In an effort to affordably transfer ahead with a plan to ascertain a drive-thru automobile tag renewal service in Maury County, the native authorities is contemplating the acquisition of retro-fitted delivery containers, amongst different choices, for the proposed web site downtown.

The proposal was launched for consideration by Maury County Fee Chairman Don Morrow and County Clerk Joey Allen throughout the fee’sJanuary constructing committee assembly.

The acquisition of two 40-foot containers would price the county roughly $90,000, whereas the development of a everlasting facility is estimated to price greater than $250,000 on the plot, or county-owned land on the intersection of East sixth Avenue and Woodland Avenue throughout from the Maury County Archives.

Using delivery containers as a base to construct houses and different constructions is a rising pattern. For Maury County’s native authorities, the 2 containers would have a footprint of 640 sq. ft and relaxation atop a concrete pad.

Legacy Brothers Construction general contractor Raul Varas, West Palm Beach, left and owner Roger Bennett, Lake Worth Beach, survey the construction site of Bennett's shipping container home in Lake Worth Beach, Fla., on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

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“It’s only a idea to save cash and suppose outdoors the field and be economical,” Morrow instructed his fellow commissioners throughout the board assembly.

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Because the workplaces could be cellular, the land wouldn’t have be to completely devoted as a drive-thru.

“You possibly can actually get artistic will lots much less cash,” Allen stated. “You might be artistic and make them look good and put something you need in them. After researching them and them, I believe this can be a good price financial savings for the county.”

An open lot located at the intersection of East 6th Street and Woodland Street across from the Maury County Archives is being considered for the development of a drive-thru office of the Office of the Maury County Clerk. The lot is seen here on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021.

Different choices being pursued

The committee made a movement to have Morrow transfer ahead to analyze leasing a possible constructing, whereas persevering with to analyze the acquisition of the containers.

“If we use these containers, we might transfer them,” Morrow stated. “If the county workplaces transfer, we might pull them out and use them.”

Through the assembly, Commissioner Sue Stephenson suggest that the native authorities contemplate leasing a property to supply the service.

Commissioner Craig Harris advisable that the fee contemplate buying a prefabricated cellular construction at present owned by his employer Heritage Financial institution & Belief.

“Will probably be lower than half, and it has a drive-thru, secure and workplace area — the works,” Harris stated. “That’s simply an alternate. It may be purchased low cost.”

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The construction was beforehand moved from a location alongside Nashville Freeway to Lawrenceburg, the place it’s going to now get replaced by a everlasting constructing.

The county can even proceed investigating the development of a everlasting facility on the web site, Morrow stated.

Commissioner Don Morrow speaks during a county building committee meetign inside the Tom Primm Commission Meeting Room in Columbia, Tenn., on Monday, May 3, 2021.

An effort to alleviate visitors congestion

The development of a drive-thru was launched earlier this yr by Morrow as an effort to increase county providers and convey aid to ongoing considerations about parking congestion.

In 2020, Maury County Clerk’s Workplace served greater than 153,000 clients, distributing  roughly 60,000 tag renewals, in response to knowledge shared by the workplace.

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A 2018 research discovered that of the 196 three-hour restrict parking areas situated inside one block of the Maury County Courthouse, almost two-thirds have been getting used as long-term parking, leading to an absence of parking availability for residents and guests.

In 2020, the county repaved a parking zone devoted for county workers situated behind the federal government’s downtown workplaces on the nook of East seventh Avenue and Woodland Avenue.

The newly expanded parking zone, situated instantly subsequent to the proposed drive-thru web site alongside Woodland Avenue, now gives some public parking and is on the market for public entry on weekends.

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