Council approves contract to repair Golf Course Clubhouse roof

Published 8:52 am Monday, March 18, 2019

One of the steps in updating the Elizabethton Golf Course Clubhouse received approval from the City Council on Thursday evening at its monthly meeting.

The council approved a contract with Melvin Simmons Roofing, LLC to replace the clubhouse roof. The contract is for $7,700. Melvin Simmons was one of four contractors to put in a bid.

The contract approval comes after a representative with Hampton Golf Management, the firm who took over the managing of the EGC, addressed the council about some of the renovation that needed to be done at the clubhouse during the February council meeting.

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Along with the roof replacement, the council passed purchase orders with a total value of $16,971.36 to do painting, floor replacement, and replace a fuse box at the golf course clubhouse. The quotes were approved for the following companies: Shankle Painting Service ($4,450), Volunteer Floor Covering ($10,691.36), and Kinetic Electric Company ($1,830).

Also during Thursday’s meeting, the council passed a resolution to approve a $65,500 contract with Eskola Roofing and Waterproofing LLC to do a partial roof replacement at the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library.

The resolution notes that the patching of the library roof has been needed for two years now in order to eliminate leaking.

In other news, councilmembers passed the second reading of an ordinance change that will allow Boyd Sports, LLC to obtain an on-premise beer license at Joe O’Brien Field.

The license will allow beer to be served at the upcoming Elizabethton Twins baseball games.

Boyd Sports was recently chosen by the Minnesota Twins organization to operate the Elizabethton Twins baseball team. The City of Elizabethton also approved a lease agreement with Boyd Sports to operate at Joe O’Brien Field.

Another notable vote was a second reading on a budget amendment to take $45,000 from the fund balance to help pay $90,000, with the other $45,000 coming from the county, towards the Snap-On expansion project. The Snap-On company is looking to expand onto the nearby Matheson Property, possibly bringing in more jobs to Elizabethton.

The agreed upon price of the property is $90,000 more than Snap-On’s original appraisal. The city and county governments are funding the $90,000 to push the expansion forward.