Starke County Jail Committee Holds Public Meeting

Starke County Jail

A sparse crowd attended the first Starke County Jail Committee informational meeting at the Knox Middle School Cafeteria last night.

Sheriff Oscar Cowen addressed the needs at the jail and County Attorney Martin Lucas spoke on the impact a class action lawsuit could have on the project as it works its way through the court system. Starke County Council President David Pearman talked about the five options the committee is discussing.

Todd Samuelson, from Umbaugh and Associates, explained how financing a $13.6 million dollar jail project would impact the taxpayers.

Following the presentations, questions were asked by the people in attendance.

The informational meeting now moves to the North Judson-San Pierre High School for a 6:00 p.m. session tonight. You are encouraged to attend this meeting to see how this project could affect you.