The Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation Board of Finance got a report on the school district’s fiscal indicators Wednesday.Continue reading
Eastern Pulaski school officials are expected to give an update on the school corporation’s finances tonight. Fiscal indicators like enrollment and fund balances will be discussed with the board of finance.Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski School Board has given a major boost to the corporation’s Rainy Day Fund. On Monday, board members transferred a total of $2 million out of the school corporation’s Operations account.Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation is building up its Rainy Day Fund. The school board passed a resolution Monday to transfer $300,000 in leftover Operations Fund money, according to Superintendent Dr. Don HarmanContinue reading
The Eastern Pulaski School Board will hold its first meeting of the year tonight. It will be the board’s first meeting since Dara Chezem officially took over as superintendent on January 1.Continue reading
The Knox Community School Corporation is reporting financial stability, despite a few challenges.Continue reading
Starke County Auditor Rachel Oesterreich and Council President Dave Pearman recently reviewed line items in the budget and found some in the red that need to be remedied.Continue reading
The Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation will have to dip into its Rainy Day Fund next year to keep the budget balanced. Interim Superintendent Dr. Gib Crimmins discussed the 2020 budget proposal with the school board Monday.Continue reading
The Winamac Town Park’s “swinging bridge” will finally be getting inspected. During Thursday’s park board meeting, board member and town manager Brad Zellers said the inspection company will be there in two weeks.Continue reading
The Winamac Park Board finally appears to be ready to accept construction bids for the Town Park restroom project. Plans call for the old brick restrooms in the front of the park to be demolished and replaced with a new structure, with more ADA-compliant stalls and more room in general.Continue reading
The first phase of funding for lead dust and asbestos remediation at the Pulaski County Public Library was approved by the county council Monday. Council members voted six-to-one to let the library spend $25,000 out of its Rainy Day Fund, to help cover engineering and testing costs.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
Upgrades to the Pulaski County Public Library in Winamac are going to end up costing far more than originally thought.Continue reading
The Starke County Council members approved Rainy Day Funds to clear up a fund in the red and for equipment for a transfer unit at Starke Hospital.Continue reading
The West Central School Board members took action on a few transfer requests last week.Continue reading
Funding for Pulaski County’s fiscal plan, the courthouse elevator replacement project, and reassessment expenses was among the transfer and additional appropriation requests brought to the county council last week. Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer explained that he has $50,000 budgeted annually for potential land acquisition. But since the CDC won’t be needing it for that purpose, the county council agreed to let him make $36,000 of that available for the fiscal plan. The county commissioners have since decided to hire Peters Municipal Consultants for a cost not to exceed $24,000.
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation was able to put some unneeded money into its Rainy Day Fund this week. Superintendent Dr. Don Harman says a fund transfer resolution was approved by the school board Monday. “We transferred $75,000 from our Transportation Fund to our Rainy Day Fund,” he explains.
The Pulaski County Public Library in Winamac will soon be getting some upgrades. Executive Director MacKenzie Ledley told the county council Monday that a new elevator will be installed, among other improvements. Continue reading
The Knox school bus fleet is getting a major upgrade. Last week, the school board approved the purchase of five vehicles, totaling just under $400,000. Those include two 78-passenger Bluebird buses for just under $188,000, and a 48-passenger Bluebird handicap bus for nearly $101,000. Knox schools will also be getting two 14-passenger Starcraft minibuses for a total of just over $110,000.
The Starke County Council members approved funding for two Lifepak 15 cardiac monitors during their meeting Monday night.
The commissioners deemed the purchase as an emergency during their March 5 meeting after EMS Director Travis Clary reported that two decades-old devices recently quit working. That left the county with no backup devices. To ensure that each ambulance had a working device with spares, the emergency purchase was made. Clary told the county council members Monday night that the devices arrived earlier in the day.