Cozetta Jones
Communications Director
cjones@pulaskicounty.net

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Events Calendar

Sep
22
Tue
6:00 pm Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States
COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedure Because of the current COVID-19 crisis, and in accordance with Act 2 of 2020 passed by the Arkansas General Assembly on April 16, 2020 and County Judge Barry Hyde’s[...]
Oct
13
Tue
6:00 pm Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedure Because of the current COVID-19 crisis, and in accordance with Act 2 of 2020 passed by the Arkansas General Assembly on April 16, 2020 and County Judge Barry Hyde’s[...]
Oct
27
Tue
6:00 pm Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States
COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedure Because of the current COVID-19 crisis, and in accordance with Act 2 of 2020 passed by the Arkansas General Assembly on April 16, 2020 and County Judge Barry Hyde’s[...]
Nov
10
Tue
6:00 pm Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedure Because of the current COVID-19 crisis, and in accordance with Act 2 of 2020 passed by the Arkansas General Assembly on April 16, 2020 and County Judge Barry Hyde’s[...]
Nov
24
Tue
6:00 pm Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States
COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedure Because of the current COVID-19 crisis, and in accordance with Act 2 of 2020 passed by the Arkansas General Assembly on April 16, 2020 and County Judge Barry Hyde’s[...]
Dec
8
Tue
6:00 pm Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedure Because of the current COVID-19 crisis, and in accordance with Act 2 of 2020 passed by the Arkansas General Assembly on April 16, 2020 and County Judge Barry Hyde’s[...]
Dec
22
Tue
6:00 pm Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States
COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedure Because of the current COVID-19 crisis, and in accordance with Act 2 of 2020 passed by the Arkansas General Assembly on April 16, 2020 and County Judge Barry Hyde’s[...]
Jan
12
Tue
6:00 pm Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedure Because of the current COVID-19 crisis, and in accordance with Act 2 of 2020 passed by the Arkansas General Assembly on April 16, 2020 and County Judge Barry Hyde’s[...]
Jan
26
Tue
6:00 pm Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Quorum Court Meeting @ Live Stream | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States
COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedure Because of the current COVID-19 crisis, and in accordance with Act 2 of 2020 passed by the Arkansas General Assembly on April 16, 2020 and County Judge Barry Hyde’s[...]
Feb
9
Tue
6:00 pm Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Agenda Committee Meeting @ Quorum Court Meeting Room
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
COVID 19 – County Quorum Court Procedure Because of the current COVID-19 crisis, and in accordance with Act 2 of 2020 passed by the Arkansas General Assembly on April 16, 2020 and County Judge Barry Hyde’s[...]

Pulaski County News & Announcements

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 to conduct county business may access services online. Residents can assess property by phone at 501-340-6170 or online at pulaskicountyassessor.net. Please note that a new vehicle must be assessed by phone or in person. If you assessed in Pulaski County last year, you may assess online.

Taxes may be paid in installments online at pulaskicountytreasurer.net or by check and mailed to: Pulaski County Treasurer, PO Box 8101, Little Rock, AR 72203. Those without a payment coupon can mail tax payments to: Pulaski County Treasurer, PO Box 430, Little Rock, AR 72203, please include your parcel number. Do not mail cash.

For your convenience, your tax payment may be placed in the drop box on Second Street between Broadway and Spring Streets. Remember, property taxes are delinquent after October 15, 2020.

The Pulaski County Circuit and County Clerk’s employees are working 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Business should be conducted online, by phone, or email if possible. Residents should contact each department for more details. For assistance please call 501-340-8500 or visit pulaskiclerk.com.

Additional County Services

  • The Road and Bridge Department is operating on a rotating schedule to minimize potential exposure (example; instead of 4 to 5 per truck, we’ve reduced to 1 or 2 per truck). We encourage the community to use our Pulaski Works app or call in service requests at 501-340-6800.
  • Animal Services is addressing emergency calls only. Please call 501-210-7508
  • Pulaski County Sanitation is operating as usual. Waste Management is operating as normal. Recycling is picked up as normal. For questions regarding sanitation services call 501-210-7500.

Youth Services salutes PCSSD for their continue support of their students

No doubt this pandemic has affected many of our Pulaski County youth and families.  PCYS wants to salute our past “Champions of Youth” honoree, Pulaski County Special School District for their tireless efforts in providing quality education to our youth during this time.

