City opens aquatic center proposals

The City of Holly Springs opened bids October 15 for professional services on a proposed wellness/aquatic center.

Six responses were received, including:

• Lose Design, Nashville, Tenn.;

• Major Design Studio;

• McCarty Architecture;

• Shaffer Zahner Zahner;

• Daniel Design Studio; and

• JBHM Architecture.

The proposals were opened and taken under advisement while public works director Will Denton looks over the submissions.

Surplus property bids were opened for a 1980 Ford truck used at the utility department and a tandem trailer. Sole bidder was Lynn Enterprises of Purvis, offering $1,592 for the truck and $377 for the trailer. The board of aldermen passed a motion to take the matter under advisement because Mayor Kelvin Buck said the properties should bring better prices than the ones offered.

Bids were opened on trucks for the Holly Springs Utility Department. Altec and Nesco submitted bids for a 48-foot bucket truck, a 67-foot bucket truck and a digger derrick truck.

Altec bid a five-year lease price for all new equipment: $2,224 a month for the 48-footer; $3,366 per month for the 67-footer; and $2,692 per month for the digger derrick. Nesco’s prices were not read aloud because they all exceeded the offers on each item quoted by Altec.

Advertising for bids for rights-of-way maintenance will be rebid due to no participation on the first publication. HSUD general manager Bill Stone said the utility will rebid in the newspaper and on the state purchasing website.

Other actions of the board of aldermen included:

• approval of a CAP Loan program application for construction of the addition and renovations to the fire station.

• payment of $106 to Lenier Foster for tinting of windows at Sims School.

• acceptance of Chauncey Marion’s resignation from the water department. Marion expressed a desire to go back to school, according to Bill Stone.

• promotion of Tracy Holmes to customer service liaison at HSUD. Holmes said, “It is another job to learn, but I am looking forward to helping people out.”

• approval to advertise for a customer service representative to fill the position vacated by Holmes.

• approval to advertise for an apprentice lineman to fill the position vacated when Torris Brown transferred to the city clerk’s office.

• authorized Kyle Roberts to attend TVPPA Lineman Apprenticeship Lab II Fundamentals.

• authorized officer Grant Glover to attend the N.R.A. Handgun/Shotgun Instructor Course.

• approved hiring Noland Moss and William Carter to the position of certified police officer.

• accepted the resignation of officer Charles Smith.

• Approved transfer of Jorden Inman to full-time status at the fire department. Michael Holmes was approved as fulltime certified firefighter. Christopher McMillen was hired as full-time non-certified firefighter. Jeremiah Jones was hired as part-time certified firefighter. Shamori Marsh and Johnathan Woods were hired as part-time, noncertified firefighters.

Holly Springs South Reporter

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