Pulaski County Council Considers Additional Appropriations for Court-Appointed Attorney Costs

The cost of providing court-appointed attorneys is adding up for Pulaski County. The county council Monday approved an additional appropriation of $15,000 for Pauper Council in Superior Court and $30,000 for Pauper Counsel in Circuit Court. But before those appropriations were even finalized, council members got requests for even more money.

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Pulaski County Commissioners Appoint Members to Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee

Pulaski County is taking steps to reduce the impact of future disasters. Earlier this year, Emergency Management Agency Director Sheri Gaillard was informed that it’s time for the county to update its multi-hazard mitigation plan. To do that, a committee is being put together, with representatives from each incorporated town within the county, as well as several county agencies.

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Pulaski County Commissioners Deny CAFO Rezoning Request

Livestock Engineering Solutions President Michael Veenhuizen discusses plans for confined hog feeding operation.

A new confined hog feeding operation will not be coming to rural Pulaski County. The county commissioners voted Monday to deny a request to rezone a piece of property at 300 South and 700 West from General Agriculture to Intensive Agriculture. That would have allowed for the construction of four wean-to-finish pig production buildings.

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Pulaski County Commissioners Approve Tourism Advertising Campaign

The Pulaski County Commissioners yesterday approved a scaled-back tourism marketing campaign. CDC Executive Director Nathan P. Origer has clashed with the county executives for several weeks over their reluctance to purchase cable television advertising in the Chicago market. He started his presentation to the commissioners with an apology for storming out of their last meeting. Continue reading

Lack of Action on Tourism Advertising Frustrates Pulaski County CDC

Pulaski County Commissioners: Bud Krohn Jr., Jerry Locke, Kenny Becker

Tourism advertising has been tabled for a third time by the Pulaski County Commissioners. The issue appeared to be put to rest at their last meeting, when they opted not to act on the Community Development Commission’s proposal to run advertising on Comcast cable systems in the Chicago area. However, the topic was brought back to the commissioners Monday by CDC Executive Director Nathan Origer, only to have it tabled once again. Continue reading