By Leah Williams
The Nashville City Council agreed on Thursday evening to pay the low bid that will paint the city’s three water towers.
Councilman Doug Hargan explained to the council at its regular meeting that there were two bids that had been submitted for the city project, and one of the bids were “nearly double” over the other.
The approved projects were all submitted by EVCO National Inc. of Wood River, IL, and it totaled $282,500. The first water tower on Elm Street totaled $78,200, and work on the tower is expected to begin within a month.
The second tower — located in the Enterprise Zone — is slated for later this year. The price tag for that painting came to $97,800. The third tower near Holzahauer Drive cost $106,500, and it will likely be completed by next year.
The council had earlier approved designs that were submitted by Nashville Community High School students. Utility Supervisor Blaine Middleton said the last time the towers were painted was approximately 20 years ago.
The city council approved a $3,000 donation for the Fourth of July fireworks, which will be set off at dusk on Independence Day at Nashville Memorial Park.
The donation matches the contribution that the city made last year, and the funds will be coming out of the revenue from the hotel and motel tax.
“It always brings out a pretty good crowd,” Mayor Erik Rolf said.
Street Supervisor Rich Schuette provided the numbers for the March recycling report. There were 219 citizens who used the service, and it collected approximately 13,830 pounds, or 6.91 tons.
Police Chief Brian Fletcher reminded citizens to renew their registration stickers for golf carts. Anyone interested in receiving the permits for the current year should contact the police department.
The council approved the establishment of a fund to help insure the city’s dams that could no longer be insured through insurance companies.
The council also approved advertisement in the NCHS yearbook. It was for a half page ad at $160.
The next city council meeting will be held on Thursday, April 18.