The Regional Development Plan was submitted by today’s deadline by Constellation of Starke officials in the Regional Stellar Communities Designation Program.Continue reading
Representatives from financial firm Baker Tilly presented bond refinancing information to the Starke County Council and Commissioners Monday night as the county has an opportunity to possibly save money on the 2013 jail bond repayment.
The county currently pays $1,070,000 annually on the $14 million bonds that financed the Starke County Justice Center construction project.
There were several cost-saving scenarios given to the county. The interest rates are lower which would free up annual cash flow. If the county decided to refund the bonds and keep the payments where they are, about $1.5 million would be generated in cash.
The current interest rate is about 3 percent and the rate would drop to 1.6 percent if the decision is made to proceed.
The bonds go through the year 2034.
The council members and commissioners took the information under advisement to take a closer look at what was presented. Council President Dave Pearman asked the Baker Tilly representatives to come up with a shorter repayment term just for another choice for the county leaders to consider to ensure they make the right, informed choice.
The Starke County Council and Commissioners will meet tonight where Todd Samuelson from Baker Tilly will talk about potential benefits of refinancing the jail bonds.Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners are currently reviewing insurance information that was recently presented by their existing provider as well as another potential option.Continue reading
Starke County Commissioners were expected hear some information over a petition related to the vacation of part of Cedar Point Park and Cottage Corner Pointe when they met last week but an argument was raised that protocol was not followed.Continue reading
Starke County Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler provided County Commissioners with the Department’s mailbox repair and replacement policy when they met Tuesday night.Continue reading
Starke County EMS Director Travis Clary informed County Commissioners about an upcoming collaborative training opportunity that his department will be participating in.Continue reading
A meeting between the Starke County Prosecutor, the Sheriff and other County officials was arranged during this week’s Starke County Commissioners’ meeting.Continue reading
The Starke County Highway Department will soon be better equipped to clean bridges and culverts, following a decision made by County Commissioners Tuesday night.Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners are expected to review county liability quotes from 1st Source Insurance when they meet tonight.Continue reading
Starke County Prosecutor Leslie Baker presented a request to the commissioners last week for a new position and new job titles for two existing positions in her office.Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board’s newest member will take her seat during this morning’s meeting. Marcia Bedrock was appointed earlier this month by Starke County Republican Party Chair Dave Kesvormas, to replace Peg Brettin.Continue reading
The Starke County Council members and Commissioners discussed the sheriff’s salary during their joint meeting last week.Continue reading
Members of the Starke County Council and Commissioners held a discussion on EMA reimbursement last week.Continue reading
Members of the Starke County Council and Starke County Commissioners heard information about grant funded representatives for a Mobile Response Team.Continue reading
Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin presented an Incarcerated Offender Provider Agreement to the county commissioners Monday night.
The Starke County Council members reviewed a funding support proposal for projects in the county’s unincorporated areas within the Constellation of Starke Regional Development Plan.Continue reading
A resolution that would start the process to move to Vote Centers was discussed in a joint session meeting with the Starke County Commissioners and Starke County Council members Monday night.Continue reading
The Starke County Council members gave their support toward an effort to renovate the third floor of the courthouse.Continue reading
The Starke County Council members and Commissioners plan to tour the third floor of the historic Starke County Courthouse tonight to consider plans to renovate the space.Continue reading