The Trion Town Council got out its checkbook on Dec. 20.
The biggest payment will go to utility contractor T.J. Lyle and Co. The Taylorsville-based company will be paid $342,000 to begin the first phase of work at the town’s empty industrial park on U.S. Hwy. 27.
The work, which should start in late January, will include grading and the installation of two sediment control ponds. A grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will pay for $200,000 of the costs, with the town paying the remainder.
Other spending approved by council included:
* $106,147 for repairs to the acid tank at the town’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Mount Vernon Mills will pay the town back the full cost of the repairs over a nine-month period next year.
* $36,412 for the purchase of a McLaughlin Vacuum Excavation System for the gas department.
* $21,850 to build two new bays at its maintenance garage.
* $9,750 for a brine sprayer and trailer.
All the spending items were approved unanimously.