|Published: 8:59 AM, 03/13/2013
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
TELLICO PLAINS-With mowing season
quickly approaching, the town of Tellico Plains is rushing to find a
"We only have one mower left right
now," Mayor Patrick Hawkins said at the Thursday meeting of the
Water Supervisor Robert Patty joked
that it would be hard to mow the town with a push mower.
Since a new commercial-grade mower is
above the $5,000 spending limit, the mayor told the board they would
have to open up bids to buy a new one. The old mower was utilized
until it was getting too expensive to keep, as the town kept having
to replace motors to keep it running.
"It is expensive, but it's also
expensive to keep replacing motors too," said Alderman Kenneth
The board agreed it would be best to
purchase a new commercial-grade mower for the town, creating a bid
sheet for the item and allowing Mayor Hawkins to move forward and buy
the mower from the bid winner.
In new business, the board listened to
Recreation and Water Department updates.
Alderwoman Sherri Raby told the board
several items are already in place in the town's playground area,
including the covered pavilion. A couple of more items have been
ordered and will be arriving in the next few weeks.
"We will have a pretty nice
playground when everything is up," said Raby.
See full story in the Wednesday, March 13, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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