The last day of operations at the Pleasant View Rest Home in Winamac is tomorrow.
Operations are coming to an end after the Pulaski County Council made a decision in October of 2014 to not include funding for the assisted living facility in the 2015 budget. The decision was approved by a majority vote. The commissioners voted in December to close the operations at the county home because of the lack of funding.
At their last meeting, the commissioners decided to allow the two full-time staff members to continue work until May 1, and all of the part-time staff would be terminated on March 31. The commissioners will soon go out to the county home to survey what is salvageable from the building for a potential auction. The leftover food can either go to the food pantry or the jail for use in the kitchen.
The last resident has moved out of the facility. At the time the announcement was made to close Pleasant View Rest Home, there were eight residents that called the facility home.
Marshall County area Attorney Jere Humphrey has assisted the county in completing the necessary paperwork. He assisted residents in finding another facility in which to reside.
The building that has housed the operation is over 130 years old. The Pleasant View Rest Home was recently nominated to be a listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The final designation is being considered.
There are currently no plans for the building.