Crews have poured the concrete pad for the future farmer’s market in Algood.
City Administrator Keith Morrison said the next step involves squaring away details for TCAT Livingston students to construct the facility.
“We’ve got block on site for our crews to do the bathroom and the maintenance storage closet that is going to be on the back side,” Morrison said. “After that, we’re ready to go up with the building. We’ll start working on the parking lot and things of that nature.”
TCAT’s vocational tech school received approval to build the market during the September city council meeting. The city originally agreed to let a local contractor build the facility for cost of materials only. Morrison said the agreement eventually fell through.
“His original cost estimate was $50,000. When I asked him for a follow-up, his cost estimate was $60,000,” Morrison said. “He made it clear that the $60,000 included the material plus labor with no profit margin.”
Morrison said he’s hoping that vendors can begin using the farmer’s market by next Spring.