Beginning February 8, 2016 construction work will begin at the Pulaski County Administration Building, 201 South Broadway, Little Rock. All patrons will need to enter the building using the north entrance (2nd street side).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cozetta Jones, Communications Director
PULASKI COUNTY AWARDS ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACT
Little Rock, Ark. – Pulaski County has awarded an energy performance contract to Entegrity to perform an audit of county facilities to determine building energy and water consumption and to identify opportunities for cost saving and efficiency improvements. Entegrity was selected following an interview and selection process established by the Arkansas Energy Office’s Energy Performance Contracting Program; recently expanded to counties and municipalities by the Arkansas General Assembly in 2015.
“We are eager to work with Entegrity on a project that will ultimately save tax payer dollars, improve county facilities, create jobs and allow Pulaski County to be a leader in energy performance,” Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde said.
The investment grade audit, set to begin within the next few weeks, will result in a report containing recommendations to improve building performance through updates to building systems. Based on the information and analysis in the audit, Entegrity will guarantee savings to the County. The Pulaski County Quorum Court must approve the final cost before work can begin. Once approved, a bond will be issued to cover the initial cost of the work that will be paid off using the guaranteed utility savings and avoided capital costs. The audit will include approximately 14 Pulaski County buildings including the County Jail and the Juvenile Detention Center.
“We’re pleased to be selected by Pulaski County to help achieve its goal of reducing energy and operations expense through an energy savings performance contract,” Entegrity Partner, Matt Bell said. “I commend the leadership of Pulaski County for having the vision to utilize this program to achieve its goals of energy conservation and environmental stewardship while protecting taxpayer resources.”
Entegrity Energy Partners is an energy services company (ESCO) based in Arkansas through a joint venture of Viridian and Nabholz. Built on over 65 years of experience in construction management and energy consulting, Entegrity is uniquely qualified to deliver turnkey solutions to building owners to help manage rising energy costs and maintenance expense. Entegrity helps its clients realize long-term energy savings by focusing on their needs: selecting the most cost-effective scope, contract structure, and financing strategy available to them. For more information about Entegrity visit www.entegritypartners.com
Due to extreme Winter weather, all Pulaski County Offices will be closed Friday, January 22, 2016. Offices will return to normal schedules on Monday, January 25, 2016.
Little Rock (12/31/15) – Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde announced that the County has hired a new communications director, Cozetta Jones.
Jones will be in charge of promoting Pulaski County initiatives and services and will serve as the public spokesperson.
“Ms. Jones will help spotlight all the wonderful work that is being done throughout the county and develop strategies to improve and strengthen the image of Pulaski County Government’s role in the community,” Judge Hyde said.
Prior to Pulaski County, Jones was the Communications Director and a registered lobbyist for the Arkansas State Employees Association (ASEA). In that position, she was responsible for communications and brand management for ASEA and the State Employees Benefit Corporation (SEBCO).
During the 90th General Assembly, she worked with the Bureau of Legislative Research to draft ASEA’s first legislative bill to focus on state employee retention. House Bill 1954 now Act 1068 created the Arkansas Workforce Retention Task Force for which she served as chair from June 2015 to December 2015.
Prior to ASEA, she worked for the State of Arkansas at the Arkansas Minority Health Commission as the Communications Director and the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences as a writer/editor.
She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a master’s degree in communications management from Webster University.
“Pulaski County has been my home for more than 30 years. I’m proud to serve in this role for the community in which my family and I live,” Jones said about the new position.
Cozetta’s contact information is as follows:
201 South Broadway
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
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.”
Contact: Cozetta Jones, Pulaski County Communications Director
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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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.