First, let me start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were safe and memorable. I am excited and looking forward to another successful year for 2017.
We will finally begin construction of the Argyle Community Park to be located at the Argyle Intermediate School. The Town Council approved the site plan for the new park at their November meeting. Elements that will be incorporated into the plan include a jogging trail, park pavilion, new softball field with improvements to the existing two, volleyball and basketball court and playground. It is anticipated that the Town will solicit construction bids starting this month with construction commencing at the beginning of the summer once the Argyle Youth Association has completed their spring season.
I want to especially thank staff, along with Mayor Pro Tem Joey Hasty and Councilmember Marla Hawkesworth for their tireless efforts in seeing this project through to this important stage. As you may recall, the Town of Argyle was awarded a Local Parks Non-Urban Outdoor matching grant for $500,000 to be used for renovations.
We also hope to start construction of the much needed S-1 Sanitary Sewer Line. As background, the Town of Argyle joined the Denton Creek Regional Wastewater System, a regional sewer system administered by the Trinity River Authority of Texas (TRA) in 2008. This was a result of an approved four-party TRA agreement which resulted in the construction of Segments A and B of the Graham Branch Regional Sewer project to allow gravity flow sanitary sewer service.
For many years the Town of Argyle has contemplated the extension of the U.S. 377 main sanitary sewer system (S-1 Sanitary Sewer Line) to the south upon completion of the interceptor sewer through Flower Mound to the Denton Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant in Roanoke. The S-1 Sanitary Sewer Line will allow for sanitary sewer service along the southern end of U.S. 377, south of FM 407 to reduce the amount of wastewater being pumped to the Denton Graveyard Branch Line, freeing up additional capacity for the northern portions of the Town.
It goes without saying that Argyle is the place people want to live, work and play. As a Town, we understand growth is inevitable. As more and more jobs move to Texas, specifically the D/FW Metroplex, it places more pressure on the need for more amenities and infrastructure. We continue to struggle with the surrounding growth that is outside of our Town limits but still impacts our community. This means that we as a community expect the best, utilizing our Comprehensive Plan, Zoning/Subdivision requirements and our Form Based Code. Our Town staff, Planning and Zoning Commission, along with the Town Council is keenly aware of our obligations. I do believe that Argyle is a great place to live and do business.
Finally, I want to thank those that reach out to me with your ideas and suggestions. Keep them coming and stay involved. Have a great month.