Sulphur To Receive $388,715 In Virus Expenses, Manager Reports
At Monday night’s meeting of the city council, Sulphur City Manager Andy Freeman told council members the city will receive approximately $388,715.58 reimbursement for COVID-19 pandemic expenses. The refund includes money spent on supplies such as hand sanitizer, PPE and also includes money spent on salaries, retirement, taxes, and benefits for the firemen and police officers on the city payroll. The funds were calculated based on city population. Freeman said the funds should be received in the near future.
Board members also approved the purchase of a AquaTracker from AquaFlow in an amount not to exceed $55,000.00. The tracker will be installed at the corner of West Second and Wynnewood Street and will be used to meter and calculate the charges for water being used to fill water tanks by local and visiting businesses and individuals. Currently local business and individuals use the fire hydrant at the said corner to fill tanks but the city received little or no revenue from the water used. The tracker will allow the city to monitor and bill for the bulk water that is currently being taken from the hydrant. The tracker will feature one side hose and one overhead hose and will be totally electronic and self-contained. Freeman said installation could take four to eight weeks after the order is placed.
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