Pulaski County officials are considering their options when it comes to the future of the county courthouse and other government buildings. The county council and commissioners discussed a few ideas during a special joint meeting Monday.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners have decided to check and see if the county is eligible for fuel tax reimbursements. Last week, the commissioners conditionally agreed to hire consulting firm Malcon to help with the process.
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.
The Pulaski County Commissioners are planning to auction some county-owned land. They’re looking to hold a commissioners deed sale on August 1, but before that, they’ll hold a public hearing to set a minimum price and officially schedule the auction. The public hearing will take place Monday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pulaski County Highway Garage, before the commissioners’ joint meeting with the county council.
The condition of Pulaski County’s rental housing is creating a crisis for the county’s health and building departments. Director of Environmental Health Terri Hansen told the advisory plan commission Tuesday she had to deal with 530 environmental complaints last year. Nearly 400 of them related specifically to housing. Continue reading
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
Whether or not trucks should be allowed to use county roads to bypass a closed portion of U.S. 421 near Medaryville was debated by the Pulaski County Commissioners Monday. The concern was brought forward by trucking company owner Brad Craig.
A tight race for circuit court judge was one of the big attractions in Pulaski County’s Primary Election Tuesday. Mary Welker narrowly beat Tim Murray for the Republican Party nomination, with 50.6 percent of the vote over Murray’s 49.4 percent. That was a margin of just 22 votes.
Pulaski County officials are trying to make it easier for early voters to park at the polling site. The county commissioners voted Monday to reserve two parking spaces for voters, during in-person absentee voting hours at the Pulaski County Justice Center.
The Pulaski County Commissioners have agreed to hire an outside attorney to help update the county’s wind turbine regulations, but not before discussing the issue with residents for over an hour Monday. The extra legal help was recommended by County Attorney Kevin Tankersley and Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer.
As Pulaski County officials look at rearranging facilities at the Pulaski County Justice Center, a local volunteer is asking them to consider adding for a wood shop for jail inmates. Dr. Ed Hollenberg brought the idea to the county commissioners last week.
Pulaski County Highway Department crews will start their work days at 6:00 a.m., beginning April 23. That’s in spite of concerns raised by County Commissioner Mike McClure that it’s too dark that early.
A temporary speed limit on Pulaski County Road 1550 West near Medaryville could become permanent. The County Highway Department has lowered the speed limit to 30 miles per hour between 150 North and 300 North, while nearby U.S. 421 is closed for a bridge replacement.
A Pulaski County commissioner wants the county’s highway department to do most of its work during daylight hours. Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff asked the commissioners Monday to approve his department’s seasonal switch to a work week of four 10-hour days.
Pulaski County officials continue to gather information about wind turbines. Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer told the county commissioners Monday he plans to put together an informational meeting on the topic. Continue reading
Discussions about moving Pulaski Circuit Court into the Justice Center are drawing complaints from Judge Michael Shurn. During Monday’s county commissioners meeting, Shurn complained that he hasn’t been included in recent discussions. “I never see it on the docket, but yet I read about it in the newspaper,” he said. “You’re trying to decide what security is, and you’re trying to decide the future of the Circuit Court. You know, I think it would behoove you all to actually involve the Circuit Court in that conversation. I’m sort of shocked that you don’t do that.”
Pulaski County EMS continues to deny ambulance transfer requests, due to a shortage of paramedics. EMS Director Bryan Corn reviewed his department’s January statistics with the county commissioners last week. “Essentially, for the month of January, we took nine transfers, but we also denied 10,” he said. Continue reading
Concerns about new wind turbines in Pulaski County have prompted County Attorney Kevin Tankersley to learn more about the county’s legal options. In the past several months, a number of filings have been made with the Federal Aviation Administration for possible wind turbines in the Francesville and Star City areas.