Starke County Park Board Reorganizes, Sets Meetings


The Starke County Park Board will meet every other month in 2015. Members decided there’s not enough business to necessitate a monthly meeting and agreed one can be called with adequate notice should anything come up. The board is charged with oversight of the Bass Lake Beach and Campground, Starke County Forest and other non-municipal public lands.

Between now and their March meeting, members plan to research the ownership of the other properties on a list provided by the Starke County Auditor’s office. Some are actually owned by their respective townships. The next regularly scheduled Starke County Park Board meeting is Tuesday, March 17 at 6 p.m. at the Starke County Annex.

The park board also reorganized and elected new officers for 2015. Skyler Ellinger will serve as president; Marcia Bedrock will be the vice-president; and Debbie Mix will continue as secretary.