Pulaski County Council to Consider Security Plans, Funding for Snow Removal, Lawn Care

How to increase security in Pulaski Circuit Court and other county offices will continue to be discussed during tonight’s Pulaski County Council meeting. Judge Michael Shurn is expected to ask council members to appoint a representative to the county’s newly-reestablished security committee.

Back in 2016, the original security committee made a list of recommendations, including the installation of a security checkpoint at the courthouse. So far, those haven’t been put into place. Instead, the county council and commissioners, along with Sheriff Jeff Richwine, have begun discussing possible alternatives to the security committee’s plan.

Also during tonight’s council meeting, Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Johnston will discuss funding arrangements for lawn care and snow removal at certain county properties. The county commissioners last week agreed to hire outside companies to do the work. County officials think it will be cheaper in the long run than having the county’s maintenance department do it, but Johnston wants to make sure there’s enough money available to pay the contractors.

In other business tonight, the Pulaski County Council is scheduled to finalize several additional appropriations and appoint a member to the Monterey-Tippecanoe Township Public Library Board. Tonight’s meeting stats at 7:00 EDT at the Pulaski County Highway Garage in Winamac.