Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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January 8, 2014

Panel OKs conveyor system bid for solid waste recycling department

CROSSVILLE — The county's financial management committee approved a low bid for a conveyor system for the Cumberland County Solid Waste Department, pending approval of the budget committee.

The bid, which consists of several parts, came in at a total of approximately $91,000 and was submitted by Municipal Equipment, Inc. of Knoxville.

The bid was approved pending the budget committee's approval because the bid is roughly $1,700 over budget; however, Mike Harvel, 7th District commissioner and solid waste department employee said the department could do a line item budget amendment and transfer the funds from another line.

The belt system is for the new solid waste department's single stream recycling line.

The parts include a pit conveyor at $7,052; incline conveyor at $18,150; pick conveyor at $28,730; electrical package at $10,537; magnetic sorting at $17,924; and installation at $8,500.

Cumberland County Finance Director Nathan Brock explained the magnetic sorter was not required and was subject to grant approval.

Other companies that bid on the conveyor system were HWI Equipment of St. Louis, American Conveyor Group of Burns, TN, and ROW Custom Design of Knoxville, TN.

The Cumberland County Budget Committee will discuss the amendment during its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 4:30 p.m. in the small meeting room of the Cumberland County Courthouse. The public is welcome to attend.

In other areas, the committee also approved allowing Cumberland County Sheriff's Department investigators John Haynes and Chad Norris to attend the 30th National Symposium on Child Abuse March 24-26 in Huntsville, AL.

Both have received a scholarship to attend the program, but the sheriff's department will need $500 for meals and travel costs for the two to attend. The sheriff's department will pay for those expenses.

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