Pulaski County Commissioners to Revisit EMA Radio Equipment Move, Justice Center Fire Alarm

Pulaski County Commissioners: Mike McClure, Jerry Locke, Kenny Becker

The Pulaski County Commissioners will continue discussing plans to move the Emergency Management Agency’s radio equipment to the former Winamac Masonic Lodge. Last month, Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Johnston suggested looking into whether the county’s DRMO funds could be used. That money comes from the sale of former military equipment owned by the county.

Sheriff Jeff Richwine wasn’t opposed to using that money, but asked Johnston to make sure that the EMA radio equipment was actually necessary and that it didn’t simply duplicate that used by the Sheriff’s Department. Johnston is expected to have an update for the commissioners tonight.

He’ll also discuss a new fire alarm system for the Justice Center. Johnston told the commissioners last month that the system’s detectors are reaching the end of their useful life, and the control panel is also outdated. Replacing the entire system would cost almost $41,000.

Also during tonight’s meeting, Treasurer Teresa Bryant is scheduled to discuss the Tax Refund and Exchange Compliance System. It lets counties collect unpaid taxes by intercepting state income tax refunds.

Prosecutor Dan Murphy will discuss an investigator vehicle tonight, and Sheriff Richwine will have his regular update. Tonight’s Pulaski County Commissioners meeting starts at 6:00 EDT at the Pulaski County Highway Garage.