Welcome to Spring City — The Town of Spring City is rich in natural resources, scenic wonders, and southern hospitality. Located in Rhea County, in Eastern Tennessee, Spring City is home to Watts Bar Lake with over 780 miles of shoreline. As part of the Cumberland Plateau, Spring City also enjoys rolling hills for your hiking pleasure. Come see what we have to offer.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Cleaning Services for Spring City Municipal Building
The Town of Spring City, Tennessee is requesting proposals for cleaning services for the Spring City Municipal Building. Desired services are listed below. Bids should be mailed or delivered to City Hall by April 10, 2018 4:30 pm. The City reserves the right to accept and/or reject any and/or all bids. Call 423-365-6441 for questions.
Mailing address: PO Box 369 Spring City TN 37381 Physical address: 229 Front Street Spring City TN 37381
The areas to be cleaned routinely once per month include: dust office furniture, vacuum, clean windows in 4 offices, sweep/mop tiled areas, wipe counter tops, remove trash, clean glass entrance doors (4), clean fixtures in bathrooms, refill amenities in bathrooms. Other services requested: Clean baseboards semi-annually and clean windows in front and side of building three times per year. Preferred company/individual to supply their own equipment/cleaning supplies.
8 offices 2 employee bathrooms 1 common area 1 conference room
1 meeting hall 2 public bathrooms 1 kitchen
The Town of Spring City is currently going through the process to apply for a Local Parks and Recreation Fund Grant (LPRF). We recently sent out an online survey to get community feedback to help guide local decision making about its recreation facilities and to help guide future recreation projects and planning. The survey included 12 questions. We want to thank everyone that took the time to complete the survey. We have tallied the responses and below is a link to the survey results.
Featured Volunteer Organization of the Month – Rhea County Rescue Squad
The Rhea County Rescue Squad is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that provides various services to the community. Those services include: Vehicle Extrication, Search and Rescue, Rope Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, Trench/Structural Collapse, Confined Space/Cave Rescue, and Farm Rescue.
Rhea County Rescue Squad History – On March 15, 1964, two young men experienced a capsized canoe in flood waters on Piney Creek in the Shut-In Gap area. One was able to make it to safety, but the other was overcome by the rushing water and drowned. The following day volunteers from the community gathered to search as rescue waters receded, and they were joined by Rescue Squads from Roane, McMinn, and Monroe Counties. While the incident was a horrific tragedy for the families involved and the community in general, the chain of events set in motion that day would lead to a formation of this area’s own volunteer service. Captain Robert “Bob” Showman of the Roane County Rescue Squad would work with local volunteers in the following weeks and months to establish the local organization. Not only would this be an advancement for the Spring City community, but also a further expansion of the Tennessee Association.
The Rhea County Rescue Squad Inc. received its charter from the State of Tennessee in August of 1964. The first Captain was John Crosby of Spring City. In the early years, the squad was the primary responders for water rescue and recovery, as well as ground search and rescue operations. In 1965, the Rhea County Crewettes Organization was formed. As part of the Women’s Auxiliary to the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads (WATERS), this group was made up of the wives, mothers, sisters, etc. of the squad members. They provide rehabilitation services such as food and drinks to the squad and the public during missions.
In the 1970’s, the Rescue Squad expanded to provide Vehicle Extrication Services. In the early 1980’s, the Squad expanded and opened a station in Dayton to service the south half of the county. Also, in 1984, squad member Glen Glaze was appointed as Chief of the newly formed Rhea County Volunteer Fire Department and the Squad was formidable in starting that operation. The County’s only High Angle Rope Rescue Team was started by the Rescue Squad in the 1990’s and following Hurricane Ivan in 2004, created the county’s only Swift Water rescue Team.
Our mission is to continue to be a leading emergency service provider in Rhea County, TN by meeting the needs of the community for emergency services in rescue operations and fire suppression. We do this by utilizing and improving the dedication and training of our members, encourage the professional and personal development of our members, and work as a team to take full advantage of our knowledge, skills, and creativity. We communicate openly and honestly with our members and community and surrounding Emergency Services all while keeping a high standard of moral character.
If you are interested in learning more about the Rhea County Rescue Squad, or interested in serving your community and becoming a member, please feel free to contact us on our Facebook page at Rhea County Rescue 500, or contact Captain Travis McGhee at 423-762-2635
Rhea County Rescue Squad 500 Facebook page