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Huntingdon’s grant award will fix bridge 

PINNACLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD – Mayor Nina Smothers presents Huntingdon High School senior Colton King with the Pinnacle of Excellence award. He took fourth place in the 2022 TSSAA Cross Country State Championship Region AAA. Photo by Lori Nolen.
VICE MAYOR – John Sanders will continue serving as Huntingdon Vice Mayor. He was elected by acclamation at the Nov. 22 meeting. Photo by Shirley Nanney



The Huntingdon Town Council received some very good news just at council meeting time Nov. 22.

The town will be receiving a CDBG grant award for $228,543. 

The funds will be used for the Williams St. Bridge project, according to town recorder Kim Carter.

The rules were suspended in order for this to be added to the agenda.

A Huntingdon High School senior Colton King was awarded the Pinnacle of Excellence award by Mayor Nina Smothers. This is the highest honor that is awarded to an individual by the town.

He took fourth place in the 2022 TSSAA Cross Country State Championship Region AAA and has qualified for state competition his four years of high school.

The mayor expressed her congratulations to Colton for his outstanding accomplishment.

Council member John Sanders will continue serving as vice mayor. He was elected by acclamation.

A resolution passed that designated certain town property where the Carroll County Inclusion Park will be located.

It is to be located in an area of Kelly Sports Complex and Sesquicentennial  Park on Mustang Drive.

This playground inspires inclusive play and celebrates children of all abilities.

“We are grateful for this support from Mayor Smothers and the entire Town Council as we take a big step forward with this project,” said Lori Dillahunty, chairman of the project. “The town’s Letter of Resolution will be used in our sponsorship Packets that will go out to Carroll County businesses and will provide information on our design and the benefits of our favorite pieces of equipment.”

In addition it will also include details regarding the sponsorship levels on the Donor Wall that will play a very important part in the success of the playground.

In other business council members:

• Awarded a bid to Duane Tabinski Production Consulting Co. of Hermitage for $60,005 for Meyer Sound Equipment for the Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center. There was one other bid that was submitted from All Events LLC for $109,673.17.

• Awarded the bid for The Dixie PAC/Mudslingers Studio Tenn. Non profit Arts & Culture Recovery Fund Grant for kiln equipment to Mid-South Ceramic Supply for $13,672, who was the lone bidder.

• Approved a bill for the purchase of a 2018 Chevrolet Traverse for the Police Department from Peppers Ford for $24,000 from the Drug Fund.

• Selected J.R. Wauford & Company, Consulting Engineers, Inc. for professional engineering services for pretreatment consulting.

• Approved the Utility Department’s request for the purchase of meter reading equipment AMR from Core & Main for $11,608.46. Core & Main is the only distributor for Kamstrup Water Metering in the state.

• Approved a state form relating to the issuance of $795,000 Equipment Acquisition Capital Outlay Note, Series 2022 that has to be submitted to the Comptroller’s Office.

• Moved the Dec. 27 meeting to Dec. 12 at 5:15 p.m.

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