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Sparta Considering Changes At Golden Mountain & Hale

The city of Sparta is working on a solution to a dangerous traffic pattern at the intersection of Golden Mountain Road and Hale Street. Sparta Mayor Jerry Lowery said residents have planted trees that block the view of drivers coming around the curve to the intersection. He said one resident told him that turning onto the road is a game ... Read More »

Aldermen Approve Sealed Bid Process For Poles

Sparta Electric wants to replace at least seven wooden utility poles with steel poles in an attempt to improve reliability. Aldermen approved taking sealed bids for the project Thursday night, because of the costs involved. Utility Manager Belva Bess said the city wants to budget for gradual replacements of the older infrastructure. “Some of our main poles that do more ... Read More »

Sparta Removes Homes From Sprinkler Requirement

City Of Sparta amended its city ordinance to clarify sprinkler requirements for residential dwellings. Codes Officer Mike O’Neal said the actual rules required sprinklers in all residential dwellings, but city officials had waived that for single family dwellings. The revision codifies that clarification. “But anything above that, from a duplex to townhomes and apartments, would be sprinkled,” O’Neal said. “This ... Read More »

Sparta Updates HR Policy For New GPS Vehicle System

Sparta Board of Aldermen amended the city’s human resources policy Thursday night to include the new GPS system being rolled out in city vehicles. The system will help the city manage its vehicle fleet, more so than keeping tabs on where vehicles and employees are. Still, City Administrator Tonya Tindle said the city will not tolerate tampering with the new ... 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 Board Of Aldermen Approves Water System Upgrades

Sparta’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen approves upgrades for city-wide water systems, including sludge cleaner The board met Thursday to discuss proposals for a new city-wide water-delivery hydraulics system, treatment plant flocculator, and sludge cleaner for the flocculator. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said that the current hydraulics system for the city was not powerful enough to allow any expansion, ... Read More »

Sparta Plans To Pave Six Miles In The New Fiscal Year

The Sparta Board of Aldermen approved a paving bid Thursday night that sets the rate per ton for the fiscal year. City Administrator Brad Hennessee said prices came in double over last year, so he adjusted the paving plan. “We were anticipating something along these lines, and we gave ourselves a lot of cushion when we made the maps,” Hennessee ... Read More »

Sparta Moves Forward On Updating Historic District Guidelines

The Sparta Board of Aldermen unanimously voted Thursday to solicit proposals to update design guidelines for the historic district. A work session was held prior to the board’s consideration with members of the Historic Zoning Commission. Chair Kim Griffin called the move, “Necessary,” to preserve the downtown area. “We got a small town feel,” Griffin said. “Places like Nashville and ... Read More »

Sparta Experiencing 100 Week Lead Times To Receive Transformers

Lead times for electrical gear has Sparta waiting extended periods to receive purchases. The Sparta Board of Aldermen approved the purchase of seven pad mount transformers. Utility Manager Belva Bess said delivery will take 100 weeks. “I know a lot of construction people are having to halt construction over in Algood and stuff because they can’t get their transformers,” Bess ... Read More »

Sparta Amends Political Sign Code, Giving Property Owner Choice Of Size

The Sparta Board of Aldermen has approved a change to its municipal code removing a size limit for political campaign signs. The original ordinance says signage can not exceed four square feet in area. City Administrator Brad Hennessee said he recommended simplifying the code to give private property owners the choice on signage. “There are a lot of city’s that ... Read More »