The Starke County Commissioners will meet tonight where newly elected Commissioner Bryan Cavendar will attend his first meeting alongside Kathy Norem and Charlie Chesak. They will reorganize and make 2019 appointments as the first order of business.
IT Director Richard Franks will have an update on the CAD system for the Starke County Justice Center. The system includes software for dispatch, officer mobile computers, Mobile RMS, InterAct RMS, and Jailtracker software. Starke County EMA Director J. Nier helped secure a $100,000 State Homeland Security Program grant to help toward the cost of obtaining the new system that will better update calls and information. In addition, the Starke County Probation Department will help with the cost with $30,000 in funding along with $15,000 from Starke County Community Corrections.
The IT Director will also provide an invoice from J&K Communications officials. They have been doing work on the radios for the county’s fire departments.
Starke County EMS Director Travis Clary and Clerk Mary Lynn Ritchie will have an update on operations and Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler will discuss projects at the highway department.
Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Larry Wickert will have an update on business and present an appropriation request for 2019.
The Starke County Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. CT in the meeting room in the Starke County Annex Building No. 1 at 53 E. Mound Street in Knox.