The Starke County Council members considered a transfer of funds request within the Starke Circuit Court budget.Continue reading
The Regional Development Plan was submitted by today’s deadline by Constellation of Starke officials in the Regional Stellar Communities Designation Program.Continue reading
Several projects are ongoing at the Starke County Airport.Continue reading
The Starke County EMS Department will purchase a used ambulance to replace the current transfer unit stationed at Starke Hospital.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 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
The Starke County Council members considered a request from the EMS department to transfer funds to cover fuel and maintenance costs.Continue reading
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
The Starke County Commissioners continued a discussion of the potential acquisition of the Knox Moose Family Center building in downtown Knox.Continue reading
The Starke County Council members learned last week that Rebecca Ferch recently submitted her resignation from the Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals (PTABOA).Continue reading
The Starke County Council members will hear from department heads in a budget workshop on Thursday, July 25.Continue reading
Starke County government leaders, along with officials from the Starke County Economic Development Foundation, are reportedly working with some partners to possibly acquire the Sysco property in Hamlet.Continue reading
The Starke County Council members and Starke County Commissioners are still considering the acquisition of the Knox Moose Family Center Building at 115 N. Main Street.Continue reading