As we move past this very contentious election season, I want to thank everyone who took the time out of their busy schedules to vote. The members of council running in this election were Ronald Schmidt, Place 2; Dr. Cynthia Hermann, Place 4; and myself, Donald Moser, Mayor. We thank you for your votes and trust and faith that we will continue to do what is best for the town and the citizens of Argyle. We intend to honor your trust in us with continued hard, productive work.
Congratulations to the Liberty Christian Boys varsity baseball team for their 8-5 victory over Houston St. Thomas to clinch the State Championship in TAPPS Division 1! This is the second year in a row they have won this title.
I want to recognize all our graduating seniors as they head out for the next phase of their lives. Whatever is in store for you, be safe and know that if you put your heart into your work, whatever it may be, you will always be successful.
Most everyone has noticed the dirt work being done at Hwy 377 and FM 407. This is the beginnings of the commercial component of the Waterbrook planned development. There is still no timeframe or confirmation of a grocery store planned for this location, but a grocer was part of the original agreement. As far as the rest of the commercial, it is slated to be a mixture of office, retail and restaurants. As of today, we do not have any information on any of the tenants that may be occupying these spaces.
In the coming weeks, many of the streets will begin to see repairs and overlay as part of our road repair program. The contractor performing these repairs will be distributing door hangers and placing yard signs throughout the areas to be repaired. On the days of the repairs, all cars will need to be moved off the streets to allow the repairs to proceed. Please be patient with this contractor as the repairs will only be a day or two per street.
Just before the election, I talked about the formation of an Agricultural Advisory Committee. The formation of this committee will be on our June council agenda. This will be a preliminary discussion on how this committee is to be formed and how it will aid the council. This is a project that I will make sure develops and Councilman Alex Vukasin has also expressed interest in being involved.
We are also in the beginning stages of developing a Welcome Committee for new residents to Argyle. Councilman Vukasin will be working with other residents of our town to gather the information that will be most useful such as the 100+ businesses, churches, clubs, medical, dental and other professional services which can be found right here. This subject came up in a “Morning with the Mayor” a few months ago and will no doubt be very useful information not only to new residents but to all who want to do business local.
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.