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Members of the Sulphur Springs City Council hereby give official notification of a Public Hearing to be conducted on June 2, 2009 at 7:00 PM in the Municipal Building located at 125 S. Davis Street. The hearing will be conducted to consider the following:

Condemnation and Abatement on the substandard structure(s) at the following location(s):

402 Carter St.

435 Connally St.

For any other information concerning this matter, please contact the Building Official at (903) 885-7541.

Johnny Vance,

Community Development Director

City of Sulphur Springs

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Members of the Downtown Revitalization Board will hold a Public Hearing on May 19, 2009 at 6:30 P.M. in the Municipal Building at 125 South Davis Street. The hearing will be conducted to consider the following:

• Discussion/Action to approve the plans for the renovation of the West Side Plaza of Alliance Bank.

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CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS ORDINANCE NO. 2558

By The City Council Of The City Of Sulphur Springs, Texas, Approving A Project Plan And Financing Plan For City Of Sulphur Springs Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone Number One; And Providing An Effective Date.

Whereas, this City Council of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, has created City of Sulphur Springs Tax Incremental Financing Reinvestment Zone Number One (the “Zone”) and has established a Board of Directors for the Zone;

Whereas, a Preliminary Project and Financing Plan (the “Preliminary Financing Plan”) was prepared for the Zone and presented to each of the taxing units that levies taxes on real property in the Zone;

Whereas, the Board of Directors has adopted a project plan and a reinvestment zone financing plan (the “Project and Financing Plan”) for the Zone; and

Whereas, this City Council has reviewed the Project and Financing Plan and has found and determined that the Project and Financing Plan are feasible and conform to the master plan of the City, and that the projects set forth in the Plan will promote the development and redevelopment of the Zone: now, therefore

Be It Ordained By The City Council Of The City Of Sulphur Springs:

Section 1. The City Council finds that all matters stated in the preamble of this Ordinance are true and correct and are hereby incorporated into the body of this ordinance.

Section 2. The Project and Financing Plan (attached hereto as Exhibit A) in the form and substance attached hereto and incorporated herein, are hereby approved.

Section 3. This ordinance is effective on the date of final passage by the City Council of the City.

Oscar Aguilar, Mayor

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2558 on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at the Municipal Building, 7:00 p.m.

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CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS ORDINANCE NO. 2559

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2009, TO SECURE FUNDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFUNDING A PORTION OF THE CITY’S OUTSTANDING BONDS AND CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION; DELEGATING TO AN OFFICER OF THE CITY THE AUTHORITY TO EFFECT THE SALE OF REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN THIS ORDINANCE; PRESCRIBING THE FORM OF THE BONDS; LEVYING AD VALOREM TAXES FOR THE PAYMENT OF PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST ON THE BONDS; MAKING CERTAIN OTHER COVENANTS OF THE CITY IN REFERENCE TO THE BONDS AND THE FUNDS FROM WHICH SAID BONDS ARE TO BE PAID; APPROVING AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND ENACTING OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING THERETO.

“The Ordinance in its entirety is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the City Secretary’s office at 125 South Davis Street.”

A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2559, on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at the Municipal Building, 7:00 p.m.

Oscar Aguilar, Mayor

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

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CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS

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 $4,410,000 for paying all or a portion of the City’s contractual obligations incurred in connection with (i) constructing and reconstructing streets and sidewalks, improving, acquiring and installing park improvements, public access areas and public parking facilities, and constructing and equipping the Main Street Market, for the downtown revitalization project, including related drainage, utility infrastructure, landscaping, lighting and signage for said projects, and the acquistion of land and interests in land and properties therefor; (ii) acquiring, constructing, installing and equipping additions, extensions and improvements to the City’s waterworks  and sewer department, parks department, fire department and police department; and (iv) for paying legal, fiscal 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 June 2, 2009, and on second and final reading at a meeting to be held at 7:00 P.M. on June 23, 2009, an ordinance authorizing the issuance of City of Sulphur Springs, Texas Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, at the City Hall, 125 South Davis, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.

CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF

PROPOSED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS

Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.

CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)

District/Div.: Paris

Contract 6184-12-001 for ONE WAY TRAFFIC CONTROL in HOPKINS County, etc. will be opened on June 18, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the District Office for an estimate of $100,000.00.

Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for the TxDOT Prequalified Contractor's list, at the applicable State and/or District Offices listed below. If applicable, Bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project. Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below. Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT's website at www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor.

NPO: 29792

State Office: Construction Division, 200 E. Riverside Dr., Austin, Texas 78704, Phone: 512-416-2540.

Dist./Div. Office(s): Paris District, District Engineer, 1365 N. Main St., Paris, Texas 75460-2697, Phone: 903-737-9300.

Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract. TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin.

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LEGAL NOTICE

The Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) is soliciting proposals for a training provider/police academy to provide regional law enforcement training through a grant provided by the Texas Governor’s Office, Criminal Justice Division (if awarded this funding).


The types of training to be provided include:  Basic Law Enforcement Officer, Basic Jailer Certification, and Advanced/Specialized Law Enforcement Training.  The period of performance is September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010.


The service delivery area includes the following counties in Texas:  Bowie, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Morris, Red River, and Titus.


Potential respondents may obtain a copy of the request for proposal, scoring guidelines, and project scoring criteria by contacting Patricia Haley, Ark-Tex Council of Governments, P. O. Box 5307, Texarkana, Texas 75505-5307, or call (903) 832-8636. The deadline for proposal submission is June 11, 2009, at 5:00 p.m.  The Ark-Tex Council of Governments Regional Criminal Justice Advisory Committee will score multiple proposals received.  Respondents will be notified in writing of the date, time, and place of the meeting at which the proposals will be scored.


