Pulaski County Employees to Return to Work Monday

Pulaski County Government employees who’d been allowed to stay home will have to return to work Monday. The president of the board of commissioners, Kenny Becker, has decided to rescind the county’s temporary workforce reduction policy as of Sunday at 11:59 p.m., according to a post on the Pulaski County Indiana Government Facebook page. That’s more than a week earlier than previously announced. It also means that county employees deemed essential will no longer get hazard pay starting Monday.

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Pulaski County Commissioners Declare Public Health Emergency

Screenshot from commissioners meeting video stream on Pulaski County, Indiana, Government Facebook page

Pulaski County has declared a public health emergency. A resolution declaring the emergency was approved by the county commissioners Monday. Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer explained that it will make Pulaski County eligible for federal reimbursement for certain COVID-19-related expenses.

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Number of Pulaski County Computers to Be Upgraded to Windows 10 Triples

Updating Pulaski County’s computers will be a much bigger project than initially thought.

Earlier this month, Auditor Laura Wheeler told the county commissioners that 11 to 15 computers were still using Windows 7, which is being discontinued. This week, she said that number is actually closer to 45, and she still hadn’t heard from all of the departments.

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Pulaski County Commissioners Approve Chip Spreader Purchase

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

An equipment upgrade for the Pulaski County Highway Department was approved by the county commissioners Monday. They agreed to let Highway Superintendent Gary Kruger buy a chip spreader from Southeastern. It will cost the Highway Department $193,000, after a $30,000 trade-in allowance.

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Pulaski County Sheriff Again Urges Officials to Keep Work Release Center in Facilities Plans

Now that the Pulaski County Commissioners have chosen a path for a potential courthouse renovation, Sheriff Jeff Richwine is renewing calls for a dedicated work release facility. He told the county council last week that while there are no easy answers for preventing drug addiction, additional programs could help treat the problem that already exists.

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Pulaski Commissioners Approve Purdue Extension Contract, Recycling Center Drainage Work

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

Purdue Extension will continue to serve Pulaski County, at least for another year. The county commissioners approved the Extension Contractual Services Agreement last week. The county agrees to pay Purdue almost $62,000. County Attorney Kevin Tankersley said the agreement is the same as it’s been every year.

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