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Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell’s Report To Council


CLAIMS – We did not have any worker’s compensation claims in August. We had one minor liability claim in August.


The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has awarded us a $2.4 million grant. However, this does not mean we can start the project. We must first sign a contract with the TDHCA. Before TDHCA provides an agreement for our signature, they must finish their environmental clearance process which involves two different comment periods, the last of which will conclude on Sep 28. After that, TDHCA says it will take about a week to prepare the contract and forward it to the City. If all goes as planned, we should be able to sign the contract in early October. It is important to note that if we spend any money on the senior citizen center before the contract is signed, the grant will not reimburse the money.

PACIFIC PARK – Workers installed a new bathroom. It is made entirely of concrete, even the roof. So you could roll it down a hill, pick it up, and use it. The installers told us that happened once.  

They demolished the old bathroom. 

XLNT Construction should begin construction on the basketball pavilion soon.

COLLEGE STREET – This project is slowly progressing eastward. This contractor is very slow.

REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES – Finance Director Lesa Smith will not present a report on revenues and expenditures as she has been deep in the budget this month.

STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM – Texana Land and Asphalt has resumed paving the streets on our SIP list. Therefore, I have crossed out the completed streets on the list below.

2022 SIP
Street  Between  Length 
Jackson  Middle to College  2480
Kasie  Tate to Camp  681
Lee  Davis to League  3099
Fore  Main to Connally  1070
Forrest Ln  Bell to Barbara  1119
Garrison  Main to Connally  940
Glover  Davis to Church  348
Houston  Hillcrest to League (Delayed to 2023)  4800
Commercial Serv.  various repair  442
Como  College to RR  3317
Dabbs  Gilmer to Davis  401
Drexel  Broadway to Mockingbird  1441
Fisher  Spence to Lee  1500
Ardis  Spence to Beckham  1880
Azalea  Hillcrest to Main  3648
Bonner  Church to Davis  539
Brinker  Beasley to dead-end  2629
California  Church to Seventh  1520
Charles  College to Lakeshore  998
Lee (2021)  Davis to Broadway  1901
League (2021)  Bellview to Pampa  3131
Total Linear Feet 37,884 
Total Miles  7.18
Total Cost  $ 2,012,318.00 
Street Maintenance Fee Cost Estimate  $ 1,072,668.00 
$ 1,049,101.81 
Red Text indicates streets paid for by the Street Maintenance Fee. All other streets are paid for by a  transfer from General Fund to Capital Fund.


Elsewhere around the City, employees: 

  • Reprogrammed school zone lights 
  • Restored power to Highway 11 lift station
  • Treated wastewater to a daily average total suspended solids reading or .16 mg/L. 
  • Crews repaired 40 water-main ruptures. 
  • Workers replaced eight water meters. 
  • They repaired a fire hydrant that a vehicle struck. 
  • Unstopped 22 sewer mains. 
  • Crews washed 75,000 feet of sewer mains. 
  • Workers repaired one sewer main. 
  • They hauled 386 tons of sludge to the landfill. 
  • We sold 193 million gallons of potable water. 
  • We sold 5,328 gallons of AvGas and 13,593 gallons of JetA fuel. 
  • Residents checked out 3,766 items from the library, plus 742 eBooks. 
  • Firefighters responded to 270 fire/rescue calls, including three structure fires and a vehicle fire. 
  • Crews performed preventative maintenance on 79 fire hydrants. 
  • Cleaned and repaired the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial fountain. 
  • Workers repaired 168 potholes. 
  • Teams made 29 extensive street repairs following utility repairs. 
  • They replaced a few stop signs, speed limit, and slow children playing signs. 
  • Cleaned out stormwater catch basins three times. 
  • Workers removed two fallen trees from the street. 
  • We demolished and removed structures at 631 Sunset, 409 S. Moore, and 327 Magnolia. 
  • We responded to 251 animal control calls. 
  • Residents achieved an 80% adoption rate. 
  • Police made 11 felony arrests in the Special Crimes Unit at 201 N. Davis Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 – 903.439.3700 –
  • Police responded to 42 accidents, wrote 615 citations, recorded 38 offenses, and made 62 arrests in the Patrol Division. 
  • We conducted 56 building inspections, 23 electrical inspections, 13 plumbing inspections, and three mechanical inspections, and we had 18 building permits.