A longtime hazard in Bass Lake could
finally be resolved as part of the planning process for Constellation
of Starke’s Stellar efforts. A structure, believed to be an old
lifeguard tower, that’s now submerged in the lake has repeatedly been
discussed by the Starke County Park Board over the past few years. So
far, they haven’t been able to find a way to remove it, and there
have been doubts as to whether it’s the park board’s responsibility,
Big upgrades could be coming to the
Bass Lake Beach, if Constellation of Starke gets its Stellar
Community designation. During Tuesday’s Starke County Park Board
Meeting, Board Member Rik Ritzler said several ideas have been thrown
Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch is
looking forward to seeing the final proposals from this year’s four
Stellar Communities finalists. Marshall County Crossroads – made up
of Argos, Bourbon, Bremen, Culver, Plymouth, and Marshall County
itself – as well as Constellation of Starke – consisting of
Hamlet, Knox, North Judson, and Starke County – are both in the
running for the regional designation.
Though Constellation of
Starke officials were able to personally complete and submit a Letter of Intent
that granted them access to the finalist round of the Stellar Communities
Designation Program, they’ve recently sought out a consultant to provide
A lack of quality housing options and major employment opportunities are a couple of challenges residents think are facing the Town of Hamlet. More than 20 residents discussed what they like about the town and what they think is missing, during an input session Tuesday, as part of Hamlet’s comprehensive planning process.
To help cover some preliminary costs associated with Constellation of Starke’s regional development plan, Knox City Council members were asked to authorize a monetary donation during their meeting Tuesday night.
The Starke County Park Board is
scheduled to meet tonight. Recently, board members have continued
discussing the Bass Lake Beach and Campground, including repairs and
upgrades at the Beach House patio and whether long-term rentals at
the campground fit the lease’s definition of “camping.”
Members on the Constellation of Starke executive team will be meeting this week to discuss prioritizing Stellar Community projects and ways to start getting community members more involved in the planning process.
Hamlet’s comprehensive planning process
is getting underway. On Wednesday, town officials met with
representatives from HWC Engineering to discuss the process,
according to Town Council Member Brian Earnest.