Pulaski Commissioners Amend Ordinance, to Pay for EMA Radio Equipment Move

The Pulaski County Commissioners have agreed to a funding arrangement for the relocation of the Emergency Management Agency’s radio equipment. The EMA is moving from the courthouse to the former Winamac Masonic Lodge. Moving the radio antennas is expected to cost $10,000.

Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Johnston recommended taking that money out of the county’s DRMO Fund. But currently, those funds may only be used to maintain the county’s fleet of former military vehicles or to purchase new ones.

The commissioners voted Tuesday to amend the DRMO ordinance, to let the money be used to move the radio equipment. However, the formal language still has to be drawn up by County Attorney Kevin Tankersley.

Johnston first brought up the idea of using DRMO funds last month, but the commissioners and Sheriff Jeff Richwine wanted more information about how the EMA’s radio equipment is used.