County Home Eliminated from 2015 Pulaski County Budget

Pleasant View Rest Home
Pleasant View Rest Home

The residents at the Pleasant View Rest Home are going to have to find another place to live.

The Pulaski County Council last night approved a motion to remove funding for the county home from the 2015 budget.

The issue of bills not being collected and the high amount of money it will take to keep the building functional and up to code were the main reasons for the decision. County Council President Jay Sullivan said that he will notify county home board president Bob White of the status change and to set things in motion to get the residents a new place of residency.

The council members commented on an inspection that was done a few months ago.

A building assessment of the Pleasant View Rest Home was presented to the commissioners in July by Maintenance Director Jeff Johnston. The preliminary structural condition assessment of the county home conducted by American Structurepoint, Inc. found that the proposed total cost of structural repairs at the county home would be estimated at $500,000.

Commissioner Terry Young stated that the commissioners did not order that assessment, but the council members felt that the county home is going to need more money in repairs that the council is willing to appropriate.

The motion to take the county home funding out of the budget was approved by a vote of 3-2. After that discussion, the 2015 budget was approved with the exception of the county home funding.