The renovation of the Pulaski County Courthouse has taken another step forward. The county commissioners Tuesday agreed to hire Barnes & Thornburg as bond counsel and Baker Tilly as municipal advisor for the project.Continue reading
The North Judson-San Pierre Elementary School renovation project took another step forward Tuesday. The school board passed a series of resolutions to begin the financing process for the $10 million project. No concerns were raised during two public hearings.Continue reading
A preliminary step for the renovation of the Pulaski County Courthouse and expansion of the Justice Center will be considered by the county commissioners this morning.Continue reading
North Judson-San Pierre’s proposed elementary school renovations drew no comments during a public hearing Tuesday, according to Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin. “We will be having upgrades and enhancements to plumbing, water units, roofs, windows, modernization of classrooms, those sort of projects,” Zupin explains.Continue reading
Pulaski County officials are planning their next steps, when it comes to the renovation of the courthouse and expansion of the Justice Center. During a joint session with the county council Monday, the commissioners agreed to ask Rowland Design for a quote for final design work, since the company already did the preliminary plans.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners are keeping much of the county’s leadership the same for 2020. Kenny Becker will remain the board of commissioners’ president for a fourth year, following Monday’s reorganization.Continue reading
Repairs will soon be coming to the parking lot between the Pulaski County Public Library and the County Annex Building in Winamac. Library Executive Director MacKenzie Ledley told the county commissioners last week that the library has money from its recent bond issuance to crack seal the entire parking lot, including the portion owned by the county.Continue reading
Work will soon begin on upgrades to the Knox Wastewater Treatment Plant. Back in September, the board of works chose Thieneman Construction to do the work for just over $1.6 million.Continue reading
The Knox Community School Corporation’s upcoming building project could mean some upgrades for the Weinberg Gym.Continue reading
Pulaski County officials continue exploring their options, when it comes to paying for a potential courthouse renovation. Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer told the county commissioners Monday that financial consultant Jeffrey Peters has put together a few funding scenarios.Continue reading
The Knox Community School Corporation is making some significant changes to its $20 million building project.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council is getting a clearer picture of the financial impact of a potential courthouse renovation project. Financial consultant Jeffrey Peters presented some revised estimates Monday, based on the most recent renovation plans presented by Rowland Design.Continue reading
Upgraded heating and cooling systems, a new secure entrance, and some athletic facility improvements are some of the needs that the Oregon-Davis School Corporation will have to address in the coming years. Superintendent Dr. Don Harman and Head of Maintenance Scott Taylor led the school board on a facilities tour Wednesday.Continue reading
How Pulaski County would pay for the rehabilitation or replacement of the courthouse was discussed during Monday’s joint council and commissioners meeting.Continue reading
Knox Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston told city council members of a potential impact Knox Community School’s bond pursuance may have on the city’s budget.
At Tuesday’s meeting, Houston told members he was under the impression the school’s bond may affect the city’s circuit breaker tax caps but he wasn’t sure about how much of an impact it would have.
He explained that the Knox School Corporation has recently been going through a process similar to what the city did when they took on community center renovations where a bond is set up through a separate building corporation that then leases the building back to the entity. Continue reading
The Knox City Council got some more information Tuesday about how to pay for upgrades to the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center. Continue reading
As the Winamac Park Board considers various upgrades to the town’s park facilities, board members are also learning about potential funding sources. Eric Walsh with accounting firm Umbaugh and Associates met with the park board Thursday to outline the steps for issuing bonds. Continue reading
During the Eastern Pulaski School Board meeting Monday evening, the board decided without any opposition to refinance the school’s pension bonds. Back in 2006, the state allowed schools to take out bonds to pay off their pension obligations, that money still needs to be repaid. With this resolution, the school will be taking advantage of lower interest rates to reduce the cost and still pay the bonds off in the same amount of time. Continue reading
Bids have been awarded, but now the Town of Culver is focusing on just how to fund upgrades to their water treatment facility.
The Culver Town Council has set a special meeting for June 2nd to adopt an ordinance allowing bonds to be issued to fund the $1.7-million. A separate ordinance specifying new rates for water consumption will also be introduced at the June 2nd meeting. The water rate ordinance will likely be adopted in mid-June.
Eastern Pulaski Schools are expected to take some action regarding their building project.
The School Corporation has been working for some time to update schools for improved safety upgrading restrooms, and replacing floors in the gyms. The project is estimated to cost about $14-million. Architectural plans were largely finalized in January. Continue reading