A plan to renovate the Pulaski County Courthouse and expand the Justice Center has gotten the support of the county council, but not without a few concerns. Back in December, the county commissioners agreed to pursue a project that would restore the courthouse and install a security checkpoint, but move Circuit Court to the Justice Center. On Monday, the county council voted six-to-one to support the project and try to fund it.Continue reading
A major equipment purchase for the Pulaski County Highway Department attracted only one bid. On Monday, Commissioner Kenny Becker opened the lone bid for a chip spreader, which came from Southeastern.Continue reading
Pulaski County employees will get 14 holidays in 2020. The county commissioners approved the 2020 holiday schedule Monday. Employees will once again get the May and November election days off. Independence Day will be observed on July 3, since July 4 falls on a Saturday.Continue reading
As the Pulaski County Maintenance Department prepares to take over lawn care at county properties, the county council has approved a funding measure that would allow the department to keep its new part-time employee.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners have a new meeting location starting tonight. The commissioners and several other governing bodies will meet at the Pulaski County Highway Garage on U.S. 35 in Winamac for the foreseeable future.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
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.