Jail Equipment Installation in Progress, Pulaski County to be Reimbursed for Concrete Work

Pulaski County Commissioners (L to R) Bud Krohn, Jr., Terry Young and Larry Brady
Pulaski County Commissioners (L to R) Bud Krohn, Jr., Terry Young and Larry Brady

Pulaski County Maintenance Director Jeff Johnston gave the commissioners an update on the equipment installation at the justice center. He said the water heater will be started up today and will run for the rest of the week before the old water heater is taken offline to be sure that everything works properly. The HVAC equipment is being ordered as well as the water softeners.

Johnston said the generator for the health department has been installed but there is a small problem that he is investigating.

“We ran a test and it works fine,” reported Johnston. “It powers the entire health department including the refrigerators, the computer systems and the lights. For some reason after the installation, the building inspector lost one wall of power. We’re working on that now and they’re still operational.”

A water line broke underground on the property of the Pleasant View Rest Home. The issue has been fixed. There was no loss of water service at the time of the incident.

Johnston also brought up the issue of the handicapped accessible door at the courthouse being locked for meetings. He stressed that it has to be open for public meetings. The door will now be unlocked when the county commissioners or the county council meets. Auditor Shelia Garling will be in charge of the key. A county commissioner or council member will be responsible for locking the door at the end of the night.

The contractor in charge of the concrete job at the county annex completed over the summer will be reimbursing the county for the work done there. Johnston said the work was not done to quality standards and will be redone in the spring by a different company. The commissioners approved a motion to accept the reimbursement of $6,985.