Entries by Cozetta Jones

Notice of Public Hearing – Development Code and Master Road Plan

The Pulaski County Planning Board will hold a Public Informational Hearing on proposed amendments to the Pulaski County Subdivision and Development Code and the Pulaski County Master Road Plan on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 at 3:00 pm.  The meeting will be a call-in video conference meeting.  An invitation to all interested parties will be forthcoming.  Copies […]

EPA Announces Six-Figure Grant to Pulaski County for Brownfields program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Pulaski County, Ark., and the Southwest Arkansas Planning & Development District announced $600,000 in total grant money. The funding—$300,000 for each recipient—is provided by EPA’s Brownfields Program for cleanup and assessment of abandoned or contaminated properties (known as brownfields). Pulaski County will receive $300,000 for assessments in East Little […]

Youth Services Summer Programs Go Virtual in Spite of Virus National Grip

With schools closed, afterschool programs shuttered and summer programs in the balance, what is an agency that provides services to the youth of Pulaski County to do?  Keep with its spirit and passion of supporting youth of our county, that’s what! “That’s who we are,” Pulaski County Youth Services Director Jamie Scott said. “My staff […]

2020 Census Takes a Hit During Pandemic

Census 2020 marks the first time U.S. citizens have the ability to complete the census online. This is welcomed news to many, as it should make participation easier. Getting a complete count in Arkansas was promising.  Committees around the state were doing their part in getting out the count. Cities and counties banded together and […]

Public Works Rolls On

Over the course of the public health crisis, Pulaski County Public Works has overcome some challenges.  But one thing is for sure, the department has kept rolling along. The county’s maintenance needs do not take time off; potholes must be filled, trash services still have routes to run, right-of-ways must be cut and mosquitos still […]

Office of Emergency Management Kick Into High Gear

County Judge Barry Hyde declared a state of emergency on March 13 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, Pulaski County Office of Emergency Management has been in full swing, keeping volunteer fire departments supplied with Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and additional emergency response training. “We had a stockpile of gloves and R-95 masks, […]

County Keeps Employees and Visitors Safe During Pandemic

On Thursday, March 12, Governor Asa Hutchinson made an announcement that public schools in Jefferson, Pulaski, Saline, Lonoke and Faulkner Counties were closing. On that day we learned that Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) had come to Central Arkansas. Pulaski County leadership went into immediate action.  County Judge Barry Hyde, County Attorney Adam Fogleman and Chief of […]

County Judge Extends Executive Order Through May 17

As social distancing continues to be the best practice to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde extended his executive order limiting access to county buildings through May 17, 2020. These buildings are the Pulaski County Administration Building, Courthouse, Regional Building (Bale Building), Prosecutor’s Office, and District Court/Juvenile Justice Complex. Those needing […]