The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office will soon have a different county-owned vehicle to use to transport bodies. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Safety Committee has identified a number of concerns at various county buildings that need to be addressed. EMS Director Nikki Lowry is the chair. She told the county council and commissioners Monday night some of the issues may be addressed during courthouse renovations. Continue reading
Officials in Pulaski County want to pursue a matching grant to help with the acquisition of land for an industrial park on the west side of the county. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Coroner could soon have an office more suitable to meeting with grieving family members. Continue reading
Pulaski County is getting outside help to address accessibility issues at the courthouse. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council wants to see a plan for bringing industry to a proposed rail-served industrial park between Medaryville and Francesville before agreeing to set aside money for land acquisition. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Election Board plans to use money left over from the 2016 election to continue improving their vote centers. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department finds itself looking for a couple new vehicles, following an accident involving one of its squad cars. Continue reading
Pulaski County experienced near-record voter turnout during last month’s General Election. Continue reading
Pulaski County has completed a second appraisal of county-owned farmland.
The request was made several weeks ago by the county commissioners to ensure the value of the land near Winamac was indeed fairly determined by an initial report. Cash from selling the farmland will likely be used to acquire another piece of farmland near Medaryville for the development of the westside rail-served industrial park.
Pulaski County Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan P. Origer now has a full-time assistant. The county council approved the establishment of that position Monday evening. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Highway Department can proceed with ordering a new truck. Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff told the county council Monday funds for a new Mack truck are in the 2017 budget, but he would like to get it ordered now. He says doing so will save the county money, as the price will likely go up by 2 to 3 percent in January. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council is taking the first steps toward enhancing courthouse security. One of the main recommendations from the county security committee is establishing a single point of entry and setting up a full-body scanner to check everyone who enters for weapons. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council has agreed to begin essential updates to the courthouse in an effort to comply with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Maintenance supervisor Jeff Johnston says at a minimum the entry doors to the restrooms in the basement need to be widened and wheelchair accessible stalls need to be added. Those are among the numerous, costly repairs the courthouse will require to address both ADA and structural issues. Continue reading
The Winamac Fire Department is being told to step up its recruitment efforts. Town Council President Tom Murray made the request during last week’s council meeting. Continue reading
Pulaski County hopes to streamline the process for digitizing some of its documents.
During Monday night’s County Council meeting, IT Director RB Walters discussed a possible upgrade for software to streamline the work. The state of Indiana does not necessarily require documents to be digitized, but record keeping and physical storage space are pushing county practices in that direction. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Emergency Management Agency may soon once again have its own vehicle for use in emergency incidents. The EMA has reached an agreement to get its old pickup truck back from the Sheriff’s Department. Continue reading
Pulaski County is working on a deal with an architectural engineering firm to renovate the courthouse. The County Commissioners voted to have maintenance supervisor Jeff Johnston set up a meeting with Keystone Architecture to discuss a proposed contract. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council voted to implement a local option income tax during its meeting Monday. Continue reading
Pulaski County officials continue to discuss ways to deal with unwanted animals. Right now, the county’s out of designated space to house animals, and officials have been discussing whether the county should open its own full-time shelter. Continue reading