Pulaski Council Approves Budget Transfers for Deputy and Dispatcher Overtime, Fiscal Planning

Pulaski County Council: back row: Mike Tiede, Kathi Thompson, Brian Young; front row: Scott Hinkle, Rudy DeSabatine, Jay Sullivan (not pictured: Ken Boswell)

Pulaski County sheriff’s deputies have been busy recently, and that’s led to a significant shortfall in the department’s overtime budget. The county council voted Monday to transfer a total of $27,000 out of the deputy salary and part-time dispatcher salary line items, to fill the gap.

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Winamac Park Board Continues to Debate Pickleball Expansion

Entrance to the Winamac Town Park

The Winamac Park Board still isn’t ready to install new pickleball courts in the Town Park, but a decision about whether the project should move ahead will come next month. The park board has discussed converting the remaining tennis court into two additional pickleball courts, to handle growing demand. Meanwhile, a new tennis court could be built east of the current one, but such a project could come at a significant cost.

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Winamac Town Park Athletic Field Scheduling Difficulties Discussed with Park Board

Entrance to the Winamac Town Park

The resurgence of Winamac’s Little League program, along with the success of Winamac High School’s softball team, have led to scheduling headaches at the Town Park. Waylon Burke with the Pulaski County Little League told the Winamac Park Board Monday the league has grown a lot over the past three years, with participation reaching levels not seen since 25 years ago.

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School Safety Update Given to Eastern Pulaski School Board

Local school officials continue reevaluating their safety procedures, following last month’s school shooting in Florida. The Eastern Pulaski School Board got an update Monday from the corporation’s school safety specialists, Middle School Principal Ryan Dickinson and High School Principal Rick DeFries, along with Chris Schramm from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.

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Winamac Park Board Decides to Stop Pursuing Pool Project

Rendering of rebuilt Winamac pool.

Winamac’s swimming pool rebuilding effort appears to have come to an end. The town council narrowly decided Wednesday not to proceed with the project until the town has the money to support the ongoing maintenance of the pool. Without the town council’s financial support, the park board followed suit Thursday, voting to stop work on the project.

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