Pulaski County sheriff’s deputies have been busy recently, and that’s led to a significant shortfall in the department’s overtime budget. The county council voted Monday to transfer a total of $27,000 out of the deputy salary and part-time dispatcher salary line items, to fill the gap.Continue reading
Pulaski County Human Services will be able to get a new van, thanks to some financial help from the county. The county council recently approved the transfer of $7,000 out of the Community Development Commission’s Land Acquisition line item, to help cover the local match.Continue reading
Pulaski County officials will get their first look at the county’s new fiscal plan tonight. Last year, the county hired consultant Jeffrey Peters to look at the county’s finances and recommend adjustments to its tax structure, to make it more sustainable going forward.Continue reading
A longtime farmer is being honored for his service to the Pulaski County community. Howard Conner of Winamac is the recipient of this year’s H.J. Halleck Community Service Award. It’s given annually by the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.Continue reading
Pulaski County may chip in funding toward the cost of a new van for Pulaski County Human Services.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners will consider bids for a number of different items this morning. They’re expected to choose a bank to handle the county’s cash management services. The county received bids from four local banks last month.
Maintenance Director Mia Salyers will discuss contracts for lawn care and snow removal at various county properties, along with bids for the removal of an ash tree near the Annex Building. Fuel bids will also be discussed, and the commissioners are expected to finalize a contract with Golden Tech for a new email system.
Additionally, the possibility of the county once again helping with the cost of a new van for Pulaski County Human Services will be discussed by the organization’s executive director, Jacki Frain. Meanwhile, a $25,000 expense with a Chicago media outlet will be presented for the commissioners’ approval by Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer. The CDC has tried a few different advertising packages in recent years, in an effort to attract tourists to Pulaski County.
Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff, Sheriff Jeff Richwine, and Assessor Holly VanDerAa are also scheduled to make appearances at this morning’s Pulaski County Commissioners meeting. It starts at 8:30 a.m. EDT at the Pulaski County Courthouse.
Pulaski County Human Services is once again asking the county to help with the cost of a new van.Continue reading
Starting today, qualifying residents can get help with their heating and electric bills. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has begun for the winter. The federally-funded program runs from now until the middle of May, and residents can apply at any time.
Pulaski County Human Services will not be getting a funding boost from the county. Executive Director Jacki Frain asked the county council last week for another $10,000, after the organization was only budgeted to get $30,000 in county funding this year. While that’s the same amount that Human Services got last year, Frain said it’s about $15,000 less than what it traditionally got in the past.
The Pulaski County Human Services organization was a recent recipient of a donation as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program.
Free tax help is available to some low-income taxpayers. People making $54,000 or less, as well as those with disabilities, the elderly, and those speaking limited amounts of English, are eligible for free help through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
The WKVI food drives held in early December resulted in community members providing a plethora of goods to Community Services of Starke County and Pulaski County Human Services.
Community Services of Starke County Executive Director Charmaine Dunkel said that more than 700 pounds of food was donated at the Five Star site. They also received about $108 in cash donations and a $500 gift certificate for the food pantry.
Pulaski County Human Services representatives shared that nine carts of food were donated at the Sanders Foods site in Winamac. Continue reading
As the winter season approaches and temperatures continue to drop, people will begin turning up the heat in their homes. If you and your family are worried that you cannot afford the additional cost this season, there is a chance you could qualify for help through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
LIHEAP is funded through the U.S Department of Health and Human Services to help low income families avoid losing utilities this winter. Continue reading
Pulaski County Human Services apparently will not be able to buy a new van, after all. The county council failed to finalize the local share of the funding Monday. They had been considering the issue since April.
Pulaski County is looking to tighten its employee drug testing policy. The update would allow department heads or the county commissioners to demand a drug test based on probable cause, such as smell or behavior.
Confusion remains over funding for a new van for Pulaski County Human Services. On Monday, the county council tabled an additional appropriation request of $6,894, after council members were not sure if they had already approved it. That, along with a $200 private donation, would cover the local share of the purchase price, while 80 percent would be covered by grant funds.
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 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.