Per direction by the Governor Asa Hutchinson, Pulaski County Special School District school buildings and central offices were closed until the end of the school year (May 28, 2020). The decision came after the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rapidly increase across the nation. Also in a press conference, Governor Hutchinson closed schools in Arkansas for on-site instruction through the end of the school year. The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has extended all approved 2019-2020 Alternate Methods of Instruction (AMI) applications for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Since the directive, PCSSD has remained diligent in their quest to provide quality education to the youth in which they serve. Teachers are offering digital face to face lessons with students 2 – 4 days per week and the sessions are recorded. Instruction Hotlines are set up for each feeder if students need assistance with assignments. Various resources and activities have been posted on their webpage to assist parents in helping their youth. PCSSD’s partner “ECO Kidz Club” distributes meals at various locations throughout the end of the school year (April 7 – May 28) and PCSSD transportation equipped several buses with WiFi routers which will be stationed at locations around Pulaski County during each school week.

PCYS acknowledges the continued determination put forth by Dr. McNulty and the PCSSD as they continue to be champions for Pulaski County youth!!!

#PCYSHeroes

Quorum Court Adjusts Meeting During Public Health Crisis

The Pulaski County Quorum Court will host their regular quorum court meeting, Tuesday, April 28 at 6 p.m. Six quorum court members will be present and others will participate via teleconference. Citizens are asked to send questions or comments to Justin Blagg at jblagg@pulaskicounty.net. Live stream is available here. See the agenda here. 

County Judge Extends Executive Order Through May 3

In response to the continued public health crisis in Arkansas and the U.S., Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde has extended his executive order through May 3. The order extends the essential personnel policy and restricts access to county buildings. The county will continue to communicate with public health officials and follow guidelines as given.

Filed Executive Order

Notice of Virtual Public Meeting – LRAFB Compatible Use Study

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE COMPATIBLE USE STUDY

Central Arkansas residents are invited to participate in the Little Rock Air Force Base (LRAFB) Compatible Use Study (CUS) Virtual Town Hall, 6:30 pm on April 16, 2020. The Consulting Team of White & Smith will present the results of the LRAFB CUS Survey, highlighting compatibility issues between Little Rock Air Force, Camp Robinson, and the Blackjack Drop Zone missions and activities and adjacent communities. Relevant statutes, codes, and regulations will also be discussed.

Due to the ongoing health concerns of the COVID-19 Virus, the Town Hall will be presented live, utilizing internet platforms.

Facebook:  You don’t need a personal account to access the Town Hall. Navigate to Facebook@LittleRockAirForceBaseCUS, look for the latest post and click the link to see the livestream

Zoom:

When prompted for the Meeting ID, enter 391-016-976 and press #. When prompted to enter Participant ID simply press # (You will only be able to hear the presentation, not view the Town Hall.

To view instructions for joining a Zoom Meeting, for the device you plan to use, navigate to: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193)

For those currently without computer access, the completed Town Hall will be available as a video on the LRAFB CUS website:  http://www.littlerockafb-cus.org/

Any questions or comments you have about the LRAFB CUS Town Hall or video, do not hesitate to contact the following:

Dr. Robert Price
Project Director
Little Rock AFB Compatible Use Study
501-681-2288
RPrice@cityofjacksonville.net                                          

Colonel Nancy Shefflette (USAF, Ret)
Director of Planning
Little Rock AFB Compatible Use Study
501.279.6544
nshefflette@cityofjacksonville.net

COVID-19 Pulaski County Updates and Reminders

We want to ensure that Pulaski County citizens are provided with current and factual information about COVID-19. Below you will find the latest news and reminders.

Just a reminder that Governor Hutchinson hosts a daily press briefing here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GovernorAsaHutchinson/live. Please subscribe to receive notifications when the press briefing begins.

Pulaski County Activity

  • The County Judge continues to communicate with the county health officer, Dr. Tobias Vancil; the county emergency management director; and state public health leaders. ​
  • Pulaski County participates in a daily COVID-19 Conference Call with the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management, the Arkansas Department of Health and other state/local government agencies. During the call, the county is provided with guidance and resources to communicate with employees and citizens.
  • As a precaution, Quorum Court members canceled the March 24 meeting.​
  • By executive order, county buildings have been closed to visitors. There is limited access to the county courthouse in cases of protection orders.
  • The Road and Bridge Department is operating on a rotating schedule to minimize potential exposure.We encourage the community to use our Pulaski Works app or call in service requests at 501-340-6800.
  • Animal Services addressing emergency calls only. Pulaski County Sanitation is operating as usual. Waste Management is operating as normal. Recycling is picked up as normal.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Information Resources

Social Media Rumor Control

There are several rumors on social media regarding 911 calls, the National Guard, hospital supplies and tips to prevent or cure COVID-19. Please help us combat the spread misinformation by not forwarding rumors to coworkers, family and friends. Seek out information from reputable public health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control, Arkansas Department of Health and Arkansas Division of Emergency Management. Please protect your mental health by limiting your news and social media consumption. See information and tips on managing stress and anxiety from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Please be safe, practice social distancing and good personal hygiene. Wash those hands!

