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PUBLIC NOTICE

Yantis I.S.D. will hold a public meeting to distribute a financial management report on October 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria. The report explains the district’s performance under each of the 20 indicatiors and the resultant district’s rating. Yantis I.S.D.’s Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) is once again a Superior Achievement Rating. Yantis I.S.D. has received a Superior rating every year since the inception of the FIRST rating system in the 2001-2002 school year.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING 

TO DISCUSS THE SULPHUR SPRINGS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT STATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY RATING

 

Sulphur Springs Independent School District will hold a public meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 6, 2014, in the Sulphur Springs ISD Administration Building Board Room, 631 Connally Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas.

 

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Sulphur Springs Independent School District rating on the School FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas).

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City of Sulphur Springs, Texas

Requests for Qualifications for

Providing Professional Consulting Services

Wastewater Plant Upgrade Project

 

The City of Sulphur Springs, Texas requests the submission of Qualifications for planning, design and construction management phase services associated with the rehabilitation and upgrade of the wastewater treatment plant facilities. This Request for Qualifications solicits information that will enable the City to determine the highest qualified Engineering Firm that may provide professional engineering services for the

planning, design and construction management of a project that may be funded through the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).

This contact is subject to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) "fair share policy" which includes EPA - "fair share goals" for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) firms in the Construction, Supplies, Equipment, and Services procurement categories. EPA's policy requires that applicants and prime contractors make a good faith effort to award a fair share of contracts, subcontracts,

and procurements to Minority Business Enterprise and Women-Owned Business Enterprise firms. Although EPA's policy does not mandate that the fair share goals be achieved, it does require applicants and prime contractors to demonstrate use of the six affirmative steps. The current fair share goals for the State of Texas are as follows:

 

CATEGORY MBE WBE

CONSTRUCTION       12.94%       8.72%

EQUIPMENT                 7.12%       5.39%

SERVICES                  10.84%       5.72%

SUPPLIES                     9.68%       9.34%

 

A complete version of Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program is available at: 

http://www.twdb.texas.gov/ financial/ programs/DBE/

Part of this contract may be funded through a loan obtained from the TWDB as part of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. There are a number of special provisions for this funding that proposers, by submitting a proposal, acknowledge understanding of the following:

Any contract or contracts awarded under this Request for Qualifications are expected to be funded in part by financial assistance from the TWDB. Neither the State of Texas nor any of its departments, agencies, or employees are or will be party to this Request for Qualifications or any resulting contract.

Equal Opportunity in Employment - All qualified Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or handicap. The contractor shall carry out applicable requirements of 40 CFR Part 33 in the award and administration of contracts awarded under TWDB financial assistance agreements. Failure by the contractor to carry out these requirements is a material breach, which may result in the termination of the awarded financial assistance.

Interested parties may obtain a copy of the complete RFQ from Robert Lee, Utilities Director of the City of Sulphur Springs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (903.439.4901) or by calling Melissa Ford, Contract Administrator at 903.885.7541 All requirements must be met or shown capable of being met by the responding firm or the submittal will be disqualified. Qualifications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee that will evaluate each proposal according to the selection criteria outlined in the RFQ. After the initial review, 2 - 4 firms will be selected for interviews. Please note all relevant dates.

Award of this contract, if any, will be to the firm deemed most qualified, in accordance with the selection criteria, to perform the services outlined in this RFQ. While cost and value are important factors, other criteria will also be used to evaluate the responses to the RFQ. Qualifications will be opened at the date and time specified and each firm responding will be recorded.

The city may choose to not contract with any of the firms providing qualifications. The City reserves the right to waive any requirement or condition of the RFQ upon finding that it is in the city's best interest to do so.

 

The response to this request for qualifications must be received by the City of Sulphur Springs on or before 11:00 AM on Thursday. October 16. 2014.

 

Submitted qualifications must be in a sealed envelope or package and must be clearly marked on the outside "Response to Request for Qualifications for the City of Sulphur Springs 2014 Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade. "

 

One original and five copies of the submitted response must be submitted to:

ATTN: Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

City Hall

201 N. Davis St.

Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482

Qualified DBEsj MBEs are encouraged to respond to this RFQ.

 

For additional information please call, Robert Lee, Director of Utilities, City of Sulphur Springs 903.439.4901

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS

 

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Terry Lynn Stubblefield, Deceased, were issued on March 10, 2014, in Cause No. P14-13667, pending in the County Court at Law of Hopkins County, Texas, to: Ashley Lynn Stubblefield.

 

All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

 

c/o: Representative, Estate of Terry Lynn Stubblefield

721 CR 4763

Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482

 

 

DATED the 19th day of September, 2014.

 

Roland Fergurson

Attorney for Estate

State Bar No.: 00786425

1804 Woodbridge Drive

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

Telephone: (903) 335-8412

Facsimile: (903) 335-8412

 

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Miller Grove ISD will conduct a public meeting on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Library to review and discuss the 2014 School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) rating. This year’s rating of Superior Achievement is based on the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

 

Members of the Construction Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on October 14, 2014 at 5:30 P.M. at 201 North Davis Street. The hearing will be conducted to consider the following:

Discussion/Action on Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals Meeting Minutes of September 18, 2014.

 

Discussion/Action on a variance request by Hopkins County Commissioners Court to allow an exemption from providing fire sprinkler heads in inmate housing, holding and detox cells at 298 Rosemont, being further described as Lot 1, Block 43-1. 

 

For more information regarding this request, please contact the Department of Community Development at (903) 885-7541 Ext. 741.

Thank you,

Shane Shepard

Dir. Com. Dev.

 

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of ENOTH THOMAS, Deceased, were issued on SEPTEMBER 16, 2014, under Docket No. P14-13724, pending in the County Court of Hopkins County, Texas, to: MARGARET THOMAS.

Claims may be presented in care of the attorney for the Estate addressed as follows: 

           MARGARET THOMAS,  Independant Executor 

Estate of ENOTH THOMAS, DECEASED

C/O JOEL B. SHEFFIELD

RAMEY & SHEFFEILD

Attorneys at Law

P.O. Drawer 899

Sulphur Springs, TX 75483

Telephone (903) 885-2117

FAX (903) 885-2119

All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

DATED the 16TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2014

JOEL B. SHEFFEILD

Ramey & Sheffield 

P.O. Drawer 899

Sulphur Springs, TX 75483

Telephone (903) 885-2117

FAX (903) 885-2119

State Bar No. 18183300

Attorney for Executor

 

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PUBLIC NOTICE

 

Members of the Downtown Revitalization Board will hold a Public Hearing on September 30, 2014 at 5:30 P.M. at 201 North Davis Street. The hearing will be conducted to consider the following:

Discussion/Action on Downtown Revitalization Board Meeting Minutes of September 16, 2014.

 

Discussion/Action on a Sign Certificate of Design Compliance for 209 Main St.

 

Discussion/Action on a Sign Certificate of Design Compliance for 212 N. Davis.

 

 

Thank you,

Shane Shepard

Community Dev. Dir.

 

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PUBLIC NOTICE

 

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court will accept sealed bids until 9:00 A.M. Thursday, October lO, 2014 in the County Judge's office for the purchase of (2) TWO NEW 2014 or 2015 MODEL 1/2 TON PICK-UP TRUCK for Hopkins County.

 

Specifications are available from: 

 

Hopkins County Auditor

Shannah Walker

P.O. Box 288

Sulphur Springs, Texas 75483

903-438-4010

 

Bidder may use lump-sum or unit pricing as designated in the specifications. No money wilt be paid to the contractor until completion and Acceptance of the work or the fulfillment of the purchase obligation to the County. Bids will be presented to Commissioners Court Monday, 9:00 A.M. October 13,2014 located on the first floor of the County Courthouse.

