Pulaski County’s new District 3 commissioner was officially sworn in Tuesday. Mike McClure took the oath of office during the commissioners’ regular meeting.
The Pulaski County Commissioners will meet tonight for the first time since Mike McClure was added to the board. He was chosen during a Republican Party caucus last week to fill the remainder of Bud Krohn Jr.’s term.
A portion of Pulaski County Road 600 West may soon be getting a lower speed limit. Resident Karen Gourley requested the change during last week’s county commissioners meeting. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners have decided to hold off on renewing their contract with County Attorney Kevin Tankersley. His proposal to extend the contract through the end of 2020 under the existing terms led to some tension during Monday’s commissioners meeting.
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.
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.
A request to pave Pulaski County Road 700 South may depend on a future State Road 39 project. Back in March, residents approached the county commissioners asking them to pave a portion of 700 South west of State Road 39. They were back this week looking for an update.
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.
The Pulaski County Commissioners say their decision to keep the same county health insurance provider will not have a negative impact on taxpayers. Earlier this month, the commissioners decided to stay with insurance company Cigna and local agent Dave Bennett, after several county employees said they were happy with their current coverage.
A confined animal feeding operation planned for rural Pulaski County is drawing complaints from local residents. Under the proposal, four wean-to-finish pig production buildings could be constructed near county roads 300 South and 700 West.
The Panhandle Pathway is in the process of being extended to the Tippecanoe River State Park. The Pulaski County Commissioners got an update on that effort Monday from Fred Kasten with the Friends of the Panhandle Pathway. Continue reading
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
Residents of Pulaski County Road 700 South say they’re tired of living on a gravel road. Continue reading
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
Chicago-area television viewers will not be learning about Pulaski County’s recreational offerings in advance of the summer vacation season. There’s money in the CDC budget for advertising, but the county commissioners balked at the request to spend it. They previously suggested the county could use the internet for advertising and promotion. Continue reading
Pulaski County may not be returning to television to bring in tourists. The county commissioners appear to be ready to deny the Community Development Commission’s request to buy additional TV advertising. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners will take a bit more time to decide whether to try more TV advertising. On Tuesday, they tabled a request from the Community Development Commission to spend $22,000 to run tourism ads on Comcast cable systems in the Chicago area. Continue reading
Pulaski County’s two new commissioners wasted little time getting to work. Kenny Becker and Jerry Locke took their seats on the board for the first time Tuesday. Continue reading
Last week’s Pulaski County Commissioners meeting was the final one for several elected officials. The terms of commissioners Terry Young and Larry Brady and Auditor Shelia Garling all expire at the end of the week. Continue reading