Pulaski Commissioners Approve Updated Fair Housing Ordinance, Make Health Board Appointment

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

A grant application for a new Medaryville fire station has prompted Pulaski County to update its fair housing policies. The Medaryville-White Post Township Fire Department wants to get a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to build a new fire station north of the town hall. Since the fire department can’t actually apply for the grant, the application is going through the Pulaski County.

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Swayze Camp Lane May Have to Be Rebuilt After All, after Landowner Declines to Sign Agreement

An agreement to leave Swayze Camp Lane as it currently is but make it an official Pulaski County Road has apparently fallen through. The gravel access lane runs from County Road 400 South to the Swayze Camp subdivision along the Tippecanoe River south of Winamac. However, it apparently drifted out of its easement and onto a neighboring property, leading the landowner to close it off entirely.

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Three Construction Bids Received for Winamac Ambulance Garage Expansion

Plans to expand Pulaski County Emergency Medical Services’ Winamac ambulance garage have attracted three construction bids. TM Construction of Winamac was the apparent low bidder at just under $77,000. The highest bid was almost three times that, with J. Shoffner General Contractor of LaPorte submitting a bid for more than $221,000. Garner Construction of Hanna offered to do the work for less than $102,000.

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Pulaski Commissioners Once Again Hold Off on Approving Coroner’s Office Shower Installation

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

The Pulaski County Commissioners have once again asked for more information, before approving an OSHA-mandated shower installation at the Coroner’s Office. A $1,900 proposal from Action Plumbing was first presented to the commissioners back in July. Maintenance Director Mia Salyers gave some more information during last week’s meeting.

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Pulaski County Council Votes to Release Fiscal Plan to Public

Pulaski County Council: back row: Mike Tiede, Kathi Thompson, Brian Young; front row: Scott Hinkle, Rudy DeSabatine, Jay Sullivan (not pictured: Ken Boswell)

Pulaski County’s preliminary fiscal plan is now officially public record. The county council voted unanimously last week to authorize Auditor Laura Wheeler to release the plan to members of the public, if requested.

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Pulaski County Attorney Responds to Culver Schools’ Bus Stop Question

A question about whether a school bus may use the easement alongside a roadway to pick up students has generated a response from the Pulaski County attorney but no formal action from the commissioners. Back in June, Culver Community Schools Superintendent Karen Shuman asked for a decision, after a Monterey-area family expressed concern with the pickup location.

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Pulaski County Commissioners Agree to Let Maintenance Department Cancel Mowing Contract

Pulaski County appears to be firing its mowing contractor. It took the county commissioners about four months of discussions before they finally agreed to renew the contract with TK Lawn Service back in May. But last week, they voted to let Maintenance Director Mia Salyers cancel it and give mowing responsibilities back to her employees.

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Judges Spar with County Attorney over Pulaski County Court Program Grants

Pulaski County’s judges are worried that resistance from the auditor and county attorney is putting court programs in jeopardy.

In a lengthy and heated discussion during Monday’s county commissioners meeting, Circuit Court Judge Mary Welker said the county’s seen great success with its Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, but when coordinator Dr. Natalie Daily Federer tried to renew its funding, Auditor Laura Wheeler prevented it.

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Pulaski County, Landowners Reach Agreement on Swayze Camp Lane

Pulaski County Attorney Kevin Tankersley explains the alignment of Swayze Camp Lane, during Monday’s commissioners meeting.

Swayze Camp Lane will remain in its current alignment but become an official Pulaski County road. The county and neighboring landowners have reached an agreement on the disputed access lane, according to County Attorney Kevin Tankersley.

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Pulaski County Commissioners Take Action to Settle Swayze Camp Lane Dispute

Pulaski County Attorney Kevin Tankersley (right) reviews documents presented during Monday’s commissioners meeting

The Pulaski County Commissioners may have reached a solution on a long-disputed access lane. Several residents were at Monday’s meeting calling for Swayze Camp Lane to be reopened. It runs from County Road 400 South to the Swayze Camp subdivision along the Tippecanoe River south of Winamac.

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Pulaski County Commissioners Approve Contract Renewal for Recorder’s Office Redaction Services

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

The Pulaski County Recorder’s Office will continue to get outside help with redacting confidential information, following the approval of a contract renewal by the county commissioners last week. They agreed to renew the Recorder’s Office’s contract with CSI for another four years.

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