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
Pulaski County officials are considering their options when it comes to the future of the county courthouse and other government buildings. The county council and commissioners discussed a few ideas during a special joint meeting Monday.Continue reading
A Pulaski County Council member is calling on county officials to get to work on safety and security improvements at the courthouse. Toward the end of Monday’s council meeting, Kathi Thompson listed a number of concerns she’d like to see addressed.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Courthouse elevator should finally be ready for use tomorrow. “The state inspector will be here on Thursday, inspect the elevator,” Maintenance Director Jeff Johnston told the county council and commissioners Monday. “The elevator will be operational Thursday afternoon, I’m hoping.”
Pulaski County’s 123-year-old courthouse would be torn down and replaced by a parking lot and memorial park, under the county’s latest facilities proposal. During Monday’s joint county council and commissioners meeting, Maintenance Director Jeff Johnston publicly unveiled a four-phase plan designed to address security, ADA compliance, and a number of other concerns with the county’s government buildings.
The Pulaski County Commissioners will meet tonight in the County Highway Garage. They had planned to move back to the courthouse, but an unexpected delay in the elevator project has led to a change in location.
Pulaski County officials are hopeful that the courthouse’s new elevator will be ready in time for Monday’s county commissioners meeting, in spite of a last-minute hiccup. Maintenance Director Jeff Johnston says a fire alarm issue means the elevator probably won’t be in service by tomorrow, as previously announced. But the contractor says it should still be ready for Monday, according to Johnston. He adds that crews are working diligently to get it done.
Anyone who plans to work the polls on Election Day is required by state law to attend training beforehand.
At Monday’s Pulaski County Election Board meeting, a reminder was issued that poll worker training for the county will be held twice this coming Friday on November 2nd. Continue reading
Representatives with a wind energy company were questioned for over an hour Tuesday over a potential wind farm in Jasper and Pulaski counties. Matt Boys with Renewable Energy Systems (RES) discussed the project, during Tuesday’s Pulaski County Advisory Plan Commission meeting.
Pulaski County officials are trying to make it easier for early voters to park at the polling site. The county commissioners voted Monday to reserve two parking spaces for voters, during in-person absentee voting hours at the Pulaski County Justice Center.
Several residents are anticipated to attend the Pulaski County Board of Zoning Appeals and Plan Commission meetings tonight to gather more information on wind turbine discussions.
How to increase security in Pulaski Circuit Court and other county offices will continue to be discussed during tonight’s Pulaski County Council meeting. Judge Michael Shurn is expected to ask council members to appoint a representative to the county’s newly-reestablished security committee.
Discussions about moving Pulaski Circuit Court into the Justice Center are drawing complaints from Judge Michael Shurn. During Monday’s county commissioners meeting, Shurn complained that he hasn’t been included in recent discussions. “I never see it on the docket, but yet I read about it in the newspaper,” he said. “You’re trying to decide what security is, and you’re trying to decide the future of the Circuit Court. You know, I think it would behoove you all to actually involve the Circuit Court in that conversation. I’m sort of shocked that you don’t do that.”
Discussion continues about moving Pulaski Circuit Court out of the County Courthouse and into the Justice Center. The move is seen as a cheaper alternative to installing and staffing a security checkpoint in the courthouse.
Pulaski County employees will get 15 paid holidays in 2018, including both the May and November elections. The county commissioners approved next year’s holiday schedule Monday, but not without plenty of discussion.
The Food Finders Mobile Food Pantry is headed to Winamac this week. Food Finders volunteers will be at the Pulaski County Highway Garage on Friday to hand out frozen meat, canned goods, produce, and other products to residents meeting income requirements. Continue reading
Changes to be made at the Pulaski County Highway Garage will be handed down by the commissioners, according to Superintendent Mark Fox.
Fox told WKVI News that some changes were made from suggestions made by Commissioner Bud Krohn, Jr. during Tuesday night’s commissioners meeting. One of those changes included putting a pad lock on a fence to the department’s outdoor equipment and covering up animal carcasses at the site.
Pulaski County Commissioner Bud Krohn, Jr. brought up the idea of adding another position out at the county highway garage when they met last week.
He suggested a working supervisor position be created at the Pulaski County Highway Garage and requested a pay raise for that position of $750. He thought that another supervisor position could improve productivity at the highway garage. Krohn said that it would not be an additional employee but just an additional position.
The Pulaski County Commissioners reorganized to start 2015 where Larry Brady was retained as commission president while Terry Young was appointed as vice president. Bud Krohn, Jr. attended his first meeting as a commissioner Monday night.
The commissioners made several appointments to boards. Mark Fox was retained as supervisor of county highways, Dave Dare was retained as building inspector, Ed Fleury was retained as veteran service officer, Jeff Johnston as maintenance director and Sarah Kasten was retained as animal control officer.