The regular weekly meeting of the Carter County Commissioners took place yesterday in their board room.
Several items were on the agenda this week including measures to take action on a relocation agreement from EPS for utility relocation on Countyline Road, approval of office space for INCA-RSVP, and acceptance of a bid on used tankers for District 1.
The commissioners unanimously approved continued use of office space for INCA-RSVP, a volunteer program that serves several counties through various programs, including Carter.
Also approved was an agreement for EPS, an electric service out of Lone Grove, on a bid through ODOT to relocate some previously overlooked private utility poles at the Countyline/Dolese Road project. Commissioner Jerry Alvord said all easements were approved save one which had entered condemnation, providing right of entry to all property required to complete the project. Alvord said the project is scheduled to commence in April. Alvord also said the currently scheduled projects for 2018 have been given the green light from the state to move forward despite state funding shortages.
Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant was present to request three fully-equipped vehicles from his department be re-bidded. Bryant said Monday that the vehicles are still fully-equipped for law enforcement. The bids will not be open to the public.
The Sheriff’s Department had one other item on the agenda, a request to accept donations from the Provence Assembly of God Church. Bryant said the church contacted the department along with Dickson Police Department regarding some tactical clothing given to them recently. The board approved to accept what Bryant described as BDU and 5-11 pants and shirts that could be used by patrol and detention center staff.
The board received one bid on a request for two used transport tankers for District 1. Commissioner Joe David McReynolds said the tankers are used to transport oil for road repairs. He said having two of the vehicles improves efficiency by reducing down time during repair jobs. “A lot of roads need covered,” said McReynolds. One bid was received from Asphalt Express. The board accepted that bid at $10,000 each for the two tankers.
The board also considered and approved county officer’s reports, requisitions, and purchase orders for the county.
Weekly county commission meetings are posted each week by the county clerk.