No Action Taken Concerning Highway Department Employee Changes

Pulaski County CourthouseThe Pulaski County Council last night did not act on the change in personnel at the county highway department.

Council President Jay Sullivan looked over the paperwork and commented that the personnel change did not include a change in the money budgeted for the two positions. He believed that the only reason the council would need to act was if there was an additional appropriation or transfer because salaries would change. Two employees changed job descriptions.

The commissioners voted in January to appoint a person as general foreman.  That is the usual action of the highway superintendent. Terry Ruff was placed into that position while Travis Holiday was dropped to a foreman position.

Auditor Shelia Garling believed that the council would need to acknowledge the change made by the commissioners.  It was the council’s understanding that the change wouldn’t need to be voted on by the fiscal body. The line items in the budget were not adjusted, so no action was taken.