City Manager Reports to Council
on February Activity
From City Mgr. Marc Maxwell
MAIN/COLLEGE STREET – The project is moving swiftly along. The brick layers are on site now. Expect them to take about a week. Expect sidewalks, street lights and trees the following week.
NEW CITY HALL – We are getting close. Groundbreaking is scheduled for Friday at 10:00 a.m.
HOME GRANT PROGRAM - We had five successful applicants on the previous round of HOME grant funding. Two are nearly completed. The remaining three are dried-in. The contractor has until July to complete the homes.
We have five more applicants for funding for additional homes in the works. Two of them look very 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 had one worker’s compensation claim in February for an employee who fainted while loading a truck. He was treated for bruises and abrasions. He has not returned to work.
We did not have any liability claims in February.
Our Animal Control truck was rear-ended in the 100 block of Jarbo Street. Claims for the repair have been submitted to TML.
REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES – Finance Director, Peter Karstens will present a year-to-date review of revenues and expenditures.
MISCELLANEOUS – Elsewhere around the City, employees:
Responded to 95 fire/rescue calls including 1 structure fire.
Conducted 39 fire inspections.
Performed preventative maintenance on 108 Fire Hydrants.
Sold 6,889 gallons of jet fuel and 726 gallons on aviation gas.
Repaired 7 water main ruptures.
Installed 3 water taps and replaced 15 water meters.
Unstopped 27 sewer mains.
Repaired 13 sewer mains and installed one sewer tap.
Responded to 27 accidents, made 89 arrests, recorded 61 offenses and wrote 592 citations.
Made 5 felony arrests in the Special Crimes Unit.
Found homes for 66% of the dogs and cats at the animal shelter.
Hauled 495 cubic yards of sludge to the landfill.
Achieved a total suspended solids (TSS) count of 4.14 mg/L in our treated effluent. The limit is 15mg/L.
Treated 103 million gallons of drinking water.
Patched 69 potholes.
Made 27 utility street-cut repairs.
Repaired/replaced a few stop signs.
Conducted 19 health inspections and 40 public nuisance inspections.
Issued 11 health permits.
Conducted 23 building inspections, 4 electrical inspections, 27 plumbing inspections, 26 miscellaneous inspections and issued 17 building permits.
Prepared fields for baseball/softball season.
Prepared Peavine Pinion Pond for kids’ fish day.
Mowed the airport, library and senior citizens center.
Flushed out 36 dead-end water mains.
Installed a new fluoride pump.
Repaired #2 filter at the water treatment plant.
Replaced high-service pump motors at the water treatment plant.