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Village Government

Argyle Community Building

The Village has a popuulation of 856 and is governed by a 6-member village board. Each board member is elected for a 2-year term. Three of the members are elected on even year elections, and three are elected on odd year elections. The village board president also serves a 2-year term and is elected by voters on even year elections. Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm at the Community Building. The public is invited to attend.


Name Address/Phone Term Expires

Village President


Wayne Wilson 118 N. Fairview Ave
(608)543-3973
2014

Village Trustees

Brenda Bredeson 304 N. State St..
(608)574-1783
2015
Andrew Chenous 308 Mill St.
(608)558-8623
2014
Ismael Hinojosa 409 S. Lafayette St.
(608)426-4954
2014
James Larson 210 N. Broad St.
P.O. Box 21
(608)214-0731
2014
Bradley Ostby 117 S. State St.
(608)558-1256
2015
Dave Soper 113 N. Lafayette St
(608)558-2892
2015



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Village Services

Muncipal Electric Utility

Argyle Hydroelectric Generator

The village of Argyle has operated a Municipal Electric Utility since 1905. The utility serves approximately 479 customers within the village limits of Argyle. The Utility buys wholesale power from Dairyland Power Cooperative of LaCrosse, WI. We take delivery of the power from a 69kV transmission line to our substation on Mill Street, which was constructed in 1997. The Argyle Power Plant located in the center of town on the Pecatonica River has one of the few operational hydroelectric generators still producing power from small streams in Wisconsin. The generator on the small head dam produces about 210 megawatt hours of electricity annually. The power plant also houses diesel generator equipment with enough capacity to supply power to the entire village in case of an ice storm or other outage of our normal supply of electricity.

Residents may be interested in Wisconsin's "Focus on Energy" program. For more information, see the Community Outreach listing on this website.

Water System

Water is supplied from three municipal wells. The maximum pumping capacity is 121,000 gallons/day vs. peak daily use of 65,000 gallons/day, providing substantial margin for growth. Storage capacity is 200,000 gallons. The Argyle Water Utility has been upgrading its distribution system annually. As street repair projects arise, the underground infrastructure is upgraded prior to the street work being started. Undersized mains are replaced with larger mains for better fire hydrant flows and valves are installed to better isolate problems if they should arise.

Wastewater Treatment

The Argyle Wastewater treatment plant was rebuilt in 1992. The new plant is a compact plant design, which gives the plant flexibility for expansion. The design capacity of the plant is 183,000 gallons/day, plus a 1 million gallon storm retention pond.

Recycling Center

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday: 9:00am-12:00pm and 4:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm

The Village of operates a recycling program at their recycling facility on Mill Street. Village and town residents may bring their recyclable materials to the site and separate them into the appropriate storage bins.

The Village does not provide curbside pickup of garbage. Instead, residents bring their garbage to the recycle center in yellow bags that are sold at the village hall, the recycling center, and at area merchants (20 gal. bags for $1.50 and 30 gal. for $2.00). This cost pays for the disposal of garbage by volume. The more a person recycles, the less it costs them to dispose of their garbage.

The recycling center accepts the following materials which can be dropped off for no charge:



The following items have a per piece charge:





Contacts

Village President Wayne Wilson (608)543-3973
Village Clerk/Treasurer Sandra Flannery (608)543-3113
Village Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Shirley Canon (608)543-3113
Street/Water Superintendant Dale Emberson (608)543-3335
Electric Superintendant Randy Martin (608)543-3335
Waste Water Treatment Plant Superintendant Tom Moore (608)543-3112
Recycle Center Attendants Darold Dowling, John Wire

Note: For Argyle Municipal Utilities, contact the Village Clerk's office: (608)543-3113

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Village Parks and Recreation

American Legion Community Park

American Legion Community Park

Located at the north side of the village, adjacent to the school, the American Legion Community Park was created in the late 1940's through the efforts of the American Legion. The park is now operated by the village. Within the park is a baseball field, a softball and youth ball field, lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, sand pit volleyball courts, two shelter houses, and playground equipment.

Argyle Boat Launch

Argyle Boat Launch on Pecatonica River

The village operates a small park and boat landing on the East Branch of the Pecatonica River off Highway 81 just west of the bridge (upstream from the dam). This launch affords many opportunities for fishing and canoeing. Enjoy your lunch at the shelter alongside the river. A handicapped accessible fishing dock is also located in this area, across the road, just below the dam. Finally, a downstream boat launch is located on the east side of the river, south of the power plant.



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Emergency Services

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Argyle-Adams Fire Department

The department consists of 30 members (all volunteer). Coverage areas include Village of Argyle, Adams Township, Argyle Township, Fayette Township.

Fire Chief: Randy Martin
First Assistant Chief: Dave Soper
Second Assistant Chief: John Leigh

Argyle EMS

The department consists of 14 licensed EMT's and 4 drivers (all volunteer). Coverage includes Village of Argyle, Adams Township, Argyle Township, Fayette Township, Wiota Township, Jordan Township.

President: Patty Emberson
Vice President: Cathy Leigh
Secretary: Liz Wilson
Treasurer: Dave Phillipson

Argyle Police Department

Chief of Police: Hayley Saalsaa
Part Time Officer: Kyle Giese

Offices: 2nd floor of the Community Building

Non-emergency Phone: (608)543-9360



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Village Ordinances

The following ordinance summaries are in response to frequently asked questions. For the complete legislative code (ordinance book) for the Village of Argyle, click here.

Dog Licensing Required Yearly

All dogs over the age of 6 months must be licensed yearly per State Statutes. Please mail or bring a copy of your dog(s) most current rabies vaccination papers from your veterinarian to obtain your yearly dog license. Licenses can be purchased from the Village Clerk when taxes are paid or any time prior to March 1st. An additional late fee of $5.00 per dog will be collected for any dog licensed after March 1st. You are required to obtain a kennel license if you have more than two dogs. The Argyle Police Department will issue fines to all residents that have not licensed their dogs by June 30th!

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Please DO NOT include dog license fees with your property tax check!! A separate check is required, made payable to: Village of Argyle. COMBINED CHECKS WILL BE RETURNED!!

Building Permits are Required

Prior to any demolition, addition or home improvement project, please contact the Village Clerk's office at (608)543-3113 to obtain information.

Dumping of Debris on Village Streets Prohibited Village Ordinance 6-2-11

It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit or cause to be deposited, dump, sort, scatter or leave any rubbish, stone, wire, earth, ashes, cinders, sawdust, hay, grass, manure, filth, paper, snow, ice, dirt, grass, leaves, construction waste, garbage or other offensive or noxious materials in any public street, sidewalk, alley, or upon any public property or upon any property of another, without the expressed permission of the owner or occupant thereof. Such unlawful material or obstruction may be removed by the Village and the cost thereof billed to the violator pursuant to Sec. 66.0627, Wis. Stats

Open Burning Prohibited Village Ordinance 5-2-9

No person shall engage in the open burning of any garbage, solid waste, leaves, yard or garden debris or other refuse of any kind on any public or private property located within the Village of Argyle.

We ask that all residents take leaves and grass clippings to the compost site located behind the Village Shed at 400 South State St.


Winter Parking Regulations Village Ordinance 10-1-28

Annually Effective: November 1-April 15

Residential Areas: No vehicles of any description may park on any residential street for a period exceeding 24 hours. All vehicles shall be moved to an area free of snow so that complete snow removal can be achieved on the entire street and parking right-of-ways.

Downtown Areas: No person shall park any vehicle between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. in the following areas for snow removal: