City Manager’s Report Presented April 3, 2018

SUNSET STREET – The City has received a $275, 000 Community Development Block Grant to rebuild Sunset Street from Connally to Houston. This will include new water mains, new sewer mains and a new concrete street. The city is matching the grant with $132, 000. We will submit construction drawings in June and begin work in the fall.

STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM – Calvert Street will was milled and repaved during spring break. In February we repaved Beth, Rasure, Rose, Junell and a portion of Gossett Lane.

CANTEX FORCE MAIN – This will be the final capital improvement project in the 2013-2017 C. I.P. It will replace 2,400 linear feet of aging sewer force mairi and 2, 900 feet of gravity main. Currently the main passes through the middle of the hospital complex. This would be a nightmare if the main ever mptures. The proposed route would go around the hospital complex rather than through it. One third of the city’s sewage passes through this line.

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN – I will propose the 2018-2022 Capital Improvement Plan at the May city council meeting.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT – The work at the wastewater treatment plant is on schedule. The three primary clarifier basins have been constructed, and the effluent troughs are now finished as well. Other concrete structures adjacent to the clarifiers are finished. Now all of the pumps and associated pipe works and wiring need to be constructed. I expect to bring the clarifiers online in July, weather permitting.

CROSSTOWN TRAIL – Construction of the Crosstown Trail in ongoing. This grant-funded project will connect Buford Park to Coleman Park as well as the high school/civic center complex with a concrete path. It will also replace the sidewalk on the north side of Connally Street.

CLAIMS – We experienced two workers’ compensation claims in March. A police officer sprained an ankle while making an arrest. A capital construction employee was struck by a falling limb. Both injuries resulted in lost time on the job. Both employees have since returned to work. We submitted a claim for a motorist that struck a manhole as the lid popped out causing damage to the rear wheel. I do not expect TML to pay the claim since the accident was not caused by some action of the city.

H.O.M.E PROGRAM – We have two H. O.M.E projects ongoing, and we expect a third very soon. The H. O.M.E program replaces old dilapidated homes owned by low income persons with new homes.

Elsewhere around the city, employees:

Conducted 28 building inspections, 14 electrical inspections, 31 plumbing inspections, 6 mechanical inspections and issued 18 building permits.

Made 7 street repairs following utility repairs.

Repaired 250 potholes.

Replaced 9 stop signs.

Cleaned storm drains twice.

Repaired a drainage problem at 225 Gilmer Street.

Graded Wisenbaker Road and Pipeline Road.

Repaired landscaping in all yards on Pampa Street following the reconstruction this winter.

Checked out 3,014 items from the library and 603 eBooks.

Responded to 230 animal control calls, achieving a 27% adoption rate.

Made 13 felony arrests in the special crimes unit.

Made 78 arrests, recorded 50 offenses, wrote 555 traffic citations and responded to 53 accidents in the Patrol Division.

Responded to 162 fire/rescue calls including 2 structure fires.

Performed preventative maintenance on 66 fire hydrants.

Conducted 68 fire inspections and reviewed 68 pre-fire plans.

Prepared all athletic fields for spring baseball, softball and soccer.

Sold 2,823 gallons of AvGas and 8,369 gallons of JetA fuel.

Repaired Hwy 11 lift station.

Repaired lights on the Hopkins County Veterans memorial.

Performed preventative maintenance on the back-up generator at the Coleman Water Tower.

Repaired the waterfall pump at Coleman Park.

Treated wastewater effluent to a daily average total suspended solids rating of 2. 03 mg/L.

Repaired 3 water main ruptures and replaced 20 water meters.

Repaired 9 sewer mains.

Unstopped 17 sewer mains.

Washed 75,000 feet of sewer mains.

Flushed 35 dead end water mains.

Author: Staff Reporter

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