The Starke County Commissioners will review the final draft of plans for renovations at the old jail and courthouse when they meet tonight. The architect and contractor who designed and built the new jail east of Knox are on the agenda to provide details. The former jail will become office space for Starke County Community Corrections, the probation department and Purdue Extension, according to discussion at previous meetings. The prosecutor’s office will move into the courthouse, and the clerk’s office space will be reconfigured.
Other items on tonight’s commissioner agenda include an update from Veteran’s Service Officer Mark Gourley about Memorial Day flags and grave markers for cemeteries throughout the county, discussion with Sheriff Bill Dulin about comp time versus overtime and Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler for final approval of the county road inventory.
Ritzler is also on the council’s agenda, along with Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Charlie Weaver. They will be discussing truck routes in Knox and North Judson prior to submitting information to the various companies that offer GPS mapping services and whether the intersection of County Road 300 East and Toto Road should be included in the route at this time. The council will also consider lowering the mileage reimbursement rate for Starke County employees from .40 to .36.
The Starke County Council meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in the annex meeting room and will be followed by the Starke County Commissioners meeting.