Efforts to clean up Pulaski County continue to be hampered by a lack of manpower and outdated ordinances. That’s according to a discussion during last week’s advisory plan commission meeting.Continue reading
Pulaski County is gearing up for solar farm development, but exactly what that might look like still remains to be seen. Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer didn’t have any firm answers about the size of a potential solar farm during Monday’s advisory plan commission meeting.Continue reading
Pulaski County Building Inspector Doug Hoover pleaded with the county commissioners once again to support his request to move part-time assistant Karla Kreamer to full-time status.Continue reading
As the Pulaski County building inspector continues asking for a full-time deputy, some county council members are wondering if there are ways the building department could streamline its operations. The topic came up when Building Inspector Doug Hoover asked to have part-time assistant Karla Kreamer moved to full-time status earlier this month. “If you look at it, man, we have increased a lot, and we’re really working hard,” Hoover said. “And we could do a lot more. I don’t know what to tell you guys.”Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners have agreed to support the Building and Health departments’ requests for additional help. Building Inspector Doug Hoover told the commissioners Monday that he’s going to once again ask the county council to move Building Department Assistant Karla Kreamer from part-time to full-time status.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Building Department is cleaning up its fee schedule. Building Inspector Doug Hoover told the county commissioners Monday that the current fee schedule is a big improvement from what was in place a few years ago, but it’s very lengthy.
The demolition of a Medaryville home as part of a blight elimination project continues to create headaches for Pulaski County Building Inspector Doug Hoover, a year after the house was torn down. “Everything was done, completed,” he told the county council Monday. “[Building Department Assistant] Karla [Kreamer] and I did everything we were supposed to do. About a week before the last date, the state comes in and says they wanted it cleaned up. It wasn’t to their specs. Six months I waited. They could have told me six months ago. Now I had to jump through hoops.”
Pulaski County Building Department Assistant Karla Kreamer will apparently remain at part-time status for now. After multiple lengthy discussions Monday, the county council decided not to take any action to change her employment to full-time, despite a favorable recommendation from the county commissioners.
As Pulaski County finalizes updates to its wind turbine regulations, officials are now turning their attention to solar panels. Building Department Assistant Karla Kreamer told the plan commission Monday that the county has started to get some interest in solar development.
Pulaski County officials continue working on implementing a rental property inspection program, but exactly how to do that was a topic of discussion during Monday’s plan commission meeting. Director of Environmental Health Terri Hansen told members that she and Building Inspector Doug Hoover are repeatedly called to the same rental units, due to complaints about their condition. “It’s really sad when you see the kids, you guys,” she said. “They don’t want to live like that. It’s terrible. Makes you sick.”
Pulaski County Building Inspector Doug Hoover is urging the county council to upgrade his assistant to full-time status. “We’ve got a person that deals with money, does everything with the computer, has got real estate license, got many different things, and you know what? The janitor that pushes a broom makes one dollar more than she does,” Hoover told council members during last week’s public hearing on the 2019 budget. “I’m not very pleased with that.”
A recommendation to ban wind turbines has been tabled by the Pulaski County Commissioners, to give county officials a chance to refine the proposed language. Building Inspector and Plan Administrator Doug Hoover formally presented the advisory plan commission’s recommendation during Monday’s commissioners meeting.
More than $15 million worth of construction projects were permitted in Pulaski County in the first half of 2018. Building Inspector Doug Hoover gave his mid-year report to the county commissioners last week. “We had a total of 95 permits so far this year,” he said, “total fees of a little over $20,000 already for the year.”
Pulaski County is putting the finishing touches on last year’s blight elimination project. The county got a grant from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority to tear down a dilapidated Medaryville home. As a final step, the county commissioners voted Monday to pay off property taxes and late fees. Continue reading
Demolition of a blighted Medaryville home has finally begun. Building Inspector Doug Hoover gave an update to the Pulaski County Commissioners Monday. “I’m happy to say that we did get started today,” he said. “maybe not as much as I’d like to have seen done.”