As we come to the end of the school year, I want to thank the Citizens of Argyle for all the many things they do to help others. In response to the tragedies where within a week two people lost their lives during construction of the athletic facility on the Argyle High School campus. Citizens of Argyle stepped up to the plate joining forces with our churches in fund raising efforts for the families left behind.
There were prayer meetings and several acts of kindness confirming Argyle as a community that we all can be proud of. Thank you to all who contributed in the many fund raisers.
Our Easter egg hunt was again a huge success drawing over 1,500 people and gathering 624 pounds of food for the Argyle Food Bank. This was made possible with the help of the Argyle ISD and Town of Argyle’s maintenance department. A special mention and thank you to Argyle ISD’s Jim Hash and Wayne Work that joined the Town’s public works staff, Larry LaDuke and Gerry Glomski to make this a successful event! These guys started setting up on a Saturday morning at 7 a.m. and stayed to clean up until all work was done. Not only did they all work through their weekend, they are courteous, and eager to help. Thanks so much for all your work.
We had a successful “Clean up Argyle” day allowing Argyle residents to bring their unwanted items to the Town Hall for proper disposal. Members of Keep Argyle Beautiful joined Republic Services in the removal of everything from old paint to furniture. KAB gave trees away as you left your trash.
Don’t forget to join the fun at Shooting for the Stars on Saturday, May 9th. This is for everyone to enjoy while raising money to benefit Alex Betzhold memorial Foundation. Agenda includes a bike rally, a color run, and basketball. The events will be capped off with music and an auction at Fuzzys. This will be fun so don’t miss it.
The Town Council expects to have a busy summer with different projects. We will look at Form Based Zoning and road improvements as priority. The Town of Argyle Street Maintenance Sales Tax is expiring in 2015, following the third four-year term of collection of the tax. State Law requires that this local option sales tax be renewed every four years. The one fourth of one percent (1/4th cent) sales tax can only be used for the maintenance and repair of the Town’s streets and roads. The 1/4th cent sales tax has generated an average annual revenue over four years (2011 – 2014) of $78,462. This sales tax revenue has been used for street improvements and general street maintenance, saving property tax dollars. Please vote to reauthorize this proposition on May 9.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve Argyle as Mayor for the next two years. Serving with the same Council is an honor that we all take seriously. With our stellar Town staff, we expect to see great things in Argyle.
Enjoy the sunshine and the end of another successful school year!