Courthouse Project, COVID-19 Updates Expected during Pulaski Commissioners Meeting

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

Updates to the Pulaski County government’s COVID-19 response and the planned courthouse renovation are expected during tonight’s county commissioners meeting.

Last week, the county extended its temporary workforce reduction to April 20. That allows certain “non-essential” employees to stay home, while county departments continue their operations as much as possible. Tonight, the commissioners will consider revising the county’s holiday schedule, to reflect the move of Primary Election Day from May 5 to June 2.

Meanwhile, the commissioners will get an update on the courthouse and Justice Center project from Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer. The $7.7 million plan would restore the historic courthouse but move Circuit Court to an expanded Justice Center. A measure that would let the county council use local income tax funds to help pay for it was recently signed into law by Governor Eric Holcomb. More specific architectural and financial plans are still being worked out.

Additionally, a request to rezone a piece of land in Rich Grove Township from General Agriculture to Intensive Agriculture will be up for the commissioners’ approval. They’ll also get an update on the county’s Revolving Loan Fund and revisit the Highway Department’s summer schedule.

Tonight’s Pulaski County Commissioners meeting starts at 6:00 EDT. Members of the public are not allowed to attend in-person due to COVID-19 concerns, but they can watch it live on the Pulaski County, Indiana, Government Facebook page.