City Manager Reports to Council
on January Activity
From City of Sulphur Springs
GILMER STREET – Gilmer Street is done. You may have noticed that the street was closed for most of the day Monday. We had the brick contractor return to re-lay a portion of the street as some of the bricks were beginning to creep.
MAIN/COLLEGE STREET – Work is progressing quickly. We poured 260 cubic yards of concrete today. Sidewalks, trees, and streetlights are next, as well as the small portion on the County’s property. We will also be removing the remainder of the brick in the interior of the square very soon in preparation for the plaza improvements.
WINTER PAVING PROGRAM –COMPLETED!
NEW CITY HALL – The asbestos and lead-based paint have been removed from the interior of the old library building. The exterior paint will not be removed until the construction project is ready to begin which should be in late April. In the meantime we will remove the mezzanine and perform some demolition outside in preparation for site work.
HOME GRANT PROGRAM - We had five successful applicants on the previous round of HOME grant funding. Two are nearly completed. Slabs are in place for the other three. The contractor has until July to complete the homes.
We have five more applicants for funding for additional homes in the works. Some of them look fairly promising. The HOME grant program is funded by HUD. It pays for the replacement of old dilapidated homes for qualifying low and moderate income applicants.
CLAIMS – We did not have any worker’s compensation claims in January, but we did have three liability claims all relating to sewer overflows of one form or another. All three claims have been submitted to TML for consideration.
REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES – Finance Director, Peter Karstens will present a year-to-date review of revenues and expenditures.
MISCELLANEOUS – Elsewhere around the City, employees:
Checked out 2,112 materials from the library