CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – The fire department will soon have a new truck. At Monday night’s meeting of the Town of Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen, the board agreed to purchase a 2020 F250 4-wheel drive truck, costing $34,727.50 through a state contract. The new truck will replace a 1998 F150 2-wheel drive. Monies to purchase the truck will come from the fire hydrant maintenance fund.
An outside shed is needed to store a trailer for the fire department. The project was bid out, but no bids were received. Aldermen Eric Jones told the board JCR construction had quoted $21,000 to build an attached shed. Jones continued they had looked at a carport type structure with three sides that does not attach to the building with a price tag of $7,845. The board approved moving forward with the purchase.
The public works department will begin working on tearing down the concession stand at the old Caryville ball field. The roof and structure are deteriorated, but the concrete is still in usable condition. Board members discussed leaving the slab for future projects.
Appraisal of industrial property could begin soon. Dunn and Metz Appraisal Group submitted a $5,000 bid, while Property Service Group submitted a $6,000 bid. The board agreed to the $5,000 bid.
In the final business of the night, the town will be advertising for a part time codes enforcement officer. The position has been advertised previously but did not receive much response. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/11/2020-6AM)