Mayor Terry Sundby called to order the Council meeting on June 6, 2022, at 7:00 PM in the Argyle City Office. Present were Mayor Sundby, Anthony Deschene, David Sorenson, David Gunderson, and Aaron Rivard. Also in attendance were Michael Pagnac, Cecil Deschene, Will Kusler of Markit Grain, and Tamara Benitt. Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by David Gunderson, to approve the minutes of the previous meeting.
Markit County Grain attended the meeting to discuss future expansion and gas rate adjustments at that time.
Cecil Deschene came before the Council to discuss gravel road issues and Argyle Homes Rehab Project. Motion by Tony Deschene, second by Aaron Rivard, to hire Terry Holte on a trial period for 2022 to grade the Herman LaBine Road ( South Pacific Avenue). Cecil then requested ARPA funds from the City for the Argyle Homes portion for the Small Cities Grant. The City has already allocated their ARPA funds. However, the City will look into using the balance from previous Housing Loan Funds. Cecil will attend the Marshall County Commissioners meeting on June 7th.
Motion by David Gunderson, second by David Sorenson to approve the Maintenance Report. The Council discussed current street conditions and will be requesting bids. Motion by David Gunderson, second by David Sorenson, to purchase the Kubota UTV from Acme for $22,258.79
Maguire Iron has been hired to inspect and clean the water tower. After the inspection is reviewed, the Council will look into more options on the water project.
The Council discussed the updates the City Office would need if they were to sell the Community Center Portion. After much discussion, the Council decided to not sell the Community Center but look into updating the space.
On a motion by David Gunderson, Ordinance 01-22: An ordinance enacting the code of ordinances for the City of Argyle, adopting the Minnesota Basic Code of Ordinances, second by Aaron Rivard.
Motion by David Gunderson, second by Aaron Rivard, to move all general CD’s and the Railroad Crossing CD as they come up for renewal into the 4M Plus Fund.
Motion by Tony Deschene, second by Aaron Rivard, to approve the following resolutions of Argyle American Legion and The Dell Steakhouse & Lounge, LLC for the application of a temporary community festival liquor license.
Motion by David Sorenson, second by David Gunderson to approve L&R Foods loan from A.R.E.D.A.
A.R.E.D.A. is in the process of purchasing 115 East 5th Street. There is discussion of re-zoning this property.
On a motion by David Sorenson, second by Aaron Rivard, the following resolutions were approved to accept donations to the Argyle Fire Department and the City of Argyle since December 1, 2021.
Building Permits: Connie LuBarski – Storage Building, Mick Rapacz – washer/dryer upstairs, Jay Swanson – Siding, Jon LaBine – replace exterior door, Wayne Feuillerat – shingling, Patty Heggen – re-shingle porch, Jerry Whitlow – 8′ X 24′ Lean to by back garage and replace windows, and Joel St. Germain – Replace rain gutter and add rock around foundation. Motion by Tony Deschene, second by David Sorenson, to approve building permits.
Motion by David Sorenson, second by David Gunderson, to approve members of the Community Club as Volunteers of the City of Argyle for Meet Your Neighbor Day.
City Office and City Shop will be closed Monday, July 4th. The July Council meeting would fall on July 4th. Motion by Aaron Rivard, seconded by David Gunderson, to change the July City Council meeting to Tuesday, July 5th, 2022.
Motion by David Sorenson, second by Aaron Rivard, to approve Hunter Yutrzenka as a new firefighter with the Argyle Volunteer Fire Department.
The request of a laptop for the City Office was denied.
Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by Tony Deschene, to approve a lease with Yu-Tyme for $1/year from June 1, 2022, to May 31, 2023, for use of a portion of the Community Center for HIIT classes.
Since the alleyway has already been vacated by the water tower, Tamara suggests that we finish with deed of CHS property stating that CHS, Inc. would deed their 15′ over to the City of Argyle. Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by David Sorenson, to hire Brink Lawyers to draw up the deed.
Tamara attended a Preliminary Damage Assessment meeting in Warren with FEMA and HSEM about the flooding/heavy rain this spring.
A request for vacating an alleyway was reviewed and denied. The City needs to keep these alleys and not abandon them due to the utilities. The Council is not interested in selling the land, but he can maintain it.
Argyle Area Community Foundation has granted awards to the following: Hanging Flower Baskets – $1500, Garden Club – $1000, Christmas Decor/Concrete for benches/Pedestrian Park Improvements – $3750, Blvd Banners – $1000, Argyle Fire Department – $1500, Legion Youth Baseball Programs – $1500, Argyle Summer Recreation – $500.00, and Fire Department Golf Tournament – $500.
The Council reviewed the Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, Delinquent Accounts, vacation & sick leave and bills presented for payment. Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by David Sorenson, 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 David Sorenson, second by Tony Deschene, to adjourn. Motion Carried.
REMINDER: Waste Management recycling tote pickup will be on July 13, 2022.
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)
ARGYLE AREA FOOD SHELF: TUESDAY, JULY 12TH FROM 4:30PM – 5:30 PM ST. ROSE CHURCH BASEMENT