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City Hiring Expert To Help Determine How Best To Maximize Fire Department Resources And Maintain ISO Rating
Jan07

City Hiring Expert To Help Determine How Best To Maximize Fire Department Resources And Maintain ISO Rating

SSFD patch The City of Sulphur Springs is hiring an expert to help determine how best to maximize fire department resources while still maintaining the city’s ISO rating. Essentially, Mike Pietsch of P.E. Consulting Services in Garland is being tasked with evaluating and recommending where best to locate existing and future required fire stations based on Sulphur Springs’ present city limits. While city staff feel...

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PUBLIC NOTICE – Bidding For 1,007-Acre Agricultural Lease At Thermo Mine
Nov05

PUBLIC NOTICE – Bidding For 1,007-Acre Agricultural Lease At Thermo Mine

Public Notice – Posted Nov. 5, 2021 The City has an annual Agricultural Lease at the Thermo Property open for bidding right now. This lease is for 1,007 acres with a minimum bid of $25.00 per acre being accepted. This lease is for agricultural use only. No hunting, fishing or other recreational use will be permitted. Sealed bids are due by November 30, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. The bid specification can be found on our website at...

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Commissioners Court Approve Road Equipment Purchases, Renew Oil, Gas And Mineral Lease For Rushing Cemetery
Oct26

Commissioners Court Approve Road Equipment Purchases, Renew Oil, Gas And Mineral Lease For Rushing Cemetery

Hopkins County County Commissioners Court approved the purchase of three pieces of equipment for Precinct 1 and one for Precinct 3, renewed an oil, gas and mineral lease for Rushing Cemetery, and heard from three individuals during the public forum portion of Monday morning’s regular court session. Equipment Purchases Precinct 3 Commissioner Wade Bartley asked the court to consider accepting the purchase of a Case Backhoe from...

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Sulphur Springs Collaborating On Communications Grant Application
Oct08

Sulphur Springs Collaborating On Communications Grant Application

City Affirms Support of Ark-Tex, East Texas COGS’ Application For US EDA Build Back Better Challenge Grant Funding Sulphur Springs City Council this week approved two resolutions authorizing city staff to collaborate with other agencies in the county and across Northeast Texas in applying for regional grant funding during Tuesday evening’s meeting. AFG Communications Grant Resolution No. 1236 allows the city to join...

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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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Sulphur Springs ISD Head Start Program To Apply For Grant Continuation And Refunding, Transportation Waiver
Mar26

Sulphur Springs ISD Head Start Program To Apply For Grant Continuation And Refunding, Transportation Waiver

Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees during the regular monthly meeting this week gave the Head Start program director the go-ahead to apply for grant continuation and refunding, as well as a Head Start transportation waiver application. Transportation Wavier Sulphur Spring ISD Head Start program Director Angela Edwards asked trustees to approve a request for a transportation waiver for the Head Start program. She noted the SSISD...

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Sulphur Springs City Council Nov. 3 Meeting Agenda
Nov03

Sulphur Springs City Council Nov. 3 Meeting Agenda

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCILNOVEMBER 3, 2020 7:00 P.M. The regular meeting of the Sulphur Springs City Council will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Public link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8CxjG8pt3Cn8DDMgg0xr8g The following items will be discussed: Call to order.Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag, Texas Flag, and invocation.Presentations, proclamations, and announcements.Manager’s report...

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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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