 

Shannah Walker

Assistant County Auditor

Hopkins County, Texas

 

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS

 

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Donald P. Tiegiser, Deceased, were issued on September 16, 2014, in Cause No. P14-13720, pending in the County Court at Law of Hopkins County, Texas, to: Taffy Kay Tiegiser.

 

All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

 

c/o: Taffy Kay Tiegiser

525 CR 3502

Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482

 

 

DATED the 16th day of September, 2014.

 

Frank Bauer

Attorney for Taffy Kay Tiegiser

State Bar No.: 01920600

430 Church St.

P.O.  Box 207

Sulphur Springs, TX 75483

Telephone: (903) 439-6224

Facsimile: (903) 885-1385

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

 

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Public Notice

Sulphur Bluff ISD will hold a public meeting on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room, to review and discuss the 2014 School Financial Integrity Rating system of Texas (FIRST) rating. This year’s rating of Superior Achievement is based on the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

 

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Public Notice

Sulphur Bluff ISD will hold a public meeting on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room, to review and discuss the 2014 School Financial Integrity Rating system of Texas (FIRST) rating. This year’s rating of Superior Achievement is based on the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

 

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CITY OF COMO

TAX NOTICE

The City of Como will hold a meeting at 7:00 p.m. on September 26, 2014 at Como City Hall, 104 Mills Street, Como, Texas 75431 to consider adopting a proposed tax rate for tax year 2014. The proposed tax rate is .346796 same as last year.

 

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CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS

2014-2015 ANNUAL BUDGET

APPROPRIATION 

ORDINANCE No. 2652

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS ADOPTING THE ANNUAL BUDGET OF THE CITY, FOR THE ENSUING FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2014 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2015, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, APPROPRIATING THE VARIOUS AMOUNTS THEREOF, AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.

 

WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of the Charter of Sulphur Springs, Texas, the City Manager has heretofore submitted to the Mayor and the City Council a budget estimate of the revenues of the City and the expenditures/expenses dedicated for the operation of the affairs thereof and providing a complete financial plan for 2014-2015 for the operation of the affairs thereof for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015 to wit:

 

WHEREAS, the City Council has received said City Manager's proposed budget, a copy of which proposed budget and all supporting schedules have been filed with the City Secretary.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS:

 

Section I: As submitted, the budget of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015 provides for the appropriation of funds other than current year ad valorem taxes. As estimated, said appropriations are $23, 761,541 or 86.7 % of the total estimated revenue of the City for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015 and $3,631,033 (97% collection rate for current year) or 13.3 % of the said revenue is from ad valorem taxes, creating a total estimated revenue and funding from all sources of $27,392,574.

 

Section II: The budget appropriation for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015 is hereby read, approved and adopted not to exceed a total expenditure of $27, 392, 574 for all expenses of debt requirements, operating city government, and capital improvements, together with all department of same of the current fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and shall be disbursed between the several departments as provided for in the budget of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, and adopted for the said fiscal year.

 

Section III: Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

 

Section IV: This Ordinance shall be and remain in full force and effect from and after its final passage as herein provided. The provisions of this ordinance are subject to change upon second and final reading of the City Council after receiving public input as set forth in the City Charter.

 

IT IS SO ORDAINED.

 

PASSED AND APPROVED ON FIRST READING, this the 2nd day of September, 2014.

 

“A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2652, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Municipal Building, at 7:00 p.m.” 

 

Freddie Taylor, Mayor

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

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CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS

ORDINANCE No. 2653

 

AN ORDINANCE OF  THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, FIXING THE TAX RATE AND TAX LEVY FOR THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, FOR THE 2014 TAX YEAR UPON ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY WITHIN THE SAID CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, IN CONFORMITY WITH THE CHARTER PROVISIONS AND ORDINANCES OF SAID CITY AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS IN-CONFLICT HEREWITH.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS:

 

SECTION I: That there shall be and is hereby levied and assessed for the calendar year ending December 31, 2013, upon all property of every description subject to taxation within the corporate limits of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, on January 1, 2014, the following rate to wit:

 

An Ad Valorem tax at the rate of $ .44 per each $100.00 value on the total assessed valuation of tax value.

 

SECTION II: The City Tax Collector of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, is hereby directed to collect the funds enumerated herein, the total tax collected to the credit of the City of Sulphur Springs as follows:

 

$ .378818 for the purposes of maintenance and operation

$ .061182 for the payment of principal and interest on debt of this City.

$ .440000 Total Tax Rate

 

SECTION III: That the tax so levied and assessed shall be apportioned to the accounts and funds in the amount as set forth above, and in the Annual Budget of the City adopted for the Fiscal Year commencing October 1, 2014. A 97% collection rate factor is imputed and is recorded in the General Fund and the Debt Service Fund.

 

SECTION IV: That the taxes provided for herein are levied and assessed in accordance with the appropriate state statutes.

 

SECTION V: Ad Valorem taxes levied by this Ordinance shall be due and payable on October 1, 2014, and shall become delinquent for the first day of February, 2015.

 

SECTION VI: If the tax is unpaid after February 1, 2015, such tax will become delinquent and penalty and interest will accrue as provided by the Texas Tax Code, Section 33. 01

 

SECTION VII: In the event the taxes become delinquent and in the event such delinquent taxes are referred to an attorney for collection, an additional amount of fifteen percent (15%) of the total amount of tax, penalty and interest then due shall be added as collection costs to be paid by the taxpayer.

 

SECTION VIII: The City of Sulphur Springs shall have a lien on all taxable property located in the City of Sulphur Springs to secure payment of taxes, penalty, interest and all costs of collection, assessed and levied hereby.

 

SECTION IX: All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are repealed to the extent of conflict only.

 

SECTION X: This ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately.

 

THIS TAX RATE WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND

OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL

EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 1.01 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES

FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $5.45.

 

IT IS SO ORDAINED.

 

 

“A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2653, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Municipal Building, at 7:00 p.m.” 

 

 

 

Freddie Taylor, Mayor

 

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

 

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CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS

ORDINANCE NO. 2654

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 26-2. 1 WATER RATES, OF THE

CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS CODE OF ORDINANCES

 

 BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, that Section 

26-2. 1, water rates shall be amended to read as follows:

 

Effective on all bills submitted after October 1, 2014 water rates for the City shall be as follows:

 

A. Water rates for all active connections with the system are hereby fixed at the following rate for those meters less than four inches in size with a monthly demand charge plus a charge for each 1,000 gallons of metered water.

 

Monthly Demand Charge              $ 7. 15

Usage Fee (per 1,000 gallons of water) 

                                                      $ 3. 61

 

B. Water rates for all active connections with the system are hereby fixed at the following rates for those meters four inches in size or larger:

0 to 230,000 gallons(minimum) $ 777. 62

all usage above 230,000 (per 1,000 gallons of water)                                         $ 3.37

 

“A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2654, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Municipal Building, at 7:00 p.m.”

 

Freddie Taylor, Mayor

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

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CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS

ORDINANCE NO. 2655

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 26-2 SEWER RATES AND SECTION 

26-2. 2. SURCHARGE SCHEDULE OF CHARGES, OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS CODE OF ORDINANCES

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, that:

 

1. Section 26-2, sewer rates shall be amended to read as follows:

 

Effective on all bills submitted after October 1, 2014 the following sewer rates for sewer service rendered will be based on water consumption, calculated and billed monthly. Residential consumption will be calculated for the preceding calendar quarter of December, January and February of each year. All other consumption will be based on total water usage:

 

Usage (in gallons)               Charge

0- 4,000                               $24.54

 

4,000 - 8, 000                      $ .71 per thousand gallons

 

8,000 and over                     $ 3.55 per thousand gallons

 

2. Section 26. 2.2, Surcharge schedule of charges shall be amended to read as follows:

 

Extra strength and penalty surcharge rates. Customers that contribute higher concentrations of waste than normal domestic wastewater will be charged in accordance with the following schedule (these charges shall be addition to the basic rate as described in section 

26-2 above:)

 

Extra strength charge = V[$.46(COD - 750) + $ 2.07 (TSS - 250)]

 

Penalty charge = V[$1.15 (COD - 3,000) + $2.30 (TSS - 1,000)]

 

V = Volume of water in 1.0 million gallon units per month (or billing period) as measured by a wastewater meter or water use meter or determined by the approval authority.

