Sluder property, landfill transfer station update provided to Building & Grounds

Published 3:53 pm Thursday, April 7, 2022

The building at the Sluder property is going up for auction, as Carter County officials work toward a new structure on the land.
County Planning Director Chris Schuettler told the Building & Grounds committee on Tuesday the building located on the Sluder property was being placed on Wednesday.
“We are putting it (old building) on a short bid for two weeks,” Schuettler said. “I have been checking on a 30 foot x 70 foot building with 30 foot x 30 foot being an open concept with an asphalt floor in that part for the highway department.
“Two weeks ago, the cost was $96,000 and I added a unisex restroom and insulated roll-up doors and the turnkey cost for the building went to $136,000. Electricity is on site and I ran a line up to the old building so that would be ready to go in for plumbing the bathroom.”
Commissioner Isaiah Grindstaff asked Schuettler to check on the price of a block building to compare costs.
The committee also heard from Commissioner Gary Bailey from the landfill committee on future use of the landfill.
“In talking with Kim Raia with CTAS today, the demolition is filling up faster than we expected,” Bailey said. “We are running out of time and what the state told me we will have to carry the trash out. The question is whether we can get land or do we need to transfer out and keep the landfill only open for county in emergency situations.”
Either way, Bailey said the transfer station will need to be rehabilitated and the cost will be $2.5 million to $3 million.
Other agenda items included the following:
  • Schuettler told the committee that the leaking roof on the new planning building was supposed to have been replaced next week but now has been moved to the end of May with the roof still leaking. He also advised he repaired the steps himself to keep someone from falling.
  • Schuettler informed the committee that Mayor Patty Woodby had asked him to go ahead to take care of the dog park at Gap Creek Park because the grant received needs to be used.
  • Chairman Daniel McInturff advised the committee that building one at the Workforce Development Complex is completely vacated now and abatement demo will begin in the next couple of weeks. The building will be used as the new CTE site for Carter County Schools.
  • McInturff also told the committee that the radio system has been turned over to Carter County Chief Deputy James Parrish to make recommendations to the commission on the $3.7 million project.
  • Also, the chairman said that Shaw and Shanks architect firm is working on a RFP for an estimate on repairing the gutters on the courthouse with addition of windows.
The next Building and Grounds meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3.

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