Starke County Commissioners to Meet Tonight

The Starke County Commissioners will meet this evening where more discussion will be held concerning the possible acquisition of the Knox Moose Family Center and an effort to consider remodeling the third floor of the Starke County Courthouse.

During their last meeting with the Starke County Council members, the commissioners agreed to obtain two appraisals on the Knox Moose Family Center building to get the building’s worth before any decision is made to purchase it.  There are no solid future plans yet in the works for the building, if acquired. 

Commissioner Kathy Norem previously brought up a potential project for the third floor of the Starke County Courthouse.  The commissioners agreed to see if a representative from architecture firm DLZ could talk to Starke Circuit Judge Kim Hall about what needs to be worked on and come up with an estimate for their consideration.

In addition to these discussions, Starke County EMS Director Travis Clary will provide a monthly report alongside Clerk Mary Lynn Ritchie, and Starke County Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler will also have a monthly report in addition to an update Bridge 140 and a request for Stellar Communities Designation matching funds. 

The Starke County Election Board members will talk about polling sites and IT Director Richard Franks has a request for cloud retention and camera system upgrades.

The Starke County Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. CT tonight in the ground floor meeting room in the Starke County Annex Building No. 1 at 53 E. Mound Street in Knox.