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Wrecker rotation, fire station bids approved

The Southaven Board of Aldermen approved the 2021 wrecker rotation and awarded a bid for the construction of the new Fire Station #5 during its meeting Tuesday evening.  

The City of Southaven eight years ago enacted a policy directing the Police Department to use approved wrecker services in a rotation when police need a vehicle towed. The policy ensures an equal usage by the services the city uses. The policy also protects the city from liability.

The one year rotation for wreckers during the 2021 year will involve the following services: Roberts Towing LLC, Choice Towing LLC, Auto Rescue LLC, Glen’s Garage Towing (aka Bad Boyz Towing), Griffith Towing, and K&E Towing and Transport LLC. 

Southaven Police Capt. Robert Riggs, in a letter of recommendation to the Board of Aldermen, said all the services on the rotation are in full compliance, were already in the city’s rotation, and all vehicles had previously passed inspection.  

Construction should soon start on the new Southaven Fire Station #5, to be located along Star Landing Road to serve the growing population on the southern end of the city.  

Tuesday night, aldermen accepted and awarded the bid of Legacy Construction Services of Rossville, Tennessee to build the fire station at a bid cost of $3,871,938.00. Nine bids were received and the Legacy bid was the lowest bid. All but one of the bids came under the $4.5 million budgeted for the project.  

“This is several hundred thousand dollars less than what we expected,” Mayor Darren Musselwhite said. 

Board members also approved planning agenda items that included conditional use permits for an indoor shooting range at 8531 Hamilton Road, and for a motor vehicle repair shop called Uncle Sam’s Tire and Auto at 8836 Highway 51 North.  

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