City Manager Reports to Council
on December Activity
From City Manager Marc Maxwell
GILMER STREET – Gilmer Street is nearly done. We have opened the street from Connally to Main, although we still have a portion of the intersection with Main closed. Next will be Main/College along with some preparatory work in the center of the square.
WINTER PAVING PROGRAM – R.K. Hall is making some progress. The sub-grade preparations are done on Seventh, Dena, Clayton, Elizabeth and Gladys Alexander. No work has been done yet on Fisher, Georgia, Brinker or Lamar.
HOME GRANT PROGRAM - We had five successful applicants on the previous round of HOME grant funding. All five have now had their old dilapidated homes demolished and removed by the City. Two of the applicants’ homes are now dried-in, and the others are about to be under construction. The contractor has until July to complete the homes.
We have five applicants for funding for additional homes in the works. Some of them look fairly 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 two minor liability claims in December. One for a broken window and another for flooding caused by a broken water line. Both have been submitted to TML.
We also had two minor workers compensation claims. One employee broke his thumb, and another stepped on a nail. Neither resulted in lost time.
REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES – In lieu of the usual financial report, the annual audit will be presented later on the agenda.
MISCELLANEOUS – Elsewhere around the City, employees: