City Manager’s Report – May 2022
May04

City Manager’s Report – May 2022

Marc Maxwell, City Manager Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell presented the following report to the City Council during the regular monthly council meeting on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. COVID-19 RESPONSE We have 0 patients in the COVID unit at the hospital. (I hope soon we can leave this off entirely.) CLAIMS We had a fleet accident in March involving a police cruiser. One unlucky driver ran a red light and crashed into the squad...

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City Receives Official Notification Of $2.42 Million Grant Award For New Senior Center
Apr14

City Receives Official Notification Of $2.42 Million Grant Award For New Senior Center

It’s official. City staff received official notification Thursday afternoon, April 14, 2022, that the City of Sulphur Springs has been approved for a $2.42 million grant award to construct a new senior citizens center. Property where the new senior citizens activity center is to be constructed on Oak Avenue Sulphur Springs Finance Director Lesa Smith just before 5 p.m. Thursday reported city staff got the official word that...

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2 Zoning Requests, 2 Grant Applications, Tax Abatement Policy On Feb. 2 City Council Agenda
Jan31

2 Zoning Requests, 2 Grant Applications, Tax Abatement Policy On Feb. 2 City Council Agenda

Two zoning requests, two grant applications, designation of election judges and early voting dates for the May 2022 city council election, review of the tax abatement policy, seven 380 agreements and bids for materials and contracts for the first phase of the College Street road rebuilding and sidewalk projects are all on Tuesday night’s regular Sulphur Springs City Council agenda. Sulphur Springs Municipal Building The City...

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City Applying For $3 Million Community Development Block Grant To Help Build New Senior Citizens Center
Jan07

City Applying For $3 Million Community Development Block Grant To Help Build New Senior Citizens Center

Hearing Slated Jan. 11 For Public Comments To Discuss Submission Of Grant Application The City of Sulphur Springs plans to ask for a $3 million Community Development Block Grant to help build a new senior citizens center, which is expected to cost considerably more than originally budgeted due to continued increases in construction materials. In December 2021, Sulphur Springs City Council approved KSBR to work with city officials to...

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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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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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Construction of Fitness Court Enters Next Phase
Dec28

Construction of Fitness Court Enters Next Phase

Construction of a fitness court in Pacific Park enters the second phase this week with additional ground work. Crews were out working Tuesday morning, cementing a blue layer of the project to the concrete foundation. The project should really start taking off, now that the foundation has had the requisite month to set. The second phase of construction on the outdoor fitness court was in progress Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, at Pacific...

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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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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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Parking Ordinance, Grant Writer For Senior Center On Dec. 7 Council Agenda
Dec07

Parking Ordinance, Grant Writer For Senior Center On Dec. 7 Council Agenda

Sulphur Springs Municipal Building (City Hall) If you have something to say about parking on East Shannon Road, from Broadway Street to Mockingbird Lane, Tuesday night is the time to voice it. Ordinance No. 2794, which would prohibit vehicles from parking on the south side of East Shannon Road along that block, and selection of a company to compose a grant application which would provide additional funding for the Senior Citizens...

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