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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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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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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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Saputo Sewer Main Project Finishes Under Construction Budget
Dec28

Saputo Sewer Main Project Finishes Under Construction Budget

The City of Sulphur Springs has closed out the Saputo sewer main project, a project spanning several months but which finished under the construction budget. City officials will soon be submitting all of the documentation and paperwork for the project to the appropriate state authorities as stipulated for the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program funding. Map showing the Saputo Sewer Main project This $750,000 sewer project...

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Grant Writer Selected For TDHCA Grant Application To Help Fund New Larger Senior Citizens Center Building
Dec10

Grant Writer Selected For TDHCA Grant Application To Help Fund New Larger Senior Citizens Center Building

The delayed start of construction of the new senior citizens center building could in the long run end up helping the city in more ways than one – as the wait meant the city is able to apply for grant which would not only help keep up with the rising costs of materials but allow the design to be expanded. The project, along with renovations at Pacific Park, were approved by voters in 2019. The city sought bonds which will be...

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Proposed Woodcreek Addition: 9.31-Acre Lot To Be Developed Into 39 Single Family Residences
Dec10

Proposed Woodcreek Addition: 9.31-Acre Lot To Be Developed Into 39 Single Family Residences

Infill Housing Development Policy To Be Expanded To Include Duplexes and Quadplexes A majority of items on Sulphur Springs City Council’s regular December meeting agenda had to do with property and construction projects, including six of seven requests for infill housing program agreements, a plat request to change a 9.31-acre property into 39 single family lots, expansion of the 380 policy, an agricultural land lease, and...

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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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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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