Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin will discuss the acquisition of a second K9 with the county commissioners when they meet this evening. Last year the county bought a dog from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department after one of their K9 handlers left for personal reasons. K9 Terror is a certified drug and tracking dog and has already assisted with numerous drug-related investigations since joining the force in December. Dulin will also talk to the commissioners about establishing a county inmate road crew, according to the advance agenda for tonight’s meeting. It starts at 6 p.m. at the annex building.
The Starke County Council is also scheduled to meet this evening at 5:30. Their agenda includes appropriation of funds for the sheriff to buy and equip new patrol vehicles, and the appropriation of money for the IT director to buy computer servers. Starke County Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler will also seek an amendment to the salary ordinance to add a third full-time mechanic at the highway garage. The county commissioners have blessed the request, but the council has to appropriate funds for the position.