|Published: 9:58 AM, 05/30/2013
||Last updated: 10:36 AM, 05/30/2013
Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT—Discussion on how to best
resolve the issue of a broken crusher at the Cocke County Highway Department continued Tuesday
during a meeting of the Highway Commission.
Tammy Holdway reported to members that Road Supt. Kenneth Ford is looking to see if used equipment
can be purchased.
“It has been there since 1953,” she said. “The
estimate is it would cost $140,000 to repair it. They were able to remove some the parts without
even removing bolts. They are looking at getting a used one. We have some new jaws for the crusher.
But, we only have $45,000 left to spend on the crusher (in the current budget). That money was
supposed to be for drilling and blasting.”
Shelton said the only was the department could get funds to fix it would be to ask the Cocke County
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