City Manager’s Report – June 2022

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell presented the following report to the City Council during the regular monthly council meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.


We had one minor workers compensation claim in May. We did not have any liability claims in May.


The contract with Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) is not ready for signature yet. I expect to sign this month. After that we can go out for bids on the building.


The splash pad is nearly complete. We have hired a contractor to install a special surface on the concrete.
The Capital Construction Division in installing a concrete walking path around the park.
The basketball pavilion is later on the agenda to let the contract for construction.


Highway 19 Construction (the contractor) has begun work on the concrete road. He’s off to a rough start. We’ve had to refocus him on the contract specifications. I think he is on the same page with us now.


Oncor has filed their rate case. There is a related action item later on the agenda.


Finance Director Lesa Smith will present a report of year-to-date revenues and expenditures.


Texana Land has begun their work on the Street Improvement Program. The following streets will be paved:


Elsewhere around the city, employees:

  • Checked out 2,981 items from the library plus 660 eBooks.
  • Responded to 206 fire/rescue calls including 4 structure fires and 1 vehicle fire.
  • Removed 2 fallen trees from city streets.
  • Patched 355 potholes.
  • Made significant street repairs following 14 water/sewer repairs and 1 Atmos repair.
  • Poured concrete paths at Pacific Park.
  • Poured concrete parking area for food truck at Pacific Park.
  • Installed benches and Picnic tables at Pacific Park.
  • Responded to 204 calls for animal control.
  • Achieved a 66% adoption rate at the animal shelter.
  • Made 2 felony arrests in the Special Crimes Unit.
  • Responded to 35 accidents, wrote 577 citations, recorded 45 offences, made 19 arrests and responded to 2,330 calls in the Patrol Division.
  • Sold 2.617 gallons of AvGas and 15,700 gallons of JetA fuel.
  • Installed electrical conduit for light poles at Pacific Park.
  • Performed preventative maintenance on several air conditioning units throughout the city.
  • Underwent an annual inspection at the wastewater treatment plant – passed with flying colors.
  • Treated effluent to a daily average total suspended solids count of .13 mg/L.
  • Performed preventative maintenance on several items throughout the wastewater treatment plant.
  • Repaired 9 water main ruptures.
  • Replaced 10 water meters.
  • Unstopped 28 sewer mains.
  • Repaired 3 sewer mains.
  • Conducted 61 building inspections, 20 electrical inspections, 18 plumbing inspections, 5 mechanical inspections and issued 31 building permits

Author: KSST Contributor

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