The Pulaski County Council members last night approved three months of funding for the Pleasant View Rest Home.
The council previously approved, by majority vote, to not include funding for the county home in the 2015 budget. However, by law, they have to keep the county home open for 90 days so the residents have time to find alternate housing. The council approved an additional appropriation in the amount of $52,596 to honor wages and operations until the Pleasant View Rest Home is closed for good on March 31.
An attorney hired by the commissioners, 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.
Commissioner Bud Krohn, Jr. informed the county of a recent issue at the county home. He reported that the wiring to the well pump was bad and that the facility did not have running water for 24 hours. Krohn explained that it took a while to get the problem fixed, but it was found that the wiring was not in a condition to power anything electric. Krohn commented that it was lucky nothing more serious happened.