The Pulaski County Community Development Commission will present its annual update on the county’s economy next week. The 2018 Pulaski County Economic Development Summit will be held Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. EDT at the former Monterey Elementary School.
The Pulaski County Council has finalized some corrections to the county’s salary ordinance. That will mean raises for Sheriff Jeff Richwine, as well as the two full-time employees in the Community Development Commission.
A Farmer’s Market is coming to Francesville.
Members of the Uptown Project presented the information to the Francesville Town Council Monday night. Chairperson Kristin Hinkle from the Pulaski County Community Development Commission said the Farmer’s Market will begin sometime in June. They plan to contact vendors to see when they’re ready to present items for sale.
Pulaski County will once again advertise its tourism attractions to Chicago-area television viewers. The county commissioners Tuesday approved a $26,000 tourism marketing plan, recommended by the Community Development Commission.
Employees in the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and Community Development Commission may soon be getting raises, as the county council tries to resolve issues with the county’s salary matrix. One problem has to do with Sheriff Jeff Richwine’s salary. He told council members Monday that state statute requires his salary to be at least half that of the county prosecutor, but it’s now below that threshold since the prosecutor got a raise last year.
The Pulaski County Commissioners may be willing to consider a return to television advertising, as a way to promote tourism. The county ran tourism ads in the Chicago market back in 2016, but decided against doing it again last year. Instead, they opted to go with a cheaper online-only advertising package.
Plans to develop a rail-served industrial park on the west side of Pulaski County are not dead yet, but county officials are considering whether it’s worth moving forward. Continue reading
Pulaski County continues to review its tax abatement procedures. Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer gave an update to the county commissioners last week. Continue reading
Pulaski County stands to lose several million dollars in income tax revenues over the coming decades, due to declining population. That’s according to Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer. He presented some rough estimates to the county council last week. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners have again taken action to approve a Winamac restaurant’s revolving loan request. Tippy’s has been asking for financing to help cover the cost of moving to a larger space. The county commissioners had conditionally approved the request twice already, but each time, it had to be changed to address various concerns.
A new confined hog feeding operation will not be coming to rural Pulaski County. The county commissioners voted Monday to deny a request to rezone a piece of property at 300 South and 700 West from General Agriculture to Intensive Agriculture. That would have allowed for the construction of four wean-to-finish pig production buildings.
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies have been busy recently, and that’s led to budget shortfalls for a few county departments. Sheriff Jeff Richwine has had to transfer money from various line items to cover deputy overtime payments. It was one of a few transfer requests approved by the county council Monday.
If businesses don’t create jobs, they don’t deserve a tax abatement, according to a Pulaski County Council member, even if they’ve already been getting one for several years. Last week, the council considered several abatement renewal requests. All of them except one had met their requirements and were recommended for approval by the Community Development Commission.
Tourism advertising has been tabled for a third time by the Pulaski County Commissioners. The issue appeared to be put to rest at their last meeting, when they opted not to act on the Community Development Commission’s proposal to run advertising on Comcast cable systems in the Chicago area. However, the topic was brought back to the commissioners Monday by CDC Executive Director Nathan Origer, only to have it tabled once again. Continue reading