 

COD = Average chemical oxygen demand in mg/1

 

TSS = Average total suspended solids in mg/1

 

The penalty charge is calculated using the entire month's (billing period's) volume. This charge is in addition to the extra strength surcharge amount and any fines that may be levied.

 

“A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2655, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Municipal Building, at 7:00 p.m.” 

 

Freddie Taylor, Mayor

Gale Roberts. City Secretary

 

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CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS

ORDINANCE NUMBER 2657

 

TEXAS MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM

 

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND ALLOWING, UNDER THE ACT

GOVERNING THE TEXAS MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM, "UPDATED

SERVICE CREDITS" IN SAID SYSTEM FOR SERVICE PERFORMED BY

QUALIFYING MEMBERS OF SUCH SYSTEM WHO PRESENTLY ARE

MEMBERS OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS; AND ESTABLISHING AN

EFFECTIVE DATE FOR SUCH ACTIONS.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS:

 

Authorization of Updated Service Credits.

 

(a) On the terms and conditions set out in Sections 853. 401 through 853.403 of Subtitle G of Title 8, Government Code, as amended (hereinafter referred to as the "TMRS Act"), each member of the Texas Municipal Retirement System (hereinafter referred to as the "System") who has current service credit or prior service credit in said System in force and effect on the 1st day of January of the calendar year preceding such allowance, by reason of service in the employment of the City, and on such date has at least 36 months of credited service with said System, shall be and is hereby allowed "Updated Service Credit" (as that term is defined in subsection (d) of Section 853.402 of said title) in an amount that is 100% of the "base Updated Service Credit" of the member (calculated as provided in subsection (c) of Section 853.402 of said title). The Updated Service Credit hereby allowed shall replace any Updated Service Credit, prior service credit, special prior service credit, or antecedent service credit previously authorized for part of the same service.

 

(b) On the terms and conditions set out in Section 853. 601 of said title, any member of the System who is eligible for Updated Service Credits on the basis of service with this City, and who has unforfeited credit for prior service and/or current service with another participating

municipality or municipalities by reason of previous service, and was a contributing member on the 1st day of January of the calendar year preceding such allowance, shall be credited with Updated Service Credits pursuant to, calculated in accordance with, and subject to adjustment as set forth in said section 853. 601.

 

(c) In accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of Section 853.401 of said title, the deposits required to be made to the System by employees of the several participating departments on account of current service shall be calculated from and after the date aforesaid on the full amount of such person's earnings as an employee of the City.

 

Effective Date. Subject to approval by the Board of Trustees of the Texas Municipal Retirement System, the updated service credits granted hereby shall be and become effective on the 1st day of January, 2015.

 

“A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2657, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Municipal Building, at 7:00 p.m.”

 

Freddie Taylor, Mayor

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

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ORDINANCE NO. 2658

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2651 AUTHORIZING THE CITY’S PARTICIPATION IN THE TEXAS ENTERPRISE ZONE PROGRAM PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS ENTERPRISE ZONE ACT, CHAPTER 2303, TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE (ACT), PROVIDING TAX INCENTIVES, DESIGNATING A LIAISON FOR COMMUNICATION WITH INTERESTED PARTIES, AND NOMINATING SAPUTO DAIRY FOODS USA LLC TO THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TOURISM THROUGH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK AS AN ENTERPRISE PROJECT.

 

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas desires to create the proper economic and social environment to induce the investment of private resources in productive business enterprises and to provide employment to residents from an enterprise zone; and

 

WHEREAS, the project or activity is not located in an area designated as an enterprise zone; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Chapter 2303, Subchapter F of the Act, Saputo Dairy Foods USA LLC has applied to the City for designation as an enterprise project; and

 

WHEREAS, at the election of City Council, certain local incentives are available to Saputo Dairy Foods USA LLC as a qualified business that will create a higher level of employment, economic activity and stability; and

 

WHEREAS, a public hearing to consider this ordinance was held by the City Council on August 26, 2014;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS THAT ORDINANCE NO. 2651 IS HEREBY AMENDED AND RESTATED TO PROVIDE AS FOLLOWS:

 

Section 1. That it nominates Saputo Dairy Foods USA LLC for enterprise project status.

 

Section 2.     That the following local incentives, at the election of the City Council, may allow the following:

a) The City may establish a reinvestment zone and abate taxes on the increase in value of real property improvements and eligible personal property for up to 10 years for qualifying projects under the requirements of the City’s Tax Abatement Policy. The level of abatement shall be based upon capital investment, and the extent to which the business receiving the abatement creates jobs for qualified employees, in accordance with the Tax Abatement Policy and with qualified employee being defined by the Act.

 

a) The City may provide business and industrial development services, including:

 

1) Grants to eligible companies through the City’s 4A sales tax corporation;

2) Local sales tax refund;

3) Chapter 380 tax rebates for qualifying projects that significantly enhance the City’s tax base as provided in the City’s policy;

4) Establishment of a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone;

5) Freeport exemption;

6) Creation   of   stream-lined   permitting and   problem   resolution   centers   or ombudsmen; 

7) Promotion and marketing services; 

8) Other tax deferrals, tax refunds or tax incentives; 

9) Low-interest loans for business;

10) Use of surplus municipal buildings or other underutilized publicly owned facilities as small-business incubators;

11) Provision of publicly owned land for development purposes; or

 

b) The City may provide regulatory relief to businesses, including:

1) Zoning changes or variances; 

2) Exemptions from unnecessary building code requirements, impact fees, or inspection fees; or

3) Streamlined permitting.

 

c) The City may provide enhanced municipal services to businesses, including:

1) Improved police and fire protection; or

2) Institution of community crime prevention programs; or

3) Special public transportation routes or reduced fares.

 

d) The City may provide improvements in community facilities, including:

1) Capital improvements in water and sewer facilities;

2) Road repair;

3) Creation or improvement of parks; or

4) Creation of other venues, such as museums, conference centers, etc.

 

e) The City, in partnership with other regional entities, may provide job training and employment services to businesses, including:

1) Job training and employment services;

2) Retraining programs;

3) Literacy and employment skills programs;

4) Vocational education; or

5) Customized job training.

 

Section 3. That any enterprise zone areas created within the City are reinvestment zones in accordance with the Texas Tax Code, Chapter 312.

 

Section 4. That it directs and designates the Sulphur Springs Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director to act as the City’s liaison to communicate and negotiate with the Governor of Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) through the Economic Development Bank and enterprise project(s) and to oversee zone activities and communications with qualified businesses and other entities in an enterprise zone or affected by an enterprise project.

 

Section 5. That it finds that Saputo Dairy Foods USA LLC meets the criteria for designation as an enterprise project under Chapter 2303, Subchapter F of the Act on the following grounds:

 

a) Saputo Dairy Foods USA LLC is a “qualified business” under Section 2303.402 of the Act since it will be engaged in the active conduct of a trade or business at a qualified business site within the governing body’s jurisdiction, located outside of an enterprise zone and at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the business’ new employees will be residents of an enterprise zone or economically disadvantaged individuals; and

 

b) There has been and will continue to be a high level of cooperation between public, private, and neighborhood entities in the area; and

 

c) The designation of Saputo Dairy Foods USA LLC as an enterprise project will contribute significantly to the achievement of the plans of the City for development and revitalization of the area.

 

Section 6. The enterprise project shall take effect on the date of designation of the enterprise project by EDT and terminate on September 2, 2019.

 

Section 7.   That the provisions of this ordinance are severable and the invalidity of any part of this ordinance will not affect the validity of the remainder of the ordinance.

