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If Approved, Grant Would Allow City To Include Wish List In New Senior Citizens Center Design
Nov30

If Approved, Grant Would Allow City To Include Wish List In New Senior Citizens Center Design

A Texas Community Resiliency Program grant from Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs would allow the City of Sulphur Springs to not only enlarge the new Senior Citizens Center building to be constructed on 301 Oak Ave., but if fully funded at the requested amount, would include all wish list items for the new facility, according to Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell. Sign for the current Senior Citizens Center,...

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Fitness Court Slab Latest Step In Pacific Park Improvements
Nov29

Fitness Court Slab Latest Step In Pacific Park Improvements

The latest step in the Pacific Park improvements is the setting of the fitness court slab. The slab was in place Monday morning, Nov. 29, 2021. It is required to set for 28 days before any additional work is possible, according to Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell. With the new Grays Community Building complete and open to the public, the fitness court slab is the latest step in the Pacific Park improvement project. Assistant...

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Ordinance Would Prohibit Parking On South Side of East Shannon Road, But Still Allowed On North Side
Nov05

Ordinance Would Prohibit Parking On South Side of East Shannon Road, But Still Allowed On North Side

Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson this week asked Sulphur Springs City Council to consider approving an ordinance that would make exiting East Shannon Road restaurant driveways between South Broadway Street and Mockingbird Lane safer. The ordinance is one of four ordinances the City Council considered at the regular November meeting. East Shannon Road Parking Ricketson explained, when recommending Ordinance No. 2794...

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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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Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Making Section Of South Service Road No Parking Zone
Nov01

Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Making Section Of South Service Road No Parking Zone

Sulphur Springs City Council at the regular Tuesday meeting will consider as well as hear a proposal for an ordinance which would establish a no parking zone on a section of East Shannon Road, action to obtain engineering services for water treatment plant improvements, and conduct public hearings then consider granting final approval of two additional ordinances. Sulphur Springs City Council Chambers, located inside the Municipal...

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D6 Multi-Year Expansion Project Includes Relocation Of Corporate Headquarters, 300,000-Square-Foot Expansion
Oct22

D6 Multi-Year Expansion Project Includes Relocation Of Corporate Headquarters, 300,000-Square-Foot Expansion

D6’s multi-year expansion project incudes not only relocation of the company’s corporate headquarters from Oregon to Sulphur Springs, but will also include another 300,000 square-foot expansion, according to Sulphur Springs-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Roger Feagley. D6 Inc’s current Sulphur Springs plant Overall, the D6, Inc., relocation project announced by Gov. Greg Abbott...

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Refinancing Of 2 Bonds Projected To Save The City $214,000 Over 10 Years
Oct08

Refinancing Of 2 Bonds Projected To Save The City $214,000 Over 10 Years

A 2020-21 budget update, refinancing 2 bonds, continuation of the 2021 street improvement program, selection of a candidate to serve as city secretary starting in December, purchase of equipment for the street department and selection of a bid for paving Westwood Street were among the items Sulphur Springs City Council tackled as part of their regular October meeting agenda this week. Financial Update The unaudited numbers for the...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – Oct. 5, 2021
Oct06

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report – Oct. 5, 2021

Marc Maxwell presented the following monthly city manager’s report to Sulphur Springs City Council during their regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. COVID-19 RESPONSE –The Delta variant wave of COVID-19 seems to have peaked. The number of active cases in Hopkins County decreased 36% since our last meeting with 240 active cases as of October 3. There are 18 patients in the COVID unit at the hospital Monday (and 15 Tuesday),...

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Budget, Tax Rate, Utility Fees Receive Unanimous Approval From Sulphur Springs City Council
Sep22

Budget, Tax Rate, Utility Fees Receive Unanimous Approval From Sulphur Springs City Council

Ordinance Setting Master Fee Schedule Passes On 4-2 Vote Sulphur Springs City Council made short work of Tuesday evening’s special meeting, unanimously approving ordinances setting the budget, tax rate and utility fees for the 2021-2022 fiscal year and one authorizing updated service credits. Ordinance No. 2783 establishing a master fee schedule passed on a 4-2 vote. Although public hearings were held for each, no members of the...

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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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