Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Algood To Consider New Options For Farmer’s Market

An area school may get the green light to construct the Algood farmer’s market.

City administrator Keith Morrison said council members will review a new option for the project this week.

“We originally had a local construction company come through and say they would build the farmer’s market at cost. We’ve received a cost estimate for around $60,000,” Morrison said. “We’re reviewing that versus an option of trying to buy the materials and get a vocational school to put that up as part of a project.”

Officials have already contacted a two-year vocational school in Livingston about possibly conducting the project. City Council meets Tuesday evening consider moving forward with one of the options for the project.

Morrison said the city has already completed some preliminary work for the farmer’s market, including the installation of underground electric.

“We have a pre-bid price for a concrete slab, so we’ve already got that slated,” Morrison said. “We’re going to try to install some of the underground utilities for the water and sewer ourselves. Hopefully we can get that farmer’s market up and going because a lot of folks are interested and want to see it up as soon as possible.”

Algood City Council delayed the project last year after bids nearly doubled the $75,000 budget. Officials agreed to move forward with the project earlier this year after a local contractor made an offer to the city.