Starke Commissioners to Discuss Interview Process for Highway Superintendent

Earlier this month, the Starke County Commissioners removed former Highway Superintendent Steve Siddall from his position and appointed Scott Dedloff as interim superintendent. Dedloff has been a foreman for the county for some time, and is filling in Siddall’s stead while Bill Crase holds the responsibilities of interim foreman.

Now the county has been seeking applications for the position, and Auditor Kay Chaffins told WKVI that they have, thus far, received nine applications. Commissioner Kathy Norem said the commissioners will discuss how to proceed with interviews at their meeting Monday morning, but will not have time to conduct interviews and make appointments before the meeting because the application deadline expires today.

Norem said they will likely hash out when all of the commissioners are available to conduct the interviews at the meeting, with an appointment to possibly follow at the following meeting.

Siddall had held the position of highway superintendent for the last four years, but the commissioners decided it was time to switch it up in the best interest for the county. Siddall was notified of the commissioners’ decision after their first meeting in January and has since been removed from his position.