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Around Argyle – May 2016

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Argyle Mayor Peggy Krueger
Argyle Mayor Peggy Krueger

Springtime is upon us, and with that said, this time of year brings with it the potential for extreme weather events.  If you have not already, I would encourage everyone to sign up for Code Red offered to residents living in the Argyle Fire District. The emergency service district has implemented the Code Red system that will inform you of severe weather developing and approaching in your area. The system will automatically call homes or business located in the direct path of the approaching storm.

We are also entering mosquito season so remember the four “D’s”; Drain standing water in your yard and neighborhood to cut mosquito breeding sites (old tires, flowerpots, and clogged rain gutters); Dusk and Dawn are the times of day you should try to stay indoors (this is when mosquitoes are most active); Dress in long sleeves and pants when you’re outside, and spray thin clothing with repellent; and finally use DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide).  It should be an active ingredient to look for in your insect repellent.

The Texas Department of Transportation along with Jacobs Engineering will be holding a public meeting (open house format) in regard to the proposed widening of Hwy 377 between FM 1171 and Crawford Road to be held on Tuesday, May 10, at Hilltop Elementary School from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  We encourage anyone with an interest to attend.

The Town Council at their April meeting approved a Master Development Plan (MDP) application as part of our Form Based Code for the Waterbrook development located at the southeast corner of HWY 377 and FM 407. The MDP shows a mix of retail, commercial and 287 single-family residential lots within 105.4 acres. There are approximately 23 acres designated for commercial uses that include retail, restaurant, office, and personal services. The MDP shows approximately 191,000 s.f. of useable commercial/retail space, with approximately half of that being designated for a grocery store. The MDP also designates 24.41 acres (23.16%) of open space throughout the development which includes civic spaces, plazas, landscape buffers, and floodplain/lake areas.

The Argyle Police Department along with other various agencies will be participating in a full-scale exercise for emergency response in Argyle.  This event will be held on Wednesday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Argyle High School.  All of our local first responders will test their capabilities to handle a crisis.  This drill will involve local and regional agencies from Fire, Police, EMS to Emergency Management and our local hospitals. Each group will work together in a chaotic crisis environment to improve their capabilities and test their response.

As a reminder, the Argyle Police Department will begin active enforcement on the “Hands Free” ordinance beginning Sunday, May 1, 2016.  When in Town, Put it Down!

Don’t forget to check out our new website. I think you are going to love the ease of using. You can sign up for personal emails or texts on everything going on in Argyle.

Have a great May!

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