Pulaski County Highway Superintendent Kenny Becker told the county commissioners this week that he is looking into the purchase of a part washer, which he said he can pay for using money left over in the miscellaneous fund. Becker explained that the equipment would cost just over $10,000, and though that may seem like a steep price tag, he said they are currently paying $1200 per year for their current system.
The new washer, Becker said, would not have an annual upkeep cost and, consequently, would pay itself off within eight years.
However, Becker said that he needs to get the funds encumbered for 2013, along with money to be spent on Bridge 291. Auditor Shelia Garling said she can’t encumber the funds unless they have already been spent and there is a bill presented.
The commissioners passed a motion to allow the purchase of the new equipment, and the funds will be encumbered once the bill has been received.