Summer is in full swing and the heat is settling in as we come upon the July 4th holiday. I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday. Several locations will be selling fireworks near town but remember the use of fireworks within the Town Limits is prohibited. The use of fireworks in the county is subject to county fire regulations. See the Denton County Fire Marshal website for further information: https://dentoncounty.com/Departments/Emergency-Services.
Summertime also brings vacations. Be sure to register with the Argyle Police Department for vacation checks on your home while you are out of town. The council will be on vacation as there will be no meeting in the month of July. Morning with the Mayor will resume on the first Saturday in August.
August is budget season for the council. We will be looking at our annual budget as well as any special capital improvement projects. One of my goals is to review the town’s property tax cap for seniors. As the state has capped school taxes statewide and several larger neighbors have already moved forward on the matter, I feel it is time Argyle does the same.
Our road improvement program is moving right along and we have received very good feedback from the public. Please continue to let us know your thoughts. Further improvement will continue throughout the summer. Hopefully the inconvenience will be as painless as possible. We are reviewing our storm water drainage maintenance. Many areas of town are long overdue for maintenance and this will need to be considered in the upcoming budget.
As I start my second term as the Mayor of Argyle, I want to convey my resolve to the office that I have been elected by the citizens. The greatest privilege a man could have is the opportunity to serve his fellow man. I enjoy every challenge and opportunity the position affords me.
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.
The Argyle Seniors Organization meet to exercise and play games on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week at 10 a.m.
We have a monthly luncheon on the third Friday of each month with the Argyle Police Department furnishing the meat and all attendees either bring a side dish or contribute $5 to the seniors’ fund.
Our next luncheon will be Friday, July 19, at 12 noon. We’ll have donuts and coffee at 11 for those who would like to come early and get acquainted with new and old friends.
For more information you may contact Stella McDaniel at 940-464-7438 or Karen Kiel at 940-464-0506.
-Submitted by Stella McDaniel