As the seasons change, everyone starts making the transition that comes with another summer. For the kids, it means no school. For others, it is vacation time. For the Town Council, it means Budget Season. While we will not have a Town Council meeting in July, we will have two meetings in August and two meetings in September, so please come join us. We want to hear from our citizens to help guide us in the direction they feel is best for Argyle.
I want to wish everyone safe travels if you’re hitting the road and encourage safety for everyone when enjoying the lakes and pools. If you plan to be out of town, make sure you have your mail and any other parcels stopped for the time you will be gone. (https://holdmail.usps.com/holdmail/ ) Also, inform your neighbors and inform our Police Department. You can fill out a vacation watch information form online so that our Police Department can be sure to patrol around your homes more often and keep a watchful eye out. (http://tx-argyle.civicplus.com/164/Security-Checks)
We are saying goodbye to our Town Manager Paul Frederiksen who has served our town well. Paul has accepted a position with the City of Duncanville as an Assistant City Manager. We want to wish him the utmost success in his new position and wish him all the best for his future. He has been a huge asset to the Town of Argyle and with helping the new council members during our time of transition. He will be greatly missed. The Town Council has met in an executive session and has started the process of searching for a new Town Manager.
As some of you may know, the Planning and Zoning Commission worked very hard and well into the night last month to “beef up” our Tree Ordinance. We appreciate all the time and dedication they put into this. Town Council has approved the many changes made to the ordinance. These changes are the first of many that will be forthcoming in the next couple of months. It is one of our many priorities that we protect one of the most valued assets of this town. We will continue working on this ordinance to evaluate its effectiveness and make any necessary improvements.
You will soon be able to watch the Town Council and Planning and Zoning Meetings from the comfort of your home via the web. We know this will be a huge convenience for many of you but we still encourage as many of you that can to attend the meetings in person, especially for offering comments in an open forum or public comments on an agenda.