By Randy Bell
After a big storm, one of the most welcome sights is a bucket truck rolling down the street to restore electricity; and, now, a Massachusetts company is positioning itself for a faster response when called on to assist Entergy in getting the lights back on.
The Board of Aldermen granted MTV Solutions a conditional use permit to park up to fifty trucks on some property at 1208 Springridge Road. The company’s director of special projects, John Deady, told the Board at their November 7 meeting they provide emergency services as needed during natural disasters, and not having to drive the trucks to Mississippi from New England will speed up restoration efforts.
“[Instead of] a thirty-two-hour response time, now we’re at sixteen to eighteen hours,” Deady said.
He noted that MTV Solutions, headquartered in Holbrook, Massachusetts, has offices in Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Florida and responds to hurricanes, ice storms and other disasters across the country. Deady said the company may construct a building on the Clinton property in the future.
The Board’s approval was contingent upon the addition of a wooden fence to block the view of the trucks from the street.
Entergy explained its relationship with the company this way: “We don’t have a current contract with MTV Solutions. However, Entergy has used them in the past to supplement storm restoration efforts.”
An Entergy spokesperson said MTV Solutions helped with power line repairs in Louisiana following Hurricane Ida two years ago.