May 3, 2021 – DRAFT
Mayor Terry Sundby opened the Board of Appeal & Equalization Meeting on May 3, 2021 at 6:00pm at the Argyle City Office via conference call. Council members present were Mayor Sundby, David Sorenson, Aaron Rivard, and Anthony Deschene. Absent was David Gunderson. Attending from the Assessor’s Office via phone were Russ Steer and Allison Grzadzieleski. Also in attendance were Ed St. Germain and Vicki Tulibaski.
Ed St. Germain came to appeal his home valuation. Allison explained that his home went up from a grade 6 to a grade 7. Russ stated that the Council could adjust on location factor basis. David Gunderson arrived at the meeting. After some discussion, motion by Anthony Deschene, second by David Sorenson, to drop the valuation on Ed St. Germain’s house 5%. Motion carried. Russ stated that Ed can go to the County and appeal the valuation and voice his concerns. Allison reviewed the new construction sheet, the homestead changes, and the overbuilt factor sheets with the Council. There were no questions. She also explained the Vet Exclusion Program, the Blind/Disabled Application, and the Homestead Special Ag Program. Council members were informed that the field cards are available online. Being no further questions, Russ & Allison thanked the Council and Mayor Sundby closed the meeting.
Mayor Terry Sundby called to order the May 3, 2021 Argyle City Council meeting at 7:00pm. Present were Mayor Sundby, David Sorenson, Aaron Rivard, Anthony Deschene, and David Gunderson. Also in attendance were Tony Safranski and Vicki Tulibaski. Motion by David Gunderson, second by Aaron Rivard, to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Motion carried.
The Council reviewed the written update from Moore Engineering. No action taken.
Anthony Deschene informed the Council that KLJ has all the elevation shots of the city’s system. The Council then discussed internal drainage option. No action taken.
Jason Hillman, Jerry Pribula, Paul Bergeron, Dan Driscol and Mike Kowalski representing Marshall & Polk Rural Water then arrived at the Council meeting. They discussed the upcoming water project. The project has been delayed as Rural Water is unable to get pipe at this time. Jerry recommended to bid the project later winter or early spring. The Council reviewed the Rural Water Agreement, and several changes were made. The city will be able to bond through Rural Water. Jason will take the agreement back to his board with the changes and then get it back to Argyle for approval at the next Council meeting. They then left the meeting.
Nevin Lubarski arrived at the Council meeting. He handed out the Stephen-Argyle Central Summer SACC Childcare & Activities 2021 booklet. He explained the 21st Century Grant and asked if their baseball program could partner on Tuesdays and Thursdays for skills. The people SACC hired through the grant would help out with Summer Rec practices teaching skills on Tuesdays & Thursdays and the Summer Rec coaches can take Summer Rec participants to the games Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Nevin then left the meeting. After some discussion, motion by David Gunderson, second by David Sorenson, to partner with SACC 21st Century Grant for baseball as long as they coordinate with our times and get the information out to the parents, so everyone knows what’s going on and add teeny ball. Motion carried. Only paying Summer Rec participants receive shirts.
Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by David Sorenson to approve the proposal from McGlynn fence for replacement of the remaining fence at the ballfield. Motion carried.
Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by David Sorenson, to accept the bid of NPL for the gas valve replacement. Motion carried.
Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by Anthony Deschene, to approve having the frost boil fixed on the west side of the fire hall. Motion carried. Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by David Sorenson, to approve the Maintenance Report. Motion carried.
Motion by David Gunderson, second by David Sorenson, to approve the building permits of Joe Eyni, replace roof; Aurelia Kujawa, exterior doors; Nevin Lubarski, back door; Lisa & Mark Larson, house & garage flooring; Kevin Crummy, windows. Motion carried.
Motion by Aaron Rivard, second by Anthony Deschene, to approve Summer Hours of Monday to Thursday from 7:00AM to 4:30PM and Friday 8:00AM – Noon. Motion carried.
On a motion by David Gunderson, second by David Sorenson, the Council approved by resolution the benefit for years of service on the Argyle Fire Department at $900.00 a year. Motion carried.
The Council then reviewed the Profit & Loss, balance sheet, Delinquent Accounts, Account balances and the bills presented for payment. Motion by Anthony Deschene, second by Aaron Rivard, to approve the bills presented for payment. Motion carried.
Being no further business, motion by David Gunderson, second by Aaron Rivard, to adjourn. Motion carried.
***2021 Pet Licenses can by purchased at the City Office for $5.00. ALL cats and dogs must be licensed.
***2021 Permits for golf carts & ATV’s & UTV’s can be purchased at the City Office for $5.00. ALL need to be licensed.
***Please don’t blow grass into street.
***Waste Management recycling tote pickup will be on June 16th. Please have your totes to the curb 3 feet away from anything by 7:00AM.
***Call before you dig….It’s the Law! Call 811