Pulaski County Commissioners OK Shovel Ready Support

Pulaski County Commissioners Tracey Shorter, Kenneth Boswell, Michael Tiede

Nathan Origer of the Pulaski County Community Development Commission approached the county commissioners this week to request permission to purchase a manual covering building codes and other information for the Planning Commission. According to Origer, the money is available in the Planning Commission budget, and it can be appropriated to Training and Supplies to cover the cost of the manual. However, Origer says, that appropriation would require approval from the county council.

Approval was also given at the meeting for Commission President Michael Tiede to sign a paper indicating their support for Shovel Ready Certification. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s Shovel Ready Program reduces potential costs of site development for businesses and enhances the marketability of certified sites.

The goals of this program are to certify sites and existing buildings to expedite the location and permitting processes for business development, help local communities identify and prepare sites and existing buildings for economic development, and identify and fast track the state and local permits necessary for a specific site.