Argyle City Hall plans up to $750,000 in renovations

Argyle City Hall will receive up to $750,000 in renovations over the coming year.

Argyle City Council approved an ordinance transferring $750,000 from the city’s general fund to the capital improvement project fund at its Oct. 17 meeting.

The funds are intended for the renovation of City Hall or the purchase of land to begin construction of the city’s law enforcement, depending on the item on the agenda.

A survey of the building revealed that improvements to the foundation, drainage, electrical, plumbing and roof are needed, along with additional offices and storage area, City Manager Erica McComis said during the October 3 city council meeting.

“We slapped bandages on this [building] for so long,” Pro Tem Mayor Rick Bradford said. “It’s beyond that point.”

The city’s next step will be to bring in a third party to oversee the building’s renovations, which will be presented to council at an upcoming meeting, according to McComis.

City Council also approved a budget change for the 2022-23 fiscal year that will allocate up to $5,000 from the general fund to purchase new flags to display on Veterans Day.

The flags will be displayed at various locations on US 377 in Argyle. McComis estimated the city should buy about 100 flags.