Gallatin City Administrator Tony Stonecypher this week told the Gallatin Board of Aldermen the city will need $650,000 from reserves or a lease purchase to fund the remaining amount of the lowest bid for a new water plant.
That’s $250,000 greater than what was announced late last month. It came after a further review with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The increase includes a five percent contingency and other costs not previously included. The city administrator has been working with the Department of Agriculture regarding a grant and loan.
On another topic, Stonecypher said a local organization requested information to operate a beer garden on private property during community events. A related ordinance is to be drafted for presentation at the next Board of Aldermen meeting.