Police chief addresses city board about parking situation during fair

By | August 20, 2018 6:20 am

Sparta Police Chief Jeff Guth

Police Chief Jeff Guth addressed Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen last week about the parking situation for the annual agricultural fair that will run Aug. 31-Sept. 8.

Guth informed the board that the police department has been working closely with the White County Fair Board on how to execute traffic control. He stated all the fair traffic would enter where the Tennessee Highway Patrol building was formerly located. Visitors will park in the ball field, and any overflowing traffic will then be directed to park behind the Women’s Building.

“I think we have a good traffic plan this year,” said Guth. “If we can just get people to understand the way the plan is going to work.”

He also stated there would be lighting provided behind the Women’s Building and at the intersection of North Spring Street and Golden Mountain Road. He explained there is a road between the old tobacco warehouse and the parking area behind the Women’s Building. There will be someone at that road to direct traffic as they leave.

Other items on the agenda included:

-Authorization for solicitation of bids for resurfacing Roosevelt Drive from west of Allen Drive to Highway 111 (public works department)

-Approval of three police vehicles as surplus for purpose of sale on GovDeals

-Approval of algae sweep automation system for public works department

-Approval for overtime payment on West Bockman Way multimodal project for Gresham, Smith and Partners for CEI services

-Approval of solicitations of applications for police officers for Sparta Police Department

-Approval of volunteer firefighter applicant

-Approval for Team Zak 10K run parade permit

-Approval for homecoming parade permit

-Approval for temporary beer permit for Calfkiller Brewing Co.

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