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Budgets, Tax Rate, Sewer Rate and Rezoning On City Council September 1st Agenda
Aug28

Budgets, Tax Rate, Sewer Rate and Rezoning On City Council September 1st Agenda

The regular meeting of the Sulphur Springs City Council will be held at 7:00 p. m. on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 in the Council Room at 201 North Davis Street. The following items will be discussed: Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag, Texas Flag, and invocation. Presentations, proclamations, and announcements. Manager’s report will include status report of capital improvements, wastewater treatment plant operations,...

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City Council Budget Preparation Leads to Long Range Planning
Aug13

City Council Budget Preparation Leads to Long Range Planning

Tuesday night, the Sulphur Springs City Council went over a draft budget for next fiscal year line by line. Director of Finance Peter Karstens says the vast majority of the budget does not change much as the city does the same things year after year. One thing that came out of the meeting was agreement that it is once again time for some more long range planning looking at the entire city. There is money in the budget to get started...

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Finance Director Presented Draft Budget to City Council
Aug05

Finance Director Presented Draft Budget to City Council

City of Sulphur Springs Director of Finance Peter Karstens distributed a draft budget to city council members and then gave a brief overview. Positives for revenue included sales tax up 3.2%, sewer rates generating $160,000 more than the current budget, water sales are expected to meet budget, certified net taxable value went up 3.2%, sewer rates will rise 2% but water rates will not increase. The tax rate will remain the same. There...

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Summer Paving Agenda and More in City Manager’s Report at July Meeting
Jul08

Summer Paving Agenda and More in City Manager’s Report at July Meeting

STREETS, WATER AND SEWER –  The FM 2285 waterline replacement project is picking up speed now that the rains have abated.  We’ve installed 8,800 feet of pipe, and three of four bores have been completed.   We expect to complete this project in July.  This project replaces 2.5 miles of undersized and dilapidated water main at a cost of $862,800.  The project begins at S.H. 19 and extends past the Lake Sulphur Springs dam.  The...

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Engineering Contract Awarded for Waste Water Plant Improvements
Jun03

Engineering Contract Awarded for Waste Water Plant Improvements

The Sulphur Springs City Council voted unanimously to contract with Garver Engineering for design and other services for improvements and rehab to the city’s 1970’s model Wastewater Treatment Plant. City Manager Marc Maxwell said three new basins would be built but that these would be more efficient and effective. He praised the engineering firm for their work in digging into the problem to find a solution. The cost of the...

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City Manager’s Report Reflects a Busy May for City Employees
Jun03

City Manager’s Report Reflects a Busy May for City Employees

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell presented his Manager’s Report Tuesday night during the June regular session of the council. STREETS, WATER AND SEWER – The FM 2285 waterline replacement project is moving slowly.  The heavy rains have taken their toll on the project.  We’ve installed 6,500 feet of pipe, and three of four bores have been completed.   This project will replace 2.5 miles of undersized and dilapidated...

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Price Named Mayor; Glass Mayor Pro Tem
Jun03

Price Named Mayor; Glass Mayor Pro Tem

For the first time in city history, ladies now are mayor and mayor pro tem.  Kayla Price was selected as mayor and Emily Glass was mayor pro tem during the June 2nd regular session of the Sulphur Springs City Council.  Outgoing mayor Freddie Taylor received a gavel.  Councilmen Craig Johnson, Clay Walker and Oscar Aguilar were sworn in for new terms. The Sulphur Springs City Council took a step toward improving its’ 1970’s...

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City Council Has Lengthy Agenda for Tuesday Night
Jun02

City Council Has Lengthy Agenda for Tuesday Night

The Sulphur Springs City Council will take up a 17-item agenda at a regular meeting at City Hall tonight. The council will actually began in executive session at 6:30 p.m. as they will consult with an attorney concerning pending litigation. The regular monthly meeting should get started at around 7 p.m. The council will consider contracting with Garver Engineering for design and other services related to improvements and rehab of the...

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Election Returns for Sulphur Springs
May09

Election Returns for Sulphur Springs

In the Saturday May 9th Sulphur Springs City Council Election for Place 3, Oscar Aguilar was re-elected 190 to 51 for Charles Oxford. Aguilar will begin his fourth term on the council. Oxford who has served one term in the past has been defeated the last several times he has sought a seat. The other two incumbents, Craig Johnson in Place 1 and Clay Walker in Place 2 were unopposed. Share...

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Mayor’s Proclamations Commemorate May for Two Separate Occasions
May07

Mayor’s Proclamations Commemorate May for Two Separate Occasions

Mayor Freddie Taylor read two proclamations: one made May Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month while the other designated May 15 Put on Purple Day to educate the public about Lupus and its’ effects on individuals, families and society. “Whereas today’s society is finding more citizens involved in motorcycling on roads, and whereas more cyclists are roughly unprotected and therefore more prone to injury or death in a...

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