City Manager Reports to Council
From City Manager Marc Maxwell
THE SQUARE – The Oak Avenue/College Street intersection has reopened and the Capital Construction Division is now rebuilding Oak Street from College to Jefferson.
SOUTH BROADWAY WATER PROJECT - Expect work to begin on this project in the next few days. This project will replace 2,200 feet of water main from Joyce to Drexel. The existing line is a major source of complaints regarding pressure/flow and water quality. Expect the project to last 3 weeks. The project budget is $98,500.
NEW CITY HALL – More piers are being drilled today for the new construction on the west side of the building. Previously piers had been poured without proper inspection creating a need for more piers to satisfy the engineers. The construction manager is paying for the extra piers. Also, expect the roof to be finished later this week.
SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS – We have now held three successful softball tournaments at Coleman Park bringing of total of 110 teams to Sulphur Springs for two days each. The tournaments are having an impact on local restaurants, hotels and convenience stores.
CLAIMS – TML paid one liability claim on the City’s behalf for a sewer overflow in a commercial building that was caused by one of our sewer cleaning crews.
The City submitted a claim in the amount of $7,183 to TML for lightning damage at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
We did not have any Workers’ Compensation Claims in November.
H.O.M.E. PROGRAM - We have 4 new H.O.M.E. projects about to get underway. This program provides new homes for citizens with low or moderate income, whose homes are dilapidated, and who have clear title to their homes. Essentially the program demolishes their old home and builds a new one in its place. The projects are funded by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
MISCELLANEOUS – Elsewhere around the City, employees: