Pulaski County’s IT Department will be getting a more visible office space. On Monday, the county commissioners gave IT Director Matt Voltz permission to move his office to the Annex Building, in the space formerly occupied by the Healthy Families office.Continue reading
Public hearings over three potential tax abatements will be held during tonight’s Pulaski County Council meeting. Council members have recently taken steps to make the JSI Steel and IBC Thermoplastics properties eligible for abatements, along with a site near U.S. 421 and County Road 200 South that’s being considered for a potential value-added agriculture business.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners will hear from a representative of the Save the Courthouse group tonight. The group formed after county officials unveiled a proposal last month to demolish the county’s 123-year-old courthouse and replace it with an addition to the Justice Center. At the time, Maintenance Director Jeff Johnston said the plan would address security and accessibility concerns, as well as a number of other issues, at about a third of the cost of renovating and expanding the existing courthouse.Continue reading
Some of Pulaski County’s old jail uniforms will soon be going to Starke County. The Pulaski County Commissioners agreed to let Sheriff Jeff Richwine move ahead with the sale last week. “They want them, and we would just throw them away,” Richwine said.
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.
Tomorrow is Election Day! Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time tomorrow.
The November General Election is just a few days away. If you can’t make it to the polls on Election Day, there are a few opportunities for you to vote early to ensure your vote counts.
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.
Pulaski County Election Board members will meet this afternoon to discuss matters related to the upcoming election.
Members will review and complete pre-election plans in the Clerk’s Office starting at 4:15 p.m. ET. Continue reading
Voter registration clerks in Starke and Pulaski Counties are busy collecting absentee ballots for the November General Election.
The November General Election is three weeks away, but hundreds of local voters have already cast their ballots. Pulaski County has had 143 early ballots cast, as of Monday afternoon. Officials in the Clerk’s Office say that’s a higher number than average. Meanwhile, the Starke County Clerk’s Office says 250 people have voted in-person, along with 232 mail-in ballots.
The replacement of the fire alarm system in the Pulaski County Justice Center will cost a bit less than originally thought. The county council had agreed to budget $39,000 for the project, based on the initial quote that Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Johnston received.
The Pulaski County Justice Center will get a new fire alarm system next year. Last week, the county commissioners agreed to let Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Johnston proceed with the project. He told them that the county council has agreed to earmark $39,000 in the 2019 budget, but he’s still trying to get another quote to possibly bring that cost down.
The Pulaski County Commissioners will continue discussing plans to move the Emergency Management Agency’s radio equipment to the former Winamac Masonic Lodge. Last month, Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Johnston suggested looking into whether the county’s DRMO funds could be used. That money comes from the sale of former military equipment owned by the county.
The Pulaski County Election Board has set early voting hours, ahead of November’s General Election. The early voting period runs from October 10 through November 5. During that time, in-person absentee voting will take place Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. EDT at the Pulaski County Justice Center in Winamac.
Pulaski County crews continue preparing the former Winamac Masonic Lodge for use as a county morgue and office building. The county commissioners got an update Monday from Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Johnston.
Pulaski County’s maintenance supervisor is renewing his call for a new fire alarm system for the Justice Center. Jeff Johnston discussed the issue with the county commissioners last week, almost a year after he first brought it up.
Work continues to turn the former Winamac Masonic Lodge into a county morgue and office building. Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Johnston told the Pulaski County Commissioners Monday that his department has completed quite a bit of work, but there’s still a lot more to go.