Replacing the roof of the Morristown City Center and the roofs of Morristown Fire Department stations on Buffalo Trail, South Davy Crockett Parkway and the Highway 160 bypass will cost about $573,000.
Morristown City Council members on Tuesday voted unanimously to award the bid to Morristown Roofing.
Quality RRC of Mt. Juliet submitted a lower bid, but a company official indicated Quality planned to use two subcontractors that are not listed with the Tennessee Department of Commerce, according to Patrick Core, an architect with Design Innovations, city government’s contract consulting firm.
In another big-ticket expenditure, the Morristown Police Department will be getting 11 new vehicles – a mix of patrol cars and SUVs – for slightly more than $400,000. Morristown City Administrator Tony Cox told councilmembers the police department has lost three vehicles in crashes this year.
Officers were not at fault in the crashes, according to a city official.
City government will participated in a Tennessee Department of Transportation pilot program to modernize traffic signals. The grant will pay for signalization at one intersection, according to the city administrator. In an effort to assess the need across the state, however, TDOT is asking municipalities to list all traffic signals that need replacement. Five will appear on Morristown’s wish list.
In other business Tuesday, Mark Brewer, a Morristown firefighter, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. John Heatherly was promoted to driver.