The president of the Pleasant View Rest Home Board is going to fight to keep the county home in Pulaski County operational.
The Pulaski County Council members voted 3-2 on Monday night to cut out funding for the county home from the 2015 budget. The complete budget was then approved with that approved exemption.
Bob White said he hopes to meet with county officials to reverse this decision.
“We were not aware of this coming up for a vote,” said White. “We were not given the opportunity to voice our opinion or anything of the nature of the closure. We are against it, of course, and we would be happy to talk to them to keep the home open and keep it going.”
White explained that the nine residents at the aged facility receive care.
“We do not qualify for nursing home care and they cannot stay by themselves. We are kind of like an independent living place where we take care of their meals, the roof over their head and help them with their medications and going to doctor’s visits.”
He added that another building assessment will be conducted by different company for a second opinion on needs at the facility.
White plans on attending the Pulaski County Commissioners meeting on Monday evening at 6 p.m. ET to discuss the issue with those officials.
As it stands, the residents at the county home will need to make other living arrangements which could take some time to complete.