Connally Street Water Main Installation Complete; Drainage Improvements, Contract Work Planned
Jul08

Connally Street Water Main Installation Complete; Drainage Improvements, Contract Work Planned

Connally Street construction continues with drainage improvements, excavation, stabilization and concrete paving still to go. Work to rebuild Connally Street progresses, with a contractor hired to excavate, stabilize and pave the street following the next phase of construction. With water main installation complete, city crews in the last week began connecting residences to the new water main. Sulphur Springs’ Construction...

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House Bill 852 Restricts How Municipalities Set Community Development Fees
Jul04

House Bill 852 Restricts How Municipalities Set Community Development Fees

Sulphur Springs, like all Texas municipalities, will no longer be able to base permit and inspection fees for residential dwellings on the cost of the project, state officials determined recently. Ordinance 2749, presented to Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday evening, would amend Sulphur Springs’ fee schedule for community development so that the city will be in compliance with House Bill 852, which relates to information a...

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City Manager’s Report Presented In July 2019 Council Meeting
Jul03

City Manager’s Report Presented In July 2019 Council Meeting

By Marc Maxwell, Sulphur Springs city manager PACIFIC PARK DRAINAGE PROJECT On Sept. 4, 2018, the City Council approved an expenditure of $85,000 to solve a drainage issue at Carter Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Since that time engineering has designed an alternative that is simpler and less expensive. It will be easier to maintain also. We have retained 5W Construction to perform the work. They plan to start next week....

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Tire Ordinance Passes; Sulphur Springs Businesses Have 6 Months To Comply
Jul03

Tire Ordinance Passes; Sulphur Springs Businesses Have 6 Months To Comply

Local tire businesses will be limited in the number of scrap and used tires on their property, as well as how they may be stored. Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday evening approved Ordinance 2746, which amends the city code regarding tire businesses. Businesses will be restricted to 500 used or scrap tires on the ground outside on the property. Those outside of the business must be secured from public view and covered to prevent...

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City Council Calls For Special Election To Help Fund Pacific Park Improvements, New Senior Citizens Center
Jul03

City Council Calls For Special Election To Help Fund Pacific Park Improvements, New Senior Citizens Center

Sulphur Springs voters will be asked Nov. 5 to go to the poles to determine whether or not to allow economic development funds to be used to help fund improvement at Pacific Park and to build a new center for senior citizens. The city council was asked to approve a resolution for the special election to allow the EDC sales and use tax funding to be used by the city’s parks department for qualified 4B projects, including...

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City Council Expected to Call Special Election; Consider Approving Tire, 2 Rezoning Ordinances Tuesday
Jul01

City Council Expected to Call Special Election; Consider Approving Tire, 2 Rezoning Ordinances Tuesday

Sulphur Springs City Council during their regular meeting Tuesday night are scheduled to discuss and consider five ordinances, at least three resolutions, award bids for contract work on Connally Street, and discuss Special Election The Council will be asked to approve Resolution 1171 calling for a special election on Nov. 5, to allow the Sulphur Springs/Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation to use the sales and use taxes,...

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City Officials Propose Plan To Help Fund New Senior Citizens Center, Pacific Park Improvements
Jun19

City Officials Propose Plan To Help Fund New Senior Citizens Center, Pacific Park Improvements

Sulphur Springs City Council is expected to be asked during their July meeting to call for an election which would help fund improvements at Pacific Park and construction of a new Senior Citizens Center. City Manager Marc Maxwell during the June council meeting said the election would simply allow the city to utilize funds designated for business development to be spent for other purposes. Maxwell said the city in 1999 took the same...

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Officials Looking Into Program That Could Help Extend Roads, Reduce Scrap Tire Waste
Jun18

Officials Looking Into Program That Could Help Extend Roads, Reduce Scrap Tire Waste

City and county officials said they are looking into options that could help not only provide a long term working solution to address the large number of scrap tires that need to be disposed of locally but also the need for more road improvements. One process, called mechanical concrete, could potentially, if utilized, extend the lifespan of some roads. Mechanical concrete uses a patented process and machine to cut down scrap tires...

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J.D. Franklin Honored At Street Unveiling, Ceremony
Jun17

J.D. Franklin Honored At Street Unveiling, Ceremony

J.D. Franklin was honored Monday morning for his many civic contributions during a ceremony at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, which concluded with an unveiling of J.D. Franklin Drive. Franklin’s family, friends, church and community members gathered to recognize Franklin and celebrate the renaming of Jackson Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to College Street as J.D. Franklin Drive Monday. Gloria and J.D....

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‘A Living Legacy’ Celebration Honoring J.D. Franklin To Be Held Monday, June 17, At Morning Chapel MBC
Jun14

‘A Living Legacy’ Celebration Honoring J.D. Franklin To Be Held Monday, June 17, At Morning Chapel MBC

J.D. Franklin A ceremony is scheduled Monday morning in honor of “A Living Legacy,” Sulphur Springs resident J.D. Franklin. The service will begin at 9 a.m. June 17 at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 208 Fuller St. Sulphur Springs City Council at their June 4 meeting granted Minister Jason Lindley’s request to honor the community leader while he is alive by renaming a section of Jackson Street after...

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