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Public notices for Thursday, May 23, 2024

Public Hearing & Meeting Notice

The City of Spencer Mayor & Board of

Aldermen will meet in

regular session on May 30, 2024 at Spencer City Hall. There will be a public

hearing at 5:30 PM, prior to the meeting for any questions or


regarding two items. First item second and final reading of budget amendment

#10, to increase

collection system. Then second and final

reading of WCUD

contract, ordinance 2024-1. A sign-up sheet will be available the night of the

meeting for anyone wishing to make a

public comment

regarding items on the

agenda. The meeting will be held at

Spencer City Hall

located at 12180 State

Route 111 Spencer, Tn 38585. The public is

invited to attend.




Notice is hereby

given that on

Monday, June 10, 2024 at 8:00am

following Item will be sold to the highest

bidder to satisfy

mechanic's lien held by Jeff's Body Shop

2010 Bendron


VIN #5UZ  


Said sale will take place at Jeff's Body Shop, 740 Fred Hill Rd.

Sparta TN and will be sold as is, and shall

reserve the right to reject any bid below amount of invoiced

mechanic's lien.



Sealed bids for the Van Buren County Health Department Renovations, Spencer, TN 38585. Bids shall be received as follows:

OWNER: Van Buren County

LOCATION: 121 Taft Drive

Spencer, TN 38585

TIME: 2:00 PM Central Time; Thursday, June 20, 2024

Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud and the Contract awarded as soon thereafter as practicable. Bidders must use the bid envelope cover sheet provided in the project manual and include their Full Name, Address, Tennessee Contractor’s License Number, along with any other required information.

Bidders must obtain Plans, Specifications and Contract Documents via email from Cope Architecture, 2607 Kingston Pike, Suite 5, Knoxville, TN 37919. Telephone 865-694-9000. Email All documents will be made available electronically at no charge.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 2:00 P.M. local time. The meeting will be held at the Health Department, 907 Old McMinnville Street, Spencer, TN 38585. Bidders (General Contractors) must have a representative present at the mandatory pre-bid meeting for their bids to be considered. Subcontractors are encouraged to attend but not required.

All Bidders must be licensed Contractors as required by the

“CONTRACTOR’S LICENSING ACT OF 1976,” and as passed by the 89th General

Assembly of the State of Tennessee. Furthermore, the Contractor should have the necessary

licensing classifications as listed in Rules of

Tennessee Board for

 Licensing General Contractors-Chapter 0680-1.

Each Bid must be

accompanied by a certified check or by a Bidder’s Bond executed by the Bidder and a surety company licensed to do business in the State of Tennessee, in the sum of five percent (5%) of the amount of the Bid.

The successful

Bidder will be required to execute an acceptable performance and payment bond in the amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract price prior to the

execution of the contract.

Van Buren County

reserves the right to waive any informality in or to reject any or all bids and to accept the bid deemed most favorable to the interest of the Client.

Questions regarding this bid request shall be directed, in writing, to Jim Hinton, Cope Architecture via email @ no later than June 14, 2024, at 4:30 p.m.

local time.  All technical

questions will be

addressed by written

addendum issued by Cope Architecture.



Farm Service Agency



OPENING DATE: May 21, 2024

CLOSING DATE: Applications must be received by: May 31, 2024

POSTION: Temporary Program Technician (PT) CO-1101

SALARY: Starting at $36,209/$39,576 PA

GRADE: CO-1101-4/5, Step 1

LOCATION: Sparta, Tennessee



Responsible for carrying out office activities and functions

pertaining to


Farm Programs as

assigned. Interprets and explains procedures, program regulations

and forms to producers and other Agency personnel. Uses a high degree of initiative

and judgment in planning and carrying out assigned tasks and resolving problems



All candidates must be U.S. citizens, high school graduates or equivalent, and be at least

18 years of age or 17 years of age for high school graduates. The following are

minimum requirements for the possible grade levels of this position:

CO-4: One year of general experience relating to office work or equal background in the

operation of a farm.

CO-5: One year of CO, GS, or other experience directly related to the functions of the

position to be filled.


In addition to the experience requirements, the following selective placement factors

(KSA’s) will be used in rating the applicants. You should include specific tasks

performed, the dates you performed them, and where you were working at the time.

Supplemental KSA statements may not be more than two (2) single-spaced pages per

KSA. Eligible candidates will be screened on the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  1. Knowledge of FSA agricultural farm programs, practices and customs
  2. Skill in using computers, including computer applications and software
  3. Ability to communicate orally with a variety of individuals from diverse


  1. Ability to

communicate in


Note: Candidates who do not submit the supplemental statements (KSA) will not be

considered. There are no special forms for

these statements. They may be submitted

on plain paper with your name and the

announcement number at the top.


All applicants will be considered on the basis of their education,

experience, supervisory

appraisal, training and awards, knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA’s).


This is temporary, full-time, non-federal appointment. The selected individual will not

be eligible for

benefits (other than health insurance) and will not be covered by a

federal retirement system.


A background security investigation will be required for all new temporary hires.

Appointment will be subject to the

applicant’s successful completion of a


security investigation and favorable

adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these

requirements will be grounds for



Interested candidates who meet the basic eligibility requirements may file for

consideration by sending the following MANDATORY

information to the

address below:

  • KSA statements (see above) responding to evaluation criteria
  • Resume

Resume and KSA

statements may be mailed through the U.S. Postal Service, or any

commercial or private carrier (i.e., FedEx, UPS, etc.). Please send the information to the

following address:

White/Van Buren/Putnam County Farm Service Agency

749 Millers Point Road

Sparta, TN 38583

Attn: Chad Huddleston

The resume and KSAs will be accepted by fax and should be sent to 855-539-6301

Applicants may also submit a resume and KSAs via email to the address listed below.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, contact Chad Huddleston at

931-738-7822 ext. 2, or .




The Federal

Government is an Equal Opportunity

Employer. Candidates will be considered without discrimination for

any non-merit reason such as race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual

orientation, and marital or family status or membership or

non-membership in any employee organization.