Pulaski Commissioners Schedule Hearing for Upcoming Deed Sale, Make Appointments

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

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.

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Pulaski County Health, Building Departments Call for Tougher Regulations on Rental Properties

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 Commissioners Vote to Pay Taxes, Late Fees, to Finalize Medaryville Blight Elimination Project

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

Pulaski County to Hire Attorney to Help Update Wind Turbine Regulations

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.

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Pulaski Highway Department’s Planned 6:00 a.m. Start Time Questioned by County Commissioner

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

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.

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Pulaski County to Reactivate Security Committee, Following Proposal to Move Circuit Court

Pulaski Circuit Court Judge Michael Shurn discusses the proposed relocation of circuit court with the county commissioners.

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.”

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