 

PASSED and APPROVED on this the 23rd day of September 2014.

 

PASSED and ADOPTED on this the 7th day of October 2014.

“A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2658, Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at the Municipal Building, at 7:00 p.m.”

 

Freddie Taylor, Mayor

ATTEST;

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

Jim McLeroy, Attorney

 

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ORDINANCE NO. 2659

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, DESIGNATING A CERTAIN AREA AS A INDUSTRIAL REINVESTMENT ZONE, CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AGREEMENTS WITHIN THE ZONE, AND OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO; PROVIDING FINDINGS OF FACT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE FOR THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REINVESTMENT ZONE AND THIS ORDINANCE; AND PROVIDING AN OPEN MEETINGS CLAUSE.

 

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, (the "City"), desires to promote the development or redevelopment of a certain contiguous geographic area within its jurisdiction by the creation of a Reinvestment Zone, as codified in Chapter 312 of the Texas Tax Code (the "Act"); and

 

WHEREAS, a hearing before the City Council was set for 7 p.m. on the 23rd  day of September, 2014, such date being at least seven (7) days after the date of publication of the notice of such public hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Sulphur Springs; and 

 

WHEREAS, the City has called a public hearing and published notice of such public hearing, and has properly notified the proper officials of Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs Independent School District, and Hopkins County Hospital District as required by the Act; and

 

WHEREAS, upon such hearing being convened there was presented proper proof and evidence that notices of such hearing had been published and mailed as described above; and

 

WHEREAS, the City at such hearing invited any interested person, or his attorney, to appear and contend for or against the creation of the Reinvestment Zone, whether all or part of the territory, which is described by a legal description attached hereto as Exhibit "A" and depicted in the drawing attached hereto as Exhibit "B", should be included in such proposed Reinvestment Zone; and

 

WHEREAS, all owners of property located within the proposed Reinvestment Zone and all other taxing units and other interested persons were given the opportunity at such public hearing to protest the creation of the proposed Reinvestment Zone or the inclusion of their property in such Reinvestment Zone; and

 

WHEREAS, the proponents of the reinvestment zone offered evidence, both oral and documentary, in favor of all of the foregoing matters relating to the creation of the reinvestment zone, and opponents of the reinvestment zone appeared to contest creation of the reinvestment zone; and

 

WHEREAS, after considering all testimony and evidence offered at the public hearing, the City Council finds that improvements in the Reinvestment Zone will enhance significantly the value of all taxable real and personal property in the Zone, will be of general benefit to the City of Sulphur Springs and that it will be in the public interest to pass this ordinance creating a Reinvestment Zone;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS:

 

SECTION 1: That the facts and recitations contained in the preamble of this ordinance are hereby found and declared to be true and correct.

 

SECTION 2: The City, after conducting such hearing and having heard such evidence and testimony, pursuant to Chapter 312 of the Texas Tax Code (TTC), has made the following findings and determinations based on the evidence and testimony presented to it:

 

(a) That the public hearing on adoption of the Reinvestment Zone has been properly called, held and conducted and that notice of such hearing has been published as required by law.

 

(b) That the City has jurisdiction to hold and conduct this public hearing on the creation of the proposed Reinvestment Zone pursuant to the Act; and

 

(c) That creation of the proposed zone with boundaries as described in Exhibits "A" and "B" will result in benefits to the City, its residents and property owners, and to the property, residents and property owners in the reinvestment zone.

 

(d) That the Reinvestment Zone, as defined in Exhibits "A" and "B", meets the criteria for the creation of a Reinvestment Zone as set forth in Chapter 312.192 of the Act in that:

 

(1) It is a contiguous geographic area located wholly within the corporate limits or extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City.

 

(2) The area will reasonably be likely, as a result of the designation, to contribute to the retention or expansion of primary employment, or to attract major investment in the Zone that would be a benefit to the property and that would contribute to the economic development of the City.

 

(3) No part of the property in the Reinvestment Zone is owned or leased by a member of the governing body of the City or by a member of a zoning or planning board or Council of the city.

 

(4) Improvements in the Reinvestment Zone will enhance significantly the value of all taxable real property in the Reinvestment Zone.

 

 

SECTION 3: That the City hereby creates a Reinvestment Zone over the area described by the description in Exhibit "A" attached hereto and depicted in a drawing attached hereto as Exhibit "B" and such Reinvestment Zone shall hereafter be identified as the Commercial-Industrial Reinvestment Zone, Number 2014-01, Saputo, City of Sulphur Springs, Texas (the "Zone").

 

SECTION 4: That operation of the Zone shall commence on December 31, 2014 for a period of five years, or may terminate sooner by subsequent ordinance.

 

SECTION 5: That if any section, paragraph, clause or provision of this Ordinance shall for any reason be held to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalidity or unenforceability of such section, paragraph, clause or provision shall not affect any of the remaining provisions of this ordinance.

 

SECTION 6: That it is hereby officially found, determined, and declared that a sufficient written notice of the date, hour, place and subject of the meeting of the City Council at which this ordinance was adopted was posted at a place convenient and readily accessible at all times to the general public at the city Hall of the city for the time required by law preceding this meeting, as required by the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 et seq of the Texas Local Government Code, as amended, and that this meeting has been open to the public as required by law at all times during which this ordinance and the subject matter hereof has been discussed, considered and formally acted upon.  The City Council further ratifies, approves, and confirms such written notice and the contents and posting thereof.

 

SECTION 7: That the contents of the notice of public hearing, which hearing was held before the City Council on September 23, 2014, and the publication of said notices, is hereby ratified, approved and confirmed.

 

PASSED and APPROVED on this the  ___ day of ____2014.

 

PASSED and ADOPTED on this the ___day of _____2014.

“A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2659, Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at the Municipal Building, at 7:00 p.m.”

 

CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS:

Freddie Taylor, Mayor

ATTEST:

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

APPROVED AS TO FORM AND EFFECT:

Jim McLeroy, City Attorney

 

EXHIBITS TO ORDINANCE

Legal Description of zone

Map of zone

 

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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE

COMBINATION TAX AND REVENUE CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION

 

The City of Sulphur Springs does hereby give notice of intention to issue combination tax and revenue certificates of obligation, in one or more series, in the maximum principal amount not to exceed $5,350,000 for paying all or a portion of the City's contractual obligations incurred in connection with:

 

(i) constructing and improving streets and roads including related drainage, signalization, landscaping, lighting, signage and utility relocation, and reconstruction of a City owned billboard;

 

(ii) constructing, equipping and furnishing improvements and renovations to the old City Hall building located at 125 South Davis Street for police and other municipal offices, including related landscaping, parking and infrastructure;

 

(iii) engineering fees for wastewater system improvements;

 

(iv) acquiring and installing equipment, vehicles, technology equipment and software for administration, finance, community development, police, fire, parks, utility and streets and capital construction departments, municipal airport, municipal court and other City offices;

 

(v)  constructing and installing municipal drainage improvements; and

 

(vi) for paying legal, fiscal, architectural and engineering fees in connection with such projects.

 

The City proposes to provide for the payment of such Certificates of Obligation from the levy and collection of ad valorem taxes in the City as provided by law, and from a limited pledge of the surplus revenues of the City's waterworks and sewer system, remaining after payment of all operation and maintenance expenses thereof, and all debt service, reserve, and other requirements in connection with all of the City's revenue bonds or other obligations (now or hereafter outstanding), which are payable from all or any part of the net revenues of the City's waterworks and sewer system. The City Council tentatively proposes to adopt on first reading at a meeting to be held at 7:00 P.M. on October 7, 2014, and on second and final reading at a meeting to be held at 7:30 P.M. on November 4, 2014, an ordinance authorizing the issuance of City of Sulphur Springs, Texas combination tax and revenue certificates of obligation, at the City Hall, 201 North Davis Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas.

