The Pulaski County Commissioners took action Monday to finalize the purchase of the former Winamac Masonic Lodge. Last month, the council and commissioners approved a joint ordinance to buy the building for $50,000 from the Royal Center Masonic Lodge. The plan is to convert it into a dedicated morgue and coroner’s office, something the county has lacked until now.
To wrap up the transaction, the commissioners agreed Monday to sign the previously-approved ordinance, along with the purchase agreement and claim payment. Meanwhile, County Attorney Kevin Tankersley agreed to help prepare a quitclaim deed.