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City Manager’s Report To August City Council Meeting

STREETS, WATER AND SEWER – The FM 2285 waterline replacement project is complete. This project replaced 2.5 miles of undersized and dilapidated water main. The project was budgeted at $862,800. The project will come in well under budget. The old water main generated more repairs that any other water main in the City. Ironically, just as the Capital Construction Division was about to place the new line into service, the old line ruptured one more time for good measure.

The Davis Street waterline replacement project is up next. This project will replace 1,500 feet of water main on North Davis from Park to Glover. This will clear the way for this street segment to be paved along with the other streets in the summer paving program.

The annual summer paving program is about to kick off. Texana Land and Asphalt will pave the following streets in the next month or two:

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 17,057

Davis/Kyle to Lee 82,529

Woodlawn Locust to 57,601

West/Joyce Shannon to McCann 41,435

Jill College to dead-end 52,721

S. Moore Tate to Barbara 54,909

Finney League to Sunset 25,325

TOTAL $561,270

The Rockdale Road reconstruction project is on deck. You might 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.

CLAIMS – We did not have any worker’s compensation claims in July.

We had one liability claim in July for a minor accident.

CITY BUSINESS OFFICE – We’re almost done. Move-in day is set for……any day now.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT – Total suspended solids (TSS) came in at 1.64 mg/L, well within the limit of 12 mg/L.

REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES – Finance Director, Peter Karstens, will not present the year-to-date summary of revenues and expenditures since he has covered the same information in the budget presentation.

Elsewhere around the city, employees:

  • Hosted a Dixie Boys Baseball tournament (14) teams.
  • Replaced all light bulbs in the Coleman Park athletic complex.
  • Shredded around Coleman Lake.
  • Fertilized athletic fields.
  • Initiated 15 code enforcement investigations.
  • Conducted 21 building inspections, 8 electrical inspections, 18 plumbing inspections, 1 mechanical inspection and issued 27 building permits.
  • Responded to 132 fire/rescue calls including 4 structure fires.
  • Performed preventative maintenance on 86 fire hydrants.
  • Sent 79 code compliance notices (weeds) and issued 26 citations.
  • Checked out 3,946 library materials and concluded the summer reading program with 1,089 in attendance.
  • Rebuilt the control vault for the Celebration Fountain.
  • Worked on electrical systems at old city hall.
  • Retained geotechnical contractor in preparation for redesign of the wastewater treatment plant.
  • Performed multiple repairs and preventative maintenance actions at the wastewater treatment plant.
  • Inspected several restaurant grease traps.
  • Repaired 5 water main ruptures.
  • Replaced 17 water meters.
  • Unstopped 14 sewer mains.
  • Repaired 2 sewer mains.
  • Washed 85,000 feet of sewer mains.
  • Performed preventative maintenance on Gena Creek sewer outfall line.
  • Treated 165 million gallons of Cooper Lake water.
  • Flushed 36 dead-end water mains.
  • Repaired mixer in Carter Street water tower.
  • Sold 2,221 gallons of AvGas and 6,886 gallons of JetA fuel.
  • Made 91 arrests, recorded 103 offences, responded to 35 accidents and wrote 678 traffic citations.
  • Responded to 252 animal control calls and achieved an adoption rate of 34%.
  • Made 4 felony arrests in the special crimes unit.
  • Patched 681 potholes.
  • Made 9 extensive street repairs following utility repairs.
  • Began new construction of sidewalks, curbs and landscaping at the water office (old city hall).
  • Boom shredded several streets around town.

Author: Staff Reporter

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