Sunday, July 21, 2019
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Local Contractor Offers To Build Algood Farmer’s Market

It looks like the Algood farmer’s market project will become a reality.

Algood officials turned down bids for the project last year, but a local contractor has now offered to build the facility for the cost of materials.

Bryan Henry said he recently moved to Algood and heard about the city’s struggle with getting the project started.

“When I heard you guys were wanting to put this thing in, I was like, ‘that’s awesome,'” Henry said. “One of the things we really liked about the cities we came from, which was Nashville and Chattanooga, is going to the farmer’s market. I think this would be a great addition to the community here and something to help Algood grow and be more collective as a group.”

City Administrator Keith Morrison said a few things will need to be done before Henry can start building.

“We’ve got to put the underground electric in because there is an electric line that runs across the property and can’t go over the barn,” Morrison said. “The second thing is the concrete pad. We’ve already got a per square foot price pre-bid on sidewalks. We can use that pre-bid and pour the pad and then buy whatever materials Bryan needs to erect the building.”

Algood City Council delayed the project last year after bids nearly doubled the $75,000 budget.

Morrison said he hopes to have the farmer’s market finished by mid-summer. The facility will be located across from city hall.