 

CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS

 

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NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF

ROBERT DWAYNE RAGLE, DECEASED

 

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of Robert Dwayne Ragle, Deceased, were issued on September 16, 2014, in Cause No. P14-13722, pending in the County Court of Hopkins County, Texas, to: DEBORAH SUE RAGLE MAY, Independent Executor.

 

All persons having claims against this Estate, which is currently being administered, are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. Claims should be addressed to the Estate’s representative as follows:

 

Estate of Robert Dwayne Ragle, Deceased

c/o Gregory T. Kimmel

Allen*Lottmann*Kimmel, P.C.

3805 Old Bullard Road

Tyler, Texas 75701

Dated this the 17th of September, 2014.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

ALLEN*LOTTMANN*KIMMEL

A Professional Corporation

3805 Old Bullard Road

Tyler, Texas 75701

(903) 534-0006

(903) 534-3757 (Facsimile)

 

By: GREGORY T. KIMMEL

Texas Bar No. 24032631

 

ATTORNEYS FOR THE ESTATE OF ROBERT DWAYNE RAGLE, DECEASED◊

Attorneys for the Estate

 

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NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF DUDLEY HAROLD REEDY

 

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Dudley Harold Reedy, were issued on September 16, 2014, in Cause No. P14-13721, pending in the County Court at Law in Hopkins County, Texas, to: Lisa J. Beattie.

 

Claims may be presented in care of the attorney for the Estate addressed as follows:

 

Estate of Dudley Harold Reedy

c/o: Jonathan Newsom

LAW OFFICE OF JONATHAN A.   NEWSOM

105 Hunter Street

Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482

 

All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

 

DATED:  16th day of September, 2014.

 

Jonathan A. Newsom

Attorney for the Estate

 

 

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NOTICE FOR SEALED BIDS

 

 Hopkins County Memorial Hospital is taking sealed bids for a 2011 Ford E250 Conversion Wheelchair Van with Super Cargo Extension, 8 Cylinder 4.6L motor with 6,531 miles. Contact Brent Smith at 903-439-4472 for more information.

 

Submit sealed bids for purchase to:

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital

ATTN: Wheelchair Van / CFO

115 Airport Rd.

Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482

 

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital reserves the right to refuse any and all bids and bids must be postmarked by October 6, 2014 or delivered by 10am on October 6th to Administration Office at Memorial Hospital. 

 

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Public Notices

PUBLIC

NOTICES

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

Members of the Downtown Revitalization Board will hold a Public Hearing on September 16, 2014  at 6:30 P.M. in the Municipal Building at 201 North Davis Street. The hearing will be conducted to consider the following:

 1. Discussion/Action on Downtown Revitalization Board Meeting Minutes of August 19, 2014.

 

2. Discussion/Action on a Facade Grant request for 200 Church St. & 101 E. Jefferson

 

3. Discussion/Action on a Facade Grant request for 221 Main St. 

 

4. Discussion/Action on a Facade Grant extension for 107 Gilmer.

 

5. Discussion/Action on a Facade Grant request for 111 Gilmer St.

 

6. Discussion/Action on a Facade Grant request for 124 Main St.

 

7. Discussion/Action on a Facade Grant request for 106 Gilmer St.

 

8. Discussion/Action on a Facade Grant request for 230 Main St.    

9.  Discussion/Action on a Facade Grant request for 222 & 224 Connally St.

 

10.  Discussion/Action on a Certification of Design Compliance for 120 E. Jefferson.

 

11.  Discussion/Action on a Facade Grant extension for 212 North Davis.

 

12. Discussion Only on 204 Church St. 

 

Thank you,

Shane Shepard

Community Dev. Dir.

 

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NOTICES

 

CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS

2014-2015 ANNUAL BUDGET

APPROPRIATION 

ORDINANCE No. 2652

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS ADOPTING THE ANNUAL BUDGET OF THE CITY, FOR THE ENSUING FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2014 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2015, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, APPROPRIATING THE VARIOUS AMOUNTS THEREOF, AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.

 

WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of the Charter of Sulphur Springs, Texas, the City Manager has heretofore submitted to the Mayor and the City Council a budget estimate of the revenues of the City and the expenditures/expenses dedicated for the operation of the affairs thereof and providing a complete financial plan for 2014-2015 for the operation of the affairs thereof for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015 to wit:

 

WHEREAS, the City Council has received said City Manager's proposed budget, a copy of which proposed budget and all supporting schedules have been filed with the City Secretary.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS:

 

Section I: As submitted, the budget of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015 provides for the appropriation of funds other than current year ad valorem taxes. As estimated, said appropriations are $23, 761,541 or 86.7 % of the total estimated revenue of the City for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015 and $3,631,033 (97% collection rate for current year) or 13.3 % of the said revenue is from ad valorem taxes, creating a total estimated revenue and funding from all sources of $27,392,574.

 

Section II: The budget appropriation for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015 is hereby read, approved and adopted not to exceed a total expenditure of $27, 392, 574 for all expenses of debt requirements, operating city government, and capital improvements, together with all department of same of the current fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and shall be disbursed between the several departments as provided for in the budget of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, and adopted for the said fiscal year.

 

Section III: Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

 

Section IV: This Ordinance shall be and remain in full force and effect from and after its final passage as herein provided. The provisions of this ordinance are subject to change upon second and final reading of the City Council after receiving public input as set forth in the City Charter.

 

IT IS SO ORDAINED.

 

PASSED AND APPROVED ON FIRST READING, this the 2nd day of September, 2014.

 

“A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2652, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Municipal Building, at 7:00 p.m.” 

 

Freddie Taylor, Mayor

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

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CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS

ORDINANCE No. 2653

 

AN ORDINANCE OF  THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, FIXING THE TAX RATE AND TAX LEVY FOR THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, FOR THE 2014 TAX YEAR UPON ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY WITHIN THE SAID CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, IN CONFORMITY WITH THE CHARTER PROVISIONS AND ORDINANCES OF SAID CITY AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS IN-CONFLICT HEREWITH.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS:

 

SECTION I: That there shall be and is hereby levied and assessed for the calendar year ending December 31, 2013, upon all property of every description subject to taxation within the corporate limits of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, on January 1, 2014, the following rate to wit:

 

An Ad Valorem tax at the rate of $ .44 per each $100.00 value on the total assessed valuation of tax value.

 

SECTION II: The City Tax Collector of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, is hereby directed to collect the funds enumerated herein, the total tax collected to the credit of the City of Sulphur Springs as follows:

 

$ .378818 for the purposes of maintenance and operation

$ .061182 for the payment of principal and interest on debt of this City.

$ .440000 Total Tax Rate

 

SECTION III: That the tax so levied and assessed shall be apportioned to the accounts and funds in the amount as set forth above, and in the Annual Budget of the City adopted for the Fiscal Year commencing October 1, 2014. A 97% collection rate factor is imputed and is recorded in the General Fund and the Debt Service Fund.

 

SECTION IV: That the taxes provided for herein are levied and assessed in accordance with the appropriate state statutes.

 

SECTION V: Ad Valorem taxes levied by this Ordinance shall be due and payable on October 1, 2014, and shall become delinquent for the first day of February, 2015.

 

SECTION VI: If the tax is unpaid after February 1, 2015, such tax will become delinquent and penalty and interest will accrue as provided by the Texas Tax Code, Section 33. 01

 

SECTION VII: In the event the taxes become delinquent and in the event such delinquent taxes are referred to an attorney for collection, an additional amount of fifteen percent (15%) of the total amount of tax, penalty and interest then due shall be added as collection costs to be paid by the taxpayer.

 

SECTION VIII: The City of Sulphur Springs shall have a lien on all taxable property located in the City of Sulphur Springs to secure payment of taxes, penalty, interest and all costs of collection, assessed and levied hereby.

 

SECTION IX: All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are repealed to the extent of conflict only.

