02-27-2018 Meeting Minutes

Starke County Park Board

February 27, 2018

6 p.m.

  1. Starke County Forest Grant – in the review process for road, signage and other items.
  • Bass Lake Beach and Campground – Community Foundation Grant – $5,000 approved
  • A) Mr. Johnson hitting the building – damages only after. Insurance company offering $2,538.71, not accepting. Price to rebuild $15,000 Royal Star Builders (only bid given). Inspector Terry Stephenson recommended to remove and replace. Looked at it and condemned. It was suggested the community may volunteer to rebuilt or a prefab building. Something needs to be done prior to opening. Proximity to roadway – Roger is still checking on whether it needs to be set back or not.

B) Bid to run beachside restaurant. Ron Bedwell has done this before at Lake of the Four Seasons. May want to talk with Callahan and work out a deal with him. Called Larry and not sure if he’s interested without the county involvement. Marty will call Mr. Bedwell.

C) Status of the county working with the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum to lease. Kathy Lucas inquired what happened. She said volunteers and donors are waiting to see if the county leases from HVRM for insurance purposes. Roger will talk with HVRM President Cory Bennett to begin talks again.

D) The diving platform needs to be removed.

Deb made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Butch.

The next meeting will take place March 13, 2018 at 6 p.m.