Pulaski County Recycling Center to Request Funds From Council

Pulaski County Commissioners Tracey Shorter, Kenneth Boswell, Michael Tiede

Ed Clark of the Pulaski County Recycling Center has announced his intent to approach the county council to request funding for repairs on the transfer station. According to Clark, a number of emergency repairs were recently performed at the transfer station, including repairs on cylinders that had been leaking oil since October.

Commissioner Ken Boswell told Clark that because they had known the equipment was in need of repair since October, regular maintenance should have been performed and the equipment should have been repaired prior to becoming an emergency situation.

“If we’re going to be in the recycling and transfer business, we have to be able to maintain equipment. To let our equipment continually fall to disarray is not spending money wisely. Nobody is going to farm that way, nobody’s going to run their business that way, and we have to work together and know what those costs are and what those expenses are going to be before that time comes,” said Boswell.

Clark says that a large blade in the transfer station was repaired as well, but the repairs are likely to be only a temporary solution. The blade needs replaced, and Clark says they have received an estimate of almost $5000 for a new blade.

Clark told the commissioners that he will approach the county council to request funding to help cover the total bill of the repairs, which came to $10,245. Clark says that because he didn’t receive his annual $16,000 for repairs, he is in a very tight spot and needs assistance to keep the station up and running.