Starke County Park Board to Get Updates on Grant Applications

The Starke County Park Board will get updates on some grant applications tonight. The park board has already been awarded $5,000 from the Starke County Community Foundation to help prevent and repair erosion at the Bass Lake Beach. Starke County is also seeking funding from Arrowhead Country Resource Conservation and Development and Kankakee Valley REMC’s Operation Round Up program.

The park board is also expected to get an update on its request for nearly $15,000 from the Hardesty Memorial Foundation to upgrade parking and signage at the Starke County Forest.

In other business tonight, the Starke County Park Board plans to continue its discussion of the Bass Lake Beach gate house. The structure was seriously damaged when a pickup truck reportedly crashed into it back in November, but Park Board President Roger Chaffins hasn’t been happy with the compensation offer from the truck owner’s insurance provider.

Tonight’s Starke County Park Board meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. in Starke County Annex Building No. 1.