Pulaski County Commissioners Discuss Water Problem at Courthouse

Pulaski County Commissioners Tracey Shorter, Kenneth Boswell, Michael Tiede

The Pulaski County Commissioners heard from Courthouse and Justice Center Maintenance Director, Morry Demarco, about the water problem in the basement of the Courthouse.

Demarco said that the water wasn’t coming into the basement because of the foundation. The water was not being directed away from the building and the drains were full of pine needles and other debris which caused the water to overflow and seep into the Courthouse. Demarco had gotten quotes from two companies who could fix the problem for $4,100 to $5,500. He went in and installed some piping around the Courthouse that is now directing the water from the Courthouse structure to the street. The cost to fix that problem was only $80.

Demarco also commented that Starke County Commissioner Dan Bridegroom came to visit him and asked him how the maintenance staff took care of the logs, office supplies, safety procedures and duties at the Courthouse and at the Justice Center. Demarco said that Commissioner Bridegroom was impressed with what the staff does and will take some of those ideas back with him to discuss with the Commissioners and the staff.

He also commented that the elevator work was done at the Justice Center and the Department of Corrections Jail Inspector was pleased with his inspection of the jail.