You are correct. My bad, they want an over current device installed. I will check with them though and verify. If they will accept a disconnect, by the 2008 NEC you still have run a GEC (structure to structure).
Well in my view, without a OCPD you don't no longer have a service disconnect as per 230, and the fact the NEC doesn't require a service disconnect at this pole, IMO you would just have a load disconnect that would allow the utility to unload the meter when they need to change it?
I don't see this as being any different from a meter disconnect ahead of the meter, these also don't have OCPD's and are used for the same purpose.
But this is just my opinion