Mayor Terry Sundby called to order the Council meeting on October 4th, 2021, at 7:00PM in the Argyle City Office. Present were Terry Sundby, Tony Deschene, David Sorenson, and David Gunderson. Aaron Rivard was on Zoom. Also in attendance was Tony Safranski, Michael Pagnac, and Tamara Benitt.
Motion by Tony Deschene, second by David Gunderson, to approve the minutes of the previous meetings with the amendment.
Motion by Tony Deschene, second by David Sorenson, to approve the Maintenance Report.
The Council discussed the Helen Anderson land purchase and the Fire Hall Feasibility Study.
Chad Swanson came before the Council to discuss building a garage in his open lots. The Council told Chad the building can only have 12′ sidewalls according to the City Ordinance. The building meet all City Codes.
The Council reviewed and discussed the Personnel Policy. After discussion, there were changes made. The changes will be made and reviewed again at the November meeting.
There will be a Public Hearing on November 1, 2021, at 6:00PM in the Argyle Community Center. The public hearing is for the rezoning of Auditor’s Subdivision, Lots 98-99 from Residential to Commercial.
The Council reviewed the Summer Rec. and 21st Century Summer Activity Report. The Council feels the program went well and will leave it as is.
On a motion by Tony Deschene, second by Terry Sundby, to appoint David Gunderson to the A.R.E.D.A. board.
Motion by Tony Deschene, second by David Sorenson, to adopt Resolution 17-2021 & Resolution 18-2021 which approved the liquor licenses for Hogberg-Gerszewski Post 353 of the American Legion and The Dell, LLC.
On a motion by David Gunderson, second by Tony Deschene, the following building permits were approved: Julie LaBine: garden shed, Gordon Ellefson: walk in shower, and Noel Weld: cement slab. The Council thinks that a site plan and drawing should be brought in when there is an addition or new construction.
On a motion by Tony Deschene, second by David Gunderson to replace Terry Sundby as building inspector with David Sorenson.
Cold Weather Rule is in effect from October 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022.
The Marshall County Affordable Housing committee meet. The Loan Pool assisted 8 homes and 6 businesses with down-payment assistance in 2021.
The Council is researching the status of Arturo Martinez’s home. The City would like to remove the burnt house and clean up the lot.
There were improvements made to the delinquent policy. The City will now be shutting off customers who are two months delinquent on their utility bill. The office will be contacting the current delinquent accounts to let them know the new policy.
The A.R.E.D.A. Board was curious as to the status on the Mall/Community Center door. The Council feels there is not a need for it at this time.
Terry Sundby has been in contact with Julian Kostrzewski about the removal of house and garage. The County has funds available to assist with the tear down and removal. The Council wants to keep moving forward on this project.
The council was asked if the residential lots available could be used for garages. The Council wants to keep these lots for residential homes.
Motion by David Sorenson, second by David Gunderson, to approve the bills presented for payment and the financial reports.
The City has a job opening for a Maintenance Worker. Applications and job descriptions can be picked up at the Argyle City Office.
The Council discussed trees on the berm.
Being no further business, motion by Aaron Rivard, second by Tony Deschene to adjourn the meeting.
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