City Manager Issues Report For June Activity
by: City Manager Marc Maxwell
THE SQUARE - The plaza is virtually complete with the exception of a little electrical troubleshooting. The Independence Day celebration was a smashing success! The Capital Construction Division is now working on the southeast corner of the square.
Next, we will move on to the Oak Street project where we will reconstruct the College/Oak intersection and the segment of Oak between College and Jefferson in brick, just as we have done on the rest of the square. After that, we will reconstruct the Oak/Jefferson intersection and the segment of Jefferson from Oak to Church. After that we will reconstruct the Church/Jefferson intersection.
PACIFIC PARK WALKING PATH - This project is completed. The old asphalt path was removed and replaced with a concrete path.
BUFORD PARK WALKING PATH – The Capital Construction Division will resume work on this project next week.
EAST SHANNON WATERLINE PROJECT – A pre-construction meeting is scheduled with the contractor next week.
NEW CITY HALL – The construction manager has gone out to bid for all of the subcontracts. We should have a final number on the cost of the new city hall on August 1st. After that the project will move quickly along. Expect the project to take 14 months to complete.
HOME GRANT PROGRAM - We had five successful applicants on the previous round of HOME grant funding. All five have moved into their new homes.
COOPER LAKE PUMP STATION - We incurred damage to one of our pumps at Cooper Lake last week when the Oncor transformer tripped. The transformer’s action was caused by the failure of one of the North Texas Municipal Water District’s rather large pumps.
For a brief period we were not pumping from Cooper Lake at all. We were able to restore operation of one of the pumps when we transported our generator to the site.
We are still evaluating the other pump. The variable frequency drive was destroyed by the event and we are replacing it now. When that is complete we will be able to test the pump motor. We keep a spare pump motor around for this very reason.
At the moment our water is being supplied by one pump, and it is sufficient for the job, barely. We are quickly approaching peak water demand for the year. We should be back on two pumps in a day or two.
CLAIMS - We had no liability claims or workers’ compensation claims in June.
REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES – Finance Director, Peter Karstens will present a year-to-date review of revenues and expenditures.
MISCELLANEOUS – Elsewhere around the City, employees: