Pulaski County Commissioners to Get Security Update, Appoint Plan Commission Member

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

The Pulaski County Commissioners are expected to get a security update from Maintenance Director Mia Salyers this morning. Salyers will also discuss a policy amendment. Sheriff Jeff Richwine will likely revisit the possible addition of a work release center in the Justice Center basement.

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Pulaski County Council’s Authority to Cut Election Board’s Pay Disputed

A 10-percent pay cut for all of Pulaski County’s board and commission members drew some concerns during Thursday’s election board meeting. During last fall’s budgeting process, the county council voted to cut their own pay, that of the county commissioners, and that of all other county board members in the 2020 budget. But Clerk JoLynn Behny said the council doesn’t have that authority, when it comes to the election board.

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Rep. Gutwein Introduces Bill to Help Fund Pulaski County Courthouse Renovations

Now that the Pulaski County Commissioners have recommended a path forward for courthouse renovations, discussions about how to fund it will begin in the county council and the Indiana General Assembly. State Representative Doug Gutwein has introduced legislation that would allow a special income tax that’s currently in place to pay for the Justice Center to be extended until 2036 to fund courthouse renovations.

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Pulaski County Council to Reorganize, Consider Budget Transfers Tonight

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

The Pulaski County Council will reorganize for 2020 when members meet tonight. In addition to choosing a president and vice-president, council members will also appoint a representative to the Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission.

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Pulaski County Commissioners Finalize Sale of Four Lots at $25 Each

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

The Pulaski County Commissioners have taken action to get some property back on the tax rolls. Back in September, William McBee, a resident of the Monterey Resorts area, expressed interest in buying four neighboring lots that had come under the county’s ownership. Earlier this month, the commissioners voted to finalize the sale, for a price of $25 per parcel.

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Repairs Planned for Parking Lot at Pulaski County Public Library, Annex Building

Repairs will soon be coming to the parking lot between the Pulaski County Public Library and the County Annex Building in Winamac. Library Executive Director MacKenzie Ledley told the county commissioners last week that the library has money from its recent bond issuance to crack seal the entire parking lot, including the portion owned by the county.

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Pulaski County Commissioners Approve Chip Spreader Purchase

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

An equipment upgrade for the Pulaski County Highway Department was approved by the county commissioners Monday. They agreed to let Highway Superintendent Gary Kruger buy a chip spreader from Southeastern. It will cost the Highway Department $193,000, after a $30,000 trade-in allowance.

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