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Glass to Seek Re-election to City Council Place 5
Jan16

Glass to Seek Re-election to City Council Place 5

Emily Glass On the first day to file for a place on the Sulphur Springs City Council, Councilwoman Emily Glass filed for re-election to Place 5 on the council. Glass, currently Mayor Pro-Tem, has been instrumental in a number of steps taken by the council in past years. Filing is underway for the May 4, 2019 municipal election. Opportunity to file for Places 5, 6, and 7 continue through February 15, 2019. Currently Place 6 is held by...

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Second Public Hearing on Annexation of Business Parks Leads to March 5th Decision by City Council
Jan10

Second Public Hearing on Annexation of Business Parks Leads to March 5th Decision by City Council

“If they ask for a tax abatement, we will have to consider it,” stated members of city council and city staff in answer a KSST News inquiry. The inquiry came after the conclusion of two public hearings regarding the annexation of industrial parks into the city limits of Sulphur Springs. Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the council chamber of City Hall, members of the council conducted a second public hearing regarding the...

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City Council January Session: ISO Rating, Bid Approved for Summer Paving Program
Jan09

City Council January Session: ISO Rating, Bid Approved for Summer Paving Program

During the Tuesday, January 8th Special Session of the Sulphur Springs City Council, the council heard a report from the Ark-Tex Council of Governments, Assistant Fire Marshall David James, conducted public hearings for annexation of two business parks, approved updating various electrical, building, and maintenance codes, discussed savings on tax notes sale and Certificates of Obligation, and received bids for the summer paving...

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Second Annexation Public Hearings Set for Wednesday, January 9, 2019; First Hearing Results
Jan09

Second Annexation Public Hearings Set for Wednesday, January 9, 2019; First Hearing Results

The first public hearings for Annexation of Pioneer Business Park and Heritage Business Park were conducted Tuesday night, January 8th during the Special Session of the Sulphur Springs City Council. A hearing for each business park was conducted and the second public hearings for each will be Wednesday , January 9th, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 210 North Davis Street. Proposed Annexation of Heritage Business...

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Mayor Proclaims January 20-26, 2019 “School Choice Week”
Jan09

Mayor Proclaims January 20-26, 2019 “School Choice Week”

During a January 8th Special Session of the Sulphur Springs City Council, Mayor John Sellers proclaimed January 20-26, 2010 “School Choice Week”. CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, all children in the City of Sulphur Springs should have access to the highest quality education possible; and WHEREAS, the City of Sulphur Springs recognizes the important role that an effective education plays in preparing all...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report January 8, 2019
Jan09

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report January 8, 2019

CROSSTOWN TRAIL – Construction continues on the Hopkins County Civic Center grounds. The Capital Construction division installed 200 linear feet of pathway and a retaining wall on the Civic Center grounds. SUNSET STREET – We have been waiting for bids for the rock. They came in today. Now our grant writer will review the bids for compliance with the grant requirements. Once we approve the bids we will get started on the...

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City Manager’s Report December 4, 2018
Dec05

City Manager’s Report December 4, 2018

CROSSTOWN TRAIL РConstruction continues on the Hopkin County Civic Center grounds. The Capital Construction division installed 317 linear feet of pathway on the Civic Center grounds. SUNSET STREET РWe opened bids for materials for this project on October 24th. Of the 5 bid packets, we only had successful bids on 2 of them. We will have to rebid the remaining.  WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT РPhase 2 is well under way....

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City Council Approves Ordinance for Street Maintenance Fees to Be Added to Water Bills
Dec05

City Council Approves Ordinance for Street Maintenance Fees to Be Added to Water Bills

After approximately 20 minutes of discussion and answering questions by one local resident, the Sulphur Springs City Council approved on second reading a Street Maintenance Fee Ordnance that will add additional funds to the Street Paving Project and sets up a separate designated account for the funds. Sulphur Springs City Council met in regular session Tuesday evening in Council Chambers. The Street Maintenance Fee Ordinance was not...

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Fee Added to Water Bills Could Add More Streets to 2019 Street Improvement Plan
Nov27

Fee Added to Water Bills Could Add More Streets to 2019 Street Improvement Plan

During their November regular session, the Sulphur Springs City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that will add a fee to water bills for residential, commercial and industrial users. The fee will be used to fund additional streets in the paving program for 2019. The ordinance does not take effect until the second reading is approved. If approved another 2.3 miles of maintenance including an additional nine (9) streets...

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City Council Approves First Reading of Street Maintenance Fees, Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Expansion
Nov07

City Council Approves First Reading of Street Maintenance Fees, Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Expansion

In a unanimous vote the Sulphur Springs City Council passed on first reading an ordinance regarding street maintenance fees. A monthly fee of $5 will be added to the single family residential water bill and $3.75 for multifamily, which will generate $467,000 for street improvements during the first year. The council also approved the first reading of an ordinance that will expand the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction to include all of the...

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