The Pulaski County Highway Department may soon have slightly less work to do when it comes to snowing, as the commissioners this week instructed Recycling Center Ed Clark to look into the purchase of a skid-steer plow to be used to plow his own lot. Highway Superintendent Mark Fox approached the commissioners and explained that Clark has been contacting him after snowfall and asks to have his lot plowed as soon as possible, which has become a bit of a burden on his plow crew.
Fox said the plow attachment would help both departments; the highway department would no longer have to go out of their way to plow Clark’s lot early, and Clark would no longer have to wait for the highway department to clear the snow.
Commissioner Larry Brady told Clark to look into the possibility.
Fox also told the commissioners that the plow that had been totaled during the extreme winter weather event earlier this month was valued at $10,000, according to insurance adjusters. He said the county could choose to have it totaled out, or buy it back for $1000. He said he’d like to buy it back, because the county has done a number of repairs to it, and with the cost of parts, it’s more valuable to the department than the offer.