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Sparta Saves Nearly $700K On Water Department Generator

The city of Sparta saved north of $500,000 on a generator for the Sparta Water Department Thursday night. Sparta Mayor Jerry Lowery said the city bought the semi-truck-sized generator for some $73,000 from the city of Brentwood. City Administrator Tonya Tindle said a generator of that size typically costs some $750,000. Lowery said the city originally bid some $130,000 but ... Read More »

Sparta Aldermen Approve $20,325 Change Order For Sewage Work

Sparta Aldermen voted to approve a $20,325 change order to continue work on their sewage pipes, bringing the total cost of the project to just under $90,000. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said during the early stages of the project they believed the pipes to be eight inches in diameter. He said the pipes needed are actually 10 and 12 ... Read More »

Sparta Purchasing Replacement Muffin Monster For Sewage Pump Station

The Sparta Board of Aldermen approved the emergency purchase of new machinery for the sewer department Thursday night. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said the machinery is called a Muffin Monster, a specialized grinder placed before sewage pump stations to break down debris. Quick said the equipment at the South Carter Street pump station broke down two weeks ago and ... Read More »

Sparta’s North Spring Water Leak Thursday Stopped With Quick Response

The cleanup continues after a broken water line in Sparta Thursday along North Spring Street. Sparta Water Superintendent Greg O’Neal and Public Works Director Dillard Quick responded quickly to get the water line fixed. O’Neal said he appreciated all the hard work from his, as they were the ones in the ditch. “We’ve had breaks in systems all throughout the ... Read More »

Sparta Approves Process To Begin City Hall Roof, HVAC Replacement

City of Sparta officials launching the process to replace the City Hall roof and HVAC system. The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Thursday night to accept bids for the two projects. Mayor Jerry Lowery said he received pictures earlier this week during a heavy rain event, showing it raining harder insider the building than outside. Lowery said because the HVAC ... Read More »

Sparta’s Fall Paving Pushed Back Until The Spring

Sparta facing a slight delay in paving efforts with its fall projects now pushed back until the spring. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said the city’s approved paver rescheduled after a separate state road project took priority. “They had more work this fall than anticipated,” Quick said. “That doesn’t mean we are not going to do our paving this year. ... Read More »

Sparta Public Works Trying To Keep Workers Safe During Heat Advisory

Employees of local public works departments are feeling the heat as temperatures remain in the 90’s throughout the week. Sparta Public Works Director Dillard Quick said he has 38 employees that work outdoors about 90 percent of the time. “It’s bad when you are in a ditch,” Quick said. “It’s even worse when your pouring concrete and in a ditch. ... Read More »

Sparta Public Works Director Explains Odor Near Sewer Plant

Several Sparta residents voicing concern about strong odors coming from the city’s sewer plant. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said he wanted Sparta officials to know that nothing is wrong with the plant. The smell comes from nearby chicken litter. “They’re putting it on people’s pastures or fields or whatever, but when it rains and they get in there and ... Read More »

Truck Maintenance Delays Trash Pickup In Sparta

Sparta trash pickup services should resume by next week after maintenance on garbage trucks caused a short delay. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said the main truck’s pickup arm is out of commission and the backup has a bad alternator. “Trying to find an alternator for that truck is very difficult,” Quick said. “We’ve been dealing that with Worldwide out ... Read More »

Sparta Making Gains On Long-Term Paving Project

Sparta has made headway on its long-term paving plan, so much so that the city has shaved a year off its goal to repave every city street. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said the paving plan could be finished as soon as 2026. “With what we’ve got done if the prices continue to come in like it does and I ... Read More »