Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report for November 2018

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CROSSTOWN TRAIL – The flashing lights for the Main Street crossing have been installed and are now operational. The capital construction division installed 596 linear feet of sidewalk divided among Coleman Dam, Peavine Pinion Pond and the high school. SUNSET STREET – We opened bids for materials for this project on October 24th. Of the 5 bid packets, we only had successful bids on 2 of them. We will have to rebid the remaining 3.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT Phase 2 is well under way. Construction of the first aeration basin continues to progress on schedule. The second aeration basin will be constructed next. Once these basins are operational, the existing basins will be taken offline and they will be refitted with diffused aerationjust like basins 1 & 2. Once all of this is completed our aeration capacity will be greatly enhanced. This is the heart of our wastewater treatment process. CONNALLY STREET – Work on Connally Street will begin soon. The first phase will be new sewer mains. CLAIMS – We had two minor workers compensation claims in November. We did not receive any liability claims.

EXPENDITURES – Finance Director Lesa Smith will give a year-to-date report of revenues and expenditures. Elsewhere around the city, employees: Patched 82 potholes.  Made 19 street repairs following utility repairs. . Replaced various stop signs. . Installed school zone lights on Houston Street at the high school. . Changed out the flower beds downtown. . Finished cleaning up after the Cantex project.  Hosted 45 softball teams for a Texas A&M Commerce showcase tournament. Prepared Buford Park for the Hopkins County Stew Cook-off. . Mowed acres and acres of parks, athletic fields, airports, dams, etc. Checked out 3,268 items from the library. Sold 1,710 gallons of AvGas and 8,438 gallons of JetA fuel.  Installed video cameras at the airport. Treated wastewater to a daily average total suspended solids count of 1. 32 mg/L. Repaired 18 water mains. Replaced 12 water meters. Unstopped 14 sewer mains. Repaired 8 sewer mains. Treated 141 million gallons of potable water. Responded to 169 fire/rescue calls including 2 structure fires and a vehicle fire.  Performed preventative maintenance on 70 fire hydrants.  Performed 52 fire inspections and reviewed 52 pre-fire plans. Responded to 222 animal control calls while achieving a 37% adoption rate.  Made 4 felony arrests in the special crimes unit.  Made 94 arrests on the Patrol Division, wrote 546 citations, recorded 71 offenses and responded to 41 accidents.  Conducted 66 building inspections, 42 electrical inspections, 27 plumbing inspections, 13 mechanical inspections and issued 22 building permits.

 

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