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Proposed Budget And Decreased Tax Rate And Increased Utility Fees Approved By Sulphur Springs City Council
Sep09

Proposed Budget And Decreased Tax Rate And Increased Utility Fees Approved By Sulphur Springs City Council

Master Fee Schedule Passes On 5-2 Vote Sulphur Springs City Council unanimously approved the proposed budget and tax rate on first reading during the regular September meeting Tuesday night. A master fee schedule, with increases in street maintenance fees and to the Grays Building rental deposit fee, was also approved, but on a 5-2 vote. Master Fee Schedule The Council opted, at the recommendation of Assistant City Manager/Finance...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – Sept. 7, 2021
Sep08

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – Sept. 7, 2021

Marc Maxwell presented the following monthly city manager’s report to Sulphur Springs City Council during their regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021: COVID-19 RESPONSE – The number of active cases in Hopkins County increased 219% since our last meeting with 373 active cases as of Sept. 2. There are 25 patients in the COVID unit at the hospital, up from 17 last month. GRAYS BUILDING –The building is completed. SENIOR CITIZENS...

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Sulphur Springs Officials Discuss City Tax Rate, Budget During Workshops
Aug13

Sulphur Springs Officials Discuss City Tax Rate, Budget During Workshops

Reduction In Tax Rate, Small Increase In Utility Fees Proposed Sulphur Springs officials have been hard at work this summer shaping and tightening up a budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. After two special meetings with Sulphur Springs City Council, officials anticipated proposing a city tax rate that will be not quite 2 cents lower, while recommending a small increase to city utility fees to keep up with inflation and apply toward...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – August 2021
Aug04

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – August 2021

Marc Maxwell presented the following monthly city manager’s report to Sulphur Springs City Council during their regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021: COVID-19 RESPONSE The number of active cases in Hopkins County increased dramatically since our last meeting with 117 active cases as of August 2nd. There are 17 patients in the covid unit at the hospital, up from 0 last month. GRAYS BUILDING The building is sufficiently completed...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – July 2021
Jul08

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – July 2021

Sulphur Springs City Council received from City Manager Marc Maxwell the following monthly manager’s report  during the July 7, 2021, council meeting: COVID-19 Response The number of active cases in Hopkins County decreased 58% since our last meeting with 16 active cases as of May 28th. There are 0 patients in the COVID unit at the hospital. Grays Building The building is sufficiently completed to rent out for events. Landscaping is...

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Sulphur Springs City Council Will Be Asked To Act To Protect Area Water Rights
Jul02

Sulphur Springs City Council Will Be Asked To Act To Protect Area Water Rights

Maxwell: City of Texarkana’s Superior Water Use Request Could Impact Cooper Lake, Regional Water Supply While most of the Sulphur Springs City Council July 6 agenda appears fairly routine, with the exception of two items: one would start the process to protect the area water rights and another could provide funding to advance development on the old Thermo mine property. Water Use Permit The Sulphur Springs City Council will be...

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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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