Pulaski Commissioners to Consider Building Fee Adjustments, Health Insurance, Bridge Bid

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

An adjustment to Pulaski County’s building department fees will be discussed by the county commissioners tonight. Building Inspector and Plan Administrator Doug Hoover is expected to present a recommendation from the advisory plan commission. Meanwhile, a plan to once again go after unpaid EMS bills will be discussed by EMS Director Brandon DeLorenzo.

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Pulaski County Facing $210,000 Increase in Health Insurance Costs

Pulaski County’s annual health insurance bill could be going up by more than $200,000, following a sharp increase in claims. Steve Gregory with Shepherd Insurance told the county commissioners last week that the plan hasn’t been running well. Cigna initially wanted to raise the cost by almost 44 percent but they negotiated it down to less than 20 percent.

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Pulaski Commissioners to Consider Health Insurance, Copier Lease Options Today

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

The Pulaski County Commissioners will consider health insurance and copier lease options this morning. The commissioners will be asked to approve a contract with Cardinal Copier Solutions. The company got a favorable recommendation from the county council last week, after it said it could save the county $30,000 a year.

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Pulaski Commissioners Finalize Contract with Architect for Courthouse Renovation

The Pulaski County Commissioners have officially hired an architect for the courthouse renovation and justice center expansion. On Monday, the commissioners finalized a contract with Rowland Design. That’s the same firm the county used for the preliminary plans. Rowland’s fee will be 9.5 percent of the total project cost with $5,000 due up-front.

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Pulaski County Commissioners to Hold Hearing on COVID-19 Response Grant Application

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

A potential COVID-19 relief grant program for Pulaski County’s small businesses is expected to be discussed during tonight’s county commissioners meeting. The county is asking for $250,000 from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ COVID-19 Response Program.

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Pulaski County Employees to Return to Work Monday

Pulaski County Government employees who’d been allowed to stay home will have to return to work Monday. The president of the board of commissioners, Kenny Becker, has decided to rescind the county’s temporary workforce reduction policy as of Sunday at 11:59 p.m., according to a post on the Pulaski County Indiana Government Facebook page. That’s more than a week earlier than previously announced. It also means that county employees deemed essential will no longer get hazard pay starting Monday.

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