Court Hearing For Starke Commissioners, Belork Continued Until Further Notice

Starke County Treasurer Linda Belork assists a customer over the phone

The Starke County Commissioners, Starke County Treasurer Linda Belork and their counsels were to appear in Jasper Circuit Court yesterday for a hearing, but it was continued without a date.

County Attorney Marty Lucas said that the Jasper County prosecuting attorney found that the Starke County Commissioners were in compliance with Judge John Potter’s order when they reopened the Starke County Treasurer’s office and gave Linda Belork full access to all records, computers and keys to the office. The commissioners had previously closed the office because Belork was not working under a surety bond and Judge Potter found that to nullify his order reinstating Belork to office.

Lucas indicated that since Judge Potter’s ruling has been followed, the special hearing was continued.