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
The Hamlet Park Board may soon get cost estimates for the addition of a walking trail in the Town Park. A few ideas for how to pay for the proposed trail were brought to the board Wednesday.Continue reading
Starke County officials will now carry insurance on the rail lead track and spur owned by the county.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
A Hamlet industry continues to work on an expansion project.Continue reading
A discussion point at Monday’s budget workshop between Starke County officials included the SYSCO property in Hamlet.Continue reading
A Hamlet industry is expanding with another step taken last week.Continue reading
A standing ovation ushered in conversations surrounding the announcement that Starke County is a finalist in the Regional Stellar Communities Designation Program.Continue reading
Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Larry Wickert responded to recent comments published about what the organization is doing to attract business and industry to the county.Continue reading
The county’s zoning ordinances could soon be online.Continue reading
Starke County will utilize a new vendor for railroad crossing inspections in the Industrial Park.Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners will submit a jurisdictional letter of support toward the Prairie Trails Club’s application for the state’s Recreational Trails Grant Program. Governor Holcomb has set aside $90 million in grant funding for walking and biking trails to connect throughout the state.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 SYSCO property in Hamlet remains vacant, but officials continue to work to get a buyer for the property.
The Starke County Council members will meet tonight where they will review cuts needed for the 2019 budget. At their last meeting, the council members urged the department heads to cut at least six percent out of their budgets or the council members will need to do the reductions. The state cut more than $830,000 from next year’s budget and it needs to be finalized prior to Dec. 31 of this year.
The Starke County Council members are expected to adopt the 2019 budget when they meet tonight.
The Starke County Council members will hold several public hearings on budgets tonight. Those public hearings will include the budgets for Starke County, North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation, Starke County Airport, Solid Waste Department, and the Koontz Lake Conservancy District. A public hearing is also set for the Cumulative Capital Development Fund Additional Appropriation.
The Starke County Council and Starke County Commissioners will meet in a joint session tonight to look over the budget submitted by Sheriff Bill Dulin, required EMS reporting software, and Riverboat money.
The Starke County Council members will begin preparations for putting together the 2019 budget when they meet tonight. They will set a date for the 2019 budget workshop. Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler is anticipated to present his proposed 2019 revenue and budget tonight. The addition of a sergeant jailer will be presented as an amendment to the salary ordinance and the council will appoint a member to the Starke County Library Board.
North Judson officials confirmed that they will be joining the Regional Stellar Communities effort during Monday night’s town council meeting. Continue reading