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Trimble board approves water tank inspection

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The 200,000-gallon elevated water tank in Trimble must be inspected this year in order for the town to comply with state requirements.
The Trimble Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to approve the inspection of their 200,000-gallon elevated water tank located in the downtown area.

The proposal for the inspection was presented to the board on Monday evening by Trimble City Administrator David Norsworthy. He stated the inspection of the tank is a state requirement that had to be performed every five years. Norsworthy recommended the board use Mid-South Tank Consultants in Jackson, Tenn. to perform the inspection. He said they had used this company in the past and he was satisfied with the inspections.

"If you don't get him, the only ones that are around are the ones who build the tanks and paint the tanks and the last one of those we had, (the tank) was five years old and they wanted $100,000 to come in and fix it," said Norsworthy.

Alderwoman Donna Switzer asked if the price included all 10 of the listed items in the proposal. Norsworthy said it did.

Of the list, the inspection includes a washout of the interior of the tank, an interior and exterior surface inspection, survey of structural corrosion, safety evaluation and documentation.

The Trimble Board of Mayor and Aldermen, led by Trimble Mayor James Davis, listen to alderwoman Carolyn Stark (facing away) speak. The board approved an inspection of the town's water tank and Davis informed them of a number of things currently taking place in the town.
Norsworthy said the inspection would have to be a maintenance budgeted item that would have to performed this year.

"You may want to get it done before June to get it in this year's budget," said Norsworthy.

The board voted unanimously to approve the inspection.

Trimble Mayor James Davis gave a brief report on the town:

Davis stated the Trimble Police Dept. received a $5,000 safety grant. Trimble Police Chief Don Curry stated the money would go toward a radar and video system to go inside the town's extra squad car. Also, the police department received two digital radios from the Dyer County E911 Board.

Davis also stated the town had completed another application for a Safe Route to School Grant that would be used for new sidewalks. Davis said they would choose the location for the sidewalks depending on the amount received and any grant guidelines.

He also announced West Kentucky Rural Telephone Cooperative Corporation Inc. (WK&T) was in the process of running fiber-optic cables to customers' houses in Trimble. In June of 2011, the board approved the company right-of-way use of Trimble property for the construction of a Fiber to the Home (FTTH) broadband fiber-optic network system.

* While going over the town's financial statement, Trimble Alderwoman Carolyn Stark requested a detailed copy of the budget. She stated it would be helpful to her to understand how the budget works if she had a detailed copy. Davis stated aldermen could schedule an appointment with Trimble City Recorder Joyce Scobey and she could go over the details with them. Norsworthy also suggested the town's accountant, with Alexander Thompson and Arnold, could also go over the budget with aldermen. Scobey presented a detailed copy of the budget for Stark to take with her.

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