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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s September Report

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marc maxwell

marc maxwell

Tuesday night, September 6, City Manager Marc Maxwell reported to the city council:

STREETS, WATER AND SEWER –   Water and sewer improvements on Bill Bradford Road are completed.  Atmos completed the replacement of the gas main.  The curb & gutter and street will be replaced next by a contractor.

DAVIS/TOMLINSON PARKING LOT – This project has been on hold for a couple of weeks while the Capital Construction crew has been working on the Jefferson Street parking lot.

JEFFERSON STREET PARKING LOT – The concrete work on this parking lot is nearly completed.  We will do the landscaping around the perimeter in October.  The new lot will have 77 spaces.  When the County opted into the Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone #1 they committed to building the parking lot, and the City committed to beautification of the parking lot.

AIRPORT FUEL FARM – This project is completed. This project removed the underground AvGas and JetA fuel tanks and replaced them with above ground tanks and associated pumps and controls.  The total project cost is about $630,000.  The original engineering estimate was $1.2 million.  By breaking the bid up into its component parts and acting as prime contractor, we were able to cut the cost in half.

CLAIMS – No liability claims were filed in August.  One minor workers’ compensation claim was filed in August.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT – Total suspended solids (TSS) came in at .91 mg/L, well within the limit of 10 mg/L.

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

Elsewhere around the city, employees:

  • Installed lighting at the Jefferson Street parking lot.
  • Made electrical repairs at Pacific Park splash pad.
  • Cleaned multiple a/c units at city buildings.
  • Performed preventative maintenance on several items at the wastewater treatment plant and water treatment plant.
  • Repaired 16 water main ruptures.
  • Replaced 26 water meters.
  • Unstopped 12 sewer mains.
  • Washed 75,000 feet of sewer mains.
  • Flushed 36 dead end water mains.
  • Switched to emergency power at Cooper Lake Pump Station while the North Texas Municipal Water District performed maintenance on their electrical switch gear.
  • Treated 160 million gallons of potable water.
  • Passed a TCEQ inspection of the wastewater treatment plant with no violations.
  • Conducted 29 building inspections, 15 electrical inspections, 7 plumbing inspections, 1 mechanical inspection and issued 30 building permits.
  • Responded to 222 calls for animal control and achieved an adoption rate of 26%.
  • Made 6 felony arrests in the Special Crimes Unit.
  • Responded to 42 accidents, made 62 arrests, wrote 588 traffic tickets and recorded 52 offences.
  • Responded to 124 fire/rescue calls, including 5 structure fires.
  • Conducted 56 fire inspections and wrote 56 pre fire plans.
  • Checked out 3,006 items from the library.
  • Sold 1,557 gallons of AvGas and 5,025 gallons of JetA fuel.
  • Sprayed for army worms in all parks.
  • Removed a dead tree at the skate park.
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Author: Staff Reporter

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