COVID-19 RESPONSE –
• Most City Offices have reopened. Police Department, Fire Department, Water Treatment Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant remain closed.
• Police and Fire have instituted new procedures for dealing with persons suspected of COVID-19.
• Police and Fire have their temperature taken when arriving at work.
• Meetings are conducted virtually when possible.
• Department Heads, the City Manager and the Mayor meet each week (virtually) to coordinate our efforts.
• Mayor, City Manager, Police Chief and Fire Chief attend EOC briefings twice per week.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT – We just can’t quite finish this project. We have one item remaining on the contractor’s punch list, to replace a faulty flow meter. Once that is done, we will send the final check to the contractor for $397,000. All other issues have been resolved, and the plant is operating beautifully.
GRAYS BUILDING – Specifications are being written for the new Grays building. I expect to advertise for bids in 30 days. In the meantime we will build up the pad for the building.
BELLVIEW STREET – The water main was completed this month. Next up will be cement stabilization of the subgrade and asphalt pavement. Unfortunately, street work can’t begin until Atmos replaces their line. I expect Atmos won’t be finished for 90 days.
MCCANN STREET – HOLIDAY DRIVE – These streets are up next on our list of capital improvement projects. We have begun doing some investigative work onsite, but we are discussing the possibility of delaying the project until we have a better understanding of the financial impact of the pandemic. We may be scheduling this topic at a future City Council meeting.
CONNALLY STREET – Construction has begun on the sidewalk on the south side of Connally Street.
STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM – The Capital Construction Division replaced various curb segments for the streets that will be repaved in this year’s Street Improvement Program, (S.I.P.). The S.I.P. is funded by a combination of General Fund revenues and the Street Maintenance Fee on the water bill. I expect the contractor, Texana Land and Asphalt
to begin this week. The following streets will be repaved this year:
Street Between Length
Asphalt Repair Various soft spot repairs 1000
Barbara Tate to Camp 649
Cedar Springs Hollie and Cedar Springs 3364
CMH Rd. Hwy 67 to I-30 2535
Debord Park to Cemetery 570
Graham Gilmer to Oak 338
Harred Alabama to College 470
Lake Shore Jill to Lewis 1362
Linda Fisher to Gilmer 1410
Longino Middle to Park 1452
Lou and Jonas 2650
Middle Jackson to Church 1140
Mockingbird Shannon to Posey 3560
Myndi Helm to dead-end 898
Nicholson Locust to Moore 1072
Oak Grove Jefferson to End 702
Park Cir. Bill Bradford to all 1563
Plano/Pampa Texas to Brinker 1362
Rosemont Jefferson to Houston 1072
Seventh RR to Park 1584
CLAIMS – We had 1 minor worker’s compensation claim in April and zero liability claims. The injury did not require treatment.
Elsewhere around the city, employees:
• Conducted 23 building inspections, 25 electrical inspections, 18 plumbing
inspections, 8 mechanical inspections and issued 15 building permits.
• Made 6 major street repairs following utility repairs.
• Patched 97 potholes.
• Replaced siding on front on the animal shelter and painted it.
• Demolished 1317 West Ave.
• Poured concrete footing under fence at the animal shelter.
• Replaced valley gutters and intersection at both ends of Linda Drive.
• Replaced various sections of curb and gutter on Bellview.
• Removed 4 large trees from the site of the new Senior Citizens Center.
• Made preparations to burn a large brush pile at Coleman Park.
• Planted seasonal flowers at City facilities and on Celebration Plaza.
• Trimmed trees downtown.
• Prepared fountain for summer activities.
• Responded to 153 fire/rescue calls.
• Responded to 1 structure fire, 3 car fires and 13 grass fires.
• Did not perform any fire inspections due to pandemic.
• Did not maintain any fire hydrants.
• Checked out 1,414 items from the library (curbside service) plus 904 eBooks.
• Responded to 168 animal control calls.
• Achieved a 77% adoption rate at the animal shelter.
• Made 8 arrests by the Special Crimes Unit.
• Responded to 1702 calls for law enforcement.
• Responded to 25 accidents, wrote 142 citations, recorded 69 offences and made 36
• Repaired Hopkins County Veterans Memorial fountain.
• Installed sneeze guards at city facilities.
• Prepared Celebration Plaza for the summer season.
• Treated wastewater to a daily Average total suspended solids reading of .61 mg/L.
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• Repaired 3 water breaks.
• Replaced 9 water meters.
• Unstopped 10 sewer mains.
• Repaired 3 sewer mains.
• Flushed 36 dead end water mains.
• Treated 127 million gallons of potable water.
• Sold 1,202 gallons of AvGas and 2,115 gallons of JetA fuel.