Pulaski County Justice Center

Work on the justice center addition is drawing to a close, with construction expected to conclude by the first of July.
The justice center project is nearing completion and in the coming weeks workers will be putting the final touches on the new structure. Pulaski County Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer advised that last month's large change order, which totaled approximately $70,000...
Despite the possibility of some delays due to the passage of a recent partial change order, construction on the justice center project continues to move along.
A portion of a large justice center change order was recently approved by the Pulaski County Commissioners at a regular meeting on Monday, May 2. The action pushes the overall project construction back slightly from originally anticipated. With the approval of the new change order, the project is...
Judge Welker’s bench and the witness and reporter’s stands are beginning to be built.
It's been quite a journey, but since work on the Justice Center project officially broke ground on Monday, July 26, 2021, significant, tangible progress has been made despite some hiccups along the way. Taking a walking tour around the inside of the new addition on Friday, March 4, one can see...
On Thursday, Oct. 28 more framing beams were added, creating a skeleton of the new addition.
At a regular commissioners meeting on Monday, November 1 Pulaski County Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer reported that the project has been moving along, with steel beams currently being installed. In addition to that, some welding has been occurring which will be...
Work officially commenced on the justice center project starting on Monday, July 26. According to an update posted on the Pulaski County Government Facebook page on Aug. 7, some interior demolition will occur in the coming week, with Tonn and Blank preparing to install the second floor addition...
At a regular session meeting on July 7, during the justice center project update, Pulaski County Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer stated that renovations on the justice center are currently on track to start the week of July 19. I already warned Kelly [Gaumer] about...
The justice center bond ordinance 2021-07 passed with a 4-3 vote.
The justice center bond ordinance passed on its second reading from the Pulaski County Council at a regular joint session with the Pulaski County Board of Commissioners last Monday night. Bond Ordinance 2021-07 passed with a 4-3 vote, with council members Rudy DeSabatine, Tim Overmyer, and Mike...
The county council and auditor are reviewing an ordinance that set the guidelines for obtaining a bond for the justice center phase of the courthouse renovation project.  According to the ordinance, the county would be obtaining a bond not to exceed $5,575,000. That bond is only for the work at the...
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Pickens and reserve deputy and jail Sgt. Chris McAninch train with the scenario simulator on Nov. 1. This is the first time they have participated in the scenario with the sheriff’s office.
Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputies are sharpening their skills as they decide who is friend or foe during recent training.    Deputies, reserve deputies and some jail officers spent about two hours training with a scenario simulator. During the training deputies must quickly decide if the people in...
Pulaski County commissioners and council members are discussing the possibility of moving some of the county offices to offer better security and safety to employees. Currently, the basement of the justice center is used for storage, a small training area for police officers, a morgue and the information technology department office.
Security at the Pulaski County Courthouse has been a topic of discussion for public officials during the past couple of years but little has been done to address the issue.  What has been done involves a lot of ideas of how the courthouse could be better secured but those ideas haven’t been...

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