PACIFIC PARK DRAINAGE PROJECT –
On September 04, 2018 the City Council approved an expenditure of $85,000 to solve a drainage issue at Carter Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Since that time engineering has been designing an alternative that is simpler and less expensive. It will be easier to maintain also. We think this can be built for under $50,000 by a contractor. We will probably hire a contractor to construct the improvements to speed up the process. It is likely to be quite a while before the Capital Construction Division finishes water improvements and drainage improvements on Connally, so we will just hire a local contractor to do it.
SUNSET STREET – Cement stabilization did not occur in May as planned. This time the culprit was Atmos. They needed to deepen portions of their gas line. That work is completed, and I am told that the contractor will begin cement stabilization on Thursday June 06.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT – Construction Continues on the new aeration basins.
CONNALLY STREET: The water main installation is approximately 55% complete. After the water main is installed, the Capital Construction Division will construct the drainage improvements.
PACIFIC PARK AND SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER: Staff is working out the details of a recommendation regarding how to pay for a new senior citizens center and improvements at Pacific Park. We will make the proposal at the July council meeting.
CLAIMS: We had one workers’ compensation claim for a police officer that was exposed to blood while assisting an injured person. The officer was evaluated and released to work with a follow-up scheduled in 3 months.
We had one liability claim for a sewer overflow. The claim was for $550. It has been submitted to TML.
REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES – Finance Director Lesa Smith will not give a year-to-date report of revenues and expenditures.
Elsewhere around the city, employees:
Hosted a baseball tournament with 25 teams.
Mowed, and mowed, and……
Fertilized all the fields at Coleman Park.
Mowed some more.
Continued leveling the soccer fields.
Started topdressing fields.
Made 7 extensive street repairs following utility repairs.
Patched 1,041 potholes.
Removed 13 fallen trees.
Began cleaning ditches on Rockdale Road.
Dug out a drainage area on Woodcrest.
Finished the retaining wall at Coleman Park.
Responded to 184 calls for fire service, including 1 structure fire, 1 grass fire and
2 vehicle fires.
Performed preventative maintenance on 74 fire hydrants.
Conducted 55 fire inspections and reviewed 55 pre-fire plans.
Conducted 24 building inspections, 26 electrical inspections, 22 plumbing inspections, 9 mechanical inspections and issued 31 building permits.
Issued a special use permit for an RV Park at 1811 W. Industrial Drive.
Repaired 5 water main ruptures.
Replaced 23 water meters.
Unstopped 23 sewer mains.
Repaired 9 sewer mains.
Washed 70,000 feet of sewer main.
Flushed 35 dead-end water mains.
Opened the flood gates at Lake Sulphur Springs for 13 days.
Repaired Cooper Lake Raw Water Pump #1.
Treated 120 million gallons of potable water.
Sold 2,300 gallons of AvGas and 10,605 gallons of JetA fuel.
Responded to 209 animal control calls and achieved an adoption rate of 18%.
Made 79 arrests, wrote 536 citations, recorded 61 offenses and responded to 52
Made 7 felony arrests in the special crimes unit.
Checked out 3,649 items from the library plus 745 eBooks.