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Park And Senior Center, Potential Economic Development Projects On Jan. 4 Agenda
Dec31

Park And Senior Center, Potential Economic Development Projects On Jan. 4 Agenda

Pacific Park and senior center projects as well as potential economic development projects are among the topics on the Sulphur Springs City Council Jan. 4 agenda. The City Council will first meet at 6:30 p.m. in executive session to consult with an attorney, discuss real property matters, specifically potential acquisition of property for storm drainage purposes, and to consider two economic development projects: one for D6 Inc. and...

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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 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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Council Retreat Provides Fuller Picture Of Current State Of City
May21

Council Retreat Provides Fuller Picture Of Current State Of City

The Sulphur Springs City Council retreat spanned more than 3 hours Thursday and provided the elected officials with a fuller picture of the current state of city government, according to City Manager Marc Maxwell. The retreat is an annual event in which the council and city department representatives and officials get together and discuss potential appointments of representatives to a number of regional boards and mayor and mayor pro...

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City Council Approved Reinvestment Zone, 380 Agreement For D6, Inc.
Nov05

City Council Approved Reinvestment Zone, 380 Agreement For D6, Inc.

Sulphur Springs City Council tackled numerous items during the November meeting, including a reinvestment zone and economic development agreement for D6, Inc., close out the CARES Act Small Business Assistance Program and purchase of a track loader. The agenda also included five ordinances dealing with rezoning and establishment of reinvestment zones. Sulphur Springs Municipal building Reinvestment Zone, EDC Agreement The City Council...

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Grant Application To Pave Road Into Mine Received No Opposition At Meeting
Sep29

Grant Application To Pave Road Into Mine Received No Opposition At Meeting

The public meeting, conducted by the City of Sulphur Springs regarding a proposed grant application to help pave the road into the city-owned former Thermo/Luminant mine property, received no opposition. The city posted a public notice regarding the city’s intent to apply for $2,976,960 from the Economic Development Administration Program Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Program, including CARES Act funding, to engineer...

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Zoning Of Thermo Mine Property As Heavy Industrial Receives P&Z Approval
Sep24

Zoning Of Thermo Mine Property As Heavy Industrial Receives P&Z Approval

City Seeking Grant Funding To Improve Mine Road The Planning and Zoning Commission Monday recommended zoning of the old Thermo mine property as heavy industrial, despite communication from multiple area residents who are opposed to the idea and an online petition in opposition to the zoning change. Tuesday evening, the City of Sulphur Springs also authorized the city manager to apply for grant funding to improve the old...

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Virtual Hearings Slated For Rezoning Of Mine, Spence Street Properties
Sep19

Virtual Hearings Slated For Rezoning Of Mine, Spence Street Properties

Special Use Permit Sought for West Industrial Drive Communication Tower The City of Sulphur Springs’ Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct public hearings for 2 rezoning proposals and 1 special use permit request. One hearing will focus on the proposed rezoning of a 10.84-acre tract of property generally located at the corner of Spence and Fisher Streets from heavy commercial to single family attached. Sulphur Springs sign...

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City Council Approves Asbestos Abatement And Street Improvement Contracts, Grant Application
Feb05

City Council Approves Asbestos Abatement And Street Improvement Contracts, Grant Application

Sulphur Springs City Council approved most of the items on Tuesday night’s agenda as recommended, including annexation on of the former Thermo mine property, a franchise agreement, a grant application for a thermal imager, and contracts for asbestos abatement and the street improvement program. Black History Month Sulphur Springs City Council members Harold Nash, Freddie Taylor and Mayor John Sellers Mayor John Sellers, on...

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Hearing Slated Tonight To Give Community A Chance To Voice Concerns, Questions Regarding Old Mine Property
Jan09

Hearing Slated Tonight To Give Community A Chance To Voice Concerns, Questions Regarding Old Mine Property

Reclamation Responsibility, Land Leases, ETJ Boundaries, Maintenance Discussed During First Hearing On Annex Sulphur Springs City Council City residents who have questions regarding the old Thermo Mine/ Luminant property that is now owned by the city are encouraged to attend Thursday’s special city council meeting. The 6 p.m. session Jan. 9 is designated specifially as a public hearing for community members to voice any...

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