City Managers Report July 2nd 2024

CLAIMS – We had one workers’ compensation claim in June for poison ivy exposure. We did not have any liability claims. 


We have applied for a $250,000 grant from the General Land Office (GLO) to help pay for the plan. They required an amendment to our Financial Management Policy. The amendment was approved at the May meeting. The GLO says that they will make a decision on July 15.


The College Street project is completed! 


Water and sewer lines are completed. The Capital Construction Division has installed about 90% of the underground drainage. After the drainage is completed the Capital Construction Division will replace some of the curbs and then Texana Land and Asphalt will pave the street. This is a complete reconstruction project, like College Street. After Holiday Drive Capital Construction crews will move to Alabama Street and Thermo for water main and sewer main installation.


The project is 99% finished. A bit of painting and cleaning is all that remains.


Following is the list of streets to be repaved in the 2024 Street Improvement Program. The highlighted streets have been completed. I expect Oak, Melony, and League to be completed by the next city council meeting. Carter, Weaver, and Shook should be completed in August.

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


Finance Director Lesa Smith will present the usual report of revenues and expenditures.

Elsewhere around the city, employees: 

  • Demolished 3 structures, 1 on Ross Street and 2 on Jefferson.
  • Power washed the interactive fountain and the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial fountain.
  • Changed out downtown banners.
  • Fertilized grass and flowers downtown.
  • Held 83 activities at the Senior Center.
  • Hosted 3 softball tournaments.
  • Removed dead trees from parks.
  • Rented the Grays Building 17 times.
  • Mowed the airport twice.
  • Conducted 59 building inspections, 37 electrical inspections, 7 plumbing inspections, 1 mechanical inspection.
  • Issued 41 building permits and 80 trade permits.
  • Checked out 5,573 items from the Library.
  • Responded to 284 fire/rescue calls including 17 grass fires.
  • Performed preventative maintenance of 30 fire hydrants. Conducted 30 fire inspections.
  • Responded to 284 animal control calls while achieving an 80% adoption rate. • Made 4 felony arrests in the Special Crimes Unit.
  • Responded to 2,142 police 911 calls.
  • Responded to 35 accidents, issued 503 citations, recorded 45 offences and made 33 arrests in the Patrol Division.
  • Sold 3,797 gallons of AvGas and 6,729 gallons of JetA fuel.
  • Accommodated 1,550 airport operations including 375 for the Short Take-off and Landing (STOL) event.
  • Restored power to Highway 11 lift station and Cantex lift station (behind hospital) after storms.
  • Treated wastewater effluent to a daily average total suspended solids reading of 0.71 mg/L.
  • Hauled 309 tons of Sludge to the landfill.
  • Repaired 11 water main breaks.
  • Replaced 15 water meters.
  • Unstopped 25 sewer mains.
  • Washed 79,000 feet of sewer mains.
  • Flushed 37 dead-end water mains.

Author: Matt Janson

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