The Pulaski County Commissioners will
consider bids for a number of different items this morning. They’re
expected to choose a bank to handle the county’s cash management
services. The county received bids from four local banks last month.
Maintenance Director Mia Salyers will
discuss contracts for lawn care and snow removal at various county
properties, along with bids for the removal of an ash tree near the
Annex Building. Fuel bids will also be discussed, and the
commissioners are expected to finalize a contract with Golden Tech
for a new email system.
Additionally, the possibility of the
county once again helping with the cost of a new van for Pulaski
County Human Services will be discussed by the organization’s
executive director, Jacki Frain. Meanwhile, a $25,000 expense with a
Chicago media outlet will be presented for the commissioners’
approval by Community Development Commission Executive Director
Nathan Origer. The CDC has tried a few different advertising packages
in recent years, in an effort to attract tourists to Pulaski County.
Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff,
Sheriff Jeff Richwine, and Assessor Holly VanDerAa are also scheduled
to make appearances at this morning’s Pulaski County Commissioners
meeting. It starts at 8:30 a.m. EDT at the Pulaski County Courthouse.
A proposed switch in Pulaski County’s
email system still needs more review before the county commissioners
will approve it. Since January, IT Director Matt Voltz has been
recommending using Golden Tech, to switch county employees over to
the Office 365 email system. Voltz says it will make it easier for
various departments to coordinate their schedules, which would be
especially helpful for the county’s judicial system.
A couple Pulaski County government officials will discuss the need for additional help with the county commissioners tonight. Building Inspector Doug Hoover is once again expected to request a full-time deputy.
Pulaski County officials continue to
consider proposals for banking services and a new email system. When
the county commissioners and Treasurer Teresa Bryant convened as the
board of finance last week, she said the county got four bids from
local banks for cash management services.
The Pulaski County Commissioners have
decided to hold off on upgrades to the county’s email system, until
office holders have a chance to learn more about the proposed
changes. IT Director Matt Voltz told the commissioners last week that
the new system would make it easier for the courts, jail, and
prosecutor’s office to communicate when scheduling cases.
The high cancer rate among current and
former Pulaski County employees is drawing concerns from the county’s
safety committee. County Commissioner Jerry Locke, who serves on the
committee, brought up the issue to the rest of the commissioners
Ambulance bids are expected to be discussed during this morning’s Pulaski County Commissioners meeting. The EMS Department had planned to purchase a truck this year. County officials have also been exploring the possibility of renting an ambulance or using a lease purchase agreement to spread out the payments.
One of the local officials leaving
office as 2018 comes to an end is longtime Pulaski Circuit Court
Judge Michael Shurn. Over the past month, he’s been updating the
county council and commissioners on the transition process.
Pulaski Circuit Court Judge Michael Shurn will be allowed to keep his county-issued email address and cell phone number once he retires at the end of the year. The county commissioners approved the arrangement Monday, on the condition that Shurn cover all the associated costs in the future. Commissioner Kenny Becker said the county’s IT director will have to work on separating Shurn’s phone and email from the county’s billing.
Several alleged discrepancies in the initial Environmental Assessment for the Pulaski County Airport Expansion project and other reports were recently noted by Derrick Dilts, a resident of Pulaski County whose land would be affected by the acquisition required for the expansion.