Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report for April 2024

CLAIMS – We had one minor workers’ compensation claim and no liability claims in April.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN – We have applied for a $250,000 grant from the General Land Office
to help pay for the plan. They require an amendment to our Financial Management Policy
before they approve the grant. The amendment is on the agenda.

COLLEGE STREET – We are on the home stretch. I still think we will have the street open by June 01.
HOLIDAY DRIVE – Capital Construction Division crews are installing the sewer main now. They have
installed 850’ of sewer so far. After sewer they will install sub-surface drainage. This is a complete
reconstruction project, like College Street. After Holiday Drive we will need to start installing water
and sewer at Thermo.

WATER FILTER REHABILITATION – All of the filters have been rehabilitated except filter #6. This $3.2 million project is funded by The American Rescue Plan Act (covid money).

STREET IMPROVEMENT PLAN (SIP) – Following is the list of streets to be repaved in the 2024 Street Improvement Program.

Street Between Length
League Asphalt Repairs 1000
League Connally to KCS Rail 1200
W.A. MLK to end 2223
Cranford Robertson to Beasley 1287
S. Moore Bellview to Tate 449
Oak Gilmer to College 3446
Pollard Mulberry to end 211
N. Davis Glover to Airport 1728
Kirtley Bellview to Nicholson 412
Ninth Woodlawn to VanSickle 845
Carter Bill Bradford to Whitworth 2000
Henderson Craig to League 449
Melony Azalea to end 1215
Jennings Jefferson to College 929
Beckworth Whitworth to Beckham 690
Sharon W. Industrial to W. Pampa 803
Spence Lemon to Carter 639
Weaver Jackson to Teer 2877
Shook Weaver to Jefferson 536
Jacobs Houston to Bonner 848
Total 23787

REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES – Finance Director Lesa Smith will present the usual report of revenues and expenditures. Elsewhere around the city, employees:

  • Checked out 3,745 items from the library plus 964 eBooks.
  • Repaired op-lights on Hopkins County Veterans Memorial wall.
  • Replaced GFI plugs on downtown light poles.
  • Treated wastewater to a daily average total suspended solids reading of 0.36 mg/L.
  • Hauled 596 tons of sludge to the landfill.
  • Repaired 8 water main ruptures.
  • Replaced 15 water meters.
  • Unstopped 71 sewer mains.
  • Repaired 1 fire hydrant.
  • Repaired 8 sewer mains.
  • Washed 98,000 feet of sewer mains.
  • Flushed 37 dead-end water mains.
  • Sold 3,466 gallons of AvGas and 6,600 gallons of JetA fuel.
  • Accommodated 1,415 takeoffs or landings at the airport.
  • Accommodated 28 aircraft at the airport for the solar eclipse as opposed to 178 reservation requests and 74 paid reservations.
  • Power washed sidewalks on Main Street.
  • Scalped rye grass areas downtown in preparation for transition to Bermuda.
  • Changed banners downtown.
  • Power washed the pavilion at Imagination Mountain.
  • Conducted 52 building inspections, 24 electrical inspections, 14 plumbing inspections, and 8 mechanical inspections.
  • Issued 28 building permits and 47 trade permits.
  • Repaired 267 potholes.
  • Made 10 major street repairs following utility cuts.
  • Cleaned out storm drainage catch basins 3 times.
  • Began demolition of 802 Jefferson.
  • Accommodated 1,274 vehicles at spring clean-up for a total of 2,660 cubic yards sent to the landfill plus a small mountain of green waste which will be burned later.
  • Responded to 248 animal control calls and achieved an adoption rate of 78%.
  • Made 2 felony arrests in the Special Crimes Unit.
  • Responded to 2,375 calls for police service.
  • Responded to 15 accidents, wrote 566 traffic citations, recorded 36 offences, made 39 arrests in the Patrol Division.
  • Responded to 200 calls for fire/rescue including 5 structure fires, 1 vehicle fire and 7 grass fires.
  • Performed preventative maintenance on 80 fire hydrants.
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