Pulaski County Maintenance Director Morry Demarco told the commissioners this week that he is in the process of clearing out the basement of the justice center. He says he’s moving the dryers from upstairs to the basement, and had to cut a 10-inch hole in the floor for the ductwork.
Demarco says he’s moving the dryers because a fire had developed from the equipment not too long ago, and to prevent that from happening again, he has installed dryer boxes and filters. He says this is a lot more efficient with less headaches, and the way it was set up previously was “doomed to fail.”
The problem has since been remedied, but now he is undertaking the task of cleaning the basement. He says it poses a distinct fire hazard and there is no reason that there should be that much junk cluttered in the justice center basement.
Demarco says he will talk to the head of each department that has items in the basement of the justice center to inform them that he will be clearing it out. He says things are so badly piled up in the basement that he was unable to get to the electrical box, and that is something that should just not happen.