Well February really went out with a splash! The rains during the last couple of weeks resulted in several instances of minor flooding for some of our citizens but luckily none were too bad. While we really needed the rain, it is good to see the sun come back out for a while.
I would like to thank everyone who chose to submit a packet for the three council positions that are open for election this May. While it might sound energizing at first to think about running for a council position, when you sit down and consider the commitment it takes, it sometimes feels more of a daunting decision. Ten people requested packets, five submitted them to Town Hall and when it was all said and done, three continued the journey.
While they may be running unopposed, I can assure this is no easy task for which they have signed up. I have told people it is kind of like a dog chasing a car, what does he do with it after he catches it?! So, when you meet these three, be sure to tell them how much you appreciate their service to the community: Alex Vukasin, Place 1, Jon Donahue, Place 3 and Marla Hawkesworth, Place 5.
Although there will be no general election for these three positions, we still need everyone to come to the polls and vote on the different proposals that will be on the ballot. The biggest for Argyle is the reallocation of a 1/4 cent of the sales tax revenue from the Economic Development Commission (EDC) to the Capital Improvement Project (CIP) fund. This will allow the town to build the CIP fund quicker and address our road problems in a timelier manner.
Some special dates to watch for:
- April 14, 2018 Annual Argyle Spring Clean Up Day
- May 5, 2018 Election Day
- May 5, 2018 New Park Dedication (to be announced)
Just as a reminder, I will be at Town Hall on the first Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. for “Mornings with the Mayor.” This is a time for citizens to get to know me as well as talk about any issues that may be on your mind. I always try to have a topic in mind for the day but that is not set in stone. Please come out and join me for some inspiring conversation, coffee and donuts.
As always, we are committed to serving the citizens of Argyle with the utmost Integrity and Transparency. My philosophy is to serve for the Common Good with a Common Goal with Common Sense.