In a brief meeting, the start of which was delayed by the General Election, Sulphur Springs City Council gave final approval to the sale of bonds to fund street and road improvements, renovations and additions to the old City Hall building to accommodate additional office space for the police department, park improvements, equipment and vehicles, along with software for city departments and offices. City Manager Marc Maxwell said the city was able to get an interest rate of 2.4 percent, a full percent less than had been anticipated. The lower interest rate will enable the city to save as much as $50,000 in interest. In other action, the council approved a contract for the purchase of two cars for the police department and awarded the bid to Sulphur Springs Dodge at a total cost of $43,000. The contract for installation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning for the city's Municipal Building was also approved by the council. The building is being renovated to allow for an expansion of the police department into space formerly occupied by the city's administrative offices. In a related item, the council decided to seek separate bids for metal framing, drywall, insulation, suspended ceilings, doors and hardware for the renovation project. Maxwell said there were no local bidders and the council wanted to separate the items in order to get better bids. Also approved was the purchase of utility pipe to be used in the Lamar Street construction project. The council also gave approval to the sale of a 0.23-acre parcel of land to Holt Texas LTD. The property is adjacent to the Holt Equipment business on West Industrial Drive.