Streets, Parking, Sewers: City Manager’s Report for May

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STREETS, WATER AND SEWER –   Bill Bradford Road is progressing slowly but steadily.  Utilities work continues from west to east.  The road is closed to through traffic, but open to customers of the businesses located in the closed portion of the road, namely Village Pawn and Gun Shop and Sulphur Springs Floral Etc.

This $1.4 million project includes water and sewer utilities, underground drainage on the western end of the street and complete reconstruction of the street.  Previously I reported that the street would be paved in asphalt with 500’ feet of concrete at both ends.  Staff is presently evaluating whether to construct the entire street with concrete.  We recently got a great bid on concrete on Rockdale Road, and the contractor who performed the work did a good job.  We are going to bid the job both ways and bring it to the City Council at the June meeting.

EZ MART SEWER PROJECT – At a previous meeting, the city council approved a sewer project on Mockingbird Lane between Furr’s and EZ-Mart that would divert wastewater flow from three fast food restaurants and one apartment away from the Mockingbird sewer main and toward the trunk line that parallels South Town Branch.  The new line would also carry flow from any new development south and east of Chili’s.  We are nearing the end of this project, and Capital Construction Division crews are currently working behind Whataburger.  We should have all of the sewer line installed by the end of the week.  When this project is completed, we will move these crews over to Bill Bradford Road, and the pace of work will increase there.

DAVIS/TOMLINSON PARKING LOT – Conduit is installed for the Tesla charging station, and work is progressing from south to north.

JEFFERSON STREET PARKING LOT – This is a County project at the northeast corner of Jefferson and Rosemont Streets.  The new lot will have 77 spaces.  The County is constructing the lot in concrete and the City is installing lights and landscaping per our earlier agreement at the time the tax increment reinvestment zone was created.  When the County opted into the zone, the City committed to beautification of the lot when it was built.

CLAIMS – We did not have any workers’ compensation claims, or liability claims in April.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT – Total suspended solids (TSS) came in at 7.74 mg/L, well within the limit of 15 mg/L.

Elsewhere around the city, employees:

  • Sold 1,300 gallons of AvGas and 3,187 gallons of JetA fuel.
  • Began leveling the soccer fields.
  • Sprayed for weeds in Coleman Park.
  • Made repairs at Kids Kingdom.
  • Repaired the boardwalk at Peavine Pinion Pond.
  • Fertilized the athletic fields.
  • Patched 284 potholes.
  • Repaired 9 street cuts following utility repairs.
  • Conducted spring clean-up.
  • Cement-stabilized 2 spots on Como Street.
  • Responded to 174 animal control calls and achieved an adoption rate of 29%.
  • Made 78 arrests, responded to 42 accidents, recorded 73 offences and wrote 528 citations.
  • Made 12 felony arrests in the special crimes unit.
  • Responded to 122 fire/rescue calls including 2 structure fires and 4 water rescues.
  • Conducted 72 fire inspections.
  • Prepared 70 pre-fire plans.
  • Performed preventative maintenance on 90 fire hydrants.
  • Repaired runway lights at the airport.
  • Installed two light poles at the wastewater treatment plant.
  • Repaired water leak at the airport terminal.
  • Performed preventative maintenance and repairs on the wastewater treatment plant lift station.
  • Made repairs on the wastewater treatment plant screens and presses.
  • Repaired 4 water main ruptures.
  • Replaced 10 water meters.
  • Unstopped 30 sewer mains.
  • Washed 72,000 feet of sewer mains.
  • Flushed 36 dead-end water mains.
  • Treated 115 million gallons of potable water.
  • Checked out 2,506 items from the Library.

Author: Staff Reporter

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