The Starke County Park Board will soon be able to move forward with the development of a strategic plan following action this week by the county commissioners. They agreed to appropriate up to $15,000 from the cumulative capital development fund for that purpose. Having a strategic plan in place will open up grant funding opportunities for the park board.
Commissioner Kathy Norem proposed the expenditure to give the volunteer board a boost to get started, and the commissioners approved it unanimously. She suggested possibly getting a Purdue University student to assist with the plan to save the county money.
The Starke County Park Board’s next meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 20.