Pulaski County Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer told the commissioners this week that the county council has earmarked $15,000 in next year’s budget to go toward the creation of a county website. Origer says he would like to get county organizations together to come up with a website they can all use and agree with.
He also informed the commissioners that an organization is looking to connect Pulaski County to a nationwide bike trail, U.S. Bicycle Route 35. He says their plan is to come from Illinois, through Starke, Pulaski, and other counties, and ultimately link up to U.S. 35. The organization is asking for the commissioners’ approval.
Commissioner Ken Boswell told Origer that his main concern with the idea is that one of the roads requested for use, 700 South, is very heavily used. He says this traffic could be dangerous to a bike route, and while he does like these projects, the commissioners need time to review the plan and consider it.
Origer also told the commissioners that an Illinois company is considering a move to Francesville, but no further details are available at this time.