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City Hiring Expert To Help Determine How Best To Maximize Fire Department Resources And Maintain ISO Rating
Jan07

City Hiring Expert To Help Determine How Best To Maximize Fire Department Resources And Maintain ISO Rating

SSFD patch The City of Sulphur Springs is hiring an expert to help determine how best to maximize fire department resources while still maintaining the city’s ISO rating. Essentially, Mike Pietsch of P.E. Consulting Services in Garland is being tasked with evaluating and recommending where best to locate existing and future required fire stations based on Sulphur Springs’ present city limits. While city staff feel...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – Jan. 4, 2022
Jan05

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – Jan. 4, 2022

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell presented the following report to the City Council during the regular monthly council meeting on Jan. 4, 2022. COVID-19 Response The Omicron variant of the COVID virus seems to be spreading like wildfire across the nation. Unfortunately, I cannot give you any accurate numbers regarding the number of local cases. The State of Texas is having difficulty updating the numbers. This has been a...

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Jim McLeroy Celebrated For 30 Years Of Service As City Attorney
Dec30

Jim McLeroy Celebrated For 30 Years Of Service As City Attorney

Longtime Sulphur Springs City Attorney Jim McLeroy was celebrated for his 30 years of service to the City of Sulphur Springs at a retirement reception Wednesday evening at The Venue. Jim McLeroy, retiring city attorney McLeroy notified city officials earlier in the year of his plans to retire at the end of 2021, giving city officials time to find a replacement, and time for him to work with that individual for a few months to make the...

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New City Attorney, Secretary Administered Oath Of Office
Dec09

New City Attorney, Secretary Administered Oath Of Office

Mayor, City Manager Express Appreciation to Roberts, McLeroy For Service, Guidance To City And Leaders Sulphur Springs City Secretary Gale Roberts administered the oath of office to Nate Smith, the new city attorney, and Natalie Darrow, the new city secretary, Tuesday evening during her last City Council meeting. Both Roberts and City Attorney Jim McLeroy are retiring this year from the City of Sulphur Springs. Gale Roberts...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – December 7, 2021
Dec08

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – December 7, 2021

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell presented the following report to the Sulphur Sprigs City Council during their Dec. 7, 2021 meeting: COVID-19 RESPONSE The Delta variant wave of Covid-19 declined for several months, but now the trend seems to have turned around. The number of active cases in Hopkins County fell from 122 to 44 in November, but quickly rebounded to 65. The number of COVID cases at the hospital also dropped to 2...

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If Approved, Grant Would Allow City To Include Wish List In New Senior Citizens Center Design
Nov30

If Approved, Grant Would Allow City To Include Wish List In New Senior Citizens Center Design

A Texas Community Resiliency Program grant from Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs would allow the City of Sulphur Springs to not only enlarge the new Senior Citizens Center building to be constructed on 301 Oak Ave., but if fully funded at the requested amount, would include all wish list items for the new facility, according to Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell. Sign for the current Senior Citizens Center,...

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Smith Officially Appointed To Serve As City Attorney
Nov12

Smith Officially Appointed To Serve As City Attorney

City Manager Authorized To Negotiate Engineering Contract For Sulphur Springs Water Treatment Plant Improvements As anticipated, local attorney Nate Smith was officially appointed to serve as Sulphur Springs City Attorney. Sulphur Springs City Council during the regular November meeting voted unanimously for Smith to fill the opening beginning Dec. 8, 2021, approved a resolution to attain an engineering firm for improvements at the...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – Nov. 2, 2021
Nov03

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – Nov. 2, 2021

Marc Maxwell presented the following monthly city manager’s report to Sulphur Springs City Council during their regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. COVID-19 RESPONSE The Delta variant wave of COVID-19 continues to decline. The number of active cases in Hopkins County fell from 240 to 122 in October a decrease of 49%. There are 9 patients in the COVID-19 Unit at the hospital, down from 18 last month. CLAIMS We did not have any...

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Refinancing Of 2 Bonds Projected To Save The City $214,000 Over 10 Years
Oct08

Refinancing Of 2 Bonds Projected To Save The City $214,000 Over 10 Years

A 2020-21 budget update, refinancing 2 bonds, continuation of the 2021 street improvement program, selection of a candidate to serve as city secretary starting in December, purchase of equipment for the street department and selection of a bid for paving Westwood Street were among the items Sulphur Springs City Council tackled as part of their regular October meeting agenda this week. Financial Update The unaudited numbers for the...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – Oct. 5, 2021
Oct06

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – Oct. 5, 2021

Marc Maxwell presented the following monthly city manager’s report to Sulphur Springs City Council during their regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. COVID-19 RESPONSE –The Delta variant wave of COVID-19 seems to have peaked. The number of active cases in Hopkins County decreased 36% since our last meeting with 240 active cases as of October 3. There are 18 patients in the COVID unit at the hospital Monday (and 15 Tuesday),...

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