06-13-2023 Meeting Minutes

Starke County Park Board

June 13, 2023

Meeting Minutes

Present: R. Ballard, R. Ritzler, K. Swihart & S. Byer

R. Ballard called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM

R. Ritzler motioned to approve the minutes from the May 9, 2023 meeting. S. Byer seconded and it was passed 4-0

Tom, Kramer Beach, reported the physical work for the beautification project has been completed and they received their grill.

The question was asked regarding the Haug lawsuit filed against the county. Attorney J. Schramm reported this is now a federal case and is being handled by an attorney out of Plymouth with Mr. Schramm being second chair. The allegation from the Haugs is that the county took property without jurisdiction. He committed that the public will be updated as allowed when the case advances.

A Giuliani reported that the DNR informed the county that they are still reviewing comments from the public hearing. No date was given as to when a decision may be forthcoming.

All available spots for allowing the mooring of boats to current slip holders have been filled.

T. Williams reported the lift station project is complete and running smoothly. Also, all signs have been installed throughout the campground and beach areas.

The Forest event the previous week was a success and confident this will be an event to continue and grow for the public’s enjoyment.

Financial report was reviewed by the board. R. Ritzler commented that the department seems to be on good financial track.

The claims to be paid were reported. R. Ritzler made the motion to accept, S. Byer seconded and it was passed 4-0.

T. Williams announced the project of moving the dump station has been put on hold until early next spring.

R. Ritzler made motion to adjourn, S. Byer seconded and was passed 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 6:25 PM.