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Algood Approves Bid For Inflatable Trenching Walls

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
Algood Approves Bid For Inflatable Trenching Walls

Algood City Council approved awarding a bid to CGS Inc. for two sets of trenching walls.

City Manager Keith Morrison said that the $17,418 purchase allows the city to get its own walls instead of having to rent them. He said it’s a new version of the tool that is inflatable.

“And when they get in the ditch and they set it up and they inflate it,” Morrison said. “It presses out into the walls and holds it back and gives them an 8-foot by 5-foot box to work in where that wall won’t collapse in them. So this is just something we’ve needed for a while and it was an opportunity to get it with ARP funds and help address some of these sewer problems.”

Morrison said that the inflatable walls are easier to set up and store. He said that the main goal is to keep employees safe while they do utility work of this nature.

“We have to rent trenching walls to shore up so that they don’t collapse like the accident that happened in Spencer where the young man got trapped in the ditch and collapsed around him and killed him,” Morrison said. “It was a year or two ago that happened. It was a utility he ran and jumped in the hole to fix a pipe and it collapsed around him.”

Morrison said that the company has guaranteed them a two to three-week delivery from the order date.

City Council approved on second and final reading 2 ordinances related to general condition requirements for all residential structures. These include having functioning windows with no broken glass, siding that is not cracked or broken, a roof with no missing or broken shingles, and a front porch or stoop that meets codes, among others.

It also approved on second and final reading the ordinances regarding BZA and Planning Commission membership. The BZA will now have to be limited to two terms of 6 consecutive years, and the Planning Commission will also be limited to two terms, of 8 years consecutive years.

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