Mayor Terry Sundby called to order the Council meeting on February 6, 2023, at 7:00 PM in the Argyle City Office. Present were Mayor Sundby, Anthony Deschene, David Gunderson, Aaron Rivard, and Penni Anderson. Also in attendance were Michael Pagnac, Tony Safranski, and Tamara Benitt.
Terry welcomed Jon Olson from Apex Engineering, who joined in remotely, to discuss Second Street Paving and Improvements. Motion by David Gunderson, second by Aaron Rivard, to accept R.J. Zavoral & Son’s bid of $153,575.00.
Motion by David Gunderson, second by Penni Anderson, to accept the proposal of $31,000 from Apex Engineering for the city well and well house improvements. Motion carried. Two grants have been received from the Minnesota Department of Health for a total of $20,000.
Motion by David Gunderson, second by Aaron Rivard, to approve the previous minutes. Motion carried. The Council addressed the lack of professionalism at the January meeting. The roles and responsibilities of City Staff and Council/Mayor were discussed.
Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by Tony Deschene, to approve the purchase of a new roof liner. Motion carried. Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by Penni Anderson, to approve the written Maintenance Report. Motion carried.
Community Center updates were reviewed. The lighting will be discussed once the wall construction is complete.
Motion by David Gunderson, second by Aaron Rivard, to approve the following 2023 Argyle Fire Department Officers: Chief-Erin Anderson, Asst. Chief – Eric Magnusson, Secretary – Nick Safranski,
Treas. – Brady Swanson, EMS – Rob Clausen. Cheif Engineer – Tim Tulibaski, Ventilation Officer – Nathan Anderson, Interior Officer – Dillon Erickson, Training Officer – Grant Bergeron, Safety Officer – Kelly Durand. Motion Carried.
On a motion by David Gunderson, the following resolution 3-23, does not waive the monetary limits on municipal tort liability, seconded by Aaron Rivard. Motion carried.
The council has questions about the purchase of Grant Bergeron’s property.
Motion by David Gunderson, second by Penni Anderson, to pay David Sorenson $50/month to be Argyle’s Building Inspector. Motion carried.
Building permits: Eric Magnusson – remodel and Travis Anderson – Kitchen remodel. Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by Tony Deschene, to approve building permits. Motion carried.
The City Office and City Shop will be closed on Monday, February 20th, 2023, in observance of Presidents’ Day.
A deliquent water account was shut off for non-payment.
Auditors’ will be in the City Office the week of February 21st.
The Council reviewed the Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, Delinquent Accounts, vacation & sick leave and bills presented for payment. 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.
Argyle offers a yearly garbage pickup fee. $100 per 35 gallon garbage can. Stop by the City Office to purchase your yearly sticker.
Reminder: Waste Management recycling tote pickup will be on March 15, 2023.
City Office & City Shop Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Friday – 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM.
Utility payments can be made with a credit card or stop by the City Office to sign up for ACH (Automatic Withdrawal).
Area Food Shelf: Tuesday, March 14th – 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Basement at St. Rose Church.
REQUEST FOR WINTER MONTHS:
- Please do not leave cars & trailers on streets for easier snow removal.
- Please stay away from Snow Removal Equipment. Give them room to do their job!!
- Please keep all gates open and free of snow so that meters can be read. Thank you for your cooperation!
- Reminder from the Argyle Gas Department: Please keep snow cleared from your gas meter and vent. A dangerous condition exists should your gas meter and vent become blocked with snow. Please keep checking this until the snow melts.
- Please help the Fire Department by keeping your fire hydrants cleared of snow.
Residents are reminded to stop by City Office to purchase a $15.00 Building permit for any remodeling/building over $500.00. This is an important step to ensure all codes and setbacks are followed.
Due to falling temperatures, please let the City Crew know if you have turned on your water trickler.