The Starke County Commissioners received notice from IT Director Richard Franks that the radio equipment on the water towers in North Judson will need to move as the towers are painted and rehabilitated.Continue reading
With the lack of resolution to the ongoing radio communications with the Starke County’s firefighters, the Starke County Commissioners will be looking for a different radio vendor.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
The communications vendor for Starke County’s fire departments is still working on issues experienced with radio communications.
Firefighters from several departments told the Starke County Commissioners on Monday night that they continue to have problems with radio communication.
Some fire departments are still reporting radio issues in Starke County.
Problems persist with Starke County’s emergency radio system. Several months ago, the Koontz Lake Volunteer Fire Department was having trouble communicating with dispatchers. On Monday, it was the Knox Volunteer Fire Department that was having problems, according to County Commissioner Donnie Binkley. Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to reject an invoice for repairs to the county’s radio system. They agreed vendor J&K Communications did not adequately fix the system as promised and contend they used existing equipment without authorization. J&K has since told the commissioners they need to spend an additional $4,000 on a new VHF antenna to ensure adequate county-wide coverage. Continue reading