Commerce officials to decide Tuesday on resuming baseball and softball games; Local ECD cancels upcoming job fair in wake of H1N1 outbreak; Greenville lifts its voluntary water restrictions following wet weekend; Sulphur Springs City Council to consider bonds for downtown improvements.
Commerce – The Commerce Economic Development Corporation is postponing its Community Job Fair, which was slated for May 19.
The reason for the suspension, according to Director Jennette Burnett, was because of the uncertainty of the H1N1/swine flu outbreak and reluctance of potential employers to participate, mainly because of the H1N1 threat.
The planning committee will meet back early next month about moving forward with the Job Fair.
Greenville – Due to the significant amount of rainfall over the weekend, the City of Greenville has rescinded its Stage 1 water conservation measure.
Stage 1 of the city's Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan requests that water customers voluntarily limit the irrigation of landscaped areas and to practice water conservation; plus minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential purposes.
Those looking to cast your vote early for the May 9 municipal and school elections have until the end of Tuesday to do so.
In Hunt County, early voting ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Hunt County Voter Administration Office in Downtown Greenville as well as Commerce City Hall. In Hopkins County, residents can vote at Sulphur Springs City Hall, and Delta County and Lamar County residents can vote early at their respective courthouses.
Sulphur Springs – The Sulphur Springs City Council is scheduled to consider $4.4 million in bonds to fund downtown improvements at its Tuesday meeting.
The bond issue is expected to be approved after the council considers giving the OK to the creation of a special Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #1. A board of directors established the TIRZ during an organizational meeting last month.
The Sulphur Springs News Telegram reports about $3.9 million would be used to fund downtown improvements. The remainder of the money is needed for various equipment purchases.