New Pulaski Circuit Court Judge Mary Welker has a bit of organizing to do, as she settles into her new position. She told the county commissioners Monday that Judge Michael Shurn appears to have left behind some unfinished paperwork when he left office. “There’s 300 to 400 files that are waiting on orders, and I think everybody knows that that was an issue. And as judge, I have two choices. I can just give those files to Judge Shurn and say he has to do them, or our staff can do them, make sure they get done, make sure they get signed, make sure they get filed, and I think that’s the only appropriate way to deal with it because there’s 300 or 400 of them.”Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council took action last week to make up a $20,000 shortfall in the county’s phone bill budget. Council members finalized a total of $16,350 in additional appropriations. $10,000 of that was for the telephone budget.
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.
Pulaski County officials are finalizing arrangements for IT services during this year’s elections. IT Consultant Willie DeGroot and the county’s in-house IT director, Matt Voltz, are both expected to help out during the May primary and November general elections.
Pulaski County is hoping to save money on copier leases by switching to a new provider. The county commissioners Monday approved a five-year lease with Advanced Imaging Solutions for copiers for the sheriff’s office, extension office, and surveyor’s office.
The Pulaski County Election Board is getting some outside help with Election Day IT support. The county commissioners Tuesday approved a contract with IT Consultant Willie DeGroot for the May primary and November general elections.
Pulaski County is moving ahead with upgrades to its data backup system. The county commissioners voted Monday to buy a new Unitrends backup device. That involves an up-front cost of $25,000 for the device itself, plus $6,900 a year for support.
Someone apparently hacked into the Pulaski County Justice Center’s surveillance cameras. Sheriff Jeff Richwine says it happened over the weekend. Continue reading
After four months of searching, the Pulaski County Commissioners have finally found a new member for the Star City Sewer Board. Mike Reid was unanimously appointed to the sewer board during Monday’s commissioners meeting. The seat became open last spring, but no one expressed interest in filling it until now.
Pulaski County has a new IT director. Matt Voltz was appointed by the county commissioners Monday to replace RB Walters, who resigned in March.