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Huntingdon to Purchase New Fire Trucks

By Jason Martin
Posted 11/29/22

Tuesday, during the regular monthly meeting of the Town of Huntingdon Council, the board approves nearly $1 million in future expenditures.

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Huntingdon to Purchase New Fire Trucks

Tuesday, during the regular monthly meeting of the Town of Huntingdon Council, the board approves nearly $1 million in future expenditures. The largest expense of the night came with the approval of a $795,000 capital outlay note for the “acquisition of fire truck and tandem trucks.” The outlay notes come with a 4.35% interest rate to be paid in full by 2034.
The Town of Huntingdon accepted the bid from Duane Tabinski Production Consulting for Meyer Sound Equipment. The bid was for $60,005 will procure sound equipment for the Dixie. A second bid was received in the amount of $109,673.17 from All Event, LLC. Mayor Nina Smothers recommended the council select the lowest of the two bids. 
The lone bid for kiln equipment for the Mudslingers Studio was accepted. The bid for $13,372 came from Mid-South Ceramic Supply out of Nashville. The bid was unanimously approved with Council Person Lori Nolen passing due to her involvement in the management of the studio.
The police department purchased a 2018  Chevrolet Traverse from Peppers Ford. The vehicle was purchased in an emergency replacement for $24,000 from Drug Fund. The council approved payment for the purchase.
At the request of the utility department, the council approved the purchase of automatic meter reading equipment (AMR) from Core and Main of Murfreesboro in the amount of $11,608.46. The equipment includes an advanced ready converter kit, optical head for meter configuration, ready software for AMR, ready software hosting yearly and AMR system roll-out. Mayor Smothers noted the city currently has 200 meters in reserve that will work with the AMR system.
In other business, the council agreed for Kelley Sports Complex and Sesquicentennial Park on Mustang Drive to be designated and reserved for use as the local Carroll County Inclusion playground.
Colton King was presented the Pinnacle of Excellence by Mayor Smothers. King has represented the Huntingdon High School cross-country team at the state level for four consecutive years.
J.R. Wauford & Company, Consulting Engineers, Inc. for “professional engineering services for pretreatment consulting” was accepted by the council. Pretreatment is the treatment of wastewater (sewer) by commercial and industrial facilities to remove harmful materials before being discharged into the Town’s wastewater system. The engineering firm will assist and monitor the industrial facility as needed to comply with the town’s pretreatment requirements. The facility was recommended by Granges. Currently, there is no estimated expense due to the “as needed” requirement.
John Sander was unanimously elected vice-mayor at the recommendation of Councilman Carl Byars.
Mayor Smothers requested the council to consider moving the December meeting to Tuesday, December 13. Due to a conflict in scheduling the meeting was moved to Monday, December 12 at 5:15 p.m. 
The council approved the bundling of minutes from the October 25 regular meeting, the October 27 called meeting, the November 8 called meeting, and October 25 Beer Board called meeting.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.


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