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Final Public Hearings For Budget, Tax Rate, Master Fee Schedule To Be Held At 7:30 p.m. City Council Meeting
Sep21

Final Public Hearings For Budget, Tax Rate, Master Fee Schedule To Be Held At 7:30 p.m. City Council Meeting

Sulphur Springs residents will have one final opportunity Tuesday evening to voice any comments or concerns they may have regarding the proposed budget, reduced tax rate, service fees and schedules before the council considers making them officials. Unlike the regular meeting which was packed to include of a playground for Pacific Park and material for the College Street road improvement projec, among others, the Sulphur Springs City...

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Proposed Budget And Decreased Tax Rate And Increased Utility Fees Approved By Sulphur Springs City Council
Sep09

Proposed Budget And Decreased Tax Rate And Increased Utility Fees Approved By Sulphur Springs City Council

Master Fee Schedule Passes On 5-2 Vote Sulphur Springs City Council unanimously approved the proposed budget and tax rate on first reading during the regular September meeting Tuesday night. A master fee schedule, with increases in street maintenance fees and to the Grays Building rental deposit fee, was also approved, but on a 5-2 vote. Master Fee Schedule The Council opted, at the recommendation of Assistant City Manager/Finance...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – Sept. 7, 2021
Sep08

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – Sept. 7, 2021

Marc Maxwell presented the following monthly city manager’s report to Sulphur Springs City Council during their regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021: COVID-19 RESPONSE – The number of active cases in Hopkins County increased 219% since our last meeting with 373 active cases as of Sept. 2. There are 25 patients in the COVID unit at the hospital, up from 17 last month. GRAYS BUILDING –The building is completed. SENIOR CITIZENS...

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City Council To Consider Approving Budget, Lower Tax Rate, Increase To City Utility Fees At Sept. 7 Meeting
Sep07

City Council To Consider Approving Budget, Lower Tax Rate, Increase To City Utility Fees At Sept. 7 Meeting

Sulphur Springs City Council has a full agenda tonight (Sept. 7, 2021), with numerous financial items to be considered, including the proposed budget, tax rate, city utility fees, permit fees, asset forfeiture and EDC budgets, The agenda also includes a rezoning request, utility easement request, bids for water materials for the College Street road project, and resolutions for playground equipment for Pacific Park and four requests...

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P&Z Commission Considers Oak Avenue Zoning Change
Aug25

P&Z Commission Considers Oak Avenue Zoning Change

Sulphur Springs Planning and Zoning Commission was asked to consider a request for an Oak Avenue zoning change. Kris and Cason Childress proposed rezoning a 0.21-acre property at 618 Oak Avenue, at the Oak Avenue and Gilmer Street split, from multifamily to light commercial, to accommodate commercial development on the property. The applicants want to convert the home located on the property to an office, Sulphur Springs Assistant...

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Construction To Begin Monday At Main Street Theatre
Aug20

Construction To Begin Monday At Main Street Theatre

One of the longtime cultural fixtures just off Celebration Square will soon get a face lift. If all goes according to schedule construction will begin Monday. A rework of the front and back walls of Main Street Theater, which have deteriorated over time, is required. This repair project is necessary for the safety of patrons and passersby. This will assure Main Street Theater can continue bringing live theater arts to the local...

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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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City, County Celebrate National Health Center Week, Aug. 8-14
Aug09

City, County Celebrate National Health Center Week, Aug. 8-14

City and county officials proclaimed Aug. 8-14 as National Health Center Week, in celebration of the “legacy of America’s Community Health Centers, and their vital role in shaping the past, present, and future of America’s health care system.” Sulphur Springs Mayor John Sellers during the regular City Council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 3, and Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom during the regular Commissioners Court meeting...

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Council Approves Woodside Lane Plat, Weaver Drive Zoning, 380 Agreements
Aug06

Council Approves Woodside Lane Plat, Weaver Drive Zoning, 380 Agreements

Requests for a Woodside Lane plat, rezoning on Weaver Drive and three 380 agreements that will allow for construction of multiple new single and multifamily housing units received the approval of Sulphur Springs City Council this week. Woodside Lane Plat Request Tate Price asked the city to allow the 1.93-acre property on the north side of Woodside Lane, just east of 1680 Woodside Lane and directly west of the commercial business...

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City Council Approves Negotiated Atmos-ACSC Settlement, Chemical Bids, Application For LED Lighting Conversion Grant
Aug05

City Council Approves Negotiated Atmos-ACSC Settlement, Chemical Bids, Application For LED Lighting Conversion Grant

Sulphur Springs City Council this week approved a number of items; bids for water and wastewater treatment chemicals grant application, and a negotiated settlement with Atmos Energy were among the items. Atmos Settlement The City Council agreed to allow the city manager to take action regarding a negotiated settlement between Atmos Energy Corporation Mid-Texas Division and Cities Steering Committee regarding Atmos’ 2021 rate...

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