By Shaun Szkolnik
For The Tribune
ARGO — The Argo City Council unanimously approved plans for a city storm shelter at it’s regular meeting on Monday.
Eddie Culpepper, a grant writer for Argo, told the council that he has been coordinating with architects and engineers working on the storm shelter project.
Culpepper shared a copy of the plans for the storm shelter and the council inspected the plans. The public was also invited to inspect the plans. After a discussion, the council voted to approve the plans and to advertise the plans for bids on the project.
The council announced that the Argo Christmas Parade will be held on Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. It will start by the drive-in and end near the old city hall. Lineup for the event will start at 8:30 a.m., and everybody should be in line by 9:30 a.m.
Additionally, the council received an invitation to be in the Margaret Christmas Parade and will be accepting it.
Mayor Betty Bradley told the council that the city of Argo received its ad valorem check from St. Clair County. It was in the amount of $59, 238.24. This in an increase over last year’s check. Bradley also said that the truck payment for the fire department has been made in the amount of $28,496.62.
In other city news, Teen Council member Katie Whitfield reported that the the Teen Council will be participating in Small Business Saturday on Dec. 1. They plan to have a table at the Argo Mall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Teen Council will give ‘Shop Local’ buttons to Argo businesses and ‘Shop Local’ stickers to anyone that wants one.
The next Argo City Council meeting will be held on Dec. 10.