CLAIMS – We had one worker’s compensation that required surgery in October. A police officer injured his knee while in training. We did not have any liability claims.
SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
I have signed the contract with TDHCA.
We have sent the contract out to bid, and we will open bids on November 16. Expect to approve the submissions at the December 6 regular city council meeting.
PACIFIC PARK – XLNT Construction has ordered the steel frame for the pavilion. The lead time is four months. Therefore, I don’t expect to see any more activity at Pacific Park until February. At that time, XLNT will construct the building in about 90 days.
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.
The contractor must construct several driveway approaches and other miscellaneous items. We decided to build the intersection at College and Jackson ourselves. The intersection will have brick crosswalks, which is just too complicated for this contractor. The contractor signed a deductive change order and the 201 N Davis Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 • 903.439.3700 • sulphurspringstx.org.
Capital Construction Division will begin soon.
Further east, the Capital Construction Division has installed 771 feet of storm drain, six inlet boxes, and four junction boxes to eliminate the flooding problem at Ramsey Street.
REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES
Finance Director Lesa Smith will present the year-end report of revenues and expenditures.
STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Texana Land and Asphalt will begin repaving the following streets next week: Como, Drexel, Fisher, and Bonner. Bad news for the residents of Ardis Street. Atmos is about to replace a gas line on that street, so we have decided to delay Ardis Street until Atmos completes the gas line replacement project. In-house will perform the various repairs to Commercial Services Drive.
|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 Cost||$ 2,012,318.00|
|Street Maintenance Fee Cost Estimate||$ 1,072,668.00|
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|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:
- Conducted 41 building inspections, 18 electrical inspections, 19 plumbing inspections, and one mechanical inspection and issued 20 building permits.
- Made 19 extensive street repairs following utility cuts
- Repaired 25 potholes
- Removed three fallen trees from city streets
- Hauled street sweeper spoils to the landfill.
- Hosted the Senior Olympics
- Sowed winter rye in on Celebration Plaza
- Crews removed dead trees from city parks.
- We hosted one soccer tournament and two baseball tournaments.
- Prepared the Grays Building for 11 rentals
- Performed repairs at Kids Kingdom.
- Responded to 222 calls for animal control while achieving a 61% adoption rate.
- Police made five felony arrests in the Special Crimes Unit
- Responded to 2,362 calls for police response
- Responded to 46 accidents, issued 535 traffic citations, recorded 26 offenses, and made 46 arrests in the Patrol Division.
- Responded to 239 fire/rescue calls, including three structure fires, one vehicle fire, and three grass fires
- We conducted 30 fire inspections.
- We performed preventative maintenance on 78 fire hydrants.
- Checked out 3,028 items from the library plus 679 eBooks
- Installed lights on end caps of the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial walls
- Crews upgraded the electrical service at fire station No. 1, making the solar panels operational.
- Crews installed two new lights at Buford Park.
- We performed preventative maintenance on various items at water and wastewater treatment plants.
- Treated effluent to a daily average total suspended solids reading of .20 mg/L.
- Hauled 256 tons of sludge to the landfill
- Repaired 19 water-main ruptures
- Crews replaced 22 water meters.
- Unstopped 15 sewer mains.
- The city flushed 40 dead-end water mains.
- Sold 2,996 gallons of AvGas and 13,560 gallons of JetA fuel
- They accommodated 1,198 operations (takeoffs or landings) at the airport