The Starke County Commissioners have agreed to add a short stretch of roadway to the county’s inventory. Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Charlie Weaver asked that the 1/6 mile Industrial Parkway north of 500 North in Hamlet be included in the list of county-maintained roads that is sent to the state. Doing so will ensure Starke County gets credit for the roadway when it comes to state funding distribution.
The county built the road several years ago, but the necessary paperwork to add it to the official inventory was never submitted to the state. Starke County Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler says it will need to be chip sealed this year.