 

SECTION X: This ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately.

 

THIS TAX RATE WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND

OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL

EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 1.01 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES

FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $5.45.

 

IT IS SO ORDAINED.

 

 

“A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2653, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Municipal Building, at 7:00 p.m.” 

 

 

 

Freddie Taylor, Mayor

 

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

 

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CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS

ORDINANCE No. 2653

 

AN ORDINANCE OF  THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, FIXING THE TAX RATE AND TAX LEVY FOR THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, FOR THE 2014 TAX YEAR UPON ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY WITHIN THE SAID CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, IN CONFORMITY WITH THE CHARTER PROVISIONS AND ORDINANCES OF SAID CITY AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS IN-CONFLICT HEREWITH.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS:

 

SECTION I: That there shall be and is hereby levied and assessed for the calendar year ending December 31, 2013, upon all property of every description subject to taxation within the corporate limits of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, on January 1, 2014, the following rate to wit:

 

An Ad Valorem tax at the rate of $ .44 per each $100.00 value on the total assessed valuation of tax value.

 

SECTION II: The City Tax Collector of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, is hereby directed to collect the funds enumerated herein, the total tax collected to the credit of the City of Sulphur Springs as follows:

 

$ .378818 for the purposes of maintenance and operation

$ .061182 for the payment of principal and interest on debt of this City.

$ .440000 Total Tax Rate

 

SECTION III: That the tax so levied and assessed shall be apportioned to the accounts and funds in the amount as set forth above, and in the Annual Budget of the City adopted for the Fiscal Year commencing October 1, 2014. A 97% collection rate factor is imputed and is recorded in the General Fund and the Debt Service Fund.

 

SECTION IV: That the taxes provided for herein are levied and assessed in accordance with the appropriate state statutes.

 

SECTION V: Ad Valorem taxes levied by this Ordinance shall be due and payable on October 1, 2014, and shall become delinquent for the first day of February, 2015.

 

SECTION VI: If the tax is unpaid after February 1, 2015, such tax will become delinquent and penalty and interest will accrue as provided by the Texas Tax Code, Section 33. 01

 

SECTION VII: In the event the taxes become delinquent and in the event such delinquent taxes are referred to an attorney for collection, an additional amount of fifteen percent (15%) of the total amount of tax, penalty and interest then due shall be added as collection costs to be paid by the taxpayer.

 

SECTION VIII: The City of Sulphur Springs shall have a lien on all taxable property located in the City of Sulphur Springs to secure payment of taxes, penalty, interest and all costs of collection, assessed and levied hereby.

 

SECTION IX: All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are repealed to the extent of conflict only.

 

SECTION X: This ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately.

 

THIS TAX RATE WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND

OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL

EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 1.01 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES

FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $5.45.

 

IT IS SO ORDAINED.

 

“A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2653, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Municipal Building, at 7:00 p.m.” 

 

 

 

Freddie Taylor, Mayor

 

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

 

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CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS

ORDINANCE NO. 2654

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 26-2. 1 WATER RATES, OF THE

CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS CODE OF ORDINANCES

 

 BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, that Section 

26-2. 1, water rates shall be amended to read as follows:

 

Effective on all bills submitted after October 1, 2014 water rates for the City shall be as follows:

 

A. Water rates for all active connections with the system are hereby fixed at the following rate for those meters less than four inches in size with a monthly demand charge plus a charge for each 1,000 gallons of metered water.

 

Monthly Demand Charge              $ 7. 15

Usage Fee (per 1,000 gallons of water) 

                                                      $ 3. 61

 

B. Water rates for all active connections with the system are hereby fixed at the following rates for those meters four inches in size or larger:

0 to 230,000 gallons(minimum) $ 777. 62

all usage above 230,000 (per 1,000 gallons of water)                                         $ 3.37

 

“A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2654, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Municipal Building, at 7:00 p.m.”

 

Freddie Taylor, Mayor

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

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CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS

ORDINANCE NO. 2655

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 26-2 SEWER RATES AND SECTION 

26-2. 2. SURCHARGE SCHEDULE OF CHARGES, OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS CODE OF ORDINANCES

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, that:

 

1. Section 26-2, sewer rates shall be amended to read as follows:

 

Effective on all bills submitted after October 1, 2014 the following sewer rates for sewer service rendered will be based on water consumption, calculated and billed monthly. Residential consumption will be calculated for the preceding calendar quarter of December, January and February of each year. All other consumption will be based on total water usage:

 

Usage (in gallons)               Charge

0- 4,000                               $24.54

 

4,000 - 8, 000                      $ .71 per thousand gallons

 

8,000 and over                     $ 3.55 per thousand gallons

 

2. Section 26. 2.2, Surcharge schedule of charges shall be amended to read as follows:

 

Extra strength and penalty surcharge rates. Customers that contribute higher concentrations of waste than normal domestic wastewater will be charged in accordance with the following schedule (these charges shall be addition to the basic rate as described in section 

26-2 above:)

 

Extra strength charge = V[$.46(COD - 750) + $ 2.07 (TSS - 250)]

 

Penalty charge = V[$1.15 (COD - 3,000) + $2.30 (TSS - 1,000)]

 

V = Volume of water in 1.0 million gallon units per month (or billing period) as measured by a wastewater meter or water use meter or determined by the approval authority.

 

COD = Average chemical oxygen demand in mg/1

 

TSS = Average total suspended solids in mg/1

 

The penalty charge is calculated using the entire month's (billing period's) volume. This charge is in addition to the extra strength surcharge amount and any fines that may be levied.

 

“A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2655, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Municipal Building, at 7:00 p.m.” 

 

Freddie Taylor, Mayor

Gale Roberts. City Secretary

 

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CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS

ORDINANCE NUMBER 2657

 

TEXAS MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM

 

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND ALLOWING, UNDER THE ACT

GOVERNING THE TEXAS MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM, "UPDATED

SERVICE CREDITS" IN SAID SYSTEM FOR SERVICE PERFORMED BY

QUALIFYING MEMBERS OF SUCH SYSTEM WHO PRESENTLY ARE

MEMBERS OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS; AND ESTABLISHING AN

EFFECTIVE DATE FOR SUCH ACTIONS.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS:

 

Authorization of Updated Service Credits.

 

(a) On the terms and conditions set out in Sections 853. 401 through 853.403 of Subtitle G of Title 8, Government Code, as amended (hereinafter referred to as the "TMRS Act"), each member of the Texas Municipal Retirement System (hereinafter referred to as the "System") who has current service credit or prior service credit in said System in force and effect on the 1st day of January of the calendar year preceding such allowance, by reason of service in the employment of the City, and on such date has at least 36 months of credited service with said System, shall be and is hereby allowed "Updated Service Credit" (as that term is defined in subsection (d) of Section 853.402 of said title) in an amount that is 100% of the "base Updated Service Credit" of the member (calculated as provided in subsection (c) of Section 853.402 of said title). The Updated Service Credit hereby allowed shall replace any Updated Service Credit, prior service credit, special prior service credit, or antecedent service credit previously authorized for part of the same service.

 

(b) On the terms and conditions set out in Section 853. 601 of said title, any member of the System who is eligible for Updated Service Credits on the basis of service with this City, and who has unforfeited credit for prior service and/or current service with another participating

municipality or municipalities by reason of previous service, and was a contributing member on the 1st day of January of the calendar year preceding such allowance, shall be credited with Updated Service Credits pursuant to, calculated in accordance with, and subject to adjustment as set forth in said section 853. 601.

 

(c) In accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of Section 853.401 of said title, the deposits required to be made to the System by employees of the several participating departments on account of current service shall be calculated from and after the date aforesaid on the full amount of such person's earnings as an employee of the City.

 

Effective Date. Subject to approval by the Board of Trustees of the Texas Municipal Retirement System, the updated service credits granted hereby shall be and become effective on the 1st day of January, 2015.

