PULASKI COUNTY DEPT. OF ROAD AND BRIDGE SAY INUNDATION EXPECTED IN TWO RIVERS PARK AND COUNTY FARM ROAD

Public Advisory

Little Rock, AR — Pulaski County Road and Bridge have closely monitored water levels in the Two Rivers Park and County Farm Road. Corp of Engineers predict the water will rise approximately five to six feet overnight.

“All structures along the Arkansas River within the Two Rivers area are compliant with Pulaski County flood plain standards, flooding will not impact living areas,” John Burton, Director of Pulaski County Road and Bridge said. “The living level is approximately 6 ft. higher than the anticipated flood level. Lower levels such as garage and storage areas should expect flooding.”

Burton says those who have equipment at the Community Gardens Center are urged to remove equipment today.

“Our supervisors and foreman are on-call to assess flood waters and place notification barriers where necessary,” Burton said.

Pulaski County Road and Bridge has also closed the North Side of the Big Dam Bridge.

Director of Pulaski County Office of Emergency Management, Andy Tranffanstedt said, “For everyone’s safety—please stay off the Arkansas River.”

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Contact: Cozetta Jones, Pulaski County Communications Director
cjones@pulaskicounty.net

County Holiday Schedule

Happy Holidays

IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY HOLIDAYS, ALL COUNTY OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2015 AND FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2015.

PULASKI COUNTY RESIDENTS WARNED ABOUT JURY DUTY PHONE SCAM

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MEDIA ADVISORY
DECEMBER 10, 2015

PULASKI COUNTY RESIDENTS WARNED ABOUT JURY DUTY SCAM
Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde warns county residents about phone scam.

Little Rock, AR, December 10, 2015– Several residents have reported getting calls saying they are from the Sheriff’s office and there is a warrant out for their arrest.
Several Pulaski County residents have contacted the County stating that they have been contacted by someone with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office stating that they had missed jury duty and a warrant had been issued for their arrest. The victims were all told that the only way to avoid arrest was to immediately pay a fine. Then they are instructed that they can pay the warrant fee over the phone with a credit or debit card and the warrant will be recalled.
In addition, some victims reported that the caller indicated they could purchase a “money card” and call the number provided by the “deputy” to give him the number on the card for the payment of the warrant fee. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office does not collect fines, nor would they contact individuals and ask them to pay something over the phone. In addition, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office does not take credit or debit cards for any of the services that are offered.

Anyone who has been contacted under similar circumstances is advised to contact the Pulaski Sheriff’s office via phone (501) 340-6940 or online at http://pcso.org/.

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If you would like more information about media advisory, please contact Jarrod Johnson at 501-340-3482 or email at jjohnson@pulaskicounty.net.

Pulaski County Offices Closed November 26-27, 2015 for Thanksgiving Holiday

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In Observance of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday, all Pulaski County Offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26-27, 2015.

Pulaski County Offices Closed for Veterans’ Day

In Observance of the Veterans’ Day Holiday, all county offices will be closed Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

We want to thank all those who have served our country.

PULASKI COUNTY QUORUM COURT TO LIVE STREAM MEETINGS

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All future Quorum Court meetings will be live streamed and archived online.

Little Rock, AR, October 14, 2015– Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde is pleased to announce that all future meetings of the Quorum Court, and Quorum Court Subcommittees, will be live streamed and archived online.

Beginning Thursday, October 15th, all Quorum Court, and Quorum Court Subcommittee, meetings will be live streamed and then archived. Since taking office in January County Judge Barry Hyde has worked diligently to increase access to county services, including live streaming meetings of the Quorum Court.

“This is all about making government more accessible and convenient to the people of Pulaski County. Online streaming does exactly that,” said County Judge Barry Hyde about the service.

The service was successfully tested during the Budget Subcommittee meeting that was held Tuesday, October 13th. That meeting has now been archived and may be viewed on the Pulaski County website.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jarrod Johnson at 501-340-3482 or email at jjohnson@pulaskicounty.net.

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Pulaski County Quorum Court Budget Committee Sets Dates for 2016 Budget Hearings.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Little Rock, Ark, October 2, 2015 – The Budget Committee of the Pulaski County Quorum Court sets dates for 2016 Budget Hearings.

The Budget Committee of the Pulaski County Quorum Court met Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 5:30 PM to set the dates for the upcoming 2016 Budget Hearings.

The dates of the hearings are:

• Tuesday, October 6
• Thursday, October 8
• Thursday, October 15
• Tuesday, October 20
• Thursday, October 22
• Thursday, October 29
• Tuesday, November 3 (If necessary)

The complete agenda for these meetings can be found here.

Contact information:
Jarrod Johnson
501-340-3482
Email: jjohnson@pulaskicounty.net
Website: https://pulaskicounty.net

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Pulaski County Goes Pink for the Cure

Win Prizes For Recycling!

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If you recycle, fill out this form ONE TIME and you’ll be registered. Participants must reside in Pulaski County and be 18 years old or older.

Employees and Families of Pulaski County Solid Waste Services, Cities and Municipalities, and the Regional Recycling District are not eligible to sign up for prizes.

First Energy Improvement District

Pulaski County Quorum Court Approves First Countywide Energy Improvement District

Pulaski County Property owners will soon have the opportunity and flexibility to affordably finance renewable energy, energy efficiency and water conservation projects. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is an innovative financing program that allows property owners to borrow 100% of project costs and pay for them through a special assessment on their annual property tax bill.

Based on data provided by the U.S Department of Energy, there is great potential for energy and cost savings in the commercial building market. They estimate the PACE program, if all U.S. businesses and institutions took advantage of these cost‐effective upgrades, could reduce our average annual energy use by 25%. Through job creation and lower energy bills, every dollar invested will produce a positive return in savings.

A recent joint‐study, released by the Georgia Institute of Technology and Duke University, concluded that Arkansas would benefit greatly from energy efficiency programs. As a direct result of these programs, they estimate the creation of nearly 11,000 new jobs in the next fifteen years and $1.7 billion in total energy savings. Arkansas residents spent $3.2 billion on electricity in 2007 alone.

“This ordinance is a job creator,” says County Judge Barry Hyde. “Pulaski County is leading the way with smart options for developers and property owners by creating the State’s largest PACE district. PACE financing will provide a practical way to save energy, reduce emissions and improve air quality while adding to the value of property. Through PACE, Pulaski County is demonstrating its commitment to renewable energy development, energy efficiency, and the creation of local jobs.”

Act 1074 of 2013 enables Arkansas’s cities and counties to create energy improvement districts to fund loans for the full cost of qualified energy saving projects. Loan payments must be less than the cost of the energy saved, resulting in positive cash flow to the participant. Pulaski County joins Fayetteville, North Little Rock and Little Rock as localities having authorized PACE districts in Arkansas.

Pulaski County’s PACE program is expected to be operational by fall 2015.