderson called to order the Council meeting on December 5, 2022, at 7:05 PM in the Argyle City Office. Present were David Gunderson, Tony Deschene, David Sorenson, and Aaron Rivard. Absent was Mayor Terry Sundby. Also in attendance were Tony Safranski, Michael Pagnac, Penni Anderson, and Tamara Benitt.
Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by David Sorenson, to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Motion carried.
Motion by Tony Deschene, second by Aaron Rivard, to approve the quotes from LaBine Electric for the LED conversion at the Fire Hall and Filter Plant. Motion carried.
Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by David Sorenson, to approve the Maintenance Report.
Motion by David Sorenson, second by Aaron Rivard, to adopt Resolution 26-2022, approve Levy for 2023, and Resolution 27-2022, approve 2023 Budget. Motion carried.
On a motion by Aaron Rivard, second by David Sorenson, to approve Resolution 28-2022, designating the annual polling place at Argyle Community Center. Motion carried.
Resolution 29-2022, Approve Plans and Specifications and order advertisements for bids on 2nd Street improvements was approved by Aaron Rivard and seconded by David Sorenson.
Sidewalk maintenance was discussed. It was agreed that all property owners are responsible for clearing their sidewalks. The City is responsible for the sidewalks in the Safe Route to School Route, which runs on the South side of 3rd Street and the North side of 2nd Street.
Two Council members, David Gunderson until 7/1/2023 and Tony Deschene until 7/1/2026, are certified for the local board of appeal and equalization.
The City Office and City Shop will be closed on Monday, December 26th in observance of Christmas Day. On a motion by Tony Deschene, second by Aaron Rivard, to give all city employees Friday, December 23, 2022, off at Holiday pay.
Motion by David Sorenson, second by Aaron Rivard to adopt Resolution 30-2022, Approve Donations to the City of Argyle since 6/1/2022, and Resolution 31-2022, Approve Donations to the Argyle Fire Department since 6/1/2022. Motion carried.
The Council reviewed the Environmental Health & Safety Summary Report submitted by Ron Ruud from Northwest Service Cooperative.
The lights on the outside of the Community Center and City Hall entrance are not working. LaBine Electric will be installing new lights.
The January Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 3rd.
THANK YOU TO DAVID SORENSON FOR SERVING A FOUR-YEAR TERM ON THE CITY COUNCIL!
Penni Anderson will be David’s replacement. David Sorenson will be willing to stay on as Building Inspector.
Motion by David Sorenson, seconded by Aaron Rivard, to approve Northern Sanitation’s contract for the years 2023, 2024, & 2025.
Motion by David Sorenson, second by Aaron Rivard, to approve the bills presented for payment, the Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, delinquent accounts, and vacation & sick leave.
No further business, motion by Aaron Rivard, second by Tony Deschene, to adjourn.
City Office & City Shop Hours: Monday to Thursday 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM – Friday 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Credit Card payments and ACH (Automatic) payments are now available.
Waste Management recycling tote pickup will be on January 14th.
Area Food Shelf – St. Rose Basement – January 10th – 4:30 – 5:30 PM – Everyone Welcome.
CURBSIDE GARBAGE COLLECTION WILL SWITCH TO WEDNESDAYS. ALL GARBAGE SHOULD BE ON THE BERM WHERE RECYCLING TOTES ARE PLACED FOR PICKUP
GARBAGE MUST BE OUT BY 7:00 AM!
NOW THAT SNOW HAS ARRIVED:
Reminder to remove all cars and trailers from the streets for easier snow removal.
Be courteous and stay clear from snow removal equipment. Give them enough room to do their job!
During snow removal, remember everyone needs to take their share of the snow depending on wind direction. We understand your frustration, but the City Crew is doing its best!
All gates must be kept free of snow, so meters can be read.
You cannot push snow across the road or into the street to get it out of your driveway. Plowing snow out of a yard & onto or across any public road or right of way is illegal.
Help the Fire Department: Keep your fire hydrants cleared of snow.
Gas Customers: All snow and ice must be cleared from your gas meter and vent. A dangerous condition exists should your gas meter and vent become blocked. Please keep checking this until the snow melts.