Pulaski County Highway Department To Sell Old Items

Pulaski County Commissioners Tracey Shorter, Kenneth Boswell, Michael Tiede

Pulaski County Highway Superintendent Kenny Becker told the county commissioners this week that since the department has received a new trailer, they would like to sell some other items they have gathering dust.

Becker said they would like to sell an old dump truck, the old trailer that they had replaced, a Dodge pickup truck with transmission problems, and a 1975 T500 that they have been unable to find parts for. He said he feels selling the items would be best, since there is no sense in the items just taking up space.

He also informed the commissioners that an employee in his department had recently quit, but Becker says he won’t be able to replace the employee until September, when he says his department will be able to afford it.

A request was also presented to the commissioners to allow Central Paving of Winamac to perform paving on Westwind, which Becker says is a road that had already been paved but needs redone. The money would come from the Road and Streets Fund, which Becker says is a fund that receives roughly $11,000 per month. He said the company offered to do the work between $18,000 and $20,000, and the commissioners approved a motion to allow Central Paving to do the work.