Courthouse Sidewalk to become ADA Accessible

Starke County Courthouse

The Knox City Council, on a unanimous vote Tuesday night, gave Mayor Rick Chambers the go-ahead to do the sidewalk work on the Courthouse square to make it ADA accessible.

“We’ve discussed doing something with that sidewalk to make it handicapped accessible on the west side of the Courthouse and I’ve talked with several contractors,” said Mayor Chambers. “We’ve went over ADA regulations and I’ve talked with the Commissioners and I don’t feel comfortable just diving into that project without having it engineered.”

Mayor Chambers has contacted Territorial Engineers who agreed to do the work for $2,990.00. The money for the project would come from this year’s leftover 50/50 sidewalk program funds. Chambers said if the project was engineered this fall, that the work could be done next spring.