 

“A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2657, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Municipal Building, at 7:00 p.m.”

 

Freddie Taylor, Mayor

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

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ORDINANCE NO. 2658

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2651 AUTHORIZING THE CITY’S PARTICIPATION IN THE TEXAS ENTERPRISE ZONE PROGRAM PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS ENTERPRISE ZONE ACT, CHAPTER 2303, TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE (ACT), PROVIDING TAX INCENTIVES, DESIGNATING A LIAISON FOR COMMUNICATION WITH INTERESTED PARTIES, AND NOMINATING SAPUTO DAIRY FOODS USA LLC TO THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TOURISM THROUGH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK AS AN ENTERPRISE PROJECT.

 

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas desires to create the proper economic and social environment to induce the investment of private resources in productive business enterprises and to provide employment to residents from an enterprise zone; and

 

WHEREAS, the project or activity is not located in an area designated as an enterprise zone; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Chapter 2303, Subchapter F of the Act, Saputo Dairy Foods USA LLC has applied to the City for designation as an enterprise project; and

 

WHEREAS, at the election of City Council, certain local incentives are available to Saputo Dairy Foods USA LLC as a qualified business that will create a higher level of employment, economic activity and stability; and

 

WHEREAS, a public hearing to consider this ordinance was held by the City Council on August 26, 2014;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS THAT ORDINANCE NO. 2651 IS HEREBY AMENDED AND RESTATED TO PROVIDE AS FOLLOWS:

 

Section 1. That it nominates Saputo Dairy Foods USA LLC for enterprise project status.

 

Section 2.     That the following local incentives, at the election of the City Council, may allow the following:

a) The City may establish a reinvestment zone and abate taxes on the increase in value of real property improvements and eligible personal property for up to 10 years for qualifying projects under the requirements of the City’s Tax Abatement Policy. The level of abatement shall be based upon capital investment, and the extent to which the business receiving the abatement creates jobs for qualified employees, in accordance with the Tax Abatement Policy and with qualified employee being defined by the Act.

 

a) The City may provide business and industrial development services, including:

 

1) Grants to eligible companies through the City’s 4A sales tax corporation;

2) Local sales tax refund;

3) Chapter 380 tax rebates for qualifying projects that significantly enhance the City’s tax base as provided in the City’s policy;

4) Establishment of a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone;

5) Freeport exemption;

6) Creation   of   stream-lined   permitting and   problem   resolution   centers   or ombudsmen; 

7) Promotion and marketing services; 

8) Other tax deferrals, tax refunds or tax incentives; 

9) Low-interest loans for business;

10) Use of surplus municipal buildings or other underutilized publicly owned facilities as small-business incubators;

11) Provision of publicly owned land for development purposes; or

 

b) The City may provide regulatory relief to businesses, including:

1) Zoning changes or variances; 

2) Exemptions from unnecessary building code requirements, impact fees, or inspection fees; or

3) Streamlined permitting.

 

c) The City may provide enhanced municipal services to businesses, including:

1) Improved police and fire protection; or

2) Institution of community crime prevention programs; or

3) Special public transportation routes or reduced fares.

 

d) The City may provide improvements in community facilities, including:

1) Capital improvements in water and sewer facilities;

2) Road repair;

3) Creation or improvement of parks; or

4) Creation of other venues, such as museums, conference centers, etc.

 

e) The City, in partnership with other regional entities, may provide job training and employment services to businesses, including:

1) Job training and employment services;

2) Retraining programs;

3) Literacy and employment skills programs;

4) Vocational education; or

5) Customized job training.

 

Section 3. That any enterprise zone areas created within the City are reinvestment zones in accordance with the Texas Tax Code, Chapter 312.

 

Section 4. That it directs and designates the Sulphur Springs Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director to act as the City’s liaison to communicate and negotiate with the Governor of Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) through the Economic Development Bank and enterprise project(s) and to oversee zone activities and communications with qualified businesses and other entities in an enterprise zone or affected by an enterprise project.

 

Section 5. That it finds that Saputo Dairy Foods USA LLC meets the criteria for designation as an enterprise project under Chapter 2303, Subchapter F of the Act on the following grounds:

 

a) Saputo Dairy Foods USA LLC is a “qualified business” under Section 2303.402 of the Act since it will be engaged in the active conduct of a trade or business at a qualified business site within the governing body’s jurisdiction, located outside of an enterprise zone and at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the business’ new employees will be residents of an enterprise zone or economically disadvantaged individuals; and

 

b) There has been and will continue to be a high level of cooperation between public, private, and neighborhood entities in the area; and

 

c) The designation of Saputo Dairy Foods USA LLC as an enterprise project will contribute significantly to the achievement of the plans of the City for development and revitalization of the area.

 

Section 6. The enterprise project shall take effect on the date of designation of the enterprise project by EDT and terminate on September 2, 2019.

 

Section 7.   That the provisions of this ordinance are severable and the invalidity of any part of this ordinance will not affect the validity of the remainder of the ordinance.

 

PASSED and APPROVED on this the 23rd day of September 2014.

 

PASSED and ADOPTED on this the 7th day of October 2014.

“A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2658, Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at the Municipal Building, at 7:00 p.m.”

 

Freddie Taylor, Mayor

ATTEST;

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

Jim McLeroy, Attorney

 

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ORDINANCE NO. 2659

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, DESIGNATING A CERTAIN AREA AS A INDUSTRIAL REINVESTMENT ZONE, CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AGREEMENTS WITHIN THE ZONE, AND OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO; PROVIDING FINDINGS OF FACT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE FOR THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REINVESTMENT ZONE AND THIS ORDINANCE; AND PROVIDING AN OPEN MEETINGS CLAUSE.

 

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, (the "City"), desires to promote the development or redevelopment of a certain contiguous geographic area within its jurisdiction by the creation of a Reinvestment Zone, as codified in Chapter 312 of the Texas Tax Code (the "Act"); and

 

WHEREAS, a hearing before the City Council was set for 7 p.m. on the 23rd  day of September, 2014, such date being at least seven (7) days after the date of publication of the notice of such public hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Sulphur Springs; and 

 

WHEREAS, the City has called a public hearing and published notice of such public hearing, and has properly notified the proper officials of Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs Independent School District, and Hopkins County Hospital District as required by the Act; and

 

WHEREAS, upon such hearing being convened there was presented proper proof and evidence that notices of such hearing had been published and mailed as described above; and

 

WHEREAS, the City at such hearing invited any interested person, or his attorney, to appear and contend for or against the creation of the Reinvestment Zone, whether all or part of the territory, which is described by a legal description attached hereto as Exhibit "A" and depicted in the drawing attached hereto as Exhibit "B", should be included in such proposed Reinvestment Zone; and

 

WHEREAS, all owners of property located within the proposed Reinvestment Zone and all other taxing units and other interested persons were given the opportunity at such public hearing to protest the creation of the proposed Reinvestment Zone or the inclusion of their property in such Reinvestment Zone; and

 

WHEREAS, the proponents of the reinvestment zone offered evidence, both oral and documentary, in favor of all of the foregoing matters relating to the creation of the reinvestment zone, and opponents of the reinvestment zone appeared to contest creation of the reinvestment zone; and

 

WHEREAS, after considering all testimony and evidence offered at the public hearing, the City Council finds that improvements in the Reinvestment Zone will enhance significantly the value of all taxable real and personal property in the Zone, will be of general benefit to the City of Sulphur Springs and that it will be in the public interest to pass this ordinance creating a Reinvestment Zone;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS:

 

SECTION 1: That the facts and recitations contained in the preamble of this ordinance are hereby found and declared to be true and correct.

 

SECTION 2: The City, after conducting such hearing and having heard such evidence and testimony, pursuant to Chapter 312 of the Texas Tax Code (TTC), has made the following findings and determinations based on the evidence and testimony presented to it:

 

(a) That the public hearing on adoption of the Reinvestment Zone has been properly called, held and conducted and that notice of such hearing has been published as required by law.