Issued in Texarkana, Texas, on May 14, 2009.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGER-AT-RISK

SULPHUR SPRINGS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS


Proposal Information


Sealed proposals will be received by Supt. Patsy Bolton, Sulphur Spirngs Independent School District, 631 Connally Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482, and shall be received until 2:00 p.m. (CST), 6-1-2009, at the above address, to provide Construction Management at-Risk services for the 2009 Bond Issue projects consisting of a New Middle School, a New Multi-purpose facility, Additions to the Soccer Field and Practice Track, Addition/renovation to the existing Douglas Intermediate campus and addition/Renovations to the exiting Middle School campus.  A total of Ten (10) copies of all submitted material are requested.  The proposals will be opened at that time – 2:00 p.m. (CST), 6-1-09.


The successful firm will be required to enter into an Owner/Construction Manager Agreement, AIA Document A121/CMc-AGC Document 565, 1991 Edition as modified by Supplementary Conditions to the Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Construction Manager with the Sulphur Springs Independent School district and to furnish Performance and Payment bonds through an approved bonding company duly authorized to do business in the State of Texas and currently listed in the Department of Treasury Federal Register in an amount of not less than 100% of the contract price, conditioned upon the performance of the contract.


Attention is called to the fact that the construction Manager must comply with all Federal, State and local labor laws, including Chapter 2258, Texas Government Code, Title 10, and the prevailing minimum wage rates as set by the Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees.


All parties acknowledge the right of the Owner to reject any or all of the Proposals and to waive any informality or irregularity in any Proposal received.  By submitting a Proposal, each Bidder agrees to waive any claim it has or may have against the Owner, the Architect/Engineer and their respective employees arising out of or in connection with the administration, evaluation or recommendation of any Proposal.


Pursuant to the provisions of the Texas education Code Section 44.038, it is the intent of the Sulphur Springs ISD to select a Construction Manager-at-Risk via a TWO STEP PROCESS.  The Owner shall use the following criteria for selection of a Construction Manager: reputation of vendor, past relationship with the District, experience with similar projects, price to District for services, safety record (including number of citations by OSHA, lawsuits due to safety violations), references from past jobs, change orders, history of past jobs, timely completion of past jobs, proposed personnel and financial stability.


Applicants may obtain and information packet with general details concerning the proposed project from

Supt. Patsy Bolton

Sulphur Springs ISD

631 Connally Street

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

Telephone:  903-885-2153

Fax:  903-885-4011


or from:        Claycomb Associates, Inc.

6600 LBJ Freeway, Suite 200

Dallas, TX 75240

972-233-6100

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BID NOTICE

The Sulphur Springs Independent School District is currently accepting bids for Milk, Bread, Ice Cream, Non-Carbonated Beverages, and Produce for use in their Child Nutrition Programs from August 1, 2009 through July 31, 2010. Bids must be received at the Sulphur Springs I.S.D. Child Nutrition Office on or before 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2009.

Specifications may be obtained from the office of Child Nutrition Programs, 631 Connally Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.

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CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS

ORDINANCE NO. 2560

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 20A Of The Code Of Ordinances Of The City Of Sulphur Springs, Texas By Establishing Signage Limitations Advertising Or Promoting Sexually Oriented Businesses; Repealing All Conflicting Ordinances; Providing For A Severability Clause; Providing An Effective Date; And Providing For Publication.

Whereas, in order to promote the health, safety, morals and welfare of the citizens of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, and to protect the rights of adult citizens to have reasonable access to sexually oriented materials protected by the First Amendment, and to protect and provide for access by the distributors and exhibitors of sexually oriented entertainment to their intended market, it is necessary to provide reasonable provisions for the placement of signs advertising sexually oriented businesses; and

Whereas, it is important that regulations be uniform so that citizens may know where to expect to see such materials and advertisers and purveyors of sexually oriented businesses may know where such advertising activities are permitted;

Now Therefore, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, HOPKINS COUNTY, TEXAS:

SECTION  l

That from and after the effective date of this ordinance, Section 20A-5(c) and (d) of the Code of Ordinances, City of Sulphur Springs, Texas is hereby amended to provide as follows:

c) Each sexually oriented business shall comply with all of the City’s sign and advertising requirements. Signs, circulars, handbills, or any form of advertising shall not indicate, suggest or depict, either by sight or sound, any sexual activity or specified anatomical areas.

d) No sign advertising or promoting a sexually oriented business may be placed or erected within the City of Sulphur Springs unless such sign is located in an area within which a sexually oriented business could be located pursuant to Section 20A-5(b) above, except that a sign which otherwise complies with the City’s sign requirement may be placed or erected at the location, or adjacent to the location, of an existing licensed sexually oriented business.

SECTION ll

That all ordinances, orders or resolutions heretofore, passed and adopted by the City Council of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas are hereby repealed to the extent that said ordinances, orders or resolutions, or parts thereof, are in conflict herewith.

SECTION III

If any section, subsection, clause, phrase or provision of this Ordinance is for any reason held unconstitutional or void by a court of competent jurisdiction, such holding shall not affect any valid provision of this or any orther ordinance of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas.

SECTION IV

This Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force thirty (30) days from and after the passage, approval and publication.

SECTION V

Only the descriptive caption of this Ordinance shall be published once as provided by the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas.

PASSED AND APPROVED on the first reading this 14th day of May, 2009.

PASSED AND ADOPTED on the second reading this __ day of ___, 2009.

Oscar Aguilar, Mayor

Attest: Gale Roberts, City Secretary

“A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2560, on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at the Municipal Building, 7:00 PM.”

 

 

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