Pulaski Commissioners to Hear IT Proposals, Discuss Emergency Services Agreement

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

With Pulaski County’s IT contractor planning to quit in January, the county commissioners this morning will hear about a couple of options for how to move forward. A representative from the Roeing Corporation is scheduled to present IT outsource information, while Mark Harvey will discuss a request to complete an IT assessment.

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Pulaski Commissioners Approve Purdue Extension Contract, Recycling Center Drainage Work

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

Purdue Extension will continue to serve Pulaski County, at least for another year. The county commissioners approved the Extension Contractual Services Agreement last week. The county agrees to pay Purdue almost $62,000. County Attorney Kevin Tankersley said the agreement is the same as it’s been every year.

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Pulaski Council to Discuss Budget Transfers, Additional Appropriations, 2020 Salary Matrix

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 take steps to balance line items in the 2019 budget, as the end of the year approaches. Several budget transfers will be up for the council’s approval tonight , including $240,000 for the Highway Department, and almost $47,000 for the Sheriff’s Department.

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Pulaski County Commissioners Once Again Vote to Get Cyber Security Insurance

Cyber security insurance will end up costing Pulaski County more than double what was originally thought. Back in August, the county commissioners voted to move forward with a policy from EMC Insurance, at a cost of just over $4,100 a year. But during last week’s meeting, insurance agent Gene Timm explained that the company would not provide standalone coverage.

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Pulaski County Council Member to Discuss Courthouse during Tonight’s Commissioners Meeting

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

The Pulaski County Courthouse is expected to be discussed during tonight’s county commissioners meeting. Three renovation options, ranging from just under $4.9 million up to almost $8.6 million were recently presented to the county council and commissioners. Council Member Mike Tiede is scheduled to discuss the courthouse with the commissioners tonight.

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Pulaski County Sheriff Warns that More Budget Cuts Could Impact Services

Pulaski County Sheriff Jeff Richwine warns that if his budget gets cut much more, he’ll have to start cutting services. “I’ve been kind of quiet about all the budget cuts, but it finally comes down to where you just can’t cut anymore and you’ve got to start cutting services,” he told the county commissioners Monday. “So we’re already kind of starting to look at that, to see where we could cut some things that wouldn’t necessarily jeopardize somebody’s safety and all that.”

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Pulaski County Commissioners to Award Construction Bid for Ambulance Garage Expansion

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

The Pulaski County Commissioners are expected to choose a builder for the expansion of the Winamac ambulance garage this morning. Three bids were received for the work, ranging from under $77,000 to more than $221,000. The low bid came from TM Construction of Winamac.

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