Sulphur Springs City Council Meets Tuesday Noon on Budget
Aug24

Sulphur Springs City Council Meets Tuesday Noon on Budget

The Sulphur Springs City Council will have its’ second of two required public hearings due to increased revenues in the proposed budget for the next fiscal year at a special meeting Tuesday at noon at City Hall. The agenda also includes a second and final reading to create an Enterprise Zone for Saputo Dairy Foods. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director

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Main Street Buzz
Aug21

Main Street Buzz

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell says development seems to go in waves and the city is in the midst of such a wave currently downtown. Three buildings were being worked on in the 200 block of Main Street Thursday. The old Knight’s Head Inn building is under construction again. Maxwell says plans call for a sizeable balcony. Another location is being worked on for a bakery. A dentist’s office is also under construction....

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Property Tax Rises with Property Values
Aug19

Property Tax Rises with Property Values

A special meeting of the Sulphur Springs City Council will prove time for public comment regarding a proposed tax increase. Although the council has not increased taxes and the 44-cent per $100 valuation will not increase, the amount paid by those property owners taxed will increase due to the increase in the value of their property, according to City Manager Marc Maxwell. The public hearing/special session of the council will be...

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Rogers and Mulberry Streets Reconstruction Next
Aug11

Rogers and Mulberry Streets Reconstruction Next

Listen to the interview with Marc Maxwell. A city of Sulphur Springs street crew made a first concrete pour as they worked on rebuilding Rogers Street between Connally and Van Sickle Monday. They started at 4 a.m. using portable light to see. That keeps them out of the hot afternoons when concrete dries very rapidly. Rogers and Mulberry streets are being rebuilt with new sewer and water lines using mostly a USDA grant. The work crew...

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City Managers Report August 2014
Aug07

City Managers Report August 2014

Here are some tidbits from Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell’s Manager’s Report to the City Council Tuesday. Cooper Lake is current 8.5 feet low but that’s a foot and a half better than last year at this time. City street crews repaired 1,073 potholes and did 51 major street repairs after utility repairs last month. The Wastewater Treatment Plant came in within allowable limits last month for total suspended solids Download...

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City Water Level  Looking Better
Jul29

City Water Level Looking Better

After every rain, Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell checks the water level at Cooper Lake. As of Tuesday morning, Cooper Lake’s level was marginally better than it was at this time last year by two feet. Still the city is in great shape for water. At Cooper Lake, the city only uses about a third of its’ water account in any year. Maxwell is still hoping to sell some Cooper Lake water to Metroplex interests if inter basin...

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800 Potholes Fixed
Jul29

800 Potholes Fixed

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell estimates city work crews have fixed 800 potholes in the city. He says that’s about half of a list of potholes called in by the public. Crews have also been making repairs behind utility cuts on streets. During August, the street crew will take time out to rebuild Rogers Street. It’s being done with grant funds that must be used before October. Once September rolls around, Maxwell says the...

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Needs Improvements
Jul18

Wastewater Treatment Plant Needs Improvements

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell says the city needs to make some more improvements to the Wastewater Treatment Plant, built in the 1970’s. The city has been under TCEQ enforcement for some time now after the city was out of compliance for a big measurement, total suspended solids, for four months during a year’s time. That problem has been eased by new filters but other elements have exceeded upper limits from time to time....

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Marc Predicts Drought End
Jul15

Marc Predicts Drought End

Listen to the Interview Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell is looking toward an old friend faraway in the Pacific Ocean, El Nino, to help fill up drought-impacted Cooper Lake. Cooper Lake is 8.5-feet low, just marginally better than at this time last year. Maxwell says scientists predict a 70% chance of El Nino conditions, which usually mean more rainfall here. Meanwhile the good news is Lake Sulphur Springs, the city’s backup...

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Happy 100th Birthday, Let’s Celebrate
Jul08
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