The City of Crossville will spend nearly $500,000 to repaint the Homestead water tank.
City Council approved the $466,700 low bid on Tuesday to Alabama-based Pro Tanks.
City Manager Greg Wood said the bid will include an additional price for repairing the city-owned Crossville Depot caboose.
“The add alternate to include the caboose will be another $27,064,” Wood said. “We are not recommending the add alternate number two for an additional $5,000 to paint the Bulldogs. I checked with the superintendent of schools and she knew nothing about them offering to pay for it. They (school system) thought we were going to pay for it.”
The second add alternate included plans to paint the Homestead Elementary bulldog logo on the water tank in lieu of The Golf Capital of Tennessee logo.
Wood said the city agreed to paint the caboose since Downtown Crossville Inc paid for at least three paint jobs since 2011.
“That caboose started off red and it’s now pink,” Wood said. “Supposedly, the paint they are going to use is going to give us 20-years of life at least. It will be the last time probably anybody on this council will have to worry about painting it.”
A total of six companies submitted bids for the project. The highest bid totaled more than $893,500.