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Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell Report To City Council

TO: CITY COUNCIL
FROM: CITY MANAGER, MARC MAXWELL
SUBJ: MANAGER’S REPORT

Covid–19 response: We have three patients in the COVID unit at the hospital.

Claims: We did not have liability claims or workers’ compensation claims from February.

Senior citizens building: It looks like the grant funding that we applied for will get the $2.4 million. It won’t be official until April, but we scored well above the cut-off line.

Pacific Park: They completed the fitness court. We will hold a ribbon-cutting / opening on March 11, 10:30 to noon. Thank you to Saputo and Christus Trinity Mother Frances for making the project possible with your generosity. The Capital Construction Division has

finished installing a drainage system and sidewalks for the playground.

College Street: The project continues eastward. The Capital Construction Division is replacing utilities at the intersection of Jefferson and Jackson.

Revenues and expenditures: Finance Director Lesa Smith will present a report of year-to-date revenues and expenses.

Street improvement program: Texana land and Asphalt has begun the Lee Street project, but we had to stop Short at Brinker until school is out. We will also wait on League Street until school is out. So, these two projects were budgeted for 2021 but will happen in 2022. So, here are the new streets to be paved in 2022.

2022 S.I.P.

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 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:

• Learned the wastewater treatment plant won Municipal Wastewater Treatment

Plant of the Year from the Water Environmental Association of Texas.

201 N Davis Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 • 903.439.3700 • sulphurspringstx.org Page 3

• Checked 2,881 items and 653 eBooks from the Library.

• Repaired 56 potholes.

• Hauled street sweeper spoils to the landfill.

• Spread sand and salt at critical intersections during two ice events.

• Replaces 3 street signs.

• Responded to 252 fire/rescue calls, including seven structure fires.

• Conducted 40 fire inspections and performed preventative maintenance on 79 fire hydrants.

• Conducted 27 building inspections, 12 electric inspections, ten plumbing inspections, one mechanical inspection, and issued 22 building permits.

• Pressure washed sidewalks downtown.

• Trimmed trees and underbrush at Buford Park.

• Stained pump house at Coleman Park.

• Removed several dead trees throughout parks.

• Sold 2,169 gallons of AvGas and 7,775 gallons of JetA fuel

• Accommodated 721 operations at the airport.

• Responded to 125 animal control calls while achieving a 73% adoption rate.

• Made one felony arrest in the Special Crimes Unit.

• Responded to 35 accidents, wrote 460 traffic citations, recorded 37 offenses, and made 38 arrests in the Patrol Division.

• Installed L.E.D. lighting fixtures at Fire Station #1.

• Installed L.E.D. lighting fixtures at Department 60 Service building.

• Performed preventative maintenance on several items at the wastewater and water treatment plants.

• Treated wastewater to a daily average total suspended solids (T.S.S.) reading of .22 mg/L.

• Sent 242 tons of sludge to the contractor for composting and none to the landfill.

• Repaired ten water main ruptures.

• Replaced three water meters.

• Unstopped 34 sewer mains.

• Treated 125 million gallons of potable water.

• Flushed 36 dead-end water mains.