The Pulaski County Commissioners heard an update on the county highway’s budget during their regularly scheduled meeting last night.
Highway Superintendent Mark Fox explained that he has gone through 58 percent of his gas, lube and oil line item in the budget and 65 percent of another critical budget – and it’s only February! Fox indicated that he, the commissioners and the council will need to discuss these budgets as the lack of funds will cause trouble as the year goes on.
Fox added that every employee has estimated 58.55 hours per week plowing snow and maintaining vehicles in order to plow snow.
The commissioners were quick to commend the highway department on their work with all of the storms that have plagued the county. Commission President Larry Brady stated that they can’t make everyone happy with the executive decisions that are made, but it’s for the safety of the public. He stressed that the highway department has acted in a professional manner when dealing with the stress of the weather.