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Argyle Receives Environmental Award

The Town of Argyle received an award for its sustainable initiatives on March 8 from the Environmental Hall of Fame.

Argyle Town Manager Lyle Dresher said a few of the Town’s sustainable initiatives recognized were the Town’s adoption of its Form-based Comprehensive Plan intended to preserve the rural character and scenic qualities through low density, cluster development and conservation reserves; adoption of the Tree Preservation Ordinance; adoption of a Tree Reforestation Fund; adoption of an Alternative Energy Ordinance; creation of a Keep Argyle Beautiful organization that encourages residents to preserve and enhance the Town’s natural environment; and promotion and use of Green principles in the renovation of the Argyle Town Hall and Police and Courts Building.

Interlocal Cooperation Agreement Reached

The Town of Argyle has renewed its agreement with the Argyle Volunteer Fire District for gas well inspection services.

“Fire code inspections are required by town ordinance during the initial preparation of a drill site and are continued thereafter as may be required,” Dresher said. “Producing wells are inspected annually thereafter to ensure compliance with applicable codes.”

Tournament Benefits Booster Clubs

The 2011 Argyle Eagle Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, April 21, at Bridlewood Golf Club in Flower Mound to benefit both the Argyle High School Athletic Booster Club and the Band Booster Club.

Play 18-holes of golf with local celebrities, enjoy a post-tournament awards dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles, and numerous contests, all while supporting Argyle ISD students. Call 940-464-0523 or visit www.argyleband.org to register.

Street Reconstruction Underway

Argyle’s street reconstruction program is in the swing of things, as the Surrey Lane overlay is complete and improvements to portions of the Country Club Estates Addition is nearly complete.

“The contractor is well underway in the Settlement Addition and should be completed within two weeks, with the exception of Forest Trail, which will be completed by Denton County this spring,” Dresher said.

Revisions Adopted to Floodplain Regulations

The Argyle Town Council voted to adopt revisions to the Town’s Floodplain Management regulations at the March 22 council meeting.

The regulations were last revised in 1997.

“The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Office had recently approved floodplain management measures that satisfy federal requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program,” Dresher said.

“In order for the Town of Argyle to continue to be eligible for flood insurance, it was mandatory that the Town adopt, not later than April 18, 2011, the updated/revised floodplain management measures, [which] allows property owners within the Town of Argyle to continue to purchase flood insurance or renew current policies.”

Visit the Argyle Town Hall for more information on the new flood damage prevention ordinance.

Argyle ISD Rewarded for Energy Efficiency Projects

The Argyle Independent School District was recently awarded two matching grants totaling $44,600 from Oncor for increasing the energy efficiency of the lighting systems in district gymnasiums and in Argyle Intermediate School.

The high efficiency lighting systems will save nearly 129,000 kilowatt-hours of energy annually, equivalent to the carbon dioxide emissions of approximately 10,000 gallons of gasoline, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations.

“The grants from Oncor were instrumental in the completion of these much-needed upgrade projects,” said Argyle Superintendent Telena Wright.  “While we’re enjoying the energy savings, our students and faculty are appreciating the better light quality in the classrooms and gyms.”

CoServ Tree Trimming to Continue

CoServ crews will be in the Argyle area for the next several weeks trimming trees for local customers.

“CoServ contractors intend to work with property owners if necessary to address any significant issues with vegetation within their rights-of-way or easements,” Dresher said.

Restaurant Hosting Fundraiser

Papi’s Tex Mex Grill on Hwy 377 is holding their first annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Monday, May 2, from 5-9pm.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Communities Civic League of Argyle.

Papi’s owner, Jane Gonzales, said that the restaurant will be open that evening exclusively for the event and the menu will include fajitas, tamales, elotes (Mexican corn-on-the-cob) and other items along with the sounds of Mariachi Rosas Divinas, face painting, raffles and a Best Salsa Contest.

Call 940-465-6475 for salsa entry details.

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