Starke County Commissioners Review Proposal for Elevator Project

The Starke County Commissioners reviewed paperwork Monday night pertaining to the construction of a new elevator at the Starke County Courthouse.

KIRPC Representative Shawn Cain presented forms that the commissioners reviewed that indicate that KIRPC is the grant administrator for the $500,000 grant received for the project. The project cost is approximately $550,560 with $35,000 in fees for KIRPC. The project is expected to be bid out in May. KIRPC is expected to oversee all financial aspects of the project and make sure all laws are followed concerning wages and reporting.

County Attorney Marty Lucas gave his approval for the paperwork and the commissioners unanimously approved the forms.

DLZ Representative John Kirk gave the commissioners a proposal for services including construction documents, bidding and construction administration services from the grant application award. The company is planning to oversee the replacement of the elevator. The shaft will be modified with a new car that includes new controls for a fully ADA-compliant elevator.

Kirk will give the commissioners a formal contract for approval during their meeting next Tuesday.

A conference room on the first floor of the courthouse may be utilized to conduct business. The commissioners assure that all measures will be taken to assist those who are physically disabled in order to successfully conduct business inside the courthouse.