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Smith Named City Finance Director for City; Council Approves Project That Brings 150 Jobs to Sulphur Springs
Feb07

Smith Named City Finance Director for City; Council Approves Project That Brings 150 Jobs to Sulphur Springs

Lesa Smith was named city finance director during Tuesday night’s Sulphur Springs City Council meeting. The council also approved two industrial/manufacturing items, set the city council election, approved the concession stand contract for local parks, and other times. Ms. Smith began working for the city when she was 16-years old and has remained in city employ while attaining her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. According to City...

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May 2021 City Manager’s Report
May05

May 2021 City Manager’s Report

Marc Maxwell Sulphur Springs City Council received from City Manager Marc Maxwell the following monthly manager’s report  during the May 4, 2021 council meeting: COVID-19 RESPONSE The number of active cases in Hopkins County decreased 82% since our last meeting with 27 active cases as of May 4th. There are 4 patients in the COVID unit at the hospital. GRAYS BUILDING The brick is installed. The walls are painted. The concrete floors...

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Spring Signals Start Of Construction Projects In Sulphur Springs
Apr11

Spring Signals Start Of Construction Projects In Sulphur Springs

Spring signals a time of new things, and in Sulphur Springs, many are taking advantage of the warmer weather to begin construction projects – including road work, new apartments and multifamily housing units and business renovations. Four additional single family housing projects were green lit by city officials, and the city also approved a contract to jump start the Saputo sewer line expansion project, submission of a grant...

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City of Sulphur Springs Receives ‘Clean Unmodified’ Opinion On FY 2019-2020 Audit
Apr10

City of Sulphur Springs Receives ‘Clean Unmodified’ Opinion On FY 2019-2020 Audit

Sulphur Springs City Council this week received a brief update on current year financials, including sales tax numbers, then a report from the Frisco firm that conducted the annual City of Sulphur Springs for fiscal year 2019-2020 independent audit. Sulphur Springs Finance Director Lesa Smith first reported that sales tax is up 6.4 percent currently over the same time period last year, which she noted is great news for the city....

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City Staff Preparing Plan To Address Facility Needs At Sulphur Springs Water Treatment Plant
Apr09

City Staff Preparing Plan To Address Facility Needs At Sulphur Springs Water Treatment Plant

American Rescue Plan Act Could Help Fund Rehab Project City employees had planned to do some maintenance work on one of the water tanks, but now are working on what is expected to be a multi-million dollar plan to address facility needs at Sulphur Springs Water Treatment Plant, according to City Manager Marc Maxwell. Sulphur Springs Water Treatment Plant The city allocated $360,000 in the budget t\o renovate the baffles in clearwell...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – April 6, 2021
Apr07

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – April 6, 2021

Sulphur Springs City Council received from City Manager Marc Maxwell the following monthly manager’s report  during the April 6, 2021 council meeting: April 06, 2021 TO: CITY COUNCILFROM: CITY MANAGER, MARC MAXWELLSUBJ: MANAGER’S REPORT COVID-19 RESPONSE The number of active cases in Hopkins County decreased since our last meeting with 141 active cases as of April 5th. There are zero patients in the COVID unit at the hospital as of...

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Ordinance Restricting Parking On Tomlinson Street Approved By Council
Apr07

Ordinance Restricting Parking On Tomlinson Street Approved By Council

Narrow Street Granting Access To Connally Corners To Be Named Patricia Lane An ordinance restricting restricting parking on Tomlinson Street received approval of Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday evening, as did a requests naming the narrow street granting access to Connally Corners and granting an easement at Coleman Park and a proposal for streetlight audit services. Parking On Tomlinson Street Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc...

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Customers Behind On City Utility Bills Due To COVID-19 Have 24 Months To Pay Amount Owed
Apr07

Customers Behind On City Utility Bills Due To COVID-19 Have 24 Months To Pay Amount Owed

Sulphur Springs City Council determined Tuesday night that customers who are behind on city utility bills due to COVID-19 will have up to 24 months to pay off the amount owed on their bills without fear their water service will be turned off. As of Tuesday morning, April 6, a total of $157,384 in past due amounts is owed by city utility customers. Of the 503 accounts behind by 30 days or more, 29 are 12 months or more past due. City...

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City Manager’s Report – March 2, 2021
Mar03

City Manager’s Report – March 2, 2021

Sulphur Springs City Council received from City Manager Marc Maxwell the following monthly manager’s report on during the March 2, 2021 council meeting: COVID-19 RESPONSE Marc Maxwell The number of active cases in Hopkins County increased 31 % since our last meeting with a total of 157 active cases as of February 01, 2021. This follows 2 months of declining active cases. It does seem though that the state is not as timely in deducting...

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Bids For Street Improvement Work, Park Concessions Approved By City Council
Mar03

Bids For Street Improvement Work, Park Concessions Approved By City Council

Bids for street improvement work and park concessions were approved by Sulphur Springs City Council during a streamed Tuesday evening meeting that lasted less than 30 minutes. SIP Contract The city posted notices for bids for all labor, materials and equipment for full depth milling and inlay, hot mix asphalt concrete and cement treatment of the sub grade, including mixing, cement, compaction, final grading and coating for the Street...

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