Pulaski County Council Finalizes Local Funding Match for Arens Field Upgrades

Funding arrangements for upgrades to Arens Field are back in place, following action by the Pulaski County Council last week. The airport is in the process of getting more than $200,000 worth of improvements. Pulaski County only has to pay five percent of the cost, since the rest will be covered in state and federal grants. However, much of the local match was apparently cut from this year’s budget.

Last week, council members agreed to put the money back in place, by approving a $7,500 additional appropriation. They also finalized an additional appropriation request from the Clerk’s Office in the amount of $4,545 for first deputy wages.

In other business last week, the Pulaski County Council appointed Jenny Kasten to the Winamac Economic Development Commission. She replaces council member Alex Haschel.