ACE Power requests surcharge elimination

By NEMS Daily Journal

CORINTH – Representatives from Alcorn County Electric Association asked the Board of Supervisors on Monday to reconsider imposing a tipping fee for wood products their contractor disposes of at the county transfer station.
The county board voted last month to assess a fuel surcharge to offset higher fuel costs for waste haulers who dump at the county transfer station.
Until now ACE Power and the county have performed services for each other without charge. However, the power association’s contractor – Asplundh – has begun using a different type of truck to gather the wood material it hauls to the transfer station, bringing it in as larger logs rather than the chipped material it was in the past.
The change now costs the county, said board President Lowell Hinton, and with the county’s tight budget they need to recoup the cost.