Pulaski County residents will get the chance to hear some updated recommendations for the future of the Courthouse and Justice Center tonight. A public presentation will take place at 6:00 p.m. EDT at the Courthouse.Continue reading
Pulaski County sheriff’s deputies have been busy recently, and that’s led to a significant shortfall in the department’s overtime budget. The county council voted Monday to transfer a total of $27,000 out of the deputy salary and part-time dispatcher salary line items, to fill the gap.Continue reading
Expanded tariffs on Chinese products are adding to the list of challenges facing a new plastics manufacturer near Winamac. IBC Thermoplastics plans to make jerrycans at the old Anvil & Saw property on County Road 200 South.Continue reading
As Pulaski County officials consider ways to address facilities needs while also stabilizing the county’s finances, questions are being raised about why one facilities option hasn’t gotten more attention. Last month, County Council Member Rudy DeSabatine said someone has offered to build a brand new building and rent it to the county for $20 per square foot per year, which could be much cheaper than the other ideas being considered.Continue reading
A study on the possible preservation of the Pulaski County Courthouse has begun. Last week, representatives from architectural firm Rowland Design and Indiana Landmarks joined county officials for a tour and discussion of the building.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners will get an update on the EMS Department’s ambulance garage expansion plans this morning. The expansion of the Winamac ambulance garage has been discussed for years, since the county’s ambulances can barely fit in the existing space.Continue reading
Pulaski County landowners may be paying more in property taxes next year. An ordinance that would “thaw” the county’s property tax levy freeze was presented during Monday’s county council meeting. That means the county’s tax levy would be able to increase, within the limits set by the state’s growth quotient.Continue reading
Pulaski County’s state representative is confident that the County Courthouse has a bright future. “It’s a historical building,” says Representative Doug Gutwein. “I mean, my goodness. We can’t just tear it down and build something new. We need to fix it. We need to take care of it.”Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners decided Monday to move ahead with some office relocations, but not without a heated discussion about the county’s facilities. The commissioners voted to temporarily move the Assessor’s Office from the basement of the courthouse upstairs to the commissioners’ current meeting room.Continue reading
Delays in the start-up of a plastics manufacturing business south of Winamac are being blamed on ongoing electrical issues. IBC Thermoplastics plans to manufacture jerrycans at the old Anvil & Saw property on County Road 200 South.Continue reading
Some tweaks to Pulaski County’s Revolving Loan Fund program were approved by the county commissioners last week. One of the big changes is the addition of new guidelines for when a business would have to get an appraisal to qualify for a loan, according to Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer.Continue reading
Pulaski County Human Services will be able to get a new van, thanks to some financial help from the county. The county council recently approved the transfer of $7,000 out of the Community Development Commission’s Land Acquisition line item, to help cover the local match.Continue reading
If Pulaski County keeps its current courthouse, there’s a chance that it might not actually house any court facilities in the future.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners will get an update on bridge inspections this morning from Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff and Jeff Larrison with United Consulting. Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer is scheduled to present updated guidelines for the county’s Revolving Loan Fund program for the commissioners’ approval.Continue reading
With fewer and fewer residents to fill jobs, Pulaski County is looking at busing workers in from out-of-town.Continue reading
The airing of Pulaski County’s tourism commercial on Sunday night is starting to have an impact. The Community Development Commission got an update from Executive Director Nathan Origer on Tuesday.Continue reading
Pulaski County is its own worst enemy. That was the theme of the State of the County Economy Address delivered by Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer Tuesday. “This speech is supposed to be about the state of the Pulaski County economy, but ultimately, our problems are not economic,” he said. “They’re not even just about our fiscal health. It is time to admit what I have long been loath to acknowledge. The underlying problem hurting Pulaski County is cultural.”Continue reading
Supporting rural entrepreneurship will be the focus of next month’s Pulaski County Economic Development Summit. This year’s event, which will be held on April 9 will feature a “Powering Rural” panel discussion.Continue reading
Pulaski County will once again be targeting country music fans with this year’s tourism marketing campaign. The county commissioners Monday approved a $25,000 advertising package with WBBM-TV in Chicago.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners will consider bids for a number of different items this morning. They’re expected to choose a bank to handle the county’s cash management services. The county received bids from four local banks last month.
Maintenance Director Mia Salyers will discuss contracts for lawn care and snow removal at various county properties, along with bids for the removal of an ash tree near the Annex Building. Fuel bids will also be discussed, and the commissioners are expected to finalize a contract with Golden Tech for a new email system.
Additionally, the possibility of the county once again helping with the cost of a new van for Pulaski County Human Services will be discussed by the organization’s executive director, Jacki Frain. Meanwhile, a $25,000 expense with a Chicago media outlet will be presented for the commissioners’ approval by Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer. The CDC has tried a few different advertising packages in recent years, in an effort to attract tourists to Pulaski County.
Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff, Sheriff Jeff Richwine, and Assessor Holly VanDerAa are also scheduled to make appearances at this morning’s Pulaski County Commissioners meeting. It starts at 8:30 a.m. EDT at the Pulaski County Courthouse.