By Shaun Szkolnik, for the Tribune
ARGO — Rod and Ryan Carroll, of Buckeye Grocery, addressed The Argo City Council about a fundraiser they hosted on Saturday, May 11.
The fundraiser included a raffle and door prizes. The money that was raised was split between the Argo Food Bank and for the purchase of new swings for the Argo Park. Tickets for the raffle went for $2.
“It took the whole community,” said Rod Carroll. “A lot of times it seems like we’re competing with each other, and there is nothing wrong with competition, but when a good cause comes along, we all pull together.”
In all, the fundraiser brought in $3,500.
Jim Link spoke before the council regarding the status of the Argo Food Bank.
“This weekend is our giveaway weekend,” said Link. “I want to thank the Carroll’s for the donations to the food bank. We could use it.”
The council discussed estimates from two separate firms regarding repairing or replacing the roof to the Argo municipal building. One of the bidders offered solutions that satisfied the needs of the city. The council agreed to table the motion and reach out to the business in order to more clearly express the needs of the job and get an estimate for the work based on the city’s specific requirements.
The council discussed the purchase of new equipment to allow law enforcement in Argo to perform animal control duties.
The equipment includes:
- A net for $155.95
- Gloves $103
- Catch pole $143
- Animal carrier $113.95
The council unanimously approved the purchase of the equipment.
Mayor Betty Bradley presented the council with information about city hall.
“I want to inform the council that city hall is going to be closed on June 7 for magistrate annual training,” said Bradley. “City hall will have to be closed that day. We will try and get something out and let everybody know that we are going to be closed then.”
Bradley also presented a reminder about Argo’s upcoming book sale.
“I want to remind everybody about the book sale coming up Saturday, May 18,” said Bradley. “(It runs) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kona Ice is going to be there for the children to get some ice if they’d like to have some ice. Corky (Massey) just said he’s going to try and get Southland to come down and set up also. So, y’ all come out and fill a bag with books.”
Due to a holiday, the next council meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 28.