Grapple truck pursues illegal dumping

first_img Local News Grapple truck pursues illegal dumping Gardner says truck will greatly accelerate clean-ups 1 of 7 The Ector County Environmental Enforcement Department just got a boost with the delivery of a big $266,938 Peterbilt grapple truck that’ll enable the removal of a lot more of the heavier trash like couches and mattresses.Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner, whose western jurisdiction has been particularly plagued by rampant illegal dumping, says remediation crewmen Gilbert Maltos and John Navarro can now tackle the long-problematic sites where the bulky items have piled up.The Ector County Environmental Enforcement Department recently purchased a $266,938 Peterbilt grapple truck that will aid in the removal of larger and heavier discarded trash like couches and mattresses. The heavy duty truck is also capable of carrying roll-off bins, allowing the grappler to haul ten times as much as the previous trucks in service according to Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)Noting that the truck was bought from Rush Truck Center with money from the 1.25-cent sales tax OK’d by voters in November 2018, Gardner said, “We will also be able to move around the 10 Dumpsters that were paid for by fines because this truck can lift up to 7,800 pounds.“It will keep the men from handling the materials and they will make fewer trips to the Republic Services Charter Landfill on the south side of I-20 near Moss Avenue,” Gardner said. “It’ll hold 10 times as much as the truck they’ve been using. We pay $32 a ton at the landfill. It would cost somebody $150 to dump a mattress, but we can do it in-house for $15 or $20. It’s a tremendous piece of equipment. We have left a lot of stuff in place that we can now move.”The truck’s grapple and other special equipment were installed by the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Heil Truck Equipment Group.Gardner has scheduled a Precinct 1 town hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. July 8 at the sheriff’s sub-station at Kellus Turner Park at 2230 Sycamore Dr.During budget hearings that will start in early August, the commissioner said, he hopes to secure the financing for two more regular trucks, 30-40 roll-off bins and two or three more remediation workers.The Ector County Environmental Enforcement Department recently purchased a $266,938 Peterbilt grapple truck that will aid in the removal of larger and heavier discarded trash like couches and mattresses. The heavy duty truck is also capable of carrying roll-off bins, allowing the grappler to haul ten times as much as the previous trucks in service according to Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)The clean-up campaign is also in progress in Precinct 2, including the Gardendale area, and Precinct 4’s south county jurisdiction.Environmental Enforcement Director Rickey George said the average couch weighs 200 pounds and the grapple truck can lift four couches at a time. “There are so many illegal dumping sites that have been there for years,” George said.“Now we have the equipment to get in there and do clean-ups at the sites where we didn’t catch the bad guys. With this truck, the remediation guys can do in about two minutes what it had been taking them an hour to do. These sites attract more trash if they’re not cleaned up. They also attract mice, rats and snakes, so there is lots of potential to get hurt if guys go in there with their hands.” By Odessa American – May 25, 2021 The Ector County Environmental Enforcement recently purchased a $266,938 Peterbilt grapple truck that will aid in the removal of larger and heavier discarded trash like couches and mattresses. The heavy duty truck is also capable of carrying roll-off bins, allowing the grappler to haul ten times as much as the previous trucks in service according to Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) The Ector County Environmental Enforcement recently purchased a $266,938 Peterbilt grapple truck that will aid in the removal of larger and heavier discarded trash like couches and mattresses. The heavy duty truck is also capable of carrying roll-off bins, allowing the grappler to haul ten times as much as the previous trucks in service according to Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner. 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(Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Facebook Twittercenter_img Twitter The Ector County Environmental Enforcement recently purchased a $266,938 Peterbilt grapple truck that will aid in the removal of larger and heavier discarded trash like couches and mattresses. The heavy duty truck is also capable of carrying roll-off bins, allowing the grappler to haul ten times as much as the previous trucks in service according to Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) The Ector County Environmental Enforcement Department recently purchased a $266,938 Peterbilt grapple truck that will aid in the removal of larger and heavier discarded trash like couches and mattresses. The heavy duty truck is also capable of carrying roll-off bins, allowing the grappler to haul ten times as much as the previous trucks in service according to Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) The Ector County Environmental Enforcement Department recently purchased a $266,938 Peterbilt grapple truck that will aid in the removal of larger and heavier discarded trash like couches and mattresses. The heavy duty truck is also capable of carrying roll-off bins, allowing the grappler to haul ten times as much as the previous trucks in service according to Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) TAGScouchesEctor County Environmental Enforcement Departmentillegal dumpingmattressesMike GardnerPeterbilt grapple trucktrash The Ector County Environmental Enforcement Department recently purchased a $266,938 Peterbilt grapple truck that will aid in the removal of larger and heavier discarded trash like couches and mattresses. The heavy duty truck is also capable of carrying roll-off bins, allowing the grappler to haul ten times as much as the previous trucks in service according to Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Pinterest The Ector County Environmental Enforcement Department recently purchased a $266,938 Peterbilt grapple truck that will aid in the removal of larger and heavier discarded trash like couches and mattresses. The heavy duty truck is also capable of carrying roll-off bins, allowing the grappler to haul ten times as much as the previous trucks in service according to Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Gardner. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Facebook Home Local News Grapple truck pursues illegal dumping GOOD NEWS: Names in the News MATTER OF RECORD: May 30, 2021 Texas Fried ChickenSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

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VP Records Celebrates 40 Years With ‘Down in Jamaica’

first_imgQUEENS, New York – Down in Jamaica — 40 Years of VP Records, a hit-laden box set celebrating the Queens, New York company’s latest milestone, will be released on October 25.The set contains 94 songs by 101 artists who helped make VP Records, arguably, the leading independent company of its kind in the United States. Several of those songs, including Who Am I and No Letting Go, were sizable pop hits that made VP a solid player in mainstream markets.“Who Am I” by Beenie Man reached number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1998. Released in 2003, No Letting Go by singer Wayne Wonder peaked at number 11 on that table.The songs on ‘Down in Jamaica’ were compiled by Carter Van Pelt, VP’s Director of Catalog Development. Its four-CD set, four seven-inch vinyl records and four 12-inch vinyl records, are accompanied by a 24-page biography about the company.“The set doesn’t focus on a particular genre, but covers the types of music that were current in every era, whether it was reggae, dub, dancehall, or hybrid styles or reggae revival, and of course a nod to soca,” Van Pelt explained.Those genres include lovers rock which is represented by songs like Beres Hammond’s Rockaway, Just One of Those Days (Sizzla) and She’s Royal by Tarrus Riley; roots-reggae by Garnet Silk (Lord Watch Over our Shoulder), Down by The River (Morgan Heritage) and Destiny (Buju Banton); dancehall from Admiral Tibet, Shabba Ranks and Coco Tea (Serious Times), Stop Loving You (Freddie McGregor), Footprints (TOK) and Mavado (On The Rock); George Nooks’ gospel smash, God is Standing By; and soca in the form of Bunji Garlin’s Big Bad Soca.VP Records was founded in 1979 by the husband-and-wife of Vincent and Pat Chin in 1979. Previously, they operated the successful Randy’s record label and recording studio in their native Jamaica, working with elite artistes such as The Skatalites, The Wailers, Gregory Isaacs and Dennis Brown.VP evolved from distributing the songs and albums of artists and producers through licensing deals to signing exclusive contracts with them. Those arrangements flourished during the 1990s when the company worked with top Jamaican production houses like Penthouse, Shocking Vibes and Main Street.Vincent Chin died in 2003, but VP Records continues to thrive with main outlets in Queens and Miramar, Florida.last_img read more