The Pulaski County Recycling and Transfer Station is looking to replace some of its equipment in the near future.
Manager Brad Bonnell told the County Commissioners Monday that it’s time to start thinking about a new scale. “I had the scales inspected, and the large drive-over scales passed, but not with flying colors,” he said. “It’s okay for the time-being, but I was informed that we need to think about replacing within the next few years. I’ve got a rough idea of what it’s going to be. I was told $40,000 and that’s not installation. That’s for the scales only. I’m thinking that I need to work that in on the budget this year, a little bit at a time, maybe, if I can do that.”
Pulaski County Auditor Shelia Garling said she would look into what options are available for spreading the payment out over a few years. Commissioner Larry Brady liked the idea. “Let’s see what kind of things the state will allow us to do, with the end goal of the ability to save money up over the next few years for the scale purchase,” said Brady.
Meanwhile, Bonnell said the smaller platform scales did not pass at all for weight over 2,000 pounds. Passing at that level is necessary for full state approval, even though the scales are rarely used for anything over 100 pounds. However, new platform scales have already been purchased.