The former Pulaski County Highway Garage next to the recycling and transfer station will soon be reduced to a pile of rubble. The county commissioners Monday authorized county attorney Kevin Tankersley to send a notice to quit to Fletcher Well Drilling giving them 30 days to vacate the building directly behind the old county highway garage because that building was also deemed unsafe and no longer fit for their occupancy.
The company has paid the county $500 per month to use the space for the past several years, but no formal lease agreement has surfaced. As a result of their at-will tenant status, Tankersley says the 30 day notice will be adequate. The county maintenance supervisor has deemed the building beyond repair.
The highway garage, however, is expected to soon be demolished. The gas service was recently disconnected and capped off at the street. While the building occupied by Fletcher Well Drilling is not up for demolition, the county deemed it a hazard and not worth repairing, and because of liability concerns, the county is asking the company to vacate the building.