Sulphur Springs City Council will be Considering Several Ordinances
Aug31

Sulphur Springs City Council will be Considering Several Ordinances

At a regular meeting Tuesday night, the Sulphur Springs City Council will be considering several ordinances on first reading dealing with items in next fiscal year’s budget. The ordinances are for an appropriations ordinance, for setting the tax rate, the water rate, the sewer rate, the sanitation rate and for authorizing updated service credits. There is also a resolution directing publication of notice of intention to issue...

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City Council Agenda 09/02/2014
Aug29

City Council Agenda 09/02/2014

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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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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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Special Meeting of the City Council, Aug. 21st and 26th
Aug19

Special Meeting of the City Council, Aug. 21st and 26th

CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AUGUST 21, 2014 11:30 A.M.   A special meeting of the Sulphur Springs City Council will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014 in the Council Room at 201 North Davis. The following items will be discussed: 1. Pledge and invocation. 2. Conduct a Public Hearing for the proposed tax increase. 3....

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Peter Karstens Gives Detailed Budget Explanation to City Council
Aug09

Peter Karstens Gives Detailed Budget Explanation to City Council

The Sulphur Springs City Council will be getting a line-by-line explanation of the proposed city budget for the next fiscal year at a special meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Council Room at new City Hall. Department Heads and Director of Finance Peter Karstens will go over the budget. Each council member received a draft budget at a work session last Tuesday. Karstens also gave them a brief overview. By Don Julian, KSST News and...

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City Council Meeting August 12th
Aug08

City Council Meeting August 12th

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City Council Receives  State of the Economy Presentation
Aug08

City Council Receives State of the Economy Presentation

A low unemployment rate that beats the state, national and our regional competitors was one bullet presented by Roger Feagley during his State of the Economy presentation to the Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night. Feagley said our area better survived the recent economic downturn due to our good mix of primary jobs. He said another factor was owner occupied businesses. Feagley said maybe people should be talking about the...

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Karstens Presented With Silver Coin From City Council
Aug07

Karstens Presented With Silver Coin From City Council

There was a silver coin presentation at the Sulphur Springs City Council meeting Tuesday night. Council member Craig Johnson explained the coins were developed several years ago to recognize any citizen that does something outstanding on behalf of the city. Mayor Freddie Taylor presented a silver coin, which has the image of new City Hall on one side, to city Director of Finance Peter Karstens who oversaw the new City Hall project. By...

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City Council Awarded Bid For Employee Health Insurance
Aug06

City Council Awarded Bid For Employee Health Insurance

The Sulphur Springs City Council awarded a bid for employee health insurance that will cause rates to go up 4% for spousal and dependent child coverage for employees. For several years now the city has seen their rates remain steady or decline. They use a partially self-funded system with reinsurance. City Manager Marc Maxwell says the key to curtailing rates is a very high deductible and employee involvement in the system. By Don...

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