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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Commercial scale repairs near finish at transfer station


February 7, 2019

After being damaged by an August 2017 lightning strike, the commercial scale has been repaired and tested for a return to service at the county landfill. The scales were added in 2015 with the new recycling building.

County staff conferred with the original contractor to fix the system that automatically weighs commercial loads and makes a bill.

“We’re almost there, after a year and a half of the lightning strike putting ghosts in our machines,” said Mark Storey, Public Works director.

The strike burned out hardware and software. Public Works conferred with Unitec of Wenatchee and its...

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