Pulaski Commissioners Approve Purdue Extension Contract, Recycling Center Drainage Work

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

Purdue Extension will continue to serve Pulaski County, at least for another year. The county commissioners approved the Extension Contractual Services Agreement last week. The county agrees to pay Purdue almost $62,000. County Attorney Kevin Tankersley said the agreement is the same as it’s been every year.

But after the commissioners voted to approve it, Commissioner Mike McClure asked, “If we wanted to do away with the extension office, could we?”

“That’s an interesting question,” Tankersley replied. “Probably.”

But Commissioner Kenny Becker said, “I don’t think you can.” Tankersley noted that the state’s share of the cost is probably much greater than the county’s.

In other business last week, the commissioners agreed to let Highway Superintendent Gary Kruger get bids for a new chip box. Kruger also told them that his department is purchasing a roller. Meanwhile, the commissioners approved a quote for almost $2,700 from DeSabatine Brothers Excavating for drainage work to fix a flooding issue at the Recycling Center parking lot.