Requests for Additional Help to be Considered by Pulaski County Council Tonight

Pulaski County Council: back row: Mike Tiede, Kathi Thompson, Brian Young; front row: Scott Hinkle, Rudy DeSabatine, Jay Sullivan (not pictured: Ken Boswell)

The Pulaski County Council will consider several departments’ requests for additional help tonight. Prosecutor Dan Murphy has been asking for another full-time secretary, citing a significant increase in the number of cases being filed, along with the addition of new court programs. A vote on the matter ended in a three-to-three tie last month. Council President Jay Sullivan asked the county commissioners to weigh in, but they sent it back to the council without making a formal recommendation.

Similarly, Director of Environmental Health Terri Hanson is asking for a new part-time employee for the Health Department, and Building Inspector Doug Hoover continues to ask for his part-time deputy to be moved to full-time status.

Meanwhile, a few issues that were referred to the council’s salary matrix committee are expected to be revisited by the full council tonight. Those include a proposed pay raise for the Prosecutor’s Office’s victim’s assistance coordinator and EMS Director Brandon DeLorenzo’s requests to reinstate the on-call pay rate and the assistant EMS director position.

A number of budget transfers and additional appropriations will be considered. The Coroner’s Office is asking for a budget transfer to cover the recently-approved pay raise for the chief deputy coroner. Council members will also be asked to sign off on an additional request from the Pulaski County Public Library.

Tonight’s Pulaski County Council meeting starts at 7:00 EDT in the Pulaski County Courthouse.