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

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Marc Maxwell

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 old water main generates more repairs that any other water main in the City.

Later on the agenda is the summer paving contract.  The following street segments are up for repaving this summer:


Live Oak                Helm to Dead-end                                           $91,779

Waco                     Industrial to Lee                                                24,600

Vonda                    Mockingbird to Wright                                   35,042

League                   Main to Bellview                                              78,272

Carter                     College to Fuller                                               17,051

Davis Kyle to Lee                                             82,529

Woodlawn              Locust to Davis                                                57,601

West/Joyce            Shannon to McCann                                      41,435

Jill                          College to dead-end                                          52,721

Moore Tate to Barbara                                    54,909

Finney                    League to Sunset                                              25,325

TOTAL                                                                                     $561,268

The Rockdale Road reconstruction project is on deck.  You may recall that in the past five years we have replaced two out of four segments of Rockdale Road (on the north side of the interstate).  This project will reconstruct the remainder of Rockdale Road.

Expect the Davis Street waterline re-placement project to follow Rockdale Road.  This project will replace 1,500 feet of water main on North Davis from Park to Glover.

CLAIMS – We had 3 workers compensation claims in June.  Two employees were treated for heat exhaustion.  One of them spent a week in the hospital and still has not returned to work.  The third claim was for a minor cut.

We did not have any liability claims.

We submitted one claim to the TML risk pool for damage to the control vault for the fountain in Celebration Plaza.  It flooded and ruined most of the equipment inside.

CITY BUSINESS OFFICE – Reconstruction is nearing completion at the old city hall.   Move-in day is set for July 31.

REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES – Finance Director, Peter Karstens will present the year-to-date summary of revenues and expenditures.

Elsewhere around the city, employees:

  • Hosted 2 Dixie softball tournaments, one USFA softball tournament and one Piney Woods baseball tournament.
  • Aerated the soccer fields.
  • Mowed around Coleman Lake.
  • Sold 6,105 gallons of JetA fuel and 1,719 gallons of AvGas.
  • Assisted the Sulphur Springs Symphony League with the Independence Day celebration.
  • Conducted 34 code enforcement inspections.
  • Conducted 31 building inspections, 8 electrical inspections, 18 plumbing inspections, 4 mechanical inspections and issued 26 building permits.
  • Responded to 134 fire/rescue calls including 4 structure fires.
  • Performed preventative maintenance on 88 fire hydrants.
  • Sent out 153 weed/brush compliance letters.
  • Made repairs to the fountain in Celebration Plaza.
  • Replaced 20 GFCI power receptacles on Celebration Plaza.
  • Performed repairs and preventative maintenance on numerous items at the wastewater treatment plant.
  • Achieved a daily average TSS reading of 1.79 mg/L at the wastewater treatment plant, pretty good considering the circumstances, and well within our permit parameters.
  • Repaired 5 water main ruptures.
  • Replaced 17 water meters.
  • Unstopped 16 sewer mains and repaired 3 sewer mains.
  • Cleaned 95,000 feet of sewer mains.
  • Flushed 36 dead-end mains.
  • Treated 130 million gallons of potable water.
  • Patched 537 potholes.
  • Made 16 extensive street repairs following utility repairs.
  • Removed numerous trees from the streets following storms.
  • Installed new curb and gutter at old city hall.
  • Fixed drainage problem on Graham Street.
  • Checked out 4,136 books and other materials from the library.
  • Made 69 arrests, responded to 47 accidents, recorded 66 offences, and wrote 652 traffic citations.
  • Responded to 246 animal control calls.
  • Achieved an animal adoption rate of 20%.



Author: Staff Reporter

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