County Judge Issues Executive Order, Directives for Essential Personnel

As of Friday, March 13, 2020, pursuant to Executive Order public access has been restricted to the Administration Building, Courthouse, Bale Building, Prosecutor’s Office, and District Court/Juvenile Court Complex. The public has been encouraged to conduct all business with the County and courts digitally, by phone, email, online or video conference, if at all possible. If not possible, persons needing to conduct business with county offices were instructed to contact the office to schedule a meeting appropriate to their needs. Business that is not time sensitive was encouraged to be postponed until after March 31, 2020, if at all possible.

As the pandemic virus is continuing its spread in Arkansas, it is now necessary to address this county health emergency by taking additional precautions to further protect county employees and personnel from exposure.

Effective immediately, the following instructions are mandatory for all county departments reporting to the office of County Judge. Other elected officials supervising the operation of county departments and personnel are strongly encouraged to follow suit. Each supervisor must identify:

  • Critical functions that must remain operational;
  • Personnel whose physical presence is essential to remain operational;
  • Personnel who are essential to remain operational, but may work remotely;
  • Personnel who self-identify as having a heightened risk of serious adverse health outcomes (over 60/65 and/or immune compromised persons);
  • Identify back-up personnel for every person essential to remain operational.

Read Full Executive Order

State of the County Canceled, Census Outreach Postponed

Dear Friends of Pulaski County:

In light of necessary measures being taken throughout the county and state to limit social contact and curtail the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), I have decided to cancel the 2020 State of the County address.

In addition, we have postponed our Census Community Meetings until the public health crisis has subsided. We will continue to encourage residents through our social media channels, radio PSAs and the county website to self-respond online. We encourage you to communicate the importance of the Census to friends, family and your community. Remember, even a one percent undercount could cost Arkansas approximately $990 million over the next decade. We cannot lose focus of the need to ensure a complete count in Pulaski County.

While these are disappointing developments, I believe it is prudent to heed the recommendations of our knowledgeable health care professionals and do what is necessary to ensure the health and safety of Pulaski County employees and the amazing citizens we serve.

Pulaski County Government remains focused on serving our communities and providing our citizens with the highest quality services. We will continue to operate in accordance with recommended health guidelines to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in Pulaski County.

I appreciate your understanding and patience at this time. I am confident that by working together and taking necessary precautions, we can return to a level of normalcy in the coming weeks. If you have any questions or if I may be of service please do not hesitate to contact me personally.

Sincerely,

Barry Hyde
Pulaski County Judge/CEO

County Judge Issues Executive Order to Restrict Access to County Buildings

For Immediate Release

Contact: Cozetta Jones, 501-541-4119, cjones@pulaskicounty.net

County Judge Barry Hyde filed an executive order, Friday, March 13 to restrict access to the Pulaski County Administration Building, Prosecutor’s Office, Pulaski County Regional Building (Bale Building), Pulaski County Courthouse and the Juvenile District Court Complex through March 31 to limit public exposure to COVID-19.

See Executive Order

Access is granted only to county employees, elected officials, judges, court officers, law enforcement and state employees who work for the courts and Prosecutor’s Office.

“The prosecuting attorney, judges, the public defender’s office, county officials and I will remain in constant communication through this public health crisis. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees and the public we serve,” County Judge Barry Hyde said.

Operations in the county circuit clerk’s office will continue. Requests for orders of protection may be made in person at the courthouse. Court orders, court and real estate records can be accessed online at pulaskiclerk.com. Citizens needing additional assistance are asked to call the circuit/county clerk’s office at 501-340-8500.

For more information about Pulaski County District Court proceedings call 501-340-6824 or Pulaski County Circuit Court proceedings visit arcourts.gov/directories/circuit-judges to check the specific division.

All county employees will report to work as normal. County employees are asked to practice good personal hygiene by washing their hands and staying home if they are feeling ill or a member of their household is ill.

“We are doing what’s necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Central Arkansas and surrounding areas,” Hyde said. “Restricting access to our buildings may be seen as an inconvenience but it’s necessary to keep everyone safe.”

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