Starke County Commissioners to Revisit Employee Work Restrictions

starke-county-courthouseThe Starke County Commissioners have asked the county attorney to look into work restrictions for county employees who have been cleared to return to work by their physicians but are still under restrictions. Interim EMS Director Keith Emigh asked about the county’s policy during the most recent regular commissioners meeting and was told employees cannot return to work unless they can perform all of their required job duties. The commissioners last week asked county attorney Marty Lucas to further research the issue and placed the matter on the agenda for their meeting this morning.

Other items on today’s agenda include the EMS and county highway department monthly reports, the inspection agreement for the 300 East project, an addendum for the assessment contract and consideration of a GIS agreement with St. Joseph County. Starke County Community Corrections Director Robert Hinojosa will present a proposed amendment to the state contract, and Carrie Block from 1st Choice Insurance will offer information about the county’s worker’s compensation and property insurance policy renewals. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. CDT in the commissioners meeting room at the annex building.