The Pulaski County Council heard a proposal Monday to free up funds for a proposed West Side Industrial Park. Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer is asking council members to shift some of the jail bond payments away from the County Economic Development Income Tax Fund. Continue reading
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.
The Pulaski County Community Development Commission has come up with another way to fund a proposed West Side Industrial Park. CDC Executive Director Nathan Origer says the county could free up some cash by using less of its County Economic Development Income Tax Fund on jail bond payments.
The Pulaski County Council continues working on the county’s salary matrix. Recently, a question has come up about whether pay raises based on longevity should take effect in January or on the actual anniversary date of when that employee was hired.
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.
Pulaski County officials have begun meeting with potential west side industrial park tenants. The county commissioners and a couple county council members were scheduled to meet in executive session with an interested business Tuesday.
Pulaski County Human Services will be able to proceed with the purchase of a new van, following action by the county council last week. After a couple months of discussion, the council voted last week to contribute $6,894 from the County Economic Development Income Tax Fund. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office may have to wait a bit longer before it gets to move into a new space, so some formal arrangements are being made for temporary offices. The coroner’s office plans to move into the Winamac Municipal Utility Complex, once the town’s police department moves into its new station downtown. However, Chief Deputy Coroner Jon Frain told the Pulaski County Council and Commissioners last week the new space may not be ready until next year.
Pulaski County wants to make sure future residents have a chance to know what life was like in 2016 and 2017. With the help of Frain Mortuary, the county’s been putting together a time capsule to commemorate last year’s Indiana Bicentennial.
The Pulaski County Annex Building will soon have its roof repaired. Fifty holes have been found in the roof, according to County Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Johnston.
Drug abuse is costing Pulaski County. Circuit Judge Michael Shurn told the county council Monday that drug-related cases are a big concern. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council and Commissioners will get an update on the replacement of the courthouse elevator when they meet for a joint session this evening. The commissioners agreed last week to move ahead with the design for a new elevator, after the council approved funding last month.
The former Pleasant View Rest Home has been sold to an out-of-county resident. Tristan Clark bought the property at auction Saturday for $26,000. The Pulaski County Commissioners voted Monday to finalize the sale and sign the contracts.