Work Session Scheduled to Help Resolve Pulaski County’s Salary Matrix Issues

Pulaski County officials hope to put an end to the confusion surrounding the county’s salary matrix, during a joint work session next week. The idea was raised during Monday’s county council and commissioners meetings. Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff and Sheriff Jeff Richwine again asked for guidance on a couple ongoing salary issues, but the council’s matrix committee still hadn’t met yet to discuss them. Council member Scott Hinkle suggested that the discussion take place with the full council and board of commissioners, instead.

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Pulaski County EMA Director Updates Commissioners on Flood Response

The Pulaski County Emergency Management Agency is assessing damage and helping residents clean up from recent flooding. EMA Director Sheri Gaillard gave an update to the county commissioners Monday. “I gave out 3,250 sandbags to the Pulaski County citizens,” she said. “Both the gauges are finally down into minor flooding stage, but damage assessment is still ongoing because there were a lot of places that we couldn’t get to still, at least 10 that I can think of off the top of my head.”

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Pulaski County Commissioners Open Lawn Care and Snow Removal Bids

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

Pulaski County officials continue to consider whether to hire an outside company to mow the lawn and remove snow at various county properties. The idea was raised several months ago, as a cheaper alternative to upgrading the county’s equipment. Last week, the county commissioners opened bids from six companies interested in the lawn care work, but few of them submitted a price for snow removal.

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Pulaski Council, Commissioners to Revisit Winamac Ambulance Garage Expansion

Pulaski County Emergency Medical Services is once again asking for more room for its ambulances. EMS Director Bryan Corn told the county council and commissioners last week that the department’s trucks are outgrowing the Winamac EMS garage. “Our oldest truck, she’s really, really long,” Corn explained, “and in order to get the garage door to close, you about have to put it into the wall a little bit.”

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Pulaski County Commissioners to Consider Proposals for TV Tourism Commercials

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

The Pulaski County Commissioners may be willing to consider a return to television advertising, as a way to promote tourism. The county ran tourism ads in the Chicago market back in 2016, but decided against doing it again last year. Instead, they opted to go with a cheaper online-only advertising package.

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Pulaski County Board of Finance Wants to Work with Financial Advisor to Boost Investment Returns

Pulaski County may be looking to adjust its investment strategy. During the annual board of finance meeting this month, Treasurer Teresa Bryant reported that the county’s investments did well in 2017. “Our interest has really been coming up on our CDs, which we are still currently doing the $4,250,000 in CDs,” she explained. “We made a little over $31,102.50 on interest for those CDs. And then our checking account is actually doing really well as far as interest, a lot better than it has in the past. We earned $145,262.20.”

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Pulaski County Commissioners Interview EMS Director Candidates, Reappoint Department Heads

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

The Pulaski County Commissioners are nearing a decision on a new Emergency Medical Services director. “We had the interviews for the EMS director, and we’re going to make our decision by the 16th of January,” Commissioner Kenny Becker said Tuesday. Continue reading