Pulaski County Council to Hold Budget Hearing Tonight

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

Pulaski County residents have the chance to weigh in on the county’s 2020 budget proposal tonight. The county council will hold the required budget hearing tonight at 6:00 p.m. EDT in the Pulaski County Highway Garage.

The advertised proposal calls for an overall budget of more than $20 million, with over $9 million of that being the county’s General Fund. But county officials are still working on the budget, and those figures are expected to change before it’s finalized next month.

The council’s regular meeting will follow the budget hearing at 7:00 p.m. Council members will consider a request to lower the speed limit on County Road 400 North to 35 miles per hour between U.S. 421 and 1400 West. It’s already been approved by the county commissioners.

There are also a number of additional appropriation requests that were discussed last month that still need final approval. They include another $30,000 for Superior Court pauper counsel, $6,700 for the Assessor’s Office to hire an appraiser in expectation of pending litigation, almost $3,600 for upgrades at the West Annex, and just under $1,000 for work at the Justice Center.