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Pulaski County Commissioners Discuss Attorney’s Contract

Published: July 24th, 2014

Pulaski County CourthousePulaski County attorney Kevin Tankersley presented his 2015 contract to the commissioners for review.

He explained that his rate is $150 an hour and is paid a quarterly retainer of $1,500. He said the legal issues of the county are not easy to undertake and requires time to devote to make sure the law is followed. He also acts as a human resources director to some department heads who need employee-based questions answered.

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Pulaski County Highway Superintendent Provides Update to Commissioners

Published: July 23rd, 2014
Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Terry Young and Tracey Shorter

Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Terry Young and Tracey Shorter

The Pulaski County Commissioners heard from Highway Superintendent Mark Fox on how projects are coming along this summer.

Fox explained that crews are done mowing and and grading is now being completed. Road work, including paving, is about two-thirds finished. He’s searching for a new engine for one of the dump trucks as the original motor recently expired.

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Pulaski County Commissioners, Council Discuss Airport Concerns

Published: July 22nd, 2014

 The Pulaski County Commissioners and Pulaski County Council members met in joint session to clarify some questions that have arisen concerning the airport.

The issues that the council members discussed during their meeting last week was if Airport Manager Bud Wagner’s position with the county needs to be full time and about the revenue coming into the airport.

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Pulaski County EMS Still Waiting to use Repaired Ambulance

Published: July 22nd, 2014

A fire-damaged ambulance that has been rebuilt and brought back is still not an active part of the EMS fleet in Pulaski County.

Jason Bunger from Novotny Insurance and EMS Director Nikki Lowry told the commissioners that the state is holding up the process.

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Pulaski County Commissioners, Council to Meet in Joint Session Today

Published: July 21st, 2014

 The Pulaski County commissioners and county council will meet in a public joint session tonight to discuss the airport operations a little further.

When the Pulaski County council members met last week, several questions were brought up concerning a part-time or full-time position for the airport manager and other issues such as fuel.

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Pulaski County Council Discusses Airport Manager Position

Published: July 15th, 2014

 There are still some unanswered questions for the Pulaski County Council members concerning the airport manager’s position.

Questions mentioned were the need for a full time manager or employee at the airport and what amount of fuel is needed to fill the tank on the premises for airplanes.

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Pulaski County Commissioners Discuss Budget Issues

Published: July 10th, 2014
Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Terry Young and Tracey Shorter

Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Terry Young and Tracey Shorter

The Pulaski County Commissioners approved the recommendation by Auditor Shelia Garling to properly transfer money to a line item in the budget to cover attorneys fees for the rest of the year.

Garling explained that she fears there isn’t enough money budgeted for the rest of the year to cover the amount of claims that County Attorney Kevin Tankersley has been submitting.

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Courthouse, County Home Structural Needs Reviewed by Pulaski County Commissioners

Published: July 9th, 2014

Pulaski County CourthouseA recent building assessment of the Pleasant View Rest Home and the Pulaski County Courthouse has found some issues that need attention sooner rather than later.

Maintenance Director Jeff Johnston told the commissioners Monday night that some issues can wait but if other repairs go without attention, they could cost the county a lot more money.

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Generator Issue Picks up Power in Pulaski County

Published: July 8th, 2014

The issue concerning generators at the county home and county health department in Pulaski County may soon come to conclusion.

Maintenance Director Jeff Johnston presented information to the commissioners about the cost associated with self-starting generators. The commission members quickly found the approximate $85,000 cost too high.

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Pulaski County Commissioners, Council Discuss Airport Manager

Published: July 1st, 2014

 The Pulaski County Commissioners and the county council members met in a special joint session Monday afternoon to discuss a change in operations at the airport.

County Attorney Kevin Tankersley told the joint board that it was brought to his attention that Airport Manager Bud Wagner has several pieces of equipment in his name at the airport that are being used for work. He pays for the fuel and is paid back as pilots fuel planes. The landline telephone is also in his name as well as the internet service. Wagner is also not employed by the county.

While this is already against normal policy, he’s not being reimbursed for the use of these items.

Tankersley asked the joint board to make sure that he is an employee and that he receives benefits like all other employees. He also suggested that the county or the airport board purchase those items that Bud owns that are in use at the airport or buy items that are county owned. Tankersley also suggested that the airport pay for the fuel and create an account for the fuel in the county’s name.

The commissioners approved a motion to make Bud Wagner an employee. He will work 35 hours a week and receive benefits. The council will decide what to do with the equipment purchases. The council members will discuss what to do to adjust the airport budget to reflect these changes.

