While in session the council voted to purchase a fire engine for the RBS Fire Department and an unmarked police car for RBS Police Chief Terry Tuck.
The RBS fire department disclosed they had a total of $7,000 available to pay toward the purchase of a new fire truck. The council agreed to finance the balance through a bank. The city has been considering the purchase of a truck priced at $47,500. The council passed a motion to purchase the truck providing it meets all specifications.
The council was also in agreement to purchasing a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police car for $20,940 from Ted Russell Ford of Knoxville. Twenty-two thousand dollars was already in the budget to purchase the vehicle. The council also voted to pay off two Rural Development loans in the amount of $43,184. 10. These loans had been rolled over since the 1970’s.
In other business, the RBS City Council voted to start the process of annexation of areas showing urban growth. These areas included Terry Drive, Island Loop, Spring Hill Road, Whitaker Circle, portions of North Springs Road, Wilder Lane, Whitley Hollow, Old Lake Road, Henry Circle and parts of Carthage Road and Spivey Road. Annexation would add these areas to the city of Red Boiling Springs. The Nestle’ plant would not be included in the annexation plan.
Bids were opened on repairing the Nimm Road water tank, however none were accepted with too much variance in the bids. The council felt the specs were not clear, and the bids too sporadic.
The council tabled hiring a certified sewer operator until the next regular meeting.
Ordinance #05-7, amending “Refuge and Trash Disposal” section 3, applying to requirements to the accumulation of refuge to collections outside the city limits passed on first reading.
The matter of a separate bank account for the fire department was tabled until the next regular meeting.
The council will meet again in regular session on Tuesday, November 10 at 7 p.m.