Officials are moving forward with the closure of the Pleasant View Rest Home in Pulaski County.
Board President Bob White told WKVI News that attorney Jere Humphrey has called county home officials to help with the paperwork to assist in placing the residents at a different facility or find other arrangements. Humphrey was appointed by the commissioners to help with the actions necessary to close the county home.
The county council at their meeting in December approved the defunding of the county home by a majority vote at their meeting on Dec. 8. Because funding for the county home was not included in the 2015 budget, the county commissioners approved the official close of the facility by a vote of 2-1 on Dec. 23.
The residents or their representatives will be sent a letter and they will have two weeks to notify the attorney of their plan. Once the attorney receives the information of where the residents will be moving, the residents then have 90 days to move from the Pleasant View Rest Home. The facility is expected to be closed on March 31.
White thanked superintendent Deb Girton and the staff for their hard work in taking care of the residents. He also recognized the board members for their efforts.
Even though the Pleasant View Rest Home will no longer be called home to the eight residents there, the structure is still being considered for placement in the National Register of Historic Places. In a previous presentation to the Pulaski County Council and Commission members, Paul Diebold, a member of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Historical Preservation and Archaeology committee, said that there is a favorable recommendation at this time to place the county home on the National Register of Historic Places.
The members of the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology will make a formal recommendation to the review board at their Jan. 21 meeting.