Starke County EMA Director Continues Radio Research

Starke County Emergency Management Agency Director Jacob Lippner is still gathering information about what needs to be done to repair the county’s emergency radio communications system.

There are gaps in coverage in both Koontz Lake and the North Judson area. He’s spoken to one vendor who recommended installing two additional towers. Doing so carries an estimated price tag of between $2 and $3 million and includes hard updates every two years for the next 20.

Lippner spoke to them on Monday prior to the Starke County Commissioners meeting. He still needs to meet with two other companies and will present detailed information about the county’s options at a future meeting.