 

(b) That the City has jurisdiction to hold and conduct this public hearing on the creation of the proposed Reinvestment Zone pursuant to the Act; and

 

(c) That creation of the proposed zone with boundaries as described in Exhibits "A" and "B" will result in benefits to the City, its residents and property owners, and to the property, residents and property owners in the reinvestment zone.

 

(d) That the Reinvestment Zone, as defined in Exhibits "A" and "B", meets the criteria for the creation of a Reinvestment Zone as set forth in Chapter 312.192 of the Act in that:

 

(1) It is a contiguous geographic area located wholly within the corporate limits or extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City.

 

(2) The area will reasonably be likely, as a result of the designation, to contribute to the retention or expansion of primary employment, or to attract major investment in the Zone that would be a benefit to the property and that would contribute to the economic development of the City.

 

(3) No part of the property in the Reinvestment Zone is owned or leased by a member of the governing body of the City or by a member of a zoning or planning board or Council of the city.

 

(4) Improvements in the Reinvestment Zone will enhance significantly the value of all taxable real property in the Reinvestment Zone.

 

 

SECTION 3: That the City hereby creates a Reinvestment Zone over the area described by the description in Exhibit "A" attached hereto and depicted in a drawing attached hereto as Exhibit "B" and such Reinvestment Zone shall hereafter be identified as the Commercial-Industrial Reinvestment Zone, Number 2014-01, Saputo, City of Sulphur Springs, Texas (the "Zone").

 

SECTION 4: That operation of the Zone shall commence on December 31, 2014 for a period of five years, or may terminate sooner by subsequent ordinance.

 

SECTION 5: That if any section, paragraph, clause or provision of this Ordinance shall for any reason be held to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalidity or unenforceability of such section, paragraph, clause or provision shall not affect any of the remaining provisions of this ordinance.

 

SECTION 6: That it is hereby officially found, determined, and declared that a sufficient written notice of the date, hour, place and subject of the meeting of the City Council at which this ordinance was adopted was posted at a place convenient and readily accessible at all times to the general public at the city Hall of the city for the time required by law preceding this meeting, as required by the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 et seq of the Texas Local Government Code, as amended, and that this meeting has been open to the public as required by law at all times during which this ordinance and the subject matter hereof has been discussed, considered and formally acted upon.  The City Council further ratifies, approves, and confirms such written notice and the contents and posting thereof.

 

SECTION 7: That the contents of the notice of public hearing, which hearing was held before the City Council on September 23, 2014, and the publication of said notices, is hereby ratified, approved and confirmed.

 

PASSED and APPROVED on this the  ___ day of ____2014.

 

PASSED and ADOPTED on this the ___day of _____2014.

“A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2659, Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at the Municipal Building, at 7:00 p.m.”

 

CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS:

Freddie Taylor, Mayor

ATTEST:

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

APPROVED AS TO FORM AND EFFECT:

Jim McLeroy, City Attorney

 

EXHIBITS TO ORDINANCE

Legal Description of zone

Map of zone

 

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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE

COMBINATION TAX AND REVENUE CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION

 

The City of Sulphur Springs does hereby give notice of intention to issue combination tax and revenue certificates of obligation, in one or more series, in the maximum principal amount not to exceed $5,350,000 for paying all or a portion of the City's contractual obligations incurred in connection with:

 

(i) constructing and improving streets and roads including related drainage, signalization, landscaping, lighting, signage and utility relocation, and reconstruction of a City owned billboard;

 

(ii) constructing, equipping and furnishing improvements and renovations to the old City Hall building located at 125 South Davis Street for police and other municipal offices, including related landscaping, parking and infrastructure;

 

(iii) engineering fees for wastewater system improvements;

 

(iv) acquiring and installing equipment, vehicles, technology equipment and software for administration, finance, community development, police, fire, parks, utility and streets and capital construction departments, municipal airport, municipal court and other City offices;

 

(v)  constructing and installing municipal drainage improvements; and

 

(vi) for paying legal, fiscal, architectural and engineering fees in connection with such projects.

 

The City proposes to provide for the payment of such Certificates of Obligation from the levy and collection of ad valorem taxes in the City as provided by law, and from a limited pledge of the surplus revenues of the City's waterworks and sewer system, remaining after payment of all operation and maintenance expenses thereof, and all debt service, reserve, and other requirements in connection with all of the City's revenue bonds or other obligations (now or hereafter outstanding), which are payable from all or any part of the net revenues of the City's waterworks and sewer system. The City Council tentatively proposes to adopt on first reading at a meeting to be held at 7:00 P.M. on October 7, 2014, and on second and final reading at a meeting to be held at 7:30 P.M. on November 4, 2014, an ordinance authorizing the issuance of City of Sulphur Springs, Texas combination tax and revenue certificates of obligation, at the City Hall, 201 North Davis Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas.

 

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NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

 

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 with the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation, LP does not discriminate in employment, treatment, admission or services on the basis of race, color and national origin. Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation, LP does not discriminate against qualified handicapped

individuals by reason of their handicap.

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PUBLIC

NOTICES

 

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

 

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 with the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation, LP does not discriminate in employment, treatment, admission or services on the basis of race, color and national origin. Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation, LP does not discriminate against qualified handicapped

individuals by reason of their handicap.

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NOTICES

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

The Hopkins  County  Commissioners’ 

Court conduct a public hearing to renew the plan for the District Clerk’s Technology Fund, Senate Bill 1685, Government Code 51.305 to fund the Preservation and Restoration of the District Clerk’s records. The meeting will be held on September 22, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. In the Courtroom of the Hopkins County Courthouse, Sulphur Springs, Texas. 

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PUBLIC NOTICE

 

Members of the Construction Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on September 18, 2014 at 5:30 P.M. at 201 North Davis Street. The hearing will be conducted to consider the following:

 

Discussion/Action on a variance request from CP Assisted Living (TX) LLC to remove the vestibule requirement for property located at 602 S. Moore St., being further described as Lot 1, Block 31.

 

Discussion/Action on a variance request by Hopkins County Commissioners Court to allow an exemption from providing fire sprinkler heads in inmate housing, holding and detox cells at 298 Rosemont, being further described as Lot 1, Block 43-1. 

 

For more information regarding this request, please contact the Department of Community Development at (903) 885-7541 Ext. 741.

Thank you,

Shane Shepard

Dir. Com. Dev.

 

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PUBLIC

NOTICES

 

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

 

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 with the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation, LP does not discriminate in employment, treatment, admission or services on the basis of race, color and national origin. Whispering Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation, LP does not discriminate against qualified handicapped

individuals by reason of their handicap.

                  9:3,4,5

 

 

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

 

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Francis E. Williamson, deceased, were issued on August 26, 2014, in Cause No. P14-13718, pending in the County Court at Law of  Hopkins County, State of Texas , to Carolyn Ann Hayes, Independent Executrix.

 

Claims may be presented to Carolyn Ann Hayes,Independent Executrix for Estate of Francis E. Williamson, deceased, in care of his attorney, W. T. Allison, II, addressed as follows: 

 

W. T. Allison, II

Attorney at Law

P. O. Box 276

Sulphur Springs, Texas 75483

 

All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

 

Dated this 26th day of August, 2014.

Carolyn Ann Hayes,

Independent Executrix of Estate of

Francis E. Williamson, deceased

 

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PUBLIC NOTICE

 

The Hopkins  County  Commissioners’ 

Court conduct a public hearing to renew the plan for the District Clerk’s Technology Fund, Senate Bill 1685, Government Code 51.305 to fund the Preservation and Restoration of the District Clerk’s records. The meeting will be held on September 22, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. In the Courtroom of the Hopkins County Courthouse, Sulphur Springs, Texas. 

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