Pulaski County Council Gets Update on Sheriff’s Department Contracts

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is looking to finalize a couple of contracts. An agreement with Motorola for new body cameras, portable radios, and other equipment was approved by the county commissioners earlier this month. Auditor Laura Wheeler told the county council last week that she needs to know where exactly the money is coming from, before the paperwork may be finalized.

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Pulaski County Commissioners to Discuss Hazmat Plan, Dump Truck, Plan Commission Appointment

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

The Pulaski County Commissioners will get updates from several department heads when they meet this morning. Outgoing EMS Director Bryan Corn is expected to give his monthly report. He and the commissioners will likely continue their discussion of possibly renting or leasing an ambulance.

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Pulaski County Phone Bills Come in $20,000 Over Budget

Higher-than-expected phone bills are causing some challenges for Pulaski County.

Auditor Laura Wheeler told the county council Tuesday that the bill for office phones has come in $20,000 over the county’s phone budget for the year. “They’ve gone over for the last two years,” she said. “I think IT is looking into getting something changed on that, so it drops.”

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Pulaski County Election Board Finalizes Fines for Late Campaign Finance Reports

Pulaski County Election Board Chairperson Patty Sullivan, Jessye Gilley, and proxy Lynn Wilder

Some Pulaski County candidates who failed to turn in pre-election campaign finance reports by October 19 will not be fined. The Democrat Central Committee, Coroner John Behny, former Circuit Court judge candidate Tim Murray, and former county council candidate Doug Roth all failed to turn in their reports by the noon deadline.

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Pulaski County Council Approves Salary Ordinance Revisions

A list of salary adjustments was approved by the Pulaski County Council Tuesday. It reflects previously-approved changes to the Community Development Commission project coordinator salary, as well as a few personnel changes to fill various vacancies. “It’s the change that you made last meeting on Krysten Hinkle,” Auditor Laura Wheeler explained, “and we have Marie Roth that was promoted to the 911 director and David Kain then went to part-time, and then we have Heather Rogers who is in Soil and Water, and she went from part-time to full-time, taking over from Quentin Blount.”

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Pulaski County Council Approves Budget Transfer to Cover Shortfall in Jailer Overtime Funds

Housing and transporting federal inmates continues to cause budget challenges for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Jeff Richwine told the county council Tuesday that while the effort is making money for the county overall, the associated income and expenses are in two different parts of the county’s budget.

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Pulaski County EMS Seeks Construction Quotes for Winamac Ambulance Garage Expansion


Pulaski County Emergency Medical Services is seeking quotes for an addition to its Winamac ambulance garage. After having had a chance to review updated expansion plans from EMS Director Bryan Corn, the commissioners had no questions or issues with the proposal during last week’s meeting. They gave Corn the go-ahead to start seeking cost estimates. Continue reading