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CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS

ORDINANCE NO. 2603

An Ordinance Of The City Of Sulphur Springs, Texas, Amending Section 23-34 Of The Sulphur Springs Code Of Ordinances, Redistributing Hotel Tax Receipts And Altering The Composition Of The Tourism And Promotion Board.


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of Sulphur Springs, Texas, that section 23-34 of the Sulphur Springs Code of Ordinances is amended to read:

Sec. 23-34. Board of tourism and promotion.

(a) All funds received by the city from the hotel tax shall be paid as follows:

(1) Forty percent to be held in the Special Revenue Fund as reserve for special projects as approved from time to time by he City Council; and

(2) Sixty percent allocated to the Special Revenue Fund to be appropriated annually to various local organizations and for tourism related activities as submitted by the Tourism and Promotion Board and approved in the annual budget by the City Council.

(b) The Sulphur Springs Tourism and Promotion Board shall consist of one member representing each of the following:

(1) Arts community;

(2) The Chamber of Commerce;

(3) The Historical Community;

(4) Hotel/motel management;

(5) Member at-large.

The city council will choose one person to represent each membership class for nominations submitted by the four tourism related communities. If more than one organization is represented in a class, then each of the organizations will have the opportunity to nominate three names. The nominations will be submitted by the first meeting in May. The city council will select the five member board at the first meeting in June for a two year term. The tourism and promotion board shall have staggered terms.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED, by the City Council of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, to adopt the amendments to SECTION 23-34 of the Sulphur Springs Code of Ordinances, redistributing Hotel Tax receipts and altering the composition of the Tourism and Promotion Board.

IT IS SO ORDAINED.

Passed and approved on the first reading this 1st day of November, 2011.

Passed and adopted on the second and final reading, this __ day of _____ 2011.

Craig Johnson, Mayor

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2603 on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at the Municipal Building, 7:00 p.m.

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CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS

ORDINANCE NO. 2606

An Ordinance Of The Zoning Ordinance of the City Of Sulphur Springs, Texas, By Declaring A Certain Tractor Of Land From Light Industrial And Heavy Commercial To All Heavy Commercial.

WHEREAS, a request has been received by owners, Richard Pogue and Pat Gerald, to rezone property located at 1797 and 1689 West Industrial Drive, being further described as Lots 5 and 6 of Block 608, from Light Industrial (LI) and Heavy Commerce (HC) to all Heavy Commercial (HC).

WHEREAS, the boundaries of the new district are delineated on the City of Sulphur Springs map which is designated as the “Zoning District Map” together with all notations, references, and information is hereby adopted and made a part of this ordinance as though the same were adopted full herein.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of Sulphur Springs, Texas, that the above tract of land be changed to all Heavy Commercial (HC) from Light Industrial (LI) and Heavy Commercial (HC).

IT IS SO ORDAINED.

Passed and approved on the first reading this 1st day of November, 2011.

Passed and adopted on the second and final reading, this __ day of _____ 2011.

Attest:

Craig Johnson, Mayor

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2606 on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at the Municipal Building, 7:00 p.m.

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CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS

ORDINANCE NO. 2607

An Ordinance Of The City Of Sulphur Springs, Texas, Providing For The Taxation Of Goods-In-Transit; Providing A Repealing Clause; Providing A Severability Clause; And Providing For An Effective Date.

WHEREAS, Senate Bill 1 passed by the 82nd Texas Legislature, First Called Special Session, inter alia, amended Section 11.253 of the Tax code regarding the exemption for “Goods-in-Transit”; and

WHEREAS, Section 11.253, Tax Code, was amended to prohibit a taxing unit from taxing Goods-in=Transit in a tax year that begins on or after January 1, 2012, unless the governing body of the taxing unit takes action on or after October 1, 2011, to provide for the taxation of the Goods-in-Transit; and

WHEREAS, the governing body is required by the new legislation to take action to tax Goods-in-Transit after public hearing even if the governing body previously took action to tax Goods-in=Transit; and

WHEREAS, the governing body may choose to opt out of the local exemption for Goods-in-Transit by holding a public hearing and taking action to continue to tax such goods on or after October 1, 2011, but prior to January 1, 2012; otherwise, such property will be exempt from taxation, and

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEREAS, the governing body of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas desires to continue to tax Goods-in-Transit beginning in tax year 2012; and

WHEREAS, the governing body of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas has conducted a public hearing as required by Section 10n(d), Article VIII, Texas Constitution, at which citizens were provided an opportunity to speak;

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

SECTION 1. That beginning in tax year 2012, and continuing thereafter until further action is taken by the City Council of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, “Goods in Transit”, as defined by Tax Code, Section 11.253, shall be subject to property taxation by the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas.

SECTION 2. That should any sentence, paragraph subdivision, clause, phrase or section of this Ordinance be adjudged or held to unconstitutional, illegal or invalid, the same shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance as a whole or a part or provision thereof other than the part so determined to be unconstitutional, illegal or invalid.

SECTION 3. That this Ordinance shall take effect immediately from and after its passage.

Passed and approved on the first reading at a regular meeting of the city City Council of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas on this 1st day of November, 2011.

Passed and approved on the second reading, at regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas on this __ day of _____ 2011.


Craig Johnson, Mayor

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2607 on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at the Municipal Building, 7:00 p.m.

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PUBLIC NOTICE


The Hopkins County Commissioners Court will accept sealed bids until 9:00 A.M., Monday, November 14, 2011, in the  County Judge’s office for a Used low mileage class 7 Diesel Dump Truck.


Specifications are available from:


Suzanne Bauer

County Auditor

118 Church

Sulphur Springs, Texas 75483

903-438-4009

 

Bidder may use lump-sum or unit pricing as designated in the specifications.  No money will be paid to contractor until completion and acceptance of the work or the fulfillment of the purchase obligation to the County.


Suzanne Bauer

County Auditor

Hopkins County, Texas


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BID NOTICE

The City of Sulphur Springs is accepting bids for a twelve (12) month contract to furnish Liquid Caustic Soda for the Water Treatment Plant. Bids are due on or before 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at the Sulphur Springs Municipal Building, (125 S. Davis), attention Robert Lee. The City reserves the right to consider only those bids which are responsive to terms, conditions and specifications of the invitation to bid. Please contact Robert Lee at the Water Plant (903) 439-2891 for additional information.

Robert Lee

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR GENERAL PERMIT TO REMOVE OR DISTURB SEDIMENTARY MATERIAL
TransCanada has applied to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for a general permit to remove or disturb less than 1,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel from and within the bed of Crosstimber Creek (A), an unnamed tributary to Crosstimber Creek (B), an unnamed tributary to Stouts Creek (C), Stouts Creek (D), and Greenwood Creek (E) in Hopkins County. The purpose is for the installation of an underground pipeline crossing below the bed and bank of the referenced water features. The locations will be (A) downstream 2.01 miles from CR 3525, and upstream 2.77 miles from Farm Road 900, (B) downstream 0.98 miles from CR 3520, and upstream 2.69 miles from Farm Road 900, (C) downstream 1.13 miles from CR 3355, and upstream 1.16 miles from I-30, (D) downstream 2.64 miles from CR 2372, and upstream 1.34 miles from I-30, and (E) downstream 1.11 miles from Farm Road 900, and upstream 0.52 miles from CR 3359. Operations will begin no sooner than 1/1/2012. Written comments on this application may be made by mail to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Executive Director, care of Mr. Tom Heger, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or by calling Mr. Heger at 512-389-4583, or by e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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