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City Manager Marc Maxwell’s Sulphur Springs’ Report





CLAIMS – We had one workers’ compensation claim in February for a police officer who received minor lacerations while making an arrest. 

We had four liability claims in February. Two lawsuits were for damages to private fences when trees in Coleman Park fell. TML denied both. Two claims are from Frontier. First, they claim that we damaged two of their lines.

SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER –The dirt work continues. In addition, city staff will likely improve the underground drainage system to accommodate runoff from the site.

PACIFIC PARK – XLNT Construction is about to begin constructing the basketball pavilion. They delivered an office trailer to the site. XLNT plans to complete the foundation before the building arrives in late March.  

We will demolish the old basketball courts and grade the park’s interior when the pavilion is complete. Then we will install irrigation and sod.

COLLEGE STREET – College Street is open down to Patton StreetWe have completed the sewer’s main installation from Patton to Ramsey and are now installing the water main in the same segment. We have completed all the drainage improvements at College & Ramsey and Putman & Ramsey. The Capital Construction Division is rebuilding the College & Ramsey intersection in concrete. Once we complete improvements to Ramsey Street, we will continue to Como Street. After that, we will pause to turn our attention to Holiday Drive.

REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES – Finance Director Lesa Smith will offer the monthly report of revenues.

STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM – Atmos has finished the gas main replacement project on Como Street, and they expect to finish another project on Ardis Street next week. In addition, our paving contractor hopes to pave Como and Ardis this month. 

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 
Estimated Street Maintenance Fee Funds Available (Fund Balance Plus  Budgeted Revenue)  $ 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:

  •  We checked out 2,826 items from the library, plus 717 eBooks.
  • Power-washed sidewalks on Main Street. 
  • Removed damaged trees in city parks
  • We aerated baseball fields. 
  • We made multiple repairs at Kids Kingdom.
  • Repaired and reset school zone lights after the ice storm. 
  • We upgraded various facility lights to LED. 
  • We installed fiber optic cable for security cameras at Pacific Park
  • Treated wastewater effluent to an average total suspended solids reading of 0.47 mg/L – astounding! 
  • We repaired ten ruptured water mains. 
  • We replaced 18 water meters. 
  • We unstopped 25 sewer mains. 
  • We washed 80,000 feet of sewer mains. 
  • We flushed 40 dead-end water mains. 
  • We opened the floodgates at Lake Sulphur Springs. 
  • We treated 121 million gallons of potable water. 
  • We sold 2,550 gallons of AvGas and 4,598 gallons of JetA fuel. 
  • We accommodated 1,106 operations at the airport. 
  • We conducted 32 building inspections, 33 electrical inspections, 17 plumbing inspections, and three mechanical inspections. 
  • We issued 22 building permits and 80 trade permits. 
  • We repaired 223 potholes. 
  • We received 2,516 loads of tree limbs at our clean-up site. 
  • We responded to 300 fire rescue calls, including 0 structure fires, four vehicle fires, and three grass fires. 
  • We conducted five fire inspections. 
  • Responded to 142 animal control calls while achieving an 84% adoption rate. 
  • We made 40 arrests, wrote 414 traffic citations, responded to 25 accidents, and recorded 39 offenses in the Patrol Division. 
  • We made four felony arrests in the Special Crimes Unit.