Pulaski County Council to Discuss Option for Additional Highway Department Revenue

 The Pulaski County Council will receive information about a Local Option Highway User Tax (LOHUT) when they meet tonight.

The Pulaski County Highway Department is facing a budget strain on current resources as revenue from the state has flatlined while expenses are on the rise. A representative from the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) from Purdue University will present information to the Council on what kind of revenue could be generated with the implementation of a vehicle excise tax and wheel tax.

The Pulaski County Council meeting is set to begin at 7 p.m. ET tonight, but according to Auditor Shelia Garling the presentation is on the agenda at 7:40 p.m.  EMS Director Nikki Lowry will discuss PTO hours and Commissioner Bud Krohn, Jr. is on the agenda to discuss a salary ordinance amendment for a part-time hire at the highway department.

The council will meet in the second-floor meeting room in the Pulaski County Courthouse.