Halifax County Receives $170,000 Zero-Interest Loan to Purchase New Roll-Off Truck

Posted: December 29, 2021 at 2:51 pm

Halifax County received a $170,000 zero-interest loan to help pay for a new roll-off truck for the Solid Waste Division of the county’s Public Utilities Department. Halifax Electric Membership Corporation is playing a supporting role in the purchase of the new roll-off truck by facilitating a loan funded from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) program.

Halifax County’s new 2022 Mack Granite 64FR Roll-Off will aid the department in delivering waste to the county’s landfill site.

“Halifax County is grateful to Halifax EMC in facilitating the USDA REDLG zero-interest loan for the purchase of this new roll-off truck,” said Dia Denton, Interim County Manager. “Halifax County strives in all of our departments to provide the highest quality service to our citizens at the lowest possible cost. Having the zero-interest loan for this new equipment is assisting us in doing just that.”

“Facilitating zero-interest USDA REDLG loans allows us to support our communities far beyond our electric service,” said Charles Guerry, Halifax EMC executive vice president and general manager. “This is the co-op’s second zero-interest USDA REDLG loan to the county and we look forward to assisting with any future needs.”

In the past several years, Halifax EMC has secured more than $1.9 million in USDA funding within Halifax and Warren counties for fire trucks, patrol vehicles, a fireboat, as well as electric nursing home beds. As the funds are repaid, they are re-loaned to assist with future projects in communities served by Halifax EMC.

Pictured with the roll-off truck are: (left to right): Mary Duncan, Halifax County finance director; Christina Wells, assistant county manager; Greg Griffin, Halifax County public utilities director; Ed Stanfield, Halifax County solid waste operations & maintenance supervisor; Dia Denton, interim county manager; Charles Guerry, Halifax EMC executive vice president; Betty Jo Shepheard, eastern regional field representative for the Office of Senator Richard Burr; and Halifax EMC board of directors Harry Williams, Morell Jones, and Stanley Brothers.