Starke County EMS Director Travis Clary presented quotes to the commissioners this week on a new ambulance to replace one that’s having ongoing maintenance issues.Continue reading
After getting dropped by its workers’ compensation provider, Pulaski County has now secured coverage for next year. The county commissioners Monday approved a policy using the Indiana state pool. The cost ended up being about $164,000, which was less than $2,000 more than the county’s policy with the Indiana Public Employers’ Plan.Continue reading
Three local officials and 50 other officials statewide were honored this week during an Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) Conference for achieving education credits in Institute for Excellence classes.Continue reading
Pulaski County appears to be looking for a new workers’ compensation insurance provider. Last week, Auditor Laura Wheeler presented the county commissioners with paperwork to renew the county’s coverage with the Indiana Public Employers’ Plan.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners have agreed to get a second opinion on insurance coverage, but some officials were concerned that could create extra work for department heads. Representatives from ONI Risk Partners met with the commissioners last week, offering to analyze the county’s insurance needs, look for potential areas for improvement, and present some options.Continue reading
Several training opportunities in October have proved successful for the crews at the Starke County Highway Department. Superintendent Rik Ritzler told the Starke County Commissioners that the snow plow drivers brushed up on skills and new drivers took in new information presented by Mark Ennis of Bliss-McKnight.
An update on wind turbines will be given to the Pulaski County Commissioners this morning. In the past several months, a number of filings have been made with the Federal Aviation Administration for possible wind turbines in the Francesville and Star City areas. County Attorney Kevin Tankersley has been looking into writing an ordinance that would regulate them.
Pulaski County will have a new insurance provider in 2018. The county commissioners voted last week to switch to Bliss McKnight. The company’s premium is about $5,500 more than what the county’s current provider was offering for next year, but still about $6,000 less than what the county paid in 2017.