The Pulaski County Commissioners this week approved a request from Building Inspector Dave Dare to hire an additional part-time employee in the Building Department.
Dare explained that the Board of Zoning Appeals had asked that Dare resubmit a request for a part-time staff member in the department to also serve as the secretary for the BZA and Plan Commission. Dare said that there are responsibilities coming up in 2013 and 2014 that involve a lot of work with the county’s comprehensive plan, and the current secretary would not be able to handle the extra workload.
As a result, Dare said that they have the right by state law to hire an outside secretary to be a member of the Plan Commission and BZA. Unfortunately, while the Plan Commission previously had $10,000 in their budget for part-time help, that has been struck from the budget for 2013.
The commissioners gave Dare their blessing, but he will need to take his request to the county council to have the funds appropriated back into part-time help for the Plan Commission. Dare said he will take the matter up with the council at their next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m.