New Pulaski Circuit Court Judge Mary Welker has a bit of organizing to do, as she settles into her new position. She told the county commissioners Monday that Judge Michael Shurn appears to have left behind some unfinished paperwork when he left office. “There’s 300 to 400 files that are waiting on orders, and I think everybody knows that that was an issue. And as judge, I have two choices. I can just give those files to Judge Shurn and say he has to do them, or our staff can do them, make sure they get done, make sure they get signed, make sure they get filed, and I think that’s the only appropriate way to deal with it because there’s 300 or 400 of them.”Continue reading
Pulaski County has renewed some court technology agreements for 2019. Last week, the commissioners approved and signed the annual equipment and database maintenance agreements with CSI, at the request of Lynn Wilder with the Clerk’s Office. “It is $10,886 for the maintenance agreement on the equipment, which includes the servers, the scanners, and such, and the database agreement is $1,520,” she explained. “This is the same as what we’ve had previously. It’s just a renewal.”
The Pulaski County Commissioners will meet tonight in the County Highway Garage. They had planned to move back to the courthouse, but an unexpected delay in the elevator project has led to a change in location.
Pulaski County may finally be switching its court software, to bring it in line with much of the rest of the state. Superior Court Judge Crystal Brucker Kocher, Prosecutor Dan Murphy, and Circuit Court Judge Candidate Mary Welker met with the county council and commissioners earlier this month, urging them to make the switch from CSI to Odyssey.
More of Pulaski County’s public records will be available online in the coming months. On Monday, the county commissioners agreed to let Recorder Sue Fox hire CSI to scan documents predating the 1960s. She said that anything newer has already been made available online. “What we’ll do is we’ll have it complete, every record that we have in our vault right now, back into the 1800s,” she said. “And this is important, too, because of people who do searches just for homestead, hundred-year homestead checks, and people are just doing family histories. They use it quite often.”
Pulaski County has renewed the annual agreements for its court technology, but not without some concerns about the cost. The county’s IT Department is paying nearly $27,000 a year on various agreements with CSI.
Pulaski County’s court system will keep using its current software for at least the next few years. Continue reading
Pulaski County officials are considering a switch in the county’s court software. The county commissioners Monday were presented with a choice between CSI, the case management system the county currently uses and employees are happy with, and Odyssey, which is used by most of the rest of the state. Continue reading