Starke County Commissioners Discuss Appointments, SCEDF Contract (2/10)

posted Feb 10, 2018, 8:15 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Feb 10, 2018, 8:23 AM ]
Posted on February 10, 2018
Author Anita Goodan, WKVI 

The Starke County Commissioners are attempting to complete their appointments for the year.

At the last meeting, the commissioners appointed Todd Leinbach to the Board of Zoning Appeals, but he doesn’t reside in the proper jurisdiction. He actually lives in the incorporated town of Hamlet and the person appointed must live in an unincorporated area of the county. The commissioners voted to rescind his appointment. Instead, Leinbach was appointed to an opening on the P.E.T.A.B.O.A. Board. 

The commissioners will accept letters of interest from either a Republican or Democrat to fill the vacancy on the BZA.

No discussion was held on annual appointments for the Convention and Visitor’s Commission. County Attorney Marty Lucas noted that the members currently holding their position will continue in their appointments until further notice.

The commissioners also unanimously voted to give notice that the Starke County Economic Development Foundation contract will not be renewed. They are looking into revising the contract and have further discussion on the matter in a future meeting. The action to adjust some things in the contract has been in the works for a while. The commissioners and the foundation have a year to work out another contract.