BOMA to consider street sweeper purchase

Nov. 19, 2012 @ 02:44 PM

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider the purchase of a street sweeper when it meets today.

The street sweeper costs $169,400, public works director Byron W. Fortner wrote in a board memorandum.

The city solicited bids for the vehicle in October, and four vendors submitted a total of five responses. The recommended bid, from Stringfellow, Inc., was the lowest one that qualified. "The two lowest bids do not meet specifications," Fortner wrote.

Fortner wrote that the "much-needed" truck is "an International chassis equipped with a Tymco body."

Other items on the agenda include:

- Second reading of an ordinance to rezone a North Circle Drive property from M-1, industrial, to R-1, low-density residential

- A payment in lieu of taxes agreement with Sevier County Electric System

- A proposal to donate surplus Winterfest equipment to Dandridge and Jefferson City

- Contracts with property owners affected by slide repairs on Ridge Road

- Grants to purchase a fire truck and other firefighting equipment

- Expenditure for the 2013 Sevierville Vacation Planner

- Lane closures on Highway 66 and the Parkway for the Santa Hustle, Dec. 9

- Various expenses under $5,000, including repairs to a leaf truck.

The board will meet at 7 p.m. at the Sevierville Civic Center.