Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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December 27, 2013

BSF visitor's center nearing completion

CROSSVILLE — Construction on the Crossville-Cumberland County Visitor's Center: The Gateway to the Big South Fork is approximately 80 percent completed.

Sonya Rimmer, 8th District commissioner and building and grounds committee chairman gave a report to the county commission during its December meeting.

"They are supposed to be finishing up on the siding tomorrow, and this week," Rimmer said.

According to numbers supplied by Cumberland County Finance Director Nathan Brock, Freitag Construction has been paid a total of $271,000 of the $605,800 bid on the project, leaving a balance of $334,800.

Construction engineering and inspection services (CEI), performed by Lyman Davidson Dooley, Inc. have been paid $8,523.75 of a total contract of $15,700, leaving a balance of $7,176.

State grant reimbursements have totaled $69,196 with a receivable of $182,375, according to Brock.

Rimmer said the city of Crossville's share is $27,952 for construction and CEI costs.

Brock said the city has been billed for its portion of the project.

Officials do not expect a certification of occupancy on the facility until sometime in January 2014.

The Cumberland County Commission unanimously approved a resolution during its November monthly meeting to transfer the operation and management of the Crossville-Cumberland County Visitor's Center Gateway to the Big South Fork to the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce once the facility is completed.

The visitor’s center is a joint effort of Cumberland County and the city of Crossville. The majority of the funding is coming from a grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The city is providing $120,000 in grant matching funds and partnering with the county on providing half of the operating costs.

The Crossville-Cumberland County Visitors Center: The Gateway to the Big South Fork is just off Interstate 40 and Genesis Rd. on Cook Rd.

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