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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – April 7, 2020
Apr08

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – April 7, 2020

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell presented the following report to Sulphur Springs City Council during the April 7, 2020 meeting conducted via Zoom and online: COVID-19 RESPONSE All City offices are closed to the public except by appointment. Much of City staff are alternating workdays. Police and Fire have instituted new procedures for dealing with persons suspected of COVID-19. Police and Fire have their temperature taken...

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Step Pay Increase Approved For Sulphur Springs Police Department Officers
Apr08

Step Pay Increase Approved For Sulphur Springs Police Department Officers

Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night approved a step pay raise for police officers. All certified officers will be getting a $4,000 increase per step of the officer step plan, which is equivalent to a 7 percent increase on average. New Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicle Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson reported the department lost six officers in the last three years, and currently has two officers who...

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Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Minor Curfew, Election, Step Plan For SSPD
Apr07

Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Minor Curfew, Election, Step Plan For SSPD

Due to COVID-19 social distancing and closed lobbies measures in place, the regular April meeting of Sulphur Springs City Council will be conduced online, and can be viewed by the public online starting at 7 p.m. tonight. The agenda is relatively short agenda, and includes for City Council consideration a curfew ordinance for minors, resolution to postpone the May 2 election and a step plan for Sulphur Springs Police Department....

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May Elections Must Be Postponed, According To State Elections Official
Apr04

May Elections Must Be Postponed, According To State Elections Official

Cumby, Yantis Schools Have Already Postponed Their Elections Until November Both Cumby ISD and Yantis ISD postponed elections within the last week, just ahead of the Secretary of State elections officer’s email notifying local election officials that the May 2 elections must be postponed due to the Governor’s Executive Order requiring people to remain at home unless at an essential job or essential tasks such as grocery...

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Equipment Issues At City Wastewater Treatment Plant Partially Resolved
Mar28

Equipment Issues At City Wastewater Treatment Plant Partially Resolved

The blower issues that sidelined two of the three blowers at the city’s wastewater treatment plant are partially resolved, according to the city manager. There have been some vibration issues since the blowers were installed in last August. Two of the three blowers at the wastewater treatment plant developed vibration problems and the issues became bad enough to render the units inoperable. One unit continued to operate, but...

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Clearing The Path For A New Senior Citizens Center
Mar28

Clearing The Path For A New Senior Citizens Center

Work continued this week, clearing the path for construction of a new Senior Citizens Center, to be constructed on Oak Avenue. An old structure on Oak Avenue was torn down this week and the site will be cleared off so that a new activity center for senior citizens can be constructed on the property. In the Nov. 5, 2019 Election 77.49 percent of Sulphur Springs residents casting ballots voted to allow up to $200,000 per year in...

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Primary Runoff Elections, Including For District 2 State Representative, Reset For July Due To COVID-19
Mar25

Primary Runoff Elections, Including For District 2 State Representative, Reset For July Due To COVID-19

Dates Of City, School Elections Could Change As Well As is the case with nearly all things at the present time, primary runoff and local elections are also being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Hopkins County, one runoff election has already been rescheduled and could potentially change the dates of other local elections as well. Party Primary Runoffs All primary runoffs elections scheduled for May 26 in Texas have been...

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How To Pay Bills, Tickets While City of Sulphur Springs Offices Are Closed To Public
Mar20

How To Pay Bills, Tickets While City of Sulphur Springs Offices Are Closed To Public

Sulphur Springs Public Library Offers Curbside Checkout All City of Sulphur Springs facilities were closed to the public as of Friday, March 20, a precautionary measure to protect the community and city staff as more people are being diagnosed across the state, country and world with COVID-19. Sulphur Springs City government will continue to operate, with all operations at the core of city government still functioning. There will...

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Paddle Boat, Canoes Other Options Could Be Available At Coleman Lake Soon
Mar05

Paddle Boat, Canoes Other Options Could Be Available At Coleman Lake Soon

Visitors to Coleman Lake could in the near future have more recreational options available to them on site. Sulphur Springs City Council during their March meeting this week agreed to allow a “non-motorized sports concession” at the lake, according to Sulphur Springs Community Development Director Tory Niewiadomski. Sulphur Springs City Hall City officials were approached by John Ilaoa about offering the additional...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report
Mar04

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report

Sulphur Springs City Hall Date: March 3, 2020 To: City Council From: City Manager Marc Maxwell Subject: Manager’s Report WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT — We are having problems with the blowers, serious problems. Two of the three blowers developed vibration problems and have now become inoperable. There have been some vibration issues since installation last August. Recently the issues became bad enough to render the units...

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