Pulaski County Council Considers Appropriating Funds for Ambulance Garage Expansion

The Pulaski County Council is moving ahead with funding arrangements for the Winamac ambulance garage. EMS Director Brandon DeLorenzo reminded the county council last week that $135,000 had been budgeted for the work in 2019, but the year ended before he was able to spend much of it, since the actual construction got pushed back to this year.

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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 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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Three Construction Bids Received for Winamac Ambulance Garage Expansion

Plans to expand Pulaski County Emergency Medical Services’ Winamac ambulance garage have attracted three construction bids. TM Construction of Winamac was the apparent low bidder at just under $77,000. The highest bid was almost three times that, with J. Shoffner General Contractor of LaPorte submitting a bid for more than $221,000. Garner Construction of Hanna offered to do the work for less than $102,000.

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Pulaski County Commissioners to Open Bids for Winamac Ambulance Garage Addition

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

The Pulaski County Commissioners will open bids for the addition to the Winamac ambulance garage tonight. EMS Director Brandon DeLorenzo told the commissioners last month that the addition will bring the garage up to a total of four bays. The expansion has been discussed for years, since the county’s ambulances can barely fit in the existing space.

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Pulaski County Facing Court Security Implementation Deadline

The Pulaski County Council and Commissioners are each asking the other group for direction on courthouse security. Last week, the commissioners indicated that they’re ready to act on the issue. But during Monday’s county council meetings, Council Member Kathi Thompson pointed out that it hasn’t been factored into the 2020 budget proposal.

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Pulaski County Commissioners to Choose Veterans Service Officer, Discuss IT Contractor

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

The Pulaski County Commissioners may appoint a new veterans service officer this morning. They were initially scheduled to make an appointment back in May, but the process was delayed after a district officer from the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs pointed out that there were several requirements that weren’t in the county’s job description.

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