Pulaski County Commissioners, Council to Meet in Special Session

Published: June 30th, 2014

 The Pulaski County Commissioners and the Pulaski County Council members will will meet in special session today for the purpose of discussing possible changes at the airport.

Policy updates and how things may need to change in order to move forward in the future will be topics discussed today.

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Pulaski County Commissioners Approve Resolutions

Published: June 21st, 2014
Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Terry Young and Tracey Shorter

Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Terry Young and Tracey Shorter

The Pulaski County Commissioners approved two resolutions during their meeting this week.

The board of commissioners revised the minimum spending limit for several departments and a resolution was approved reflecting those changes. The prosecutor’s office, Pulaski Superior Court, Pulaski Circuit Court, maintenance department, health department, sheriff’s department, highway department, county home, CDC office, EMA, and EMS will now have a spending minimum of $2,500. The recycling center has a minimum of $1,000. All other departments are at $500.

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Ordinance Prohibiting Leaf and Building Material Burning Approved

Published: June 20th, 2014

The Pulaski County Commissioners approved an ordinance at their meeting this week that prohibits burning of leaves and miscellaneous building material.

The ordinance states that the burning of leaves and building materials on asphalt pavement causes damage and is also a safety hazard.

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Pulaski County Commissioners to Have Generator Information on July 7

Published: June 19th, 2014

Pulaski County CourthouseThe Director of Maintenance for Pulaski County gave an update on the generator situation to the commissioners Monday night.

Jeff Johnston has talked with officials with Hyre Electric out of Valparaiso to give him details about connectors to hook up generators to the courthouse, annex, county home, recycling center and highway department. He’s also gathering information whether or not what the county has is sufficient enough to work or if generators will need to be purchased.

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Pulaski County Commissioners Offer Comment on Military Vehicle Use

Published: June 18th, 2014
Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Terry Young and Tracey Shorter

Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Terry Young and Tracey Shorter

The Pulaski County Commissioners were asked by a citizen to address their thoughts on the use and ownership of military vehicles in the county. That update was given at the commissioner’s meeting Monday night.

EMA Director Larry Hoover was present and stated that there were no dollars spent to get these vehicles. The only money spent was for manpower and fuel to get the vehicles and bring them to Pulaski County. As Sheriff Michael Gayer explained to the Pulaski County Council members last week, fuel was spent out of his budget and no additional tax money was used in the acquisition of the military vehicles.

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Pulaski County Commissioners Get Ambulance Update

Published: June 17th, 2014

The Pulaski County Commissioners received an update on the fire-damaged ambulance Monday night.

EMS Director Nikki Lowry said the repairs have been completed. She said that the ambulance is in Tipton and needs new brakes. The company that did the repairs on the ambulance quoted them $650 for new pads, rotors and all repairs needed.

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Pulaski County Council Discusses Military Vehicles

Published: June 11th, 2014

The Pulaski County Council discussed Monday night, at length, the number of military vehicles in possession in the county and their use.

Sheriff Michael Gayer was asked about the county highway department’s use of dump trucks acquired from the military. Sheriff Gayer said it’s not illegal for the county highway to use those trucks after two years of acquisition.

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Repeater Relocation on Hold in Pulaski County

Published: June 6th, 2014

The Pulaski County EMA Director Larry Hoover gave the commissioners an update on the relocation of the county’s repeater.

A repeater is a device that receives radio signals and retransmits it at a higher level or higher power so that the signal can cover longer distances. The repeater is located where the old county highway department building was on the west wide of Winamac on 60 S. That building has since been demolished but the repeater remains there. It was proposed that the repeater be moved to the Pulaski County Justice center to be more centrally located, but as Hoover pointed out to the commissioners the task is a little complicated, lengthy and expensive.

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Payroll Outsourcing Discussion Tabled

Published: June 5th, 2014
Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Terry Young and Tracey Shorter

Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Terry Young and Tracey Shorter

The Pulaski County Commissioners will hold off on a decision regarding a new method of capturing payroll information.

Auditor Shelia Garling told Commissioners Larry Brady and Terry Young that she’s done a lot of research with outsourcing the payroll. In talking with other auditors, she’s found that it could be a bigger hassle than needed.

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Roofing Repairs to be Done at Pulaski County Justice Center

Published: June 4th, 2014
Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

Pulaski County Justice Center

The Pulaski County Commissioners learned Monday night that the roofing repairs at the Justice Center are moving forward.

Commission President Larry Brady said it’s been a year since a hail storm created the damage.

“We’re moving forward with finalizing the cost of the roofing repairs,” explained Brady. “The adjustors had to work it out with the insurance agents and everything seems to be moving forward. It’s at a slow pace but yet moving forward.”

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