Moreland: City buys ice machineBy W. WINSTON SKINNER
After months of discussion, the Moreland Town Council has voted to buy an ice machine.
The council approved purchase of a Scotsman model for $2,000 at their monthly meeting in the Town Hall at the Moreland Mill. Councilman Dick Ford, who owns the Huddle House Restaurant at Interstate 85, recommended the purchase.
Ford tried to get the council to install the First Baptist machine earlier this year but could not get any of his colleagues to second his motion. The First Baptist machine has since been given to a local non-profit.
At the May meeting, Ford said the Scotsman model holds 80 pounds of ice and will make up to 200 pounds in a day. Cost of the machine is $2,004.
Councilman Jeff Burgess asked about repair costs. “When it breaks down, it costs something to fix it,” he said.
Ford said he has had one at his restaurant for 14 years and recently replaced the condenser — the first big repair.
“They don’t break down a whole lot. There’s not too much too them. They just make ice,” Ford said.
Burgess made the motion to buy the ice machine, which was seconded by Carmen Brown and passed unanimously.
“I hate we have to go and spend money when one was donated to us,” Mayor Josh Evans said.