City Manager Reports to Council
On December Activity
From City Manager Marc Maxwell
DOWNTOWN – Work is progressing well on the Oak Street project. I expect to re-open Oak Street at the end of January or first week in February. After that the Capital Construction Division will begin working on the Jefferson/Oak intersection and Jefferson up to but not including the intersection with Church Street.
SOUTH BROADWAY WATER PROJECT - This project is now completed. The project replaced 2,200 feet of water main from Joyce to Drexel. The old line was a major source of complaints regarding pressure/flow and water quality.
NEW CITY HALL – Work continues on the foundation for the addition. Steel has been installed to support the new office area on the 2nd floor. The new roof is installed. Work continues on the interior.
CLAIMS – We had no liability claims, no Workers’ Compensation claims and submitted no property claims in December.
BUFORD PARK BASEBALL FIELD – The baseball field reconstruction project is nearly completed on Bronson Field. All we lack are a couple of signs and the roofs on the dugouts. Thank you Danita Graves for the generous donation that made it possible!!!
H.O.M.E. PROGRAM - We have 3 new H.O.M.E. projects underway: 107 S. Mitchell, 208 Beckham, and 1321 Vaughn Street. We also have 2 promising applications in process; 2009 Main and 212 Ross.
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.
REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES – Finance Director, Peter Karstens will present a year-to-date review of revenues and expenditures.
MISCELLANEOUS – Elsewhere around the City, employees: