Pulaski County’s IT Department will be getting a more visible office space. On Monday, the county commissioners gave IT Director Matt Voltz permission to move his office to the Annex Building, in the space formerly occupied by the Healthy Families office.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Courthouse elevator should finally be ready for use tomorrow. “The state inspector will be here on Thursday, inspect the elevator,” Maintenance Director Jeff Johnston told the county council and commissioners Monday. “The elevator will be operational Thursday afternoon, I’m hoping.”
Pulaski County’s 123-year-old courthouse would be torn down and replaced by a parking lot and memorial park, under the county’s latest facilities proposal. During Monday’s joint county council and commissioners meeting, Maintenance Director Jeff Johnston publicly unveiled a four-phase plan designed to address security, ADA compliance, and a number of other concerns with the county’s government buildings.
Discussion continues about moving Pulaski Circuit Court out of the County Courthouse and into the Justice Center. The move is seen as a cheaper alternative to installing and staffing a security checkpoint in the courthouse.
Pulaski County residents have the chance to learn how they can help guide abused and neglected kids through the court system. Circuit Court Judge Michael Shurn told the county council and commissioners Monday that an open house is planned, to celebrate the county’s newly-independent Court Appointed Special Advocates program. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council is revisiting a couple Superior Court funding requests. According to Judge Crystal Brucker Kocher, a budget transfer was requested back in March and an additional appropriation was requested in April, before she officially took over the position. But for some reason, those funds were never moved.
Pulaski County continues to deal with some maintenance challenges at its government buildings. Elevators at the courthouse and the annex building were both repaired earlier this summer, but Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Johnston told the county commissioners Monday a few issues remained. Continue reading
Two Pulaski County government buildings should once again have working elevators next week. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Annex Building will soon have its roof repaired. Fifty holes have been found in the roof, according to County Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Johnston.
The Pulaski County Council and Commissioners will get an update on the replacement of the courthouse elevator when they meet for a joint session this evening. The commissioners agreed last week to move ahead with the design for a new elevator, after the council approved funding last month.
Pulaski County residents have the chance to improve their customer service skills. The Pulaski County Adult Learning Center is offering customer service training sessions. Continue reading
Repairs to the restrooms at the Pulaski County Courthouse are moving ahead. Last week, the county commissioners selected Malchow Construction of Francesville to make sewage pipe repairs. Continue reading
None of the Pulaski County government buildings have fire alarm systems tied in to the 911 system to immediately notify the fire department in the event of an emergency, and the courthouse does not have any sort of sprinkler system in place. Those issues were raised during Monday’s county commissioners meeting when Teri Hansen from the health department asked why the fire alarm system at the annex building on Riverside Drive does not go anywhere. Maintenance supervisor Jeff Johnston says he will look into the cost of doing hard-wiring it to the dispatch center. He says the annex building at least has a zoned sprinkler system in place. “If there’s a fire on the third floor, only the third floor suppression goes off,” Johnston said.
That’s more than the courthouse has in place, according to Johnston. “Over here, there’s nothing. If there’s a fire downstairs in the hallway, this is going to be a nightmare. This is something we’ve looked at. We’ve got battery- powered smoke detectors stuck on like you’ve got in your house.” Continue reading