City Manger Reports to Council
On March Activity
From City of Sulphur Springs
COOPER LAKE – The lake is 1.6 feet low, but our diversion account (green line) is 100% full.
MAIN/COLLEGE STREET – Completed! The Capital Construction Division will now turn its attention to the plaza.
NEW CITY HALL – Demolition is underway. Expect the mezzanine to be removed this month.
HOME GRANT PROGRAM - We had five successful applicants on the previous round of HOME grant funding. Two are 90% completed. The remaining three are 70% completed. The contractor has until July to complete the homes.
We have five more applicants for funding for additional homes in the works. Approval is imminent on three of the applicants. The HOME grant program is funded by HUD. It pays for the replacement of old, dilapidated homes for qualifying low and moderate income applicants.
LIABILITY CLAIMS – We had two liability claims in March. A motorist struck a curb and tried to recover damages. TML denied the claim.
A home was flooded by sewage while the Water and Sewer Division was cleaning a sewer line. That claim will likely be approved.
REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES – Finance Director, Peter Karstens will present a year-to-date review of revenues and expenditures.
MISCELLANEOUS – Elsewhere around the City, employees:
Fertilized all athletic fields.
Sprayed all athletic fields for weeds.
Performed preventative maintenance on Coleman Park irrigation system.
Replaced ceiling tiles at the Senior Citizens Center.
Sold 1,586 gallons of AvGas and 9.789 gallons of JetA fuel.
Improved access roads at the airport (contract crews)
Finalized details for the Early V-8 Club of America meeting set for April 12-14.
Responded to 82 fire/rescue calls including 2 structure fires.
Conducted 37 fire inspections
Performed preventative maintenance and inspections on 94 fire hydrants.
Replaced 2 street signs.
Attended SWAT training.
Created a Facebook page for the police department.
Received training on ethical behavior, managing traffic stops, conflict resolution, sexual harassment awareness, defensive driving, and supervision skills.
Seized 49 pounds on marijuana.
Responded to 48 accidents, made 93 arrests, wrote 500 citations and recorded 67 offenses.
Made 4 felony arrests in the special crimes unit.
Responded to 276 animal control calls and achieved an animal adoption rate of 73%.
Treated 110 million gallons of drinking water.
Repaired 4 water main ruptures.
Installed 2 water taps.
Replaced 15 water meters.
Tested 10 industrial water meters. 5 Failed.
Unstopped 29 sewer mains.
Repaired 14 sewer mains.
Installed 1 sewer tap.
Cleaned 60,000 feet of sewer main.
Processed 555 tickets through Municipal Court.
Conducted pre-treatment inspections of 5 local industries.
Attended surface water training.
Flushed 37 dead-end water mains.
Sold several vehicles and yellow equipment at auction.
Attended confined space entry training.
Patched 39 potholes.
Repaired 20 street cuts for utility repairs.
Began preparations for spring cleanup.
Conducted 20 health inspections.
Abated 1 substandard structure.
Conducted 56 building inspections, 26 electrical inspections, 41 plumbing inspections, 15 mechanical inspections, and issued 22 building permits.
Repaired Raintree lift station.
Repaired sludge press, #4 filter, and built control panels at the wastewater treatment plant.
Hauled 615 cubic yards of Sludge to the landfill, and sent 93 tons to TMA Microbial Solutions for composting.
Achieved an average total suspended solids reading of